1-7 November 2017

Join us for fertility discussions, advice & support

Weight and Nutrition

Weight and Nutrition

Good nutrition and weight range are important for fertility

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Age and Fertility

Age and Fertility

Age is the most important factor when trying to conceive

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Timing of Sex

Timing of Sex

Understanding how to time sex for conception is your most important tool when trying to conceive!

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Your lifestyle can impact your chances of conception, a healthy pregnancy and baby

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Treatment

Treatment

Fertility treatment options in New Zealand

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Fertility Week: How Kiwis Make Babies is for Kiwis who are planning for a family in the future, currently trying to conceive, or looking at alternative ways to build your family. It's about raising awareness and helping Kiwis make babies.  Join us from 1-7 November!

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Planning for a family, either now or in the future?  When it comes to making babies, a little information goes a long way.  People who are armed with the knowledge contained in this section will have a better chance of falling pregnant, and having a healthy pregnancy and baby.  Couples and singles who are experiencing delays in conceiving a pregnancy, undergoing fertility treatment or considering donation or surrogacy will also benefit greatly from this information.  

Read more about Making Babies DIY

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No luck so far? If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while with no luck, or have a medical condition which impacts fertility, you might want to look at the next options for making a baby.  This can be incredibly daunting and stressful.  Often, coming to terms with the reality that making a baby isn’t as easy as you imagined has its own grief attached.

Read more about Making Babies with help...

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Many New Zealanders have realised their dream of a family through donation and surrogacy.  Men and women may have been through significant journeys before considering donation and surrogacy, or they have known from the outset that the only way they will ever achieve parenthood is with the help of others.  In either case, generosity on the part of donors and surrogates helps to create these much-wanted children.

In New Zealand, whanau are created in many different ways.  There will already be many families created in the way that you envisage yours to be built!  

Read more about Making Babies with Donors and Surrogates...

Jess's story

Jess shares the story of her same-sex journey to a baby

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Regional events

Information sessions with a range of guest speakers will be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin during Fertility Week.  We look forward to seeing you there - register today at Eventbrite!  Click here to find an event near you!  

Chelsea's story

Chelsea's story of PCOS, Endometriosis, and her determination to lower her BMI and get on the waitlist for publicly funded fertility treatment

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Charlotte's story

My fertility journey has been one I never expected to experience.

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Kathryn's story

Kathryn shares her journey on how she let go of her baby dream and now lives child-free

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