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My experience of The Fertility Show - Jessica Jones

When my husband and I attended the Fertility Show in London, in November 2016, we had just been told by our clinic that they would no longer treat us with our own gametes, as they estimated our chances of success were less than 5%.  We were shocked and we didn’t know where to turn.  I’d seen a poster in the clinic for The Fertility Show at London Olympia and wondered whether this might help.

We looked online and The Fertility Show appeared to be a great event to see lots of clinics at once.  The website also gave details of various seminars which took place throughout the event. Booking was easy, we just did it all online.

Walking into The Fertility Show was mind-blowing.  It seemed huge and we had no idea of what to do or where to start.  We literally walked around in a daze with our mouths wide-open; feeling very overwhelmed.

After about 45 minutes, we had got nowhere and so we stopped.  We sat down and we talked about what we were trying to achieve and who we wanted to see.  We found a map and made a plan of where we were going and what for.

We talked to a variety of clinics and of the three seminars we listened to during that day, one was crucial in our future treatments and plans.  I truly believe that our day at The Fertility Show was the turning point in our treatment.  I would recommend anyone in the same situation as us, with a decision to make about their treatment and that can be any decision; to go along and try to get some guidance.  This is a brutal journey and most of the time you don’t know if you’re doing right for wrong.  You’re following advice as best as you can, but an event like this can really help to put you on the right path.