Fertility and wellbeing event in Wales

If you’re based in South Wales or live close by, you may be interested in the Fertility Network UK fertility and wellbeing event organised for Saturday 1st December in Cardiff. There will be more than 20 exhibitors and expert advice. The first 100 people at the event will also get a free delegate bag.

There will also be some speakers at the event. BBC Wales’ Lucy Owen will share her personal experience of fertility problems, Fertility Network UK’s Anya Sizer will talk about coping with Christmas, Tricia Lowe from Good Nutrition First will be talking about staying healthy at Christmas and singer Elin Fflur will talk about her experiences of treatment.

You can find out more from the Fertility Network UK website.

Launch of support service for fertility patients in Wales

CVOjtHGWoAAYj4YGreat news for anyone who is having difficulty conceiving and lives in Wales. Infertility Network UK launched its first dedicated patient information, advice and support service in Wales in a ceremony at the Welsh Assembly today led by Darren Millar, Shadow Minister for Health and Older People in Wales.

Susan Seenan, chief executive of Infertility Network UK said: ‘We are delighted to be launching a patient support service in Wales. For the first time in many years, all those who struggle to become parents will have a local patient support service that understands their particular problems, addresses regional issues and challenges and is locally managed.’

The new service, which was made possible by a major award from the Big Lottery Fund, will enable the charity to set up face-to-face and online support groups, a Wales-specific information service, employ a Welsh co-ordinator to manage the service and hold annual patient information events.

The launch was hosted by Darren Millar and attended by fellow Welsh Assembly members Julie Morgan and Kirsty Williams along with Peter Bowen-Simpkins and Dr Thackare from London Women’s Clinic Wales, BICA fertility counsellor Lynda Mizen and Dr Sofia Gameiro from Cardiff University among others.

Want to know more about fertility and treatment?

Wales-Info-day-Lottery-logoI’ve just been looking through some of the presentations for the Infertility Network UK information day in Wales tomorrow, and they really are absolutely fascinating – great stuff on different types of treatment, on NHS funding, on acupuncture – and that’s just the ones I’ve seen already… I’m going to be there with Andrew from Infertility Network UK, and lots of expert speakers – so do come and join us if you can,

It’s not too late to book if you are anywhere remotely near Cardiff and would like to come along tomorrow – and you can actually just turn up on the day although it’s preferable to book so that we have some lunch for you!

Here’s the link to the booking form – http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/regional_network_2/infertility_network_wales/fertility_information_day_2

Have you booked your ticket for Cardiff yet?

Wales-Info-day-Lottery-logoIf you live anywhere in or near Cardiff, you should come along to the fertility information day there on September 27.  You will be able to hear speakers on a wide range of fertility-related subjects, including IVF and complementary therapies for treatment.  Bookings are now open – and your ticket includes lunch, tea and coffee.

It’s a brilliant opportunity to find out more about fertility – and meet up with others too. I’ll be there along with others from the Infertility Network UK team – so hope to see you there!

There are a limited number of tickets – so do book yours now at www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

Fertility information day – Cardiff

If you live anywhere in or near Cardiff, you will want to know about the fertility information day there on September 27. Organised by the charity Infertility Network UK, there will be a range of speakers on different subjects such as the latest treatment options, complementary therapies and fertility, male fertility problems and fertility counselling.

Bookings are now open – if you book before the end of the month, it costs just £5 – an absolute bargain as the price includes lunch and tea and coffee!  It’s a great opportunity to find out more about fertility – and to meet up with others too.  I’ll be there too – so you can come along and say hello!

You can book at www.infertilitynetworkuk.com