IVF Australia Blog - Fertile Minds

We would like to share our knowledge to educate and support those looking to grow their families. Our Virtus Health fertility network consists of IVFAustraliaMelbourne IVFQueensland FertilityGroupTasIVF and Virtus Fertility Centre.

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. Patient care, scientific and clinical leadership and a passion for making a difference to people’s lives is always at the forefront of our minds.

We bring together leading doctors, scientists, researchers, nurses and operational staff to provide the highest quality of care across the full range of reproductive and fertility issues. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the 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.

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Miscarriage_Couple

29 October 2020

Struggling to conceive is enough, but maintaining relationships while undergoing the ups and downs of fertility treatment has its own set of challenges.
Dr Joseph Sgroi

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Dr Joseph Sgroi

sperm donation

22 October 2020

Who uses it? Who donates it? And what’s involved? Here is everything you wanted to know about this unique and common way of starting a family.
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Virtus Health

Couple holding hands

15 October 2020

As someone who has experienced miscarriage, how do you navigate sharing the news with your own loved ones.
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Virtus Health

woman and baby

10 October 2020

Let's explore the potential issues for women in their forties who are planning to have a child.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

looking at the sunset

28 September 2020

If you have a male partner and are thinking about starting a family, it’s important to be aware of how male infertility could affect your journey.
Dr Hossam Elzeiny

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Dr Hossam Elzeiny

contraception

26 September 2020

If you’re just starting out or have been trying for a while, let our combined fertility expertise guide your path to pregnancy. Read more on our blog.
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Dr Juliette Koch

couple with fire

25 September 2020

15%t of couples have difficulty conceiving, with most cases able to be helped by some form of fertility treatment. Read more about infertility on our blog.
Dr Joseph Sgroi

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Dr Joseph Sgroi

Clock image fertility

19 September 2020

Australian women are increasingly turning to egg freezing to protect their fertility
Dr Manuela Toledo

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Dr Manuela Toledo

AMH test - is it reliable?

8 September 2020

AMH test can give you an indication of your ovarian reserve compared to other women of a similar age
Dr Raelia Lew

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Dr Raelia Lew

men's fertility and age

4 September 2020

It’s common knowledge that women’s fertility decreases with age, but recent studies have indicated that the biological clock is a reality for both sexes.
Dr Shane Higgins

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Dr Shane Higgins

salt and tuna

16 August 2020

importance of iodine in preconception health and pregnancy
Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam

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Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam

weighing scale

13 August 2020

impact of weight on conception and pregnancy
 Dr Robert Lahoud

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Dr Robert Lahoud