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A modern holistic approach to fertility management

Posted on April 28, 2018

Women’s Health Melbourne take a modern holistic approach to fertility management. To achieve your best chance of IVF success, we support optimising every aspect of your health, including your mental health and wellbeing.   Dr Raelia Lew strongly believes that being able to diffuse stress, and to consciously be kind to yourself will not only … Continue reading

What is endometriosis?

Posted on March 8, 2017

Endometriosis is a condition which causes inflammation and scarring throughout the female pelvis. It still a poorly understood condition. It is progressive over time and can compromise fertility and also impact IVF outcomes. Endometriosis can be silent, or can present as painful periods, painful sex or infertility.   What are the forms of endometriosis? Endometriosis … Continue reading

Link between depression and the contraceptive pill?

Posted on October 16, 2016

A Danish study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry has suggested that there may be a link between depression and the oral contraceptive pill. Many women may take a study like this at face value and be understandable concerned. How was this study done? The study looked at whether women who had used … Continue reading

The Zika Virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

Posted on August 4, 2016

Internationally, in Brazil and elsewhere, women who were infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy have had babies born with severe birth defects. A big concern has been microcephaly, where a baby’s head and brain remain very small and fail to develop properly. Affected babies are likely to suffer severe developmental disabilities and may … Continue reading

Does caffeine affect fertility?

Posted on July 25, 2016

Chocolate, cappuccinos, tea, tiramisu… a lot of us love our daily caffeine fix! But how does caffeine affect fertility and is it safe for pregnancy? In Melbourne, the home of great coffee, a daily strong latte is pretty much the norm. The average woman consumes 100mg of caffeine each day, with the top 10% of … Continue reading