Join us on November 2, 2019 to celebrate the second annual World Fertility Day
World Fertility Day is an initiative founded by IVFbabble.com and 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 41years since IVF was first created in 1978, and come together as a community to support each other.
World Fertility Day isabout 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 and to enable informed decisions to be made en route to parenthood.
Why did we create World Fertility Day?
We here at IVF babble are always wanting to reach more people, push more doors open and let every single member of the #TTCTribe know that we are here for you. We want to break the silence surrounding infertility – we want to shout about it from the rooftops – and give people a voice. We want to give people a sense of community and a place where they can feel safe and comfortable to talk about everything and anything infertility, regardless of all the usual societal factors – Age, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Country.
We (Sara & Tracey) have each been on a fertility journey, but along that road we felt very alone, with little information available or anyone to talk to who understood the heartache of infertility. Infertility made us feel a sense of isolation and shame. These are the stigmas we are working hard to change and the exact reason why World Fertility Day is such an important awareness day.
We want to ‘normalise’ the subject of infertility and bring it out of the shadows. No one should be made to feel ashamed because they can’t concieve naturally.
How you can celebrate world fertility day with the rest of global ttc community
There are loads of amazing projects in the pipeline leading up to #WorldFertilityDay2019 including a host of articles from experts around the globe, and a series of articles that will go in depth on many topics that affect couples facing infertility, but most importantly, we want to hear from YOU. We want to hear your stories, your experiences and how you cope with infertility, wherever in the world you are. So please get in touch, you can email us, reach us on Instagram, Facebook and twitter using the hashtag above.
This will be a day that we will be celebrating, deliberating, discussing, highlighting and campaigning for your fertility. Worldwide.
On the day, why not join one of the #ttc breakfasts, lunches, dinners or cocktail parties being organised around the world to mark the day. You can find the nearest one to you by checking out our events page leading up to the day.
Or why not organise your own? It is so simple to organise. Simply drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your TTC journey so far. Tell us where you live and where you would like to hold your get together. It’s a great idea to choose a lovely cafe, restaurant or bar, somewhere relaxed and ‘normal’. We will then share the details of the location and meet up time with our readers and followers. The comfort in having a coffee or a bite to eat with people you don’t have to educate about infertility really is overwhelming.
If you are in London, why not stop by and visit us, along with the amazing ivf babble ambassadors at the Fertility Show in London, where they will be joined by an incredible group of fertility experts in the Babble Lounge who will be ready to answer questions all day. We will be sharing the ‘tea and questions with the experts’ schedule very soon so that you can plan your day and make sure you get in front of the right expert for you.
There are also plans to hold three get together sessions in the lounge, where men and women who are TTC can sit down and chat with eachother. If you haven’t done this before, you should try it! There is so much comfort to be had from chatting to people who understand what you are going through. These sessions will be held over coffee in the morning, sandwiches at lunchtime and tea and biscuits in the afternoon.
As well as these sessions, we will be organising live instagram Q&As throughout the day, so that wherever you are in the world, you can get the answers to your questions!!
Celebrate World Fertility Day by supporting each other and sharing experiences that empower people, reaching across political and cultural boundaries in meaningful ways.
We will be sharing more news about World Fertility Day in the weeks to come, including ideas on how to organise your own TTC event.