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

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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

woman in office

7 August 2020

Compared with our mothers, the modern-day woman is more likely to be working, travelling, more educated and financially independent than ever before.
Written by Dr Michael Flynn

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Dr Michael Flynn

women on Hammock

5 August 2020

How best to communicate with a couple that’s having difficulties starting a family? Read more about this sensitive topic on our blog.
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egg quantity ivf

5 July 2020

Is egg quantity an important determinant of IVF success?
Dr Christos Venetis

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Dr Christos Venetis

contraception

3 July 2020

will taking the pill impact my long-term fertility
Dr Lyndon Hale

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Dr Lyndon Hale

male infertility

11 June 2020

With Men’s Health week upon us, it seems timely to dispel some myths and discuss some tips about men’s fertility.
Dr Hossam Elzeiny

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Dr Hossam Elzeiny

Diet and PCOS

8 June 2020

Studies have shown that weight loss and diet are the primary focus when it comes to managing PCOS
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3 women froze their eggs

26 May 2020

How much do you know about your fertility? Is having a family something you’ve considered, but haven’t really given much thought to?
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friends with flowers on face ovarian

20 May 2020

Why is progesterone supplementation used and can it help with natural conception rates as well? Visit our blog Fertile Minds.
Dr Kokum Jayasinghe

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Dr Kokum Jayasinghe

male fertility man and mountain

30 April 2020

Conceiving a baby depends on several factors, but what many don’t know is that male infertility is the second biggest issue after a woman’s age.
frank quinn

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Dr Frank Quinn