So-called ‘Fertility Drip’ is removed from sale following criticism
A company which marketed a ‘Fertility Drip’ to women has now stopped selling the treatment, since the British Pregnancy Advisory Service has said that there is no proof that the drip would boost fertility.
Get a Drip, a ‘wellness’ company, offers various IV drip treatments including a ‘Detox Drip’ (£125), ‘The Beauty Drip’ (£175) and the ‘Slim Drip’ (£250). The ‘Fertility Drip’ had a £250 price tag.
The company has been criticised for exploiting women’s desperation, in the knowledge that women who long to start a family will often be willing to spend money on alternative treatments in the hope that they will boost their chances of conceiving.
The company has apologised for ‘insensitivity’ in marketing this product, but has defended the virtues of the vitamins and minerals contained in the drip.
If you and your partner are having fertility issues, it can be an incredibly isolating and worrying time. Mainstream fertility treatment is not only physically demanding, but it can also put your finances under a great deal of strain. This is why it’s so important for the medical community to be vigilant in calling out treatments such as the Fertility Drip, helping to ensure that women are making sound treatment choices.