When to Consider Fertility Testing and What to Expect
Fertility testing gives you a chance to understand your body better and what it needs to provide you with the best possible chance at starting a family. There is no right or wrong point in your journey to begin fertility testing. Some will choose to start fertility testing after a few months of trying to conceive, and others decide to wait a little longer.
Endometriosis: What is it and how can it impact fertility?
Endometriosis is a medical condition that has received much news coverage recently. The disease process involves the abnormal growth of tissue similar to the lining (endometrium) of the uterine cavity outside the womb (uterus). A related condition is when that abnormal tissue grows inside the muscle wall of the uterus (adenomyosis).
PCOS and Fertility
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common conditions in reproductive aged women. It is important as it can affect 8-13% of women and importantly, 70% of women that have this condition are undiagnosed. This is of significance as this condition can have detrimental effects to women over their lifetimes, as it does not just affect fertility.
The Vital Link Between Diet and Women's Health
In a world that's constantly evolving, women's health remains an essential topic of discussion. From reproductive health to overall wellbeing, it's clear that women have unique needs that deserve attention and care. One crucial aspect of women's health that often takes centre stage is their diet. As a seasoned practitioner and advocate for women's wellness, I'm excited to delve into the significant impact that diet can have on women's health.
Grant Awarded for Research into Mitochondrial Donation
Monash IVF researchers in collaboration with Monash University have been awarded a $15 million medical research grant to help establish an Australian-first clinical program to investigate a lifesaving technique known as mitochondrial donation or ‘three-person IVF’.
Time To Focus On Male Fertility This Men's Health Week
Male fertility is more common than many men realise. Male fertility problems could include low sperm count, erectile dysfunction or blockages - many of these male fertility issues are treatable with expert help, allowing men to go on to have healthy children.
NSW Government Rebate For Patients Undergoing IVF In NSW
IVF in NSW has just become easier. On Sunday 29 May 2022, NSW Government announced an $80 million package to support people undergoing IVF in NSW, including IVF rebates. Here’s an overview of what was announced and what it means for you when accessing IVF in NSW.
Top 5 things you need to know about genetic carrier screening
Genetic carrier screening assesses your chance of having a child with a single gene condition. If you are planning to have a baby one day, we suggest you consider genetic carrier screening. If you don’t know too much about genetic carrier screening – here are the top five things you need to know to help you decide if genetic carrier screening is right for you.
Genetic screening is not about designer babies - it's about choice
Dr Tristan Hardy discusses the importance of genetic screening to provide patients with choice, sharing his experience supporting patients that are carriers of serious genetic conditions as they navigate their options for conceiving.
Medicare Rebates For Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
Medicare rebates for preimplantation genetic testing of embryos will be introduced to the Medicare Benefits Schedule on 1 November 2021. In this blog post, Dr Tristan Hardy discusses the significance of more affordable preimplantation genetic testing for IVF patients.