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Artificial intelligence in IVF: Meet Ivy

Posted on August 31, 2018

Melbourne IVF as a part of Virtus Health are leading the field by leaps and bounds, introducing the world’s most technological advanced tools to select successful embryos, making healthy babies. Known as “Ivy” the new method uses computer generated artificial intelligence to analyse every moment of embryo development within the Embryoscope Plus video surveillance incubator. … Continue reading

Preconception screening

Posted on May 13, 2018

The 2018 Australia Budget has announced a $500 million dollar investment in preconception genetic screening. This is an area of reproductive medicine that I am passionate about and which was the subject of my PhD, which I completed through the University of Sydney with a year of study conducted overseas at the famous and beautiful … Continue reading

Myth 3: Egg collection is simple

Posted on April 30, 2018

Egg collection is a precise, delicate, transvaginal procedure, where a needle is passed through the roof of the vagina, directly into both ovaries to collect your eggs. While it is possible to collect eggs under local anaesthesia, a true sedation anaesthetic is definitely superior, both in terms of patient comfort, and also allowing your surgeon … Continue reading

A modern holistic approach to fertility management

Posted on April 28, 2018

Women’s Health Melbourne take a modern holistic approach to fertility management. To achieve your best chance of IVF success, we support optimising every aspect of your health, including your mental health and wellbeing.   Dr Raelia Lew strongly believes that being able to diffuse stress, and to consciously be kind to yourself will not only … Continue reading

Myth 2: The process of egg freezing is easy

Posted on April 12, 2018

From a doctor’s point of view, the process is relatively easy, but many of my patients tell me certain elements of treatment can be stressful. It is hard for some people to be able to self administer injected medication. This can be a big psychological hurdle. Reassuringly most women overcome initial nervousness and cope well. … Continue reading