Understanding donor conception

Posted on September 29, 2020

Donor egg and donor sperm conception are avenues both single women and couples contemplate and commonly use to have families using Assisted Reproductive Technologies like IVF. Most women and couples contemplating fertility treatment would choose to use their own eggs and sperm. However, there are lots of circumstances when having a baby the old fashioned … Continue reading

Fertility Treatments in 2020

Posted on September 14, 2020

This year, Candice Reed, the first IVF baby born in Australia has turned 40. IVF is now an every day term, but this amazing technology has changed so much since the late 1970’s when IVF pioneers discovered how eggs and sperm could be fertilized outside of the human body to help women and couples to … Continue reading

How Much Do You Know About Your Cycle

Posted on September 1, 2020

Around 15 years ago I started delving further into the topic of fertility education. After studying a Health Science Degree, and having had periods for over 10 years of my life, I realised there was still so much that I didn’t know. I was totally amazed by what I learnt and the sophistication of the … Continue reading

Can Acupuncture Reduce Stress during IVF and Fertility Treatment?

Posted on August 20, 2020

Couples undergoing fertility treatments experience immense amounts of stress and anxiety. It is a common reason for taking a break or stopping treatment altogether. Based on research, coupled with my clinical experience, I can honestly say that acupuncture does help reduce the stress associated with the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride of fertility treatments. Research … Continue reading

Donor Conception and Surrogacy Lawyers! Why do you need them?

Posted on August 16, 2020

At Women’s Health Melbourne, we know that beautiful families are formed in many ways. We are experts at assisting couples requiring donor sperm and donor egg conception and gestational surrogacy for same sex male couples and women who cannot carry a pregnancy. While we manage the medical side, there are legal questions too. Deanna Elsner … Continue reading