Bourn Hall opens it doors for Fertility Fayre 2018

Our 2018 Cambridge Fertility Fayre offered a relaxed, informal environment for people to find out more about different aspects of fertility.  We were delighted that so many took the opportunity to drop-in and have a chat to the various health professionals and therapists.

Our next open event is the Fertility Awareness Roadshow in Chelmsford. By reserving a place you can have a free fertility consultation.

“The fertility journey is very personal and the Fayre created a supportive environment to share those stories and get advice .”

– Laura Carter, Lead Fertility Nurse at Bourn Hall

Patient Services staff Jessica Dungar and Jo Brand
A warm welcome to our Cambridge Fertility Fayre from Patient Services staff Jessica Dungar and Jo Brand
Amy Huggins, Nutritionist
Amy Huggins, Nutritionist was at the Fayre for the second time with advice on fertility and IVF nutrition

“Although infertility impacts both men and women, the good news is that with some easy diet and lifestyle changes, your reproductive health and chance of conceiving can be significantly increased in a relatively short space of time.”

– Amy Huggins, Nutritionist

Amy Huggins wrote a guest blog for us about how to manage PCOS with nutrition.

“I enjoyed explaining how we select the best embryos. “

– Kate Morley, Senior Embryologist at Bourn Hall Clinic

More information about how embryos are selected. 

Kate Morley, Senior Embryologist
Kate Morley, Senior Embryologist, with information about time lapse technology and our free IVF programmes – see the fees and funding pages of our website for more details
Michael Close from Proxceed
Michael Close from Proxceed with information and advice about fertility supplements to improve male and female reproductive health

“It’s not all about IVF, it’s about general health, understanding the medical conditions and the risk factors that can lead to sub-fertility issues. It’s about having access to the best diagnostics and treatments the world can offer to provide hope and fulfil dreams.”

– Michael Close, Proxceed

Michael knows first-hand what it means to struggle with infertility and he shared his story with us.

“It is really important that people get the right advice about fertility sooner rather than later and that is why we had the idea of hosting our Fertility Fayres.”

– Tanya Turner, Bourn Hall’s Head of Patient Services

For those who missed the fayre there is still an opportunity to get free fertility advice.

Tanya Turner, our Head of Patient Services, organised the event and here models our new Bourn Hall shopping bag
Tanya Turner, our Head of Patient Services, organised the event and here models our new Bourn Hall shopping bag #wearefamily
Carole Bowen, Acupuncturist
Carole Bowen, Acupuncturist, was at our Fertility Fayre for the first time

Carole Bowen provides fertility acupuncture, which can help in releasing buried emotions and coping with stress on the fertility journey.

Carole works in Cambridge. Patients at our Wickford clinic have the opportunity of acupuncture from Alison Williamson, who explains how it can help in a guest blog.

“There are no ‘silly questions’ in fertility treatment, everyone’s experience is different.”

– Rebecca Ward, part of Bourn Hall’s Patient Services team

Knowing how you get pregnant naturally can help you to understand what might have gone wrong.  This Fertility Blog post explains.

Rebecca Ward, Patient Services
Rebecca Ward from our Patient Services team with advice on how to fund your treatment
Andy Telfer from Access Fertility
Andy Telfer from Access Fertility with information about multi-cycle, money-back guarantee and IVF unlimited packages

“At Bourn Hall 8 out 10 patients take home a baby within three cycles. The new unlimited IVF funding package through Access Fertility makes this more accessible.”

– Andy Telfer, Access Fertility

More information about funding your treatment using Access Fertility is available here. 

“It was good to be able to give advice.”

– Leona Crookston, Fertility Nurse Specialist at Bourn Hall

Bourn Hall has a special Fertility Health and Wellbeing Service. 

Leona Crookston, Fertility Nurse Specialist
Leona Crookston, Fertility Nurse Specialist, with advice on fertility health and wellbeing
Sharon Harper helps run our Fertility Patient Support Group
Sharon Harper helps run our Fertility Patient Support Group – see our website events page for more details

“The fertility journey can feel lonely and this is where sharing experiences at the Fertility Support Group can help.”

– Sharon Harper, Bourn Hall’s Fertility Support Group

More information about the types of support available at Bourn Hall

Lotus Synge from Reflexology Health Cambridge
Lotus Synge from Reflexology Health Cambridge gave taster reflexology treatments at our Cambridge Fertility Fayre for the third year running

“Reflexology helps ease stress and tension, and helps with any anxiety or fear associated with fertility issues.”

– Lotus Synge, Reflexology Health Cambridge

Lotus explains in a guest blog how fertility reflexology can help.

Lead Embryologist, Adam Burnley
Our Lead Embryologist, Adam Burnley, was on hand for expert advice and information about our free IVF programmes – see the fees and funding pages of our website for more details
Jessica Dungar, Bourn Hall Norwich
Jessica Dungar from our Norwich Clinic modelling our new shopping bags #wearefamily

More information

More information about forthcoming events, roadshows and the Fertility Support Group can be seen in our events section. 

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