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PRP and the thin endometrium

Posted on 4 July 2022

Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) is a difficult condition to treat in IVF. Recurrent implantation failure may be caused by poor endometrial quality, However, other causes may have little or nothing to do with endometrial receptivity such as low blastocyst competence, Another cause of implantation failure is asynchronicity between embryo and endometrium – when these cells … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Hormones

Posted on 21 June 2022

What is a hormone? Hormones are messenger molecules produced by a body tissue, that are subsequently released, and travel to another site to produce an effect. In the classical endocrine system, hormones are secreted and travel to their destination via the blood stream. We now know that hormones can have more local effects to. Autocrine … Continue reading

What is a Long Down-Regulation (long Down Reg) IVF cycle?

Posted on 2 June 2022

Ovarian down regulation is a term used by doctors to describe suppression of natural cyclic ovarian activity. In IVF (Invitro fertilisation), down-regulation can be used to “turn off” the ovaries before starting the process of controlled ovarian stimulation.  Goals are to better control and co-ordinate egg maturation during IVF treatment. Medications used to down regulate … Continue reading

Sperm retrieval for people with spinal cord injury (SCI)

Posted on 26 May 2022

Women’s Health Melbourne can support you and your partner to conceive in the context of SCI. Common concerns include experiencing difficulty maintaining an erection long enough to have penetrative intercourse Difficulty ejaculating (releasing semen) during orgasm or retrograde ejaculation (backwards towards the bladder). Inflammation or infection that can interfere with sperm function Sperm production concerns … Continue reading

The Five Main Reasons We Order Laboratory Tests

Posted on 4 May 2022

Women’s Health Melbourne doctors and health care providers order laboratory tests for five main reasons: To diagnose a condition – for example to understand the reasons a couple suffer infertility. To understand an individual’s medical risks – for example genetic screening tests. To see assess if a proposed or enacted treatment has been or will … Continue reading