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.

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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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pregnant couple

27 January 2020

7 fertility lessons from people who have been there, and what they wished they’d known before they started. Read more on our fertility blog.
Dr Tal Jacobson

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Dr Tal Jacobson

woman on the beach

20 January 2020

find out causes of secondary infertility and the struggle to conceive a second child
Dr Hossam Elzeiny

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Dr Hossam Elzeiny

planning for pregnancy

20 January 2020

As fertility providers, we see firsthand the impact of infertility on relationships. We asked a relationship expert for tips on how to maintain intimacy.
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13 January 2020

best time is to be having sex for conception and what do you need to know about your cycle
Dr Ben Kroon

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Dr Ben Kroon

Coping with the festive season and infertility

11 December 2019

Many of my fertility patients express that they find Christmas the hardest time of the year.
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Dr Alejandra Izurieta

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6 December 2019

Fertility talk’ can be littered with abbreviations, with OI, IUI, IVF and ICSI among the most commonly used, which can be confusing.
Dr Manny Mangat

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Dr Manny Mangat

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

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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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