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This tech exec’s infertility struggle was a ‘nightmare’ at work. What she wants you to know

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Becca Chambers wishes she had someone to talk to at work while navigating infertility treatments.

Instead, she kept it to herself.

Chambers, the chief communications officer at digital employee experience management company ControlUp, detailed her silent struggles in a LinkedIn post that has garnered over 3,000 reactions and comments from people offering her gratitude for sharing her story. 

“I went to work every day and did my job—I smiled, brought a positive attitude, traveled where I was needed, went above and beyond—and my coworkers hadn’t a clue of what I was going through,” she wrote.

Chambers says having someone at work to talk to about her mental struggles, every hurdle and disappointment throughout the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, and her general feelings and fears would have made all the difference when she was trying to conceive.

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