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Illnesses that may be affecting your fertility

Posted on 25 October 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 28 April 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 8 March 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 16 October 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 4 August 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