Hunter IVF Family Day Media Release

On Sunday November 6th, Hunter IVF hosted its ninth annual Family Day at its New Lambton Heights clinic.

“For both staff and patients, the Family Day is an extremely positive and gratifying event, almost a rite of passage”, says Dr Andrew Hedges, Medical Director of Hunter IVF. 

Hosted by Medical Director Dr Andrew Hedges, practice co-founder and fertility specialist Dr Steve Raymond, and Dr Denise Nesbitt, the event is a chance for families to meet with clinic staff, community members and other families to share their stories of IVF treatment.

 “We’re seeing ‘IVF families’ come back year after year, with their second, third… perhaps even forth children. There is a real sense of community within the Hunter IVF family”, Dr Hedges said.

The Hunter IVF Family Day was attended by more than 100 families from the Hunter region and beyond.

The Family Day saw the lawns of the Hunter IVF clinic transformed, with a jumping castle, face painting and a balloon modeller providing fun for kids and adults alike.

The Family Day provides additional support to couples and families currently undergoing IVF treatment, by linking them with families with similar experiences.

Hunter IVF offers extensive clinical support to families through counselling, information sessions, support groups and a highly successful lifestyle program.

Hunter IVF also offers a unique Single Women’s Group, providing support for single women involved in the IVF treatment process.

“External support mechanisms are really a feature of Hunter IVF. Patients are extremely appreciative of the additional support they receive outside the clinic, and that is reflected in the distance couples from Central, Western and Northern NSW travel to be in our care”, Dr Hedges said.

Since opening in 2003, Hunter IVF has paved the way for leading IVF technologies and clinical excellence in the Hunter region.

Hunter IVF became a part of IVFAustralia’s network of fertility clinics in July 2011,

IVFAustralia is Australia’s largest network of specialist fertility and reproductive therapy services.

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