This saturday is the first saturday of the month which means it’s time for another of our monthly Fertility Meet Up’s. This is held between 10am-12pm and you are welcome to drop in for as long as you like. We meet at the upstairs room at Salvos Salumeria. It is at the back and upstairs from the cafe, so a separate space to the busy cafe. You are free to drop in for some or all of it. All I ask is that if you’d like to come to let me know so I know there is enough space for us.
The space is for anyone trying to get pregnant, whether that be naturally, with drugs or IVF, through surrogacy or adoption. Some may have a child and be struggling to conceive their much wanted asecond child. Some may have had heartbreaking miscarriages. Coming together and sharing our stories and listening to others can be a source of connection and strength.
We have now been running our fertility drop in for a year and as ever, the lovely Veena will be there to meet and greet you and I shall be there at the beginning for a coffee.
Last month two male partners also came to the group and we are keen for men to feel welcome too.
There is no cost, other than your own drink and snacks.
Some women I have mentioned this to have said that they may be terrified to come in, although keen to come along. I think this is a feeling many will share. Come anyway- you don’t have to speak at all. You certainly don’t have to say anything you don’t want to. Just bring yourself. Just being in the room together could make us feel stronger.
The Salumeria is at 107 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 3PX. It’s sister restaurant Salvos is a few doors down. There is parking outside and in nearby streets which is free for 2 hours, or a private parking space which costs over the road.
Come back to me if you have any questions and let me know if you’d like to join me.