What are the routes open to women who want to conceive without having sex with a man? Dr Carole Gilling-Smith, Medical Director of the Agora Fertility Clinic, explains the practical issues around getting pregnant with donor sperm, including IUI and IVF, whilst Deborah Sloan,
Visit the Fertility Show this weekend
1st Nov - 2nd Nov. It's taking place at the Olympia London Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX. Below are some seminars you may want to book.
Single women and lesbian couples - options for conceiving.
What are the routes open to women who want to conceive without having sex with a man? Dr Carole Gilling-Smith, Medical Director of the Agora Fertility Clinic, explains the practical issues around getting pregnant with donor sperm, including IUI and IVF, whilst Deborah Sloan, The Agora's Fertility Counsellor, provides insight into the patient's perspective by looking at some of the issues discussed in counselling.
Single woman in your 30s or 40s? Thinking about having a baby on your own?
Then come to this talk and let Caroline Spencer, fertility coach, ex-nurse, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist and single mum to a donor conceived child, guide you through the decision making process. Having gone solo herself, Caroline now supports and mentors others through their decisions as well as being a trustee for the Donor Conception Network. In this talk she looks at your choices, how they relate to you, what you need to consider and outlines some of her own experiences.
Unknown donor vs Known donor vs Co-parenting
Single women and lesbian couples looking to start a family face big issues from the outset when it comes to choosing a donor. Anonymity may seem like the simplest route but knowing more about a donor has its advantages, not least for those who want their child to have a relationship with its father. Fertility lawyer Nicola Scott of Natalie Gamble Associates looks at the practical and legal issues behind these decisions as well as the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved, whilst Erika Tranfield of Pride Angel, a website that facilitates and encourages conversations between donors and potential parents, offers an insight into the thinking and motivation of the people who connect via her site.