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What Comes First The Career Or The Egg: Egg Freezing

Fertility Fest


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Brew-makers Theatre Company will be presenting an extract from their show The Egg Rumour, a musical comedy with an important question at its heart – what is the truth about this new work perk that many young women are being offered to freeze their eggs and put baby-making on hold whilst they pursue their careers?

​Pepper Binkley’s twelve part web series It’s Freezing Out There tells the story of a mid 30s woman who learns her ovarian reserve is dwindling whilst her career is on the rise and her relationship is on the rocks.

The artists will be joined on stage for a discussion and Q & A with Dr Kylie Baldwin from the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University who has spent the last eight years researching social egg freezing. Chaired by Sophie Sulehria, BBC journalist and creator of the Radio 4 series The Long Road To Baby.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Day Ticket

Buy a ticket to all three events in What Comes First: The Career or the Egg?, To Parent or Not To Parent (11.30am-4.15pm); Egg Freezing (1.15-2.30pm) and Solo Motherhood (3-3.15pm) and save £10. 

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Key information

We want Fertility Fest to be as inclusive as possible and this means being sensitive to people with and without children. We are conscious that some people who are struggling to conceive or are involuntarily childless find it difficult to be around children. But we are equally conscious that there are people who have been on a long and complex journey to conceive who want to come to the festival and might not have childcare support. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded.

With this in mind, we therefore ask that if you would like to or need to bring children / babes in arms to the event or you find it particularly difficult to be around children then please contact us at [email protected] ahead for a chat about how to give you the best experience on the day and make sure we can positively address all people’s feelings and needs.

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