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PCOS: Cause & Symptoms

Posted on February 28, 2019

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is a multifactorial condition, influenced by a woman’s genes, her weight and her metabolism, all in the context of a high ovarian reserve. Cysts on the ovary are not actually a bad thing – they are just eggs in their normal surrounding antral follicles. It’s just that in women with … Continue reading

PCOS and Fertility: Effects and Treatment Options

Posted on February 14, 2019

Women with PCOS who are struggling to conceive need to see a CREI fertility subspecialist as we are best equipped to help them to conceive without IVF. It is so satisfying to help women with PCOS to conceive naturally. Many women with PCOS have been traumatised by perceived implications of their diagnosis, especially relating to … 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

Fertility over 40: a struggle against the tide

Posted on June 1, 2016

It was a privilege to write this blog post for VARTA in response to the ABC Four Corners program “the baby business”. ABC’s Four Corner’s program (link is external) on 30 May started a conversation that we have to have. Having your first baby after the age of 35 is not what nature intended. IVF technology … Continue reading