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Understanding Endometriosis and Fertility

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition that can affect up to one in ten women at some point in their life, with one third of these women are likely to present with infertility. Monash IVF Fertility Specialist, reproductive gynaecologist and robotic … Continue reading

Monash IVF NSW’s new sperm donor partnership

Coming soon: Browse from a range of sperm donors via the Monash IVF website.Click to enlarge sample sperm donor profile below. Founded in 1977, California Cryobank (Cryobank) is an international sperm banking leader, and the largest company of its kind … Continue reading

Infertility ‘devastation’ turns to joy

FINDING out at the young age of 23 that IVF was the only option to have a family left Jillian and her husband Steven Waldron shocked to the core. “It felt so unfair”, says Jillian. “It was not supposed to … Continue reading

Donor Law Changes – Victoria

  A world-first legislative change taking effect from Wednesday 1 March, will see all donor conceived individuals in Victoria born as a result of donations prior to 1 January 1998 have the right to access identifying information about their donor. … Continue reading

Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017

Monash IVF is a proud sponsor of Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017. The LGBTIQ event will be showing almost 100 film screenings across Sydney, Canberra and regional NSW. The Mardi Gras Film Festival was established in 1993, growing … Continue reading

Monash IVF Signs Chinese IVF Tourism Partnership

Monash IVF Group will commence treating overseas Chinese couples wanting to extend their family as a result of the Chinese government relaxing their laws around the single-child policy. AC International Medical Tourism yesterday signed an agreement with Monash IVF Group … Continue reading

Fresh Start – When to seek a second opinion

It can be incredibly frustrating for couples when the New Year rolls around and after what seems like a lifetime – they’re still not pregnant.  It’s around this time that many start to struggle with why this isn’t happening as … Continue reading

Food for Fertility – Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes

A large study completed by Harvard Medical School has found that by eating certain foods – and avoiding others – women can boost their fertility. When trying to conceive, it’s important to eat “complex” carbohydrates and limit highly processed ones. … Continue reading

The top 5 things you need to know about your fertility!

  Trying to conceive? Think it will happen for you quickly? Unfortunately, 1 in 6 Australian couples will experience infertility. But, you can try to optimise your chances of success by learning about your fertility. Here are 5 things you … Continue reading

Fresh Start – Seeking advice from a Fertility Specialist

It can be incredibly frustrating for couples when the New Year rolls around and after what seems like a lifetime – they’re still not pregnant.  It’s around this time that many start to struggle with why this isn’t happening as … Continue reading

Meet IVF doctor responsible for 10 sets of twins in nine years on Gold Coast

Written by Toby CrockfordBrisbane Times22 January 2017   Meet the man who gives women hope of having a family, when other specialists said nothing more could be done and all seemed lost. This is just another day at the office for … Continue reading

Preparing for Christmas Anxiety

Rita Alesi Monash IVF Counselling Services Manager Preparing for Christmas Anxiety The Christmas season is presumed to be a time of joy and celebration. Christmas comes with many expectations as it is often associated with extravagant celebrations, gifts, and happy … Continue reading

Surviving the Two-Week Wait

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle ProgramView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here or fertilitylifestyleprogram Surviving the Two-Week Wait Whether trying to conceive naturally, through IVF or IUI, the waiting to find … Continue reading

Special Report: Family hopes under threat

Written by Tyrone DaltonSunraysia Daily23 November 2016   A LEADING fertility expert says while infertility rates are stable, sexually transmissible infections are increasingly affecting women’s health later in life, often unknowingly. Dr Kimberley Sleeman was at the forefront of reintroducing IVF to … Continue reading

Zika & IVF Treatment

Zika is a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. Although symptoms associated with Zika are generally mild, there is a confirmed association of Zika and microcephaly – a condition where a baby is born with a small head or the … Continue reading

The power of positive thinking

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle ProgramView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here or fertilitylifestyleprogram The power of positive thinking Science has proven that every cell in our body responds to our … Continue reading

Monash IVF fertility clinic cuts egg freezing costs due to increased demand

Written by Catherine LambertHerald Sun14 October 2016 INCREASED demand among women wanting their eggs frozen has prompted a leading fertility clinic to slash the cost of the procedure in half. Monash IVF clinical director Dr Lynn Burmeister has been campaigning for the … Continue reading

Acupuncture – Why such a buzz?

