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When to start thinking about IVF

Posted on January 3, 2019

One in 6 Australian couples need help to conceive. Many ultimately turn to IVF. Success rates in IVF are at their best when performed in the best hands (ultimately by a CREI subspecialist) in the best laboratory (yes the IVF lab quality, and investment in staff training, equipment, technology and materials can make a huge … Continue reading

IVF Babies Just as Healthy as others

Posted on December 20, 2018

Reassuringly IVF babies are healthy as infants and as young adults The first IVF baby born (ever) has just turned 40. IVF is a technology that was such an amazing leap forward, such a game changer for couples with infertility, that it was adopted to mainstream practice remarkably quickly after being developed in the late … Continue reading

Are fertility issues hereditary?

Posted on November 7, 2018

Some fertility issues are genetic.  Genetic diseases usually run in families, but some can occur for the first time in an individual and from then can be passed down to their future children. Here are some examples of common and rare genetic causes of infertility. Endometriosis While not the only risk factor, endometriosis is 7 … 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

Artificial intelligence in IVF: Meet Ivy

Posted on August 31, 2018

Melbourne IVF as a part of Virtus Health are leading the field by leaps and bounds, introducing the world’s most technological advanced tools to select successful embryos, making healthy babies. Known as “Ivy” the new method uses computer generated artificial intelligence to analyse every moment of embryo development within the Embryoscope Plus video surveillance incubator. … Continue reading