Hatfield Heath hotel Down Hall is venue for first 'fertility retreat'
A hotel seven miles from Bishop's Stortford is the venue for a unique “fertility retreat” for couples struggling to conceive.
Sarah Day decided Down Hall Hotel and Spa at Hatfield Heath was the perfect place to host her new venture, Fertility Retreats Ltd, which she started in April after 12 years of working at one of the UK's leading fertility clinics.
She said that what made her day of activities for 10 couples unique was the inclusion of expert medical advice as well as wellbeing and relaxation techniques.
The programme covers nutrition, diet and lifestyle advice, emotional and relationship support, holistic therapies and insight into how yoga can have a positive impact on conception.
Sarah has partnered with IVF London (www.ivflondon.co.uk), which will provide specialised fertility medical advice as well as offer people one-to-one mini-consultations on the day. IVF London is also giving people a £100 gift voucher.
She said: “The reason I set up Fertility Retreats is that I'm so passionate about helping patients who are struggling to conceive and I wanted to offer people a safe and supportive place where they can gain the very best fertility advice on how to improve their chance of a pregnancy, whilst taking some time to relax and unwind in a lovely location.
“Infertility can be such a lonely place, and I really want to offer support and hope for the future for people who are struggling to conceive.
“I've limited the retreat to 10 couples as I really want to give a personalised, intimate service and support to people on the day.
"Guests will have a fertility gift bag to take home with them, and I have a closed Facebook group for additional help and support that will be available from all of the guest speakers after the event.”
The Down Hall retreat is on Thursday September 9. It costs £495 per couple. For more details see fertilityretreats.co.uk.