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle ProgramView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here or fertilitylifestyleprogram.com   Acupuncture – Why such a buzz? You probably hear a lot about acupuncture whether trying to … Continue reading

Monash IVF showcase expertise at Fertility Society Australia FSA Annual Conference 2016

The FSA Annual Conference 2016 recently held in Perth (4-7 September) is an Annual Scientific Program that supports and showcases scientific research in the field of reproductive medicine. The 2016 program titled ‘OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE … Continue reading

Celebrating Fertility Week

Fertility Week 2016 (1st – 7th September) Fertility Week is a National awareness campaign supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, designed to get people talking about fertility health. This year’s theme was ‘7 ways in 7 days’, with … Continue reading

Fresh and Dried Herbs: Medicine in Small Dosages

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle ProgramView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Fresh and Dried Herbs: Medicine in Small Dosages Herbs are found sitting in all our cupboards, fridge … Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners – not worth the substitution!

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle ProgramView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Artificial Sweeteners – not worth the substitution! There’s plenty of research showing that artificial sweeteners are not only … Continue reading

Magnesium – fixes almost everything?

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Magnesium – fixes almost everything? Magnesium is probably my favourite supplement and is becoming every practitioners best friend! As we get older our bodies … Continue reading

Why low carbs?

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Why low carbs? Who doesn’t love carbs?! We need them in order to replenish glycogen to store for energy. The issue isn’t carbs themselves … Continue reading

Preparing for Pregnancy Information

Trying to get pregnant can be both exciting and stressful. There are many factors that influence fertility and if you’re planning a pregnancy, we recommend you prepare yourself. Here are some of the things you should take into consideration. Some … Continue reading

Vitamin D Deficiency & Infertility

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Vitamin D Deficiency & Fertility Over the last decade, discussion about Vitamin D deficiency has increased. So much so, that people appear to be … Continue reading

Accessing donor treatment – what you need to know

Rita Alesi Senior PsychologistMonash IVF Counselling Services Manager There are two types of treatment options when accessing donor, DI or donor insemination and IVF In Vitro Fertilisation. Donor Insemination (DI) involves the artificial insemination of donor sperm into the woman’s uterus … Continue reading

Listeria – the real takeaway

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Listeria We all hear about foods not to eat once pregnant or after an embryo transfer. The main reason for this is for susceptibility … Continue reading

Understanding Genetic Testing for IVF embryos

Dr Elissa Willats Molecular GeneticistMonash IVF PGD Coordinator What is PGS / PGD?Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) are treatment options for couples at increased risk of passing a chromosome abnormality or specific genetic disorder on to … Continue reading

Caffeine – the best part of waking up?

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Caffeine – the best part of waking up? Multiple studies show that caffeine increases the risk of miscarriage. Women consuming more than 200mg a … Continue reading

The Truth About Male Infertility

Professor Robert McLachlan AndrologistMBBS(Hons) FRACP PhDView Professor McLachlan’s profile here The traditional definition of infertility is the absence of conception after one year of regular unprotected intercourse around the time of ovulation. These days we realise that couples come with fertility … Continue reading

Healthy Liver, Healthy Hormones

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Liver and fertility The liver is one of the most important organs in the body: It works like a filter and governs around 500 … Continue reading

Social Egg Freezing: A Patient Journey

Women are increasingly delaying motherhood for a variety of reasons however a woman’s fertility declines with age; particularly from their mid to late thirties. This loss of reproductive capacity is largely due to an inevitable decline in egg quality. Consequently, … Continue reading

Getting Pregnant 101: The Basics

Getting pregnant isn’t always easy and there are many factors that assist in achieving a successful pregnancy. These factors include the production of healthy sperm by the man and healthy eggs by the woman, unblocked fallopian tubes that allow the … Continue reading

Fresh Start – when to seek a second opinion

Dr Nicole Hope Fertility SpecialistMBBS.Hon FRANZCOG CREI View Dr Hope’s profile here It can be incredibly frustrating if, after a few cycles of IVF, you are not pregnant. There are different reasons why you may not have had success, and … Continue reading

Health Begins in the Digestive Tract

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Did you know that digestion begins in the mouth? So chew, chew, chew! The salivary juices in the mouth begin the break down of … Continue reading

PCOS & Fertility

Associate Professor Beverley Vollenhoven Fertility SpecialistBS (Hons) PhD FRANZCOG CREIView A/Professor Vollenhoven’s profile here Polycystic OvariesThe term “polycystic ovaries” does not mean there are a lot of cysts in the ovaries. What it refers to, is the number of follicles. Follicles … Continue reading

