Jessica Hepburn

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-12-19 at 21:13:13

Jessica Hepburn is the author of The Pursuit of Motherhood ( and Founder of Fertility Fest, the world’s first arts festival on the science of making babies ( She has become a regular commentator in the press & media about fertility, infertility and IVF and speaks at numerous events including The Fertility Show in London and Manchester. She is also committed to raising awareness and funds to support adults and children who have not been able to create the families they long for. In 2015 she swam the English Channel, raising over £25,000, and in April 2017 will be running the London Marathon for the national charity, Fertility Network UK.


Many intended parents need to travel abroad in the coming weeks and months for the birth of their child(ren) via cross-border surrogacy. Chinese healthcare authorities now have the best understanding of Co-Vid-19, how it spreads and how to prevent this. Note that animals cannot spread the virus. If you are travelling to a high risk […]

While Hong Kong, Bangkok and Sydney are popular destinations for Family Building and for a good quality IVF, increasing numbers need a surrogate and such services are harder to access. Yet a global audit of surrogacy agencies in 2018 showed China to be in the top three user nations of cross-border surrogacy globally. In the […]

______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]