Breaking down barriers with World Fertility Day and how you can get involved

On November 2 IVF babble will host World Fertility Day and we want as many of our readers and followers to get involved as possible

IVF babble co-founders, Sara Marshall Page and Tracey Bambrough will host the day at this year’s London Fertility Show and will take part in two discussions on the Let’s Talk Fertility stage on cultural differences across the globe in relation to fertility and the power of the pineapple pin community.

Our special guest panellists include fertility blogger Vanessa Haye, lifestyle blogger, Jaz Rabadia MBE and fertility campaigner, Ranjee Knights, as well as fertility patient, Ian Herring, who will join us for the discussion on the male aspect of infertility.

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 and to enable informed decisions to be made en route to parenthood.

Why did IVF babble create World Fertility Day?

Tracey said: “We are always striving 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 and country.

Sara: “We 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 conceive naturally.”

Come together as a community

If you are in London, why not stop by and visit Sara and Tracey at the show, 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 IVF Babble Lounge who will be ready to answer questions all day.

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.

The hashtag for the day is #WorldFertilityDay so please spread the word and use the hashtag to break the silence and stigmas attached to fertility.

For more information and to book tickets for the Fertility Show, click here

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