The National Infertility Support and Information Group, a voluntary organisation, was established in 1996 by a group of dedicated people who needed and wanted to be in contact with others who understood their grief.
WE CAN HELP
The grief that is infertility needs to be attended to. It needs to be understood and acknowledged. That is where NISIG can help.
NISIG empowers people to contemplate real choices to guide them through their infertility journey. NISIG offers a confidential listening ear. NISIG is non-judgemental and multi-denominational.
Contact NISIG if you wish to attend any meeting as venue and dates are subject to change.
Most people should consult a doctor after a year of failing to conceive. This is the main sign of infertility.
Being a member of NISIG gives you access to information and support at every stage of the journey.
By making a Donation to NISIG you will help us continue our vital work dealing with infertility issues.
Infertility Can Be An Isolating and Lonely Experience
“I attended a support meeting not long after a miscarriage through treatment, feeling crushed and low, and found the gentle and compassionate support invaluable. It was also hugely beneficial to my husband as he encountered his own fertility diagnosis and was able to meet other men in similar situations with similar feelings.”
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“Thank you very much for all the help you’ve provided us during the course of our treatment. It’s not an easy journey; you truly made a difference and helped us along each step of the way. Thank you for answering all of our questions with patience and kindness.”
“Thanks a million for such a lovely meeting again. It’s always a welcome dose of feeling normal for us! Again thanks so much and see you again in a couple of months.”