Mount Gambier Library will host a live event with embryologist and fertility educator Lucy Lines at 7:00pm on Tuesday 14 September 2021 for the launch of ‘Achieving Parenthood; The struggles are real, the hope is eternal’.
Achieving Parenthood is a collaborative book of 13 heartfelt journeys from everyday people who share their stories of miscarriage, infertility, adoption, loss, surrogacy and donor options. Lucy’s own story ‘Making Babies’ is chapter one, covering her career highs in fertility breakthroughs, then follows her own bitter disappointment of trying to conceive and her tragic losses.
“Lucy has spent years helping the dreams of thousands of would-be parents become reality. On a personal level, she knows firsthand the heartache, stress, anger and anxiety of the fertility rollercoaster,” Acting Library Manager Kristi Brooks said.
Lucy now has two beautiful children with her husband and calls Mount Gambier home where she continues to support and help couples with independent fertility support and IVF information through her business, Two Lines Fertility.
Despite all my knowledge and hands on experience working clinically, and helping create thousands of families, building my own family was nowhere near as easy as I thought it would be. - Embryologist and fertility educator Lucy Lines
Achieving Parenthood is compiled by author, speaker and fertility advocate Kellie Harriden who wanted to reach and help as many people as possible.
“They say everyone has a story; in the world of infertility, truer words have not been spoken. The fertility journey is often a lonely one to travel, and many people suffer in silence. I compiled Achieving Parenthood to help break the silence – you are not alone,” Kellie said.
“With one in six Australian couples facing infertility, these stories may unknowingly help you, your sibling, your friend or colleague or your partner. This is also a celebration for all the brave contributors of the book in their mission to help break the silence of suffering alone.”
The event is free, however bookings are encouraged via the Mount Gambier Library on 08 8721 2540 or online at www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/library under ‘Programs and Events’.
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on 08 8721 2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org