World Fertility Day is an initiative founded by IVFbabble.com and our new charity, BabbleGiving.org, to give people across the globe the opportunity to raise awareness of the 48.5 million couples living with infertility.
It is also a day to celebrate what has been achieved in the 40 years since IVF was first created in 1978, and to come together as a community to support each other.
World Fertility Day is about education, empowerment and understanding
The day will highlight the importance of breaking the silence that has existed for too long, to realise that we are not alone, to stop living in isolation, to break barriers across cultures, to empower people with fertility knowledge to enable informed decisions to be made en route to parenthood.
Why have we launched World Fertility Day?
IVFbabble.com founders, Tracey Bambrough and Sara Marshall-Page have each been on a fertility journey, both of which were successful. But along that road they felt very alone, with little information available or any other fellow sufferers to talk to. This is something they have been working hard to change and the exact reason why World Fertility Day is such an important awareness day.
What we will be doing on the day?
Tracey and Sara, along with Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, will be hosting the UK’s Central London event at the fantastic Little Italy Soho. Incredible global fertility experts from more than 10 countries will be giving up their time to answer calls, Q&As on social media and speak to you in person on all aspects of fertility. From trying to conceive for the first time, fertility treatment, LGBT, genetic issues, serious illnesses and fertility preservation. Email us on email@example.com to secure your place.
If you can’t come to the London event, how can you get involved?
It is so easy to get involved. Why not organise a #ttc breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktail party to mark the day? Post on social media #WorldFertilityDay and #Startheconversation, #Breakthetaboos.
You can also fundraise too
Why not raise awareness and funds for your country’s national fertility charity?
In the US, why not raise funds for the wonderful Resolve, an incredible charity that has been going for 40 years, but it depends on financial support to continue its amazing work.
Or why not organise your own?
Celebrate World Fertility Day by supporting each other and sharing experiences that empower people, reaching across political and cultural boundaries in meaningful ways.
Let’s join together, let’s create a global community, let’s break the silence
Together we can do this. Together we can make a difference. Let’s break down those doors, lift any taboos and barriers, confusion, isolation, struggles and join together to do this.
Over the next two weeks, leading up to World Fertility Day, we will be highlighting the affects of fertility issues around the world
Why speaking out and having a World Fertility Day is so important. Why we need to educate everyone around the world to understand fertility issues is experienced around the globe and how those around us need to also understand the impact and causes.
Here we start with a wonderful man, Jimmy Gathu, from Kenya
Jimmy talks honestly and beautifully about his fertility journey and the affect his infertility had, alongside the shocking reaction of his friends and family.
To download a fundraising pack visit www.worldfertilityday.com and join us by taking action to break the taboo and to end the silence.
If you would like to donate to Babble Giving, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org