Virtual Fertility Fair

We are pleased to announce our first ever Virtual Fertility Fair, launched on Saturday 31 October  ahead of Fertility Week 2020.

Although the live chat has finished, you can still view the booths and leave messages for friendly people who are all experienced in helping people on their fertility journey.

The Fertility Fair will remain open for Fertility Week 31st October – 6th November 2020.

Discover more

The Fair is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about fertility. This might be inspiration and guidance on how to improve your natural fertility or advice if you have been trying to conceive for a while and think that you might benefit from more information and fertility testing.

It provides an opportunity to watch presentations, download further information from health professionals, complementary therapists, nutritional experts and weight loss professionals and to ask your own questions.

Bourn Hall experts are available to answer questions about your own fertility and how to start your fertility journey.

There is also an opportunity to find out more about the funding options available if you have been told that you need IVF but are not eligible for NHS funding.

Starting your fertility journey

1. Fertility Health + Wellbeing – Laura Carter-Penman, Bourn Hall
Laura is the lead nurse at Bourn Hall and is here to discuss common causes of infertility and what fertility testing can tell you. She can answer questions about concerns you may have about your own fertility.

2. Diet and nutrition to improve natural fertility – Angela Attwood from Love Nutrition
Nutritional therapy is about creating a diet and lifestyle programme that is right for you and can help you improve your natural fertility and/or prepare for fertility treatment. Therapist Angela can give advice about the best way to lower your BMI to a healthy range to improve not only your fertility but also improve your overall health. She is available to talk you through her methods and answer any questions you might have about your own diet.

3. Reducing stress with acupuncture – Alison Williamson from Blossom Health Acupuncturists
Stress can be a huge inhibitor for couples trying to conceive. In this booth Alison discusses the effect that stress has on your body, how it reduces fertility and how natural therapies, such as acupuncture can make a big difference. She is available to chat about all the therapies she offers and how they can help you.

4. Reflexology for restoring balance – Carole Connor from Southend Reflexology 
Reflexology works by using pressure points to relieve tension in the body, this can improve blood flow to the organs that are vital for conceiving as well as reducing stress. Carole is a reflexologist who specialises in improving fertility, she is available to talk to about what reflexology involves and the many aspects of your health it can improve.

5. Reducing your BMI for fertility – Saima Malik of Everyone Health
Being a healthy weight can help restore your fertility and increase the chances of successful treatment. Everyone Health, is a wellbeing support service that helps provide a range of programmes to support a healthy lifestyle. If improving your wellbeing and learning ways to make healthier life choices appeals to you then have a chat on this booth.

6. Fertility nutrition to boost natural pregnancy chances – Amy Huggins Health & Happiness Nutrition

Diet can influence fertility. Amy is a nutritional therapist who specialises in helping couples who are struggling with fertility. In this booth she discusses how she works with clients to tailor diets to their needs, if you have any questions about diet or naturally improving fertility through lifestyle changes feel free to speak to Amy through the chat feature.

Fertility treatment options

7. Full range of fertility treatment  explained by Leona Crookston, Bourn Hall

There are many options for fertility treatment. Leona is an Advanced Fertility Nurse Specialist at Bourn Hall, she can answer any specific questions you may have about treatment, whether that be for heterosexual couples struggling to conceive, same sex couples who are thinking of starting a family, or single women considering going it alone.

8. Optimising sperm health and vitality – Michael Close of LogixX Fertility

It is possible to improve sperm quality. In this booth, Michael from LogixX discusses male factor fertility and the importance of the right nutrients in improving the chances of conception. If you are struggling with male factor fertility or want to know more about taking supplements such as Proxeed to increase fertility, then Michael is available to talk to you.

9. Embryology and donation of eggs and sperm – Martyn Blayney and Clara Baker, Bourn Hall

Embryology is both an art and a science, in a video Martyn, Scientific Director at Bourn Hall describes how embryos are created and selected in IVF treatment. Clara from the embryology team will be available to talk about IVF treatment, sperm and egg donation and the use of donated sperm and eggs.

NHS and self-funded treatment

10. NHS and self-funding advice – Tanya Jackson-Turner, Bourn Hall

Gaining access to NHS fertility testing and treatment can be confusing. In this booth Tanya, Marketing and Patient Experience Director at Bourn Hall Clinic, explains what is available on the NHS and some of the ways Bourn Hall can help to support couples.

11. Managing the cost of IVF treatment – Access Fertility

One of the biggest concerns when considering fertility treatments is the expense. Access Fertility is a company that offers multi cycle, money back guarantee and unlimited IVF programmes to manage the cost . If you are considering having IVF and looking for ways to fund the treatment you can speak with a representative of Access Fertility using the chat box.

Support for the journey

12. Fertility Support and counselling at Bourn Hall – Jackie Stewart, Independent Fertility Counsellor

Jackie is an independent fertility counsellor who supports patients at Bourn Hall. Seeking fertility treatment or struggling to conceive is a turbulent time for anyone and it is understandable if you need to talk to someone about what you are feeling. Jackie is here to answer any questions you may have about pursuing counselling and can give advice about the right kind for you.

13 Fertility Network: practical and emotional support – Hannah Tramaseur

Fertility Network is the nation’s leading patient-focused fertility charity and provides support on a practical and emotional level, information and access to a community of people affected by fertility problems. If you are interested in finding out more about Fertility Network Hannah is available to talk you through what they offer.

Special Trying to Conceive package 

To celebrate the first Virtual Fertility Fair Bourn Hall has put together a special fertility package to aid those trying to conceive. This package involves various appointments and tests to help you start your fertility journey. To find out more about this exciting opportunity visit the ‘trying to conceive package’ booth at the fertility fair.


Attend the Virtual Fertility Fair

The Fertility Fair is open at the live chat has finished but if you would like to leave a message for any of the booths we will forward to the right person. 

Fertility Week 2020

Fertility Week 2020 is coordinated by the Fertility Network (UK) and aims to raise wider awareness of the impact of infertility, an issue that 1 in 6 couples in the UK face. #YouAreNotAlone #FertilityWeek2020

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