1-7 November 2017

Join us for fertility discussions, advice & support

What's on during Fertility Week

We are delighted to bring you a comprehensive programme of in-person events around the country, and Webinars.  We look forward to you joining us during Fertility Week!  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Fleur on support@fertilitynz.org.nz or 0800 333 306.

In-person events

Six locations around the country will host information events with a range of speakers.  The events are a great opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, get professional advice and coping tips and have your questions answered.  

Click your closest region below for more information.

Auckland, Saturday 4th November

Hamilton, Tuesday 7th November

Wellington, Wednesday 1st November

Nelson, Tuesday 7th November

Christchurch, Wednesday 1st November

Dunedin, Wednesday 1st November

Calendar of Events



Webinar programme (click each for full details)

Wednesday 1 November, 8.00pm
Planning your future family, Dr Andrew Murray
For anyone planning for children in the future – or now!  Understand your chances of conceiving naturally and with fertility treatment at various ages. Learn when and how to seek help.

Thursday 2 November, 8.00pm
Maximising your chances, Jo Barnett
Lifestyle can impact chance of conception, both naturally and through treatment. Natural fertility expert and medical herbalist Jo Barnett will outline minor changes men and women can make to improve their fertility. Jo will also outline key facts about your cycle and when the fertile window actually is.  Timing of sex for conception is crucial when trying to conceive!

Sunday 5 November, 8.00pm
Building resilience during infertility, Fiona McDonald 
Infertility is both physically and emotionally demanding and often coupled by a sense of loss of control. Fiona McDonald, Counsellor, will share coping strategies and tips for self-care that will help to build your resilience and protect your relationships.

Monday 6 November, 8.00pm
Fertility treatment, Dr Guy Gudex
Dr Gudex will outline the treatment options available in New Zealand and what is available under public funding.

Tuesday 7 November, 8.00pm
Donation and Surrogacy, Sue Saunders
Implications for future children and guidance for everyone involved

Next Webinar

Fertility Treatment
8pm, Monday 6 November

Access the webinar here

You will need to create a login for the webinar room.  The username you create will be visible to other participants if you ask a question, but your details will otherwise remain fully confidential. 

The webinar series provides a unique opportunity to gain practical, reliable, NZ-based knowledge and advice, free of charge! Ask your own questions – in the comfort of your own home or out and about on your device!

A 20–30 minute presentation will be delivered live onscreen, followed by a Q&A session. Type your questions into the question box for the presenter to answer.  You will need to create a login for the webinar room – links available soon on www.fertilityweek.org.nz.  No pre-registration required!