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Illnesses that may be affecting your fertility

Posted on October 25, 2018

There are lots of medical conditions that affect fertility. Some are obvious, others silent. Here are a few you may not have thought about because symptoms can be hard to read or seem unconnected. Endometriosis When women think about endometriosis, we think about severe period pain.  However for a large number of women with milder … Continue reading

Myth busting: Fertility when coming off the pill

Posted on October 11, 2018

Myths and legends have a way of staying with use, even when they have no basis in truth. A lot of women worry that the pill might be doing bad things to their fertility. A lot of women think that we need to stop the pill a long time before trying to get pregnant because … Continue reading

Artificial intelligence in IVF: Meet Ivy

Posted on August 31, 2018

Melbourne IVF as a part of Virtus Health are leading the field by leaps and bounds, introducing the world’s most technological advanced tools to select successful embryos, making healthy babies. Known as “Ivy” the new method uses computer generated artificial intelligence to analyse every moment of embryo development within the Embryoscope Plus video surveillance incubator. … Continue reading

Preconception screening

Posted on May 13, 2018

The 2018 Australia Budget has announced a $500 million dollar investment in preconception genetic screening. This is an area of reproductive medicine that I am passionate about and which was the subject of my PhD, which I completed through the University of Sydney with a year of study conducted overseas at the famous and beautiful … Continue reading

Myth 3: Egg collection is simple

Posted on April 30, 2018

Egg collection is a precise, delicate, transvaginal procedure, where a needle is passed through the roof of the vagina, directly into both ovaries to collect your eggs. While it is possible to collect eggs under local anaesthesia, a true sedation anaesthetic is definitely superior, both in terms of patient comfort, and also allowing your surgeon … Continue reading