Fertility New Zealand walks alongside all people facing fertility challenges.

Upcoming Support Groups & Events

All of our in-person events are on hold until Alert level 1.

Connect with your local group on Facebook and stay up to date.

For more information, contact your local group or our free helpline (0800 333 306 / support@fertilitynz.org.nz).  

Our groups are casual and welcoming.  

Meetings often have themes or guest speakers to provide you with support and information. Research consistently shows in-person support has significant emotional and physiological benefits.  Email your nearest group for details and come along!  Many of our groups have private Facebook pages where you can get to know others before attending a meeting. We look forward to meeting you!

Auckland

Single Mothers by Choice
Group meets monthly on Sundays
In-person meeting Sunday, 26 September at 10:30 am
Contact Rochelle to RSVP or for more information 
 
Casual Coffee Group - Mt Eden
Group meets monthly on Wednesdays
In-person meeting 20 October, 7:00 pm
Contact Karina for more information

Casual Coffee Group - North Shore
Group meets monthly 
In-person meeting 21 October, 7:30 pm
Contact Keeley to RSVP or for more information
 
Casual Coffee Group - Pukekohe
Group meets monthly on Mondays
In-person meeting Monday 11 October, 7:30 pm
Contact Kate to RSVP or for more information
 
Pregnant After Fertility Treatment
aucklandsupport@fertilitynz.org.nz
Group meets monthly on Sundays
In-person meeting Sunday 3 October, 2:30pm
Contact Karina to RSVP or for more information
 
Auckland Fertility Support Series
A semi-structured 'course' ideal for couples, run over 3 consecutive weeks.
Spaces are limited - please email Louise for more information or to register
at fssauckland@fertilitynz.org.nz
October - 26, November 2nd, 9th

Secondary Infertility (for people who already have one child or more)
Contact Jacinta for support

Hamilton
Group meets monthly Saturdays
In-person meeting Saturday 16 October, 10:00 am
Contact Karla to RSVP or for more information
 
Tauranga
Group meets bi-monthly on Saturdays
Contact Nicola for more information
 
Taranaki
Group meets monthly on Tuesdays
The group is meeting on Tuesday 5 October, 7:00 pm
Contact Karly or Jodene to RSVP or for more information
 
Wellington
"Support & Connect" group meets 6 weekly on Wednesday evenings
Our next virtual meeting will be on Thursday 2 September, 7:30 pm via zoom
Contact Kate to RSVP or for more information

Christchurch
Group meets monthly on Tuesday evenings 
Zoom meeting Tuesday 31 August, 7:30 pm
Contact Charlotte to RSVP or for more information
 
Single Mothers by Choice - Christchurch
singlewomensupportchch@fertilitynz.org.nz 
Group meets 6 weekly on Sundays
In-person meeting Sunday 3 October, 10:30 am
Contact Kim to RSVP or for more information
 
Dunedin
Group meets 6 weekly on Tuesday evenings
In-person meeting 26 October, 6:30 pm
Contact Jenny to RSVP or for more information
 
Queenstown
Group meets monthly on Tuesdays
In-person meeting 14 September, 6:00 pm
Contact Eva to RSVP or for more information
 
Invercargill
Contact Amy for more information

Virtual groups, wherever you are in NZ

Donor Conception & Surrogacy Network - for people considering or currently in the process of creating whānau with the help of donors and surrogates, and parents through these means (not a platform for advertising - use our forum instead)

Childless by Circumstance - for women at the end of their fertility journey

Did you miss our Wednesday Webinar series during Alert Levels 3 and 4?  These are fantastic resources - find the recordings here

Download our PDF fact-sheets

Helping Others Understand.  
This leaflet gives some understanding of the medical and emotional issues inherent to infertility. Share it with whānau and friends, it also suggests some ways in which whānau and friends may be able to help.

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The role of the infertility counsellor.
An infertility counsellor understands both the treatment technology and the range of emotions you may be experiencing. There are many areas where they may be able to assist, and people considering seeing an infertility counsellor should also know the roles that are outside their scope.

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"Thank you for all the amazing work you do for everyone going through fertility journeys.  Fertility NZ makes a very isolating journey feel less lonely" - Kerryn

Become a Fertility NZ Member and support the valuable work we do for all New Zealanders experiencing fertility issues. Membership is free of charge. 

Membership includes access to our members-only forums page. Visit our forums and engage with others around IVF/IUIdonationsurrogacy and male factor infertility.  

Understanding the jargon

The terminology used for people experiencing infertility, or trying-to-conceive, can be overwhelming.  Check out our Glossary of Terms.