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Nutrition and Fertility

Posted on December 6, 2018

Good nutrition is important to every aspect of good health. Being overweight and underweight are bad for fertility. We can optimise our chances of natural conception and success with fertility treatments by taking on the mantra “your body is a temple”. Giving our bodies the best nutrition and avoiding known may improve our chance of … Continue reading

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

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