Women from around the country came together recently to share their stories of trying to conceive, thanks to IVF Babble's first ever fertility retreat The Big Reset
This month IVF Babble, the online fertility-focused magazine, held its very first The Big Reset retreat event, designed to bring together women at various stages on their fertility journey and help them relax and reset. The event was held at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Marlow-on-Thames and was sponsored by Pregnacare.
The Big Reset retreat - which took place on the summer solstice - included intimate, informative talks from leading fertility specialists, an outdoor yoga session in the grounds of the spa, group hypnosis and the chance to chat one-to-one with industry experts, including ITV’s This Morning’s fertility guru Dr Larisa Corda.
The event was also attended by Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, who met with guests.
IVF Babble co-founders Tracey Bambrough and Sara Marshall-Page said the day was magical and a lovely way to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Sara Marshall-Page said: “We met the most amazing people who are all trying to conceive and were joined by the loveliest, most brilliant experts who spent so much time with each person making sure that no question went unanswered.
“We really didn’t want the day to end, it was perfect. The sun was actually out for the outdoor yoga and the group hypnosis session was a lovely addition, leaving us all in a beautiful state of calm.'
The Big Reset was attended by specialists from clinics in the UK and abroad covering everything from egg and sperm donation to surrogacy, nutrition, acupuncture and self-care.
Tracey Bambrough said: “The aim of the day was for people to really focus on themselves and leave feeling armed with knowledge and ready to take on the next step in their fertility journey.
“Living and dealing with fertility issues is a hugely emotionally, financially and mentally draining experience so we wanted the retreat to offer a little bit of tranquillity.
“The feedback we’ve had since the event has been so overwhelming and we’re so pleased that people loved it and found it helpful. Our guests said it was intimate, inspiring and gave much needed advice and reassurance. We are definitely planning to run more similar events in the future.”
One guest said: “I arrived full of nerves and left with ideas, knowledge and a realistic plan. It was humbling to meet others trying to conceive and a fantastic opportunity to speak with the specialists.”
Another said: “It was a very intimate event in the most magical venue. The time spent with the experts one-on-one was totally priceless, I’m totally in awe still today that we’ve managed to sit with these experts that gave us their time and expertise that could make all the difference to us achieving our bubba.
“It was so refreshing to be amongst people all going through this journey, and not needing to educate anyone when talking about our situation.”
IVF babble will be hosting more events like The Big Reset retreat in the coming year, and if you're interested in hearing more then follow IVFbabble on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.