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Top 5 reasons why you should see a RANZCOG certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility expert as your fertility specialist.

Posted on February 10, 2020

Becoming sub-specialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) is a comprehensive and rigorous process which requires the following accredited training from the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: A medical degree from a university (MBBS or MD) General medical Registration from AHPRA, achieved after at least 2 years supervised clinical … Continue reading

MTHFR – WTF?

Posted on January 30, 2020

What is the MTHFR gene and what does it do? MTHFR stands for Methyl-Tetra- Hydro- Folate Reductase. It is an enzyme: a protein that catalyzes a chemical reaction in our body, converting folate to (as the name implies) methyl-tetra-hydro-folate.  It has become known colloquially (a little unfairly) as the mother-f#$%er gene. The MTHFR gene is … Continue reading

The breast cancer gene BRCA and IVF

Posted on November 27, 2019

What is a gene? A gene is described as the “unit of inheritance”. What it actually refers to is a region of our DNA that codes for a specific protein. In other words, it is a page in our DNA instruction manual. Our DNA code, made up of genes, arranged in chromosomes, contains the instructions … Continue reading

Foods To Increase Fertility

Posted on November 13, 2019

These days we have a HUGE amount of scientific research telling us which nutrients are important for fertility: Omega 3 Fatty acids, folate, zinc, selenium, iron, vitamin E, just to name a few! But we eat FOOD, not nutrients, so part of my job as dietitian is helping translate this scientific research into to practical … Continue reading

Why Do Couples With Infertility Need To Have A Karyotype Done?

Karyotype testing for men and women suffering infertility can provide extremely useful information that helps your doctor to get to the bottom of your problem. Karyotypes can diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, a cause of infertility that is relatively common and underappreciated. Where a karyotype is normal, a certain set of problems are ruled out, allowing us … Continue reading