Community Guidelines


The IVF Network’s mission is to provide a safe, inclusive space for people to connect and share stories about their IVF journey. We provide access to resources through our broadcasts and network of fertility experts. 

Our utmost priority is the safety of our community and we recognise how important it is to feel safe online. In order to ensure this, please read and adopt the following guidelines to maintain a safe and respectful community for everyone. If your content breaches our Guidelines, you may lose access to The IVF Network.

Contents of guidelines

  • What our community is about
  • What you agree to when signing up
  • Safety tips

What our community is about

1. Meaningful connections

Finding connections through shared experiences remind us we're not alone. Listen, support, and share to nurture these purposeful connections.

2. Inclusivity

Having a diverse community with varied walks of life and content is celebrated. This helps every individual feel seen, heard, and welcome on the platform. Our community welcomes non-binary identified, cis, and trans women and men. 

3. Goodwill and honesty

The IVF Network aims to foster a trustworthy and safe environment. Help create a safe space by treating each other with kindness and being respectful of others' opinions and experiences.

4. Respectful conversations

The IVF Network provides a space for sharing experiences throughout the IVF journey, and connecting with others who can relate. As a place where people dare to be vulnerable, please be honest and keep a respectful tone. 

What you agree to when signing up

All of our members must agree and adhere to the following:

1. Respect the privacy of others

Sharing other members' information and/or content outside of The IVF Network is strictly forbidden.

2. Hateful behavior

We have a zero-tolerance policy for any content that contains hate speech. This includes (but is not limited to) content that attacks, threatens, incites violence against, or otherwise dehumanizes an individual or group across:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Socioeconomic status

3. Spamming

Do not spam. This entails posting several images or copy in a short period of time, copying and pasting the same comments on different posts, or sending inappropriate private messages. Duplicate and shared accounts are not permitted.

4. Plagiarism

We encourage everyone to create and share original content. Any content that infringes upon someone else’s intellectual property rights without credit is not allowed on The IVF Network.

5. Misinformation and medical advice

While we encourage respectful conversations about meaningful subjects, we don’t permit content that is inaccurate, false and causes harm to our community, such as misinformation about IVF medications. Sharing tips and treatment options from your own experience is allowed. 

6. Graphic images and sensitive content

Any graphic or inappropriate content such as pictures with visible internal organs, genitalia, pornographic images or sexually explicit content is forbidden.

7. Advertising

The IVF Network is an ad-free platform. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Buying or selling items
  • Promoting or offering wish lists or ‘gifting’ sites
  • Requesting payment or linking to payment websites
  • Requests for financial aid or via external websites (eg. Cash App or GoFundMe)
  • Posts about raising money on behalf of other individuals
  • Promoting social media accounts for the purpose of recruitment

8. Reporting inappropriate behavior

Reporting inappropriate behavior seen on The IVF Network helps keep the community safe. To create the best possible community experience, please report anyone that breaches these guidelines. The IVF Network does not tolerate intentional and repeated misuse of the reporting function, such as submitting reports due to personal disagreements or false reporting.

If you have any questions about our Community Guidelines or our Reporting Process, please get in touch.

Safety tips

Here are 4 tips to keep in mind in order to feel safe in the community:

1. Do not share anything you're uncomfortable having others see

IVF can be an intimate and sensitive topic. There is never any pressure to share anything you don’t want to. The IVF Network is a place to connect and share what you feel comfortable with sharing.  

2. Do not share personal information
Do not share sensitive information such as:

  • Address
  • ID
  • Social Security number or National Insurance number
  • Passport or driving license
  • Bank details
  • Where your hospital is
  • Who your doctor is

It is your responsibility to decide what type of details/information you share with the people you connect with.

3. Ask for permission to share pictures of anyone else

If you’re uploading pictures of another person, make sure to ask for and receive permission from them first, regardless if they’re members of The IVF Network or not.

4. Recruitment of members or data

Recruiting members for personal or business use is forbidden without consulting The IVF Network and being given explicit permission from us.

For all partnerships enquiries, please contact us. We reserve the right to remove any content indicating this type of unsolicited search or recruitment.