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Trying to Conceive

Who told us getting pregnant was easy?

Sometimes it’s really bloody hard. So if you’ve been trying unsuccessfully for a while, or are about to start or already in the thick of IVF treatment, this event is especially for you. Join us and you will be among people who truly get it. People who care, people who share. People who will make you laugh, but even more importantly will be fine if you want to cry, because they’ve been there, done it, got the infertility t-shirt.

Two events

Overview:

Be With Your Body?: 11am - 12.30pm
Trying to Conceive Lunch: 1pm - 2.30pm

Supported all day by our team of Fertility Fest Heroes: Sarah Banks and Sarah Holland

Sunday 28 April 2019

The Pit

11am & 1pm

Day Ticket £18

(2 events including lunch)

Individual Event Ticket £10

Be With Your Body? 

11am - 12.30pm

​When you’re struggling to conceive, it’s totally normal to feel like your body is letting you down. So this year for the first time at Fertility Fest we’re inviting movement expert Avni Trivedi to lead a simple eyes-shut relaxation session to help people reconnect with themselves and their bodies. We promise to make it a perfect start to Sunday – no strenuous exercise involved or skill required, our only aim is for you to leave the room a little lighter than when you arrived and perhaps take away some ideas to ground you whatever TTC challenges are to come your way.

 

As part of the session there will also be a discussion with Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of Create Fertility; leading women’s health expert Emma Cannon; IVF consultant and fertility expert from ITV's This Morning Dr Larisa Corda; and Tamsin Jeffs from myLotus fertility monitor.

The Artist

The Chair

The Experts

Sunday 28 April 2019

The Pit

11am - 12.30pm

Event Ticket £10

Generously supported by myLotus Fertility Monitor - a new at-home fertility test which allows you to track your real-time fertility

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Proudly produced in association with Fertility Network UK and IVF Babble 

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With thanks to our principal clinic supporters:

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Trying to Conceive Lunch

1pm - 2.30pm

After movement comes food! But this is a lunch with a difference. Two visual artists – in the thick of treatment themselves will be sharing their journeys and the art it has inspired.​

  • Jon Barker, artist and science teacher, will be talking about how an exercise with his students involving plasticine resonated with his own fertility journey so much that it has gone on to inspire his creative practice. Jon says that he’s involved in Fertility Fest because fertility, art and science are all big parts of his life and it’s about time they met! 

  • Anna German, illustrator and art teacher has produced a pop up picture book entitled So When Are You Going To Have Kids? which looks like it’s a book for children, but most definitely isn’t. It’s designed to challenge this all too familiar line of questioning which falls under the banner of ‘small talk’ but can cause much anxiety and heartache for anyone desperately trying to conceive. Anna was involved in Fertility Fest last year and says it was the ‘most uplifting and mind-set changing experience of her year’. If that doesn’t persuade you to join us for TTC, what will?

  • Plus writer and speaker Alice Rose will be making a special appearance to tell you about her Think! What Not To Say campaign

After presentations from the artists our fabulous event partners from Fertility Network UK (Aileen Feeney and Anya Sizer) and IVF Babble (Sara Marshall Page and Tracey Bamborough) will be hosting our discussion.

 

After lunch you are welcome to join us for the matinee performance of Julia Leigh’s Avalanche in the Barbican. Book tickets here.​

Sunday 28 April 2019

The Pit

1pm

Event Ticket £10

Generously supported by myLotus Fertility Monitor - a new at-home fertility test which allows you to track your real-time fertility

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Proudly produced in association with Fertility Network UK and IVF Babble 

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With thanks to our principal clinic supporters:

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Herts and Essex Fertility Centre colour.
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The Artists

The Experts

The Chair

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For more information email hello@fertilityfest.com or follow us on Twitter @FertilityFest

For press enquiries, please contact Midas Public Relations on 020 7361 7860 or email Hannah.Mcmillan@midaspr.co.uk

Thanks

Fertility Fest would not be happening without the following:

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