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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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
Dr Alex Polyakov

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Dr Alex Polyakov

Solemn woman drinking tea by the window

28 February 2019

We ask the experts how, who and if you should tell when you’re undergoing fertility treatment – especially when it comes to the workplace.
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Endo

5 February 2019

What is endometrial scratching, and can it increase your chance of having a baby? Does endometrial scratching increase your chance IVF success?
Dr Wan Tinn Teh

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Dr Wan Tinn Teh

Chubby cheek baby

18 January 2019

Got questions about fertility? Here are the answers, according to a fertility specialist.
Dr Melissa Luckensmeyer

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Dr Melissa Luckensmeyer

Couple by the water

16 January 2019

Let’s make this year your year and join the Four Week Fertility Program. Read more about our Four Week Fertility Program on our fertility blog.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

super hero reveal

4 January 2019

For these three fertility specialists, helping their patients to have “the joyful experience of becoming a parent” is all in a day’s work.
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Virtus Health

LMIYY pregnant belly hero image

18 December 2018

When you’re on a fertility journey, looking after your own wellbeing can be challenging. Let’s explore the benefits of taking time out for you.
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Elise Atkinson

neon cells

28 November 2018

Genetic disorders (depending on their severity) can have a devastating psychological, social and economic impact on entire families.
 Dr Sharyn Stock-Myer

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Dr Sharyn Stock-Myer