Fertility Food Facts

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   Experts at Harvard Medical School say that replacing a serving of meat each day with a vegetable protein such as beans, peas, soybeans, tofu … Continue reading

Proposed Government Funding Cuts to IVF – opportunity to express your concern

Proposed cuts to the Medicare Safety Net will mean you are at risk of paying significantly more to have fertility treatment. Out of pocket costs will potentially increase from January 2016. Monash IVF together with Fertility Clinics across Australia and … Continue reading

The effects of Estrogen Dominance on your fertility

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here   How lucky we are to live in this modern world with access to almost anything we want and whenever we want it, right? Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Monash IVF now open in Bondi Junction

The Monash IVF Group  is excited to launch its unparalleled service offering in New South Wales encompassing three clinics that will deliver a depth and breadth of service in fertility care that  is unmatched by any other provider in New South … Continue reading

The Baby Maker – What you didn’t know about Dr Lynn Burmeister

Written by Hamish McLachlanHerald Sun25 October 2015, page 32   MY wife, Sophie, was involved in a car crash 15 years ago. She was lucky to survive. After a week and a half in hospital, and a long period of … Continue reading

Karyomapping

Cutting edge single gene test now available What is Embryo Genetic Testing? Embryo Genetic Testing includes Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). Both the diagnosis and screening tests are options for couples at increased risk of passing … Continue reading

Soy – Highly Controversial!

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here Who’s not confused about soy? Is it good for you or does it cause cancer? When has any food had such extremes in its reputation? … Continue reading

A Day in the Life… Monash IVF Fertility Nurse

What is the role of a fertility nurse in IVF?Your fertility nurse will be central to your experience with Monash IVF; they are available to answer questions, help you prepare and support you throughout the treatment process. Fertility Nurse & … Continue reading

A Day in the Life… Monash IVF Counsellor

A little background about CounsellingCounselling is a service that can be accessed by people seeking assistance from a professional to provide guidance and advice relating to any area of concern; usually personal difficulties. Counselling can apply to many areas including marriage … Continue reading

Antioxidants & Male Infertility

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here As a practitioner it’s difficult to watch my female patients working so hard to make any adjustments in their lifestyle in hope of becoming pregnant … Continue reading

Monash IVF showcase expertise at Fertility Society Australia FSA Annual Conference

The FSA Annual Conference 2015 recently held in Canberra (13-16 September) is an Annual Scientific Program that supports and showcases scientific research in the field of reproductive medicine. The 2015 program included over 100 clinical and scientific sessions and was … Continue reading

Are your sleeping habits affecting your fertility?

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here We often hear how lack of sleep or irregular sleeping habits can make us fat! Well there is a reason for this, and it’s to … Continue reading

A Day in the Life… Monash IVF Embryologist

A little background about Embryology & EmbryologistsEmbryology is a rapidly developing field; it is a stream of biology that involves the development of an embryo from the fertilisation of the ovum to the fetus stage. Clinical Embryologists are scientists that … Continue reading

Organic or Non-Organic

Julie Vecera Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medical PractitionerView more about Julie via bumpcarlton.com.au website here Let’s face it eating organic food is expensive and not always easy to get your hands on! There is, however, plenty of research reporting negative … Continue reading

A Day in the Life… Sperm Donor Coordinator

A little background about Donor Sperm Donor sperm has been around since well before IVF started. It was a really big thing in the 1950s and 1960s for a man to be infertile and so doctors offered women insemination through … Continue reading

Polycystic Ovaries

Dr Virochana Kaul Fertility SpecialistFRANZCOG MRCOG MD DNB View Dr Kaul’s biography here Polycystic ovaries is a common ailment effecting a large number of women (one in three) in Australia. Despite its prevalence; many women simply haven’t heard about polycystic ovaries … Continue reading

Donor Update – People conceived from sperm, eggs or embryos donated prior to 1 July 1988

Vivien MacLaclan Monash IVF Donor & Research Victoria was the first state in Australia to recognise and address the needs of donor-conceived people to access information about their genetic heritage. In 1988 legislation was introduced to establish a central donor … Continue reading

Genetics – where to from here

Monash IVF Embryologist Kelli Sorby talks about the future of genetics at the Monash IVF Group Clinical Meeting, April 2015.

Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons celebrated Geelong Milestone

The Monash IVF Geelong Clinic were delighted to host the charismatic Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons & his fiancé Elissa Friday on Wednesday 29th April. The event celebrated our 25 year history in Geelong as a satellite clinic and our great … Continue reading

The History of IVF, a chronology

Professor Gab Kovacs AM Fertility SpecialistMB BS Hons (Monash), MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CREI, FAICD, Cert Mgt (Macquarie) View Professor Kovacs’s biography here Adapted from a document written by Carl Wood. The In Vitro Fertilisation research program commenced through a joint effort … Continue reading

Advances in Genetic Testing: EmbryoScreen

There are some exciting advances occurring at Monash IVF in genetics with the introduction of technologies which will benefit our patients. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) are treatment options available for patients at increased risk of … Continue reading

Finding Your Body’s Optimum PH: Alkaline & Acidity

Julie Vecera Bump Acupuncture & Nutrition View Julie’s biography here The PH in your body (potential hydrogen) is depicted on a scale of 0.0 to 14.0. If your PH sits on the low end then you’re more acidic while a higher … Continue reading

Continuing to Achieve High Pregnancy Rates

Monash IVF are world leaders in reproductive medicine with our success dating back to the first IVF pregnancy in the world in 1973. Throughout the following 40 years’ our commitment to research and science in the field has continued to … Continue reading

Endometriosis & Fertility

Dr Kenneth Leong Fertility SpecialistMBBS BMedSc FRANZCOG MReproMed View Dr Leong’s biography here Endometriosis is a common and pervasive condition that affects a large number of women during their reproductive age. Endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus known as … Continue reading

Counselling: Bridging the Medical & Emotional

Monash IVF understands the importance of providing a holistic approach to fertility care and pride itself on its patient-care model. When exploring treatment options for fertility issues there is an abundance of information available and deciphering your best way forward … Continue reading

Recurrent Miscarriage

Dr Chris Russell Fertility SpecialistMBBS FRANZCOG View Dr Russell’s biography here A miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before a woman has been pregnant for 20 weeks. Most commonly it occurs in the very early stages of the pregnancy … Continue reading

Excellence in Science and Care

Monash IVF is committed to scientific and clinical innovation in order to provide our patients with leading pregnancy outcomes. Monash IVF is proud of its strong clinical research history and its affiliations with tertiary education and research facilities both in … Continue reading

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Q&A

Dr Moses AbeMB, MRCOG, MRCPI, FRANZCOGFertility Specialist Q  What are Polycystic Ovaries?A  Polycystic ovaries refer to the appearance of certain ovary types as seen on internal ultrasound scan of the pelvis (Trans-vaginal ultrasound). They are slightly larger than normal ovaries … Continue reading

The 28 Day Fertility Lifestyle Program

Julie VeceraBump Acupuncture and Nutrition Working closely with fertility specialists, Bump have helped thousands of couples become pregnant through nutritional guidance and acupuncture. This success has led to the development of the 28 Day Fertility Lifestyle Program – an online … Continue reading

Preparing for a Frozen Embryo Transfer

Julie Vecera Bump Acupuncture and Nutrition If you have a frozen embryo transfer approaching then you have another opportunity of implantation.  Although the hurdle of a drug cycle and egg collection has passed there are things that can be done … Continue reading

The Top 5 things you need to know about Fertility

With couples waiting until later in their life to try and conceive, fertility issues and subsequent IVF treatment have become much more prevalent in today’s world. Many couples are waiting longer to conceive for a range of different reasons including … Continue reading

The role of the Embryologist

Embryologists are highly specialised scientists that have an overwhelming desire to assist people realising their dream of having a child.  They are caring, empathetic and compassionate individuals who are also extremely precise and intelligent, with a high attention to detail … Continue reading

Counselling – Navigating the treatment pathway

The counselling department endeavours to be a bridge in your IVF journey between the medical tests and procedures and the emotional rollercoaster that is so familiar to all our patients. While pre-treatment counselling is a mandatory requirement to accessing IVF … Continue reading

Did I ovulate this month?

