A YORKSHIRE mum who battled through four rounds of IVF to conceive her second child will speak at a major fertility event this weekend.

Helen Davies, 43 of South Newbald, near Market Weighton, will be one of the headline speakers at the National Fertility Show at London's Olympia as part of National Fertility Awareness Week.

The event, on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, was set up by Fertility Network UK and Helen will talk about her experience of conceiving her second child through four rounds of IVF, at a cost of £20,000.

Helen has written a book entitled More Love To Give about secondary infertility, runs a support website, a Facebook group with more than 300 members, and is a regular contributor to Fertility Road Magazine.

After writing her book, Helen decided to pay to publish it herself, as publishers told her they doubted it would reach an audience, but she was determined to raise the profile of secondary infertility - when a woman is unable to conceive or carry her second child to term.

Helen said: "Last year I was extremely frustrated that the subject of secondary infertility wasn’t even featured on the programme for the Fertility Show so to be personally invited to share a stage with Zita West and speak about this little known condition is a huge step and one I’m extremely proud of.

"There are a great many couples struggling to have more children, with no financial support, little support and very little understanding as secondary infertility is really the black sheep of the fertility world. People feel 'you are lucky to have one' and the stigmas and criticism are greatly upsetting. I am passionate about raising the profile of secondary infertility and beyond thrilled to have it feature on a national stage."