Support for couples looking to conceive

December 25, 2011 in Baby tips


I’ve just received details of a lovely new website that helps support couples who are trying to conceive.

The company behind First Response (you know, the pregnancy test that gives you a yes or no a bit earlier than the others) has launched, which not only offers conception advice, but also offers a way to raise funds to help finance fertility treatment or prepare your home for your new arrival.

You set up a private page where you can write a bit about yourself and what you’re trying to achieve, then you share the URL with family and friends, at your discretion, to raise funds. It’s a bit like Just Giving, except any money donated goes straight into the couple’s PayPal account.

Supporting the launch is Zita West, fertility expert and midwife to the stars. Zita says:

“Sometimes couples don’t realise what a large support network they have. Those closest to them often want to help but don’t know how to bring up this sensitive subject. So, the fundraising page can be a way to bring everyone together to show their support. This can have a tremendous impact for the couple during this exciting yet stressful time.”

The first 100 couples to create fundraising pages will receive a £50 contribution to their fundraising efforts direct from First Response.

We’ve also asked Zita to give us some tips on maximising your chances on conception, so if you’re trying to conceive, look out for a post coming soon.