Knocked Up Podcast – Counselling

Posted on March 19, 2020

In today’s episode we discuss how counselling can provide invaluable support to individuals and couples that are struggling with infertility. We are joined by Dr Hayley Matic is a psychologist and infertility counsellor based at the Mindroom, Melbourne. Hayley has a doctorate in health psychology and specialises in infertility, pregnancy loss and surrogacy.  

Boosting immunity for Pre-Conception and Pregnancy

Posted on March 17, 2020

Heading into the winter months, coupled with concerns around COVID-19, ensuring a strong immune system is high on everyone’s priority list.  As a naturopath I’ve been trained to look at things in a holistic manner. When it comes to wellness and immune health I think about this in two ways – how can I boost … Continue reading

Sperm Extraction and Andrology

Sperm Extraction In order to analyse the health of a man’s semen, sperm must be extracted. Sperm can be extracted in many ways with the most common method involving the collection of a freshly ejaculated sample. A sperm sample is then taken to a laboratory for investigation under a microscope to determine the number, shape, … Continue reading

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


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