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Getting pregnant: When is the BEST time to have sex?

Posted on May 1, 2019

What and when is my fertile window? Your fertile window is days during your menstrual cycle where it is possible for you to get pregnant. Women usually have a relatively short fertile window around the time where a mature egg or oocyte is released (ovulation). The egg can only be fertilised (by sperm, to make … Continue reading

When should you freeze your eggs

Posted on April 11, 2019

If you are going to freeze you eggs – do it as early as you can Younger eggs are healthier The younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the better their quality and the more likely that one of them will be able to make a baby. An ideal age is under 30, but … Continue reading

Can you drink during egg freezing?

Posted on March 28, 2019

This is a question patients ask me all the time. There have never been any clinical trials on this subject so the following advice is based on my (expert) opinion. There is no reason that completely abstaining from alcohol during egg freezing treatment is necessary. A social glass of wine here and there will not … Continue reading

Is egg freezing painful? Is it safe?

Posted on March 14, 2019

Egg freezing is an amazing technology. At Women’s Health Melbourne, we are committed not only to achieving a woman’s best possible outcome through egg freezing, but also in minimising the impact that treatment has on her life. There are some elements of egg freezing that can be uncomfortable, but the experience is not painful for … Continue reading

PCOS: Cause & Symptoms

Posted on February 28, 2019

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is a multifactorial condition, influenced by a woman’s genes, her weight and her metabolism, all in the context of a high ovarian reserve. Cysts on the ovary are not actually a bad thing – they are just eggs in their normal surrounding antral follicles. It’s just that in women with … Continue reading