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Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Subspecialty (CREI)

Posted on August 28, 2017

When I embarked on my career as a fertility specialist, I decided early on that I wanted to attain the highest level of specialist qualification possible in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the CREI (Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). Despite its importance, the relevance of choosing a CREI subspecialist to manage complex … Continue reading

Could Vegemite prevent miscarriage?

Posted on August 13, 2017

Australian researchers in Sydney have published work in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirming a link between niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency and an increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects. We have known for a long time that dietary supplementation can reduce risks of certain problems in pregnancy. A well known example is folate, … Continue reading

Vitamins, Antioxidants and Sperm – what might help you get pregnant?

Posted on July 24, 2017

Sperm problems can be multifactorial, and many times can remain unexplained. It is accepted that oxidative stress has negative effects on sperm quality and function, through increased DNA fragmentation, reduced motility (swimming ability) and by increasing the percentage of sperm with abnormal morphology (sperm shape and structure). Many studies have reported beneficial effects of antioxidant … Continue reading

What is tubal flushing?

Posted on June 5, 2017

Tubal flushing is when a doctor uses a liquid medium to pass fluid under pressure through the fallopian tubes to ensure that these structures are open or patent. A hysterosalpingogram (known as an HSG) is a form of X-ray that can be used to document tubal flushing. More intensive tubal flushing is often performed by … Continue reading

Getting pregnant: When is the BEST time to have sex?

Posted on May 7, 2017

What and when is my fertile window? Your fertile window is days during your menstrual cycle where it is possible for you to get pregnant. Women usually have a relatively short fertile window around the time where a mature egg or oocyte is released (ovulation). The egg can only be fertilized (by sperm, to make … Continue reading