World’s first IVF baby Louise Brown joins National Fertility Society’s executive committee

Louise Brown has been invited to join the National Fertility Society’s executive committee, it has been announced

Louise, who celebrated her 40th birthday in 2018, the 40th year of the first ever successful IVF cycle.

Since then more than eight million babies have been born globally.

The National Fertility Society helps and guides people through their journey by putting them in touch with professionally trained counsellors in the UK

It offers information, advice and guidance to prospective parents, offering links to specialist fertility counsellors and is run by the executive committee.

Louise, who live in Bristol with her family, said: “Being around so many people in the fertility business all my life I hope I can add something to the pool of knowledge at the organisation in this voluntary role. My mum got very little help during her fertility treatment and she would be delighted to see how much support there is available today.”

Sandra Bateman, chief executive of the National Fertility Society, said she was delighted that Louise had agreed to become involved in the counselling organisation

She said: “The National Fertility Society are extremely honoured to have Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, as part of their executive team. Louise brings a unique insight into the world of IVF.”

All NFS members are registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists or National Counselling Society and comply with their Code of Ethics and our own Professional Code of Ethics.

 

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