Knocked Up Podcast – Looking After Your Mental Health with Dr Hayley Matic

Posted on 19 March 2020

In today’s episode we discuss how counselling can provide invaluable support to individuals and couples that are struggling with infertility. We are joined by Dr Hayley Matic is a psychologist and infertility counsellor based at the Mindroom, Melbourne. Hayley has a doctorate in health psychology and specialises in infertility, pregnancy loss and surrogacy. Find more … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Genetic Testing and Family Planning

Posted on 16 January 2020

At Women’s Health Melbourne, we’re often asked about pregnancy and genetic testing. Who needs genetic screening? When should it happen? What conditions, diseases and genetic mutations should you be tested for? How do the results impact your family planning? (And how do genes work, anyway?) This is a personal issue that can feel scary and … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV

Posted on 20 December 2019

What is the cervix, exactly? How do cancer cells develop there? What can we do to help prevent that from happening? And how can we detect abnormalities as early as possible? We’ll discuss all that and more in this episode of Knocked Up, including the strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer; the difference between … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Your Vaginal Microbiome and Your Fertility

Posted on 12 November 2019

You’ve probably heard of the “microbiome” – it’s the ecological community of all the different microorganisms that inhabit the human body, and we typically refer to it when we talk about our gut health. But did you know that we also have flora in our vagina and genital tracts? Our vaginal microbiome can impact our … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Pregnancy and Health Literacy With Dr Preeya Alexander

Posted on 29 October 2019

We chat with Dr Preeya Alexander, a GP based in Melbourne with a passion for preventative medicine and health literacy. On her website and Instagram account (@thewholesomedoctor), she shares evidence-based health information in a fun, engaging manner. We discuss the importance of vaccines and health literacy; how your GP can help you prepare for pregnancy … Continue reading