NISIG support group meetings are held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Portlaoise, to offer support and information at every stage of your journey. All members and non members welcome.


Being a member of NISIG and attending our support group meetings gives you access to support at every stage of the journey and connection to others in a similar place.

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Helen Browne with Ciara Kelly on Childlessness Week

NISIG Co-Founder Helen Browne talks to Newstalk's Dr Ciara Kelly about her journey and World Childlessness Week.

Westmeath Fine Gael Candidate on being a surrogate

Becky Loftus Dore, Fine Gael election candidate from Westmeath, speaks to the Irish Times about her experience as a surrogate in Ireland. You can read the article here:...

Lunchtime Live with Ciara Kelly focuses on infertility the week of 27th May

Tune in to Newstalk Radio for the Lunchtime Live Show, from 12:00 - 14:00 this week, starting May 27th 2019. Ciara Kelly talks fertility with those on the journey, as well as...

Together FM to speak with NISIG Saturday June 1st at 1pm

Join Grainne Toher in the afternoon on Saturday, June 1st, as she interviews Bryan Hickson, Vice Chair of NISIG, about support, options and services available to those facing...

Discussion around donor anonymity/non-anonymity on Pat Kenny Show, May 22nd

On May 22nd, Dr. John Waterstone, Medical Director of Waterstone Clinic, spoke with Pat Kenny about the issue of donor anonymity/non-anonymity, the legal parentage of donor...

Private Consultations with Circle Surrogacy, USA on June 24th and 25th in Dublin

Private consultations are now available to learn more about surrogacy and egg donation in the United States.  Dates: Monday, June 24, 2019 and Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in...

Surrogacy and Egg Donor Seminar in Dublin June 30th

Join Families Through Surrogacy at the Dublin summer Surrogacy & Egg Donor Seminar on Sunday 30th June.  International experts from EmbryoClinic (Greece) & Fertility...

Surrogacy highlighted on Pat Kenny Show April 4th

On April 4th, 2019, Aideen Finnegan of Newstalk radio interviewed Annette Hickey of Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors, and 2 parents through surrogacy. The segment highlights...

Institut Marquès to hold Fertility Information Day, March 23rd 2019

Fertility Information Day Could you have fertility issues? Have you been through various failed IVF cycles? Let’s talk about solutions! Where: Beacon Hotel (Sandyford /...

NISIG Support Group Meeting in Dublin April 13th 2019

NISIG will hold a Dublin General Support Group Meeting on the 13th April from 10am - 12pm. All Welcome. Please contact NISIG for further details.

Support Meetings

It is very important that you contact NISIG if you wish to attend any meeting as venue and dates are subject to change.

Fertility Treatments

Most people should consult a doctor after a year of trying to conceive unsuccessfully. 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.

National Infertility Support and Information Group

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.

NISIG 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

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.

Support Meetings

Bi-monthly meetings are held throughout Ireland.


Your donation can enable us to support others who are facing reproductive challenges.

Infertility Can Be An Isolating and Lonely Experience

We attended several general support meetings and it was so helpful and reassuring for us to talk in a safe space with others also ‘in the trenches.’

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.

The support of NISIG as we moved on to donor conception was key to our understanding and acceptance of this path – the facilitated donor support meetings contributed greatly.

I have formed a number of close friendships with couples I have met through NISIG and am grateful beyond words for these.

It was like a breath of fresh air amidst the suffocation that is infertility. Through the connections we made, we found the strength to keep trying and would not have our amazing family if it weren’t for the sense of support and community we found in NISIG.

I found the NISIG meetings very informative. It was good to hear other people’s experiences about clinics and what treatments worked and didn’t work for them.  It’s also a good place to share and connect with couples who are going thru the same process. A place to let go and be open and not be judged.

I liked how warm and authentic the afternoon was. This is an intangible quality. It really felt like a community – and this was only my first NISIG event!

It was a revelation and so normalising, to learn that ALL KINDS of families use donors, for all kinds of reasons.

To have somebody I can telephone anytime I feel low and need to chat with who understands what I am going through is overwhelming, thank you…

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