Arwen and Ryan reflect on their challenging journey to baby Zuri.
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.
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.
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!
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 of PCOS, Endometriosis, and her determination to lower her BMI and get on the waitlist for publicly funded fertility treatment