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

The real cost of cut-price IVF

Posted on February 25, 2017

When you are considering going through IVF treatment to help you have your first baby or to grow your family – cost is of course a consideration. However, the up-front financial costs of IVF treatment are by no means the only costs you should consider.   Having your own specialist Choosing a cut-price, no frills … Continue reading

In Vitro Maturation: Australian and Belgian Scientists lead the way

Posted on August 30, 2016

Blog post for VARTA by Dr Raelia Lew Last week, Australian and Belgian scientists announced exciting results in the field of IVM (In Vitro Maturation of human eggs). IVM has been around for some time. The breakthrough comes from the development of culture medium containing growth factors that make IVM 50% more successful than in … Continue reading