Couples whose best Christmas present would be to have a baby of their own could be in with the chance of receiving a free cycle of IVF as part of a global IVF initiative by IVF Babble
They have until January 31 to enter the giveaway where incredible fertility clinics across the world have donated 13 free cycles of IVF with successful applicants selected at random by the world’s first ‘test-tube’ baby Louise Brown.
So far four babies have been born and five more are on the way as a result of IVFbabble’s first free IVF initiative!
Just six weeks ago HR Manager Katie Foster from Staffordshire and husband Jon, welcomed baby Abigail and are looking forward to their first Christmas together
In the UK, access to NHS-funded fertility treatment can be a ‘postcode’ lottery, with some areas offering just one round of IVF – despite official guidelines recommending couples should receive three rounds – while some areas shockingly get none.
IVFbabble co-founders, Sara Marshall-Page and Tracey Bambrough have spoken to couples who’ve even decided to move to a different local authority area just to get the chance of accessing IVF treatment. It really is so wrong. Coming up with £8,000 to pay for each round of IVF treatment privately will be out of reach for so many couples.
In the US, the cost of just one treatment can be around $12k, in fact, on average, it costs $50,000 to conceive a child through IVF. Most Americans just don’t have the insurance to cover this and so pay for treatment on cards, loans, family help or remortgaging their homes.
This is why IVFbabble are passionate about teaming up with leading fertility clinics across the world to give the chance of having a baby through these free IVFs
Sara explains “It makes the whole initiative so worthwhile. We’re beyond thrilled to have so many amazing clinics on board offering their services for free.”
“It’s hard to explain the heartache and emotional trauma you experience if you are unable to conceive – when all around you people appear to be having babies with no difficulty at all – which is why we are so passionate to help people.”
Tracey says “Both Sara and I know the unbelievable rollercoaster of emotions people experience when they are struggling to conceive. We’ve been there and know how hard it can be. To have the chance to make such a huge difference to people’s lives and give them the chance to be parents is the best feeling in the world.”
The free IVF cycles have been donated by Bourn Hall, Lister Fertility Clinic and Belfast Fertility in the UK, Vios Fertility in the USA, Bloom Fertility in India, IVF Turkey, IVF Spain, Nadezhda Fertility Clinic in Bulgaria and Hart Fertility Clinic in South Africa.
Lucky couples will be chosen at random by the world’s first IVF baby Louise Brown on January 31.
Louise says “I was given the middle name of Joy, because they felt IVF would bring the joy of children to so many people,” said Louise who has three children of her own. “This initiative by IVF Babble is a fantastic way to spread joy and hope.”
To find out more or to enter visit here
To read the UK Daily Mail article on one of the couples who have become parents through our free IVF giveaways, click here