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Understanding Secondary Infertility

Posted on July 6, 2020

Secondary infertility refers to when woman or a couple have conceived before naturally, but struggle when they try to extend their family. They have been fertile in the past, but something is different. Something has changed. Fertility is relative, existing on a spectrum. Both women and men are most fertile in our youth. Both male … Continue reading

How can IVF help male factor infertility?

Posted on June 22, 2020

When the main problem or a contributing problem to a couple’s infertility is an irreversible male factor concern, IVF is often the answer. In IVF, all we need is a very small number of normal sperm to help make a baby. A technique called ICSI, which stands for Intra-cytoplasmic sperm microinjection, allows an IVF scientist … Continue reading

Getting your cycle back on track after the pill

Posted on June 11, 2020

A common tale for many young women is that at some stage they will end up on the oral contraceptive pill. Statistically this is highly likely as the pill is one of the world’s most commonly used drugs. A young woman may be advised to take the pill due to painful or irregular cycles, or … Continue reading

What is retrograde ejaculation?

Posted on June 9, 2020

Retrograde ejaculation refers to where instead of sperm shooting forwards when a man orgasms and ejaculates, the sperm shoots backwards. Instead of coming out, sperm may go into a man’s bladder instead. This problem may occur if a man has had a previous spinal cord injury or is born with a spinal cord problem. It … Continue reading

Puy Lentil Soup with Parmesan Toasts

Posted on May 13, 2020

Ingredients 2 tbspn olive oil 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped Spanish onions 1 cup chopped celery 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small red chilli, finely chopped 2 x 400 g tin chopped Italian tomatoes 2 litre vegetable stock, or water 2 tbspn chopped fresh oregano 1 cup lentils du Puy (or Australian … Continue reading