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Knocked Up Podcast – What is the AMH test?

Posted on June 7, 2020

Anti-Mullerian Hormone is a measure of the ovarian reserve. And what that means is it’s a way of understanding what the ovary is capable of. And in terms of certainly IVF treatment and egg freezing, where we stimulate the ovary to try and induce the development of multiple eggs in the same month, the AMH can indicate how many eggs might be available … Continue reading

How is male infertility diagnosed?

Posted on June 1, 2020

It is hard for men to be motivated to have a sperm test as many falsely believe that all fertility problems relate to the female. This is very far from true, but unless a man has a sperm test, there is no way to know. A sperm test involves a bit of preparation. You will … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast – What Is Infertility?

Posted on April 9, 2020

Let’s start at the very beginning – What is infertility? Providing the answers to your questions is Dr Raelia Lew from Women’s Health Melbourne. Raelia is a gynaecologist & infertility expert with dual qualifications – FRANZCOG and CREI. Don’t worry, she’s very good at explaining what that means. Raelia is an expert in male and … Continue reading

Sperm Extraction and Andrology

Posted on March 17, 2020

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

MTHFR – WTF?

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