Fertility Week is proudly brought to you by Fertility New Zealand, the charity that walks alongside all people facing fertility challenges.
Thank you to our whānau who shared their stories, the webinar hosts who did an incredible job providing NZ centric information to our community and to our volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make this week happen! Ngā mihi maioha.
Whānau building for people in the Rainbow community can be very complex. Christian Newman (parent via surrogacy, and Love from your Dads) and Stewart Dalley (Barrister & Solicitor) navigate the main challenges - including finding a surrogate and/or donor, the legal framework, time involved, ethics applications, and the adoption process. What to be prepared for and anticipate on the journey to parenthood. Click here to watch.
Sperm health can impact both chance of conception and retaining a pregnancy. Learn about the factors within your control which can make a difference. Jo Barnett (registered Medical Herbalist specialising in fertility, and Fertility NZ Board member) gives an overview of the impact of smoking, alcohol, drugs, and obesity on fertility and gives real-world advice. Click here to watch.
Professor Cindy Farquhar, Medical Director, Fertility Plus and the University of Auckland presents Add-ons and research update. In this webinar, Cindy covers IVF add-ons available in New Zealand clinics and gives an overview of the scientific evidence supporting their use and aspects that people having IVF may like to consider. She also gave an overview of research trials. Click here to watch.
Dr Greg Phillipson, Fertility Specialist and Board Advisor, Fertility NZ gave an overview of the ins and outs of public funding, costs you can expect, and how private funding works alongside public funding. Click here to watch.