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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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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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

Chubby cheek baby

26 October 2018

Every parent wants the best for their children. For some parents, this can translate into a tendency to believe their child is super-smart. Why?
Dr Lyndon Hale

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Dr Lyndon Hale

7 myths about trying to conceive

24 October 2018

We’ve partnered with Virtus Health to debunk seven common fertility myths. Read more about fertility myths on our blog Fertile Minds.
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Business Chicks

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17 July 2018

These 4 fertility doctors all went through IVF. Here’s what they learned. Read more on our fertility blog.
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Embryologists looking at embryos with embryoscope

22 May 2018

Embryoscope at IVFAustralia helps monitor the development of embryos using photography and technology
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Dr David Edgar

Solemn woman drinking tea by the window

6 January 2017

Read about preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo screening on our Fertile Minds blog.
Dr Fleur Cattrall

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Dr Fleur Cattrall

13 September 2016

Interview with a Sperm Donor. why a man decided to donate his sperm.
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snapshot of age and fertility

29 May 2016

While we can’t stop or reverse the ageing process, there are positive steps both genders can take to boost fertility and a successful pregnancy.
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does lifestyle impact fertility

14 January 2016

What impact has my lifestyle had on my fertility? Understanding your own fertility
Dr Andrew Cary

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Dr Andrew Cary