Help for people with fertility problems

Infertility Network Scotland meets on Motherwell on the first Thursday of every month
Infertility Network Scotland meets on Motherwell on the first Thursday of every month

A fertility support group is proving a great comfort to hundreds of women in the Motherwell area who are experiencing difficultly in conceiving.

The group meets in the Calvary Fellowship building meeting room in Muir Street, Motherwell, on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Gwenda Burns who is the Scottish Branch co-ordinator for Infertility Network Scotland organises the meetings which are free to anyone attending.

She has been with the organisation for six years. It began because she had known people who had fertility problems and was touched by their plight and wanted to help.

Infertility Network Scotland want these women to know they are not alone. One in six couples in the United Kingdom have difficulty in conceiving, that’s over 3.5 million people.

Gwenda said: “The pain fertility problems can wreak can be distressing and isolating. Many people struggle, believing no one, not even friends, family or work colleagues, can really understand their situation.

Talking to us through our volunteer network or local support groups can provide the advice, information and support to help negotiate your fertility journey and to connect with others facing the same issues and struggling with the same feelings.”

For further information, support or advice e-mail Gwenda or call 01294 279162.

Gwenda added: “Spending time with others who are experiencing the same distressing feelings is a big help in itself.”