IVF Australia Blog - Fertile Minds

One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the Virtus Health group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

Prefer video content over written? We've got you covered. Check out our Fertile Minds Youtube Channel.

*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

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PCOS

15 October 2021

Dr Raewyn Teirney discusses how her passion as a fertility specialist evolved following her own journey with breast cancer.
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Dr Raewyn Tierney

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6 October 2021

What you eat can improve, or harm, your fertility. Here’s what you need to know.
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Dr Peta Wright

Fertility Specialist

Getting pregnant with PCOS

24 September 2021

Does PCOS mean you'll struggle to get pregnant? Let's talk about it.
Dr Dave Listijono

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Dr Dave Listijono

Fertility Specialist

Baking a Baby webinar

16 August 2021

Many parents would be considering how they'll explain assisted reproduction, including donor, IVF, surrogacy and more, to their future children.
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Menstrual disorders - heavy or prolonged periods

11 August 2021

The ‘Let’s Talk about Periods’ Series explores the common menstrual disorders, by fertility specialist Dr Iris Wang.
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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

Donor conception baby

1 August 2021

Today's Fertile Minds article discusses donor conception - the process, privacy regulations in Australia, legislation and more.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

Menstrual disorders explained

1 July 2021

In this Fertile Minds article, we talk menstrual disorders and their affect on fertility - from irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods and more.
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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

Destigmatising Assisted Reproduction

26 May 2021

One of the world’s first ‘IVFlings’, Rebecca Featherstone, shares her insight into how far we’ve come in destigmatising assisted reproduction in Australia.
Rebecca Featherstone

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Rebecca Featherstone

Relationship Manager

Kate Munnings, Group CEO

12 May 2021

Kate Munnings has enjoyed her role as Group CEO of Virtus Health for just over a year - here are her reflections on the industry and how far we've come.
Kate Munnings

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Kate Munnings

Group CEO, Virtus Health

Mother's day

5 May 2021

Mother's Day can be difficult if you're struggling with infertility. Read the advice from a fertility counsellor on ways to cope, on our blog.
Melissa Stephens

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Melissa Stephens

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

22 March 2021

Essential oils are viewed as safe and natural, but recent research suggests some may be hazardous. Are essential oils safe if you're trying to conceive?
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Virtus Health

OneLab IVF innovation

9 March 2021

Learn about the recent innovations in IVF laboratories, and the strategy set to achieve increased pregnancy success for patients
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Virtus Health