The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has announced that the maiden edition of its Parent-in-Waiting Conference will hold at the Shell Hall of the Muson Centre, Lagos tomorrow.
According to Ibidunni Ighodalo, founder, the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, “the aim of the conference is to create awareness on the rising cases of infertility, its early detection, causes and treatments as well as alternative methods of conceiving such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), egg donation and surrogacy. The conference will feature seminars and plenary breakout sessions to be led by medical experts and testimonies from couples that have waded through the waters of infertility and come out at the other side.”
She also disclosed that recipients of its 2017 IIF Fertility Grant will be announced at the conference. “This year, the Foundation will be giving 10 couples grants that offer funding towards fertility treatments of various kinds.
It would be recalled that in 2016 the foundation partnered with certified fertility clinics in Nigeria to provide fertility services to couples dealing with the financial strain of fertility treatments. Success stories from the first batch of grant recipients that includes the birth of twins to one of the couples will also be shared during the conference,” she said. It would be recalled that in 2016 the foundation partnered with certified fertility clinics in Nigeria to provide fertility services to 28 couples dealing with the financial strain of fertility treatments, which has led to various successful stories, including deliveries and confirmed pregnancies.