The Fertility Show, 2016 as part of National Fertility Awareness Week


Revealing the real people behind fertility struggles

National Fertility Awareness Week
31 Oct – 6 Nov 2016

Do you know the #HiddenFaces of fertility? It’s just two weeks till National Fertility Awareness Week 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2016, when Fertility Network UK is revealing the true picture of fertility struggles – fertility’s #HiddenFaces.

Fertility Network UK’s #HiddenFaces campaign uncovers the real people behind fertility struggles – shining a spotlight on untold fertility stories and overturning commonly-held fertility myths.

A major new national survey highlights the economic, social and emotional impact of fertility problems. It will be released at the start of National Fertility Awareness Week.

Watch their #HiddenFaces videos: including The Pain of Never and Zero Count.

Their #fertilityin5 campaign highlights the unseen, intimate and day-to-day reality of living with fertility issues. 5 words to show how you’re feeling, or the fertility issue you’re facing that day.

‘Your eggs are not viable’
Failing, terrified, exhausted, lonely, losing’
‘Sorry, there is no heartbeat’
‘Empty, lonely, bitter, heartbroken, failure’
‘Losing me, day by day’

National Fertility Awareness Week seeks to change perceptions, raise awareness and provide support for everyone struggling with fertility issues. For more information please visit their website at

This week culminates in The Fertility Show 5-6 Nov 2016 at Olympia, London – the biggest and best-attended fertility show in the world. Tickets for the two-day event are £12 (£15 on the door) per day or £20 for a 2-day ticket, with seminar tickets £3. The event brings together leading fertility specialists from the UK and internationally providing access to expert advice about the fertility journey and exploring treatment options such as IVF, egg donation and surrogacy. Natalie and Helen will also be speaking at this event about the practical and legal issues to think about before entering into a surrogacy arrangement. For more information please follow the link below:

Help to support their campaign:

To support NFAW and the #HiddenFaces campaign you can download #HiddenFaces posters and infographics on Fertility Myths and The Five Ages of Female Fertility at

Please help promote the #HiddenFaces campaign for #NFAWUK; please share their #HiddenFaces videos, posters, fertility facts and myths about fertility’s #HiddenFaces. Tweet about #fertilityin5 and help reveal the true picture of fertility struggles. Send them your blogs/tweets and they will share them. We want to hear your stories.

To speak with #HiddenFaces media volunteers contact Fertility Network UK media relations officer Catherine Hill on 07469-660845 or email

To speak with National Fertility Awareness Week campaign manager Kara Myhill email

More Information:

Fertility Network UK provides practical and emotional support, authoritative information and advice for the 1 in 6 couples in the UK struggling to conceive. The charity works to raise the profile and understanding of fertility issues and to push for timely and equitable provision of fertility treatment throughout the UK. For free and impartial national fertility SupportLine you can contact them on 0121 323 5025

Fertility Network UK supports people. They rely on voluntary donations to continue their vital work. You can donate now by visiting