The world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, discusses the 2019 American Fertility Expo

Who the IVF are they?   

When Louise Brown was born in 1978 she was the first IVF person in the world. Now, it is a worldwide phenomenon with thousands of organisations devoted to fertility issues. Each month Louise Brown will look at a single organisation and explain what they do and how they support fertility issues and this month is finding out more about American Fertility Expo.

There is no doubt that gathering people involved in fertility together can lead to real advantages, both for those looking for help with their fertility issues and those who provide help.

The American Fertility Expo (AFE) and conference taking place on August 17 in Philadelphia is shaping up to be a really impressive event. It is the East Coast edition of an event that has already proved a success on the West Coast in Pasadena, California.

Being in a safe and discreet environment where you can talk about fertility to genuine experts can be invaluable – and so much better than lonely hours searching the internet for answers to questions.

So many experts and information under one roof

All the research and hard work has been done by American Fertility Expo and all the experts and information brought together in one place to help struggling individuals and couples make decisions on one of the most important milestones of their lives.

Of course it needs to be discreet and people are able to have one-to-one discussions – most people don’t want to broadcast their fertility problems to everyone else in the room. But sometimes knowing others are going through the same problems can be invaluable.

AFE was launched in 2017 by Toyia Moore Borrelli

She says she had always assumed getting pregnant would be simple – after all her own grandmother gave birth to nine children and she saw many friends and family becoming pregnant. When it was her turn it didn’t come easily and she researching, meeting experts and spent much time, and money, trying to get help.

After heartbreak and loss she was finally able to fulfil her dream. That experience led her to the idea of a trade show where people could get the information and help they need. So this is an event for people with fertility issues, set up by someone who has experienced it all first hand.

The expo will cover subjects including IVF, surrogacy, adoption, egg freezing, infertility, pregnancy after 40, male fertility issues, endometriosis, PCOS, counselling, secondary infertility, treatment options, alternative therapies, options for the LGBTQ community.

A full day of cutting-edge seminars by top fertility professionals, the expo also features interactive workshops, networking opportunities with leading medical professionals, and the space to learn, reflect, recharge, and renew in a safe and discreet venue.

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