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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Comparing IVF

3 December 2019

Women and couples who are trying to conceive have to navigate a series of predictable questions. Read more about what not to say when talking about infertilit
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How to survive the festive season when you're having trouble conceiving

19 November 2019

The festive season can be challenging for many people, particularly if you’re experiencing difficulties getting pregnant, as you navigate extended family memb
Tanja Faessler-Moro

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Tanja Faessler-Moro

Mum and dad with baby

23 October 2019

Understand how lifestyle impacts fertility and ways you can test sperm and egg counts.
Dr Andrew Cary

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Dr Andrew Cary

Miscarriage_Couple

14 October 2019

Miscarriages are a lot more common than most people think, with one in six pregnancies ending before week 20. Read more about miscarriage on our blog.
Dr Weng Chan

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Dr Weng Chan

Clock image fertility

8 October 2019

Developments in fertility are helping more people become parents. And freezing eggs can help increase a woman’s chances of conceiving in the future.
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Couple holding hands

31 July 2019

Our article will help you understand the IVF process step by step. What is IVF, where to start, what kind of tests are involved, consultation and IVF process.
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Dr Shadi Khashaba

IUI or IVF

7 July 2019

Let’s take a look at some of the key issues that arise in regard to IUI vs IVF, to help you figure out which approach might be best for you and your partner.
Dr Roland Chieng

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Dr Roland Chieng

smoking and fertility

9 June 2019

For adults who smoke, quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do, not only if you are trying to conceive but also for your future health.
Dr Raelia Lew

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Dr Raelia Lew

man and woman

5 May 2019

If you’re struggling to conceive, it may give you some hope to know that Australians have access to medical advice and assistance in relation to fertility.
Dr Julie Whitehead

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Dr Julie Whitehead

pregnant couple

9 April 2019

From avoiding wearing tight pants to having intercourse every day, there are many myths and misconceptions about what men can do to improve their fertility. S
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Dr Alex Polyakov