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Healthy Sperm: Myths, Truths and Missing Links

Posted on December 15, 2017

When you and your partner are trying to conceive, you want to give your baby the best start in life. From a man’s perspective, that means achieving the best sperm health. There is a lot said in the media about sperm. This article is to clarify what may be a myth, what we know to … Continue reading

Low Cost Egg Freezing: Bargain or bad deal?

Posted on November 1, 2017

Oocyte cryopreservation by vitrification, otherwise known as egg freezing is an emerging technology with a lot of potential. At its best, egg freezing may help more women to realize dreams of motherhood after the age of 35, when the social desire to have children remains despite a steep decline in natural fertility. At worst it … Continue reading

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