The world’s first free global virtual fertility expo has been launched to help couples seeking help and support with fertility treatment and trying for a baby.
Fertility events all over the world, which provide a vital face-to-face chance for couples to meet fertility experts have been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic, adding to the distress of those finding it difficult to conceive.
The first online fertility expo has been launched by IVFbabble, the online magazine and support portal for the “trying to conceive” community.
Attendees will have the chance to explore fertility options with free access to fertility clinics, consultants, nurses, surrogacy agencies, wellness support experts and charities.
The virtual expo will roll over the next 12 months, with four live events scheduled over the period to give people direct access to some of the world’s leading experts.
IVF Babble co-founder Tracey Bambrough, whose twin daughters were conceived by IVF, says one in six couples across the globe are struggling to conceive naturally.
“Our aim is to make sure people who are trying to conceive are armed with as much support information and guidance as possible to help them make informed choices and decisions.
“The global coronavirus pandemic may have had us all on lockdown and made it more difficult to gather together to share information but we want to help people prepare for treatment as clinic doors all over the world begin to reopen.”
The expo, which can be accessed 24-hours a day, will involve sessions with speakers, panel discussions, and a ‘drop in’ networking lounge where people can meet others going through similar experiences.
It will also give attendees looking for individual help the chance to schedule a confidential conversation.
“Trying to conceive is hard, really hard,” added Tracey, who created IVF Babble with friend Sara Marshall-Page, who also experienced fertility issues and finally became a mum herself in 2010.
“We describe it as a game of snakes and ladders. Just as you are making progress, something happens and you can take four steps back and fall right down that ladder to where you started.
“Of course, it doesn’t happen like this for everyone, but for many of us, this rings so true.
“We feel more strongly than ever that it’s important for those who are trying to conceive to access support services, clinics, and wellness options.”
IVF Babble?is?the go-to source of information, support and advice for anyone struggling with fertility or undergoing treatment and has gained over 3m+ readership and an army of celebrity advocates including Fearne Cotton and singer Sophie Ellis Bextor since its launch in 2016.
To register for the expo's first live event on 18/19 July click on the link below