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How is male infertility diagnosed?

Posted on 1 June 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

Holistic Fertility Support

Posted on 15 April 2020

For some women trying for a baby comes with great challenges, involving many months or even years trying to conceive. This struggle eventually leads many women to seek support. In order to have a great chance of success on this journey, it is key to have supportive practitioners with you along the way. There are … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast – What Is Infertility?

Posted on 9 April 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 17 March 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 30 January 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