Julie VeceraBump Acupuncture and Nutrition This is a common question we hear from patients in clinic.  Not everybody experiences physical sensations, such as abdominal discomfort, temperature changes or even cervical mucus.  It’s always a good idea to get a baseline … Continue reading

Sperm Donors Needed – this life changing donation won’t cost you a cent

Most people assume that pregnancy will happen naturally when they are ready to start a family. But for many individuals and couples, sperm donors can be their only chance of having a family. Around 1 in 25 men are unable … Continue reading

The importance of a healthy diet before pregnancy

Julie VeceraBump Acupuncture and Nutrition Latest studies show that a parent’s diet at the time of conception can permanently influence their babies DNA. Therefore by looking after your health before pregnancy you can have a positive influence on the health … Continue reading

News from the 2014 World Congress on Endometriosis

Associate Professor Luk RombautsFertility SpecialistMD, PhD, FRANZCOG, CREI Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University Research Director, Monash IVF Head of Reproductive Medicine, Monash Medical Centre Board Member, World Endometriosis Society Editor eJournal,  World Endometriosis Society Board Member, World Endometriosis Research … Continue reading

Fertility Treatment for Single Women and Lesbian Couples

Dr Gareth WestonFertility SpecialistQualifications: MBBS MPH PhD FRANZCOG CREI View Dr Weston’s biography here Monash IVF has a proud history of supporting the fertility aspirations of single women and lesbian couples. Since the change in Victorian legislation allowing access to donor … Continue reading

Breakthrough research: Children conceived through IVF have grown up to be healthy young adults

Adults who have been conceived through use of IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have mostly grown up as healthy individuals, comparing well to those conceived naturally, the world’s largest study into ART young adults has found.  The collaborative … Continue reading

Endometrial Receptivity – one of the Monash Research and Education Foundation’s latest research interests

In 2010 The Monash IVF Research and Education Foundation (MREF) was established with the sole purpose of producing internationally recognised research in the field of reproductive medicine.  One of the MREF’s current research interests is looking at endometrial receptivity with … Continue reading

Ovulation Calculator – find your fertility window

Our ovulation calculator will give you an indication of your fertility window based on the length of your cycle. To use the calculator please Ovulation Calculator Page

Another first for Monash IVF – a breast cancer survivor has given birth to a little ‘miracle’ after her fertility was restored following an Australian first ovarian tissue transplant.

‘LITTLE MIRACLE’ FOR OVARIAN TRANSPLANT PATIENT 7News Melbourne with Jennifer Keyte 24 July 2013 “She was born at 38-and-a-half weeks and at a healthy weight. She’s a very normal, healthy girl. “The mother is ecstatic and over the moon, and … Continue reading

We are thrilled to announce two recent additions to the Monash IVF family – KL Fertility Centre and Reproductive Medicine Albury

Patients are now able to access treatment across the Monash IVF group in two new locations. The addition of KL Fertility Centre and Reproductive Medicine Albury enables us to broaden our resources and expertise to reach more patients across Australasia.    … Continue reading

Online Fertility Self Assessment

There are many factors that influence both male and female fertility including lifestyle and age. Complete our online Fertility Self Assessment  to see if any of these factors might be affecting your fertility. If you have any concerns we are … Continue reading

Medical History Made with Embryo Testing

Channel 7 National News Karen O’Sullivan, 2 June 2013, 6:48 pm In an Australian first, a Melbourne mother has given birth to a baby girl using embryo genetic testing in the US. After 17 unsuccessful rounds of IVF, Jacinta Bant … Continue reading

Digital technology to improve IVF success – a collaborative approach from Monash IVF and two internationally renowned research organisations

Australia boasts some of the best IVF success rates in the world but there remain individuals and couples who still fail to establish an ongoing pregnancy. Success rates fall steeply in a woman’s late thirties yet this is now the … Continue reading

Monash IVF Expand Services in the West

Monash IVF are excited to announce the opening of their Werribee Consulting Rooms at Westpoint Endoscopy Day Hospital, 243 Heaths Road. The opening of these rooms are part of our continued dedication to ensure our services are accessible to patients … Continue reading

The staff and doctors at Monash IVF were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Sir Robert Edwards whose pioneering IVF work has helped bring more than 4 million children into the world.

Sir Edwards and Dr Patrick Steptoe’s inspirational work in the early 1960’s led to a breakthrough in the development of in vitro fertilisation, which resulted in the birth of Louise Brown in 1978 – the world’s first “test tube baby”. … Continue reading

The Age – IVF deal sees American eggs heading Down Under

A groundbreaking deal will allow Australians undergoing IVF to import eggs from young American women at a cost of $19,000. Julia Medew, The Age, 10 March 2013 The imports, which will significantly boost the number of eggs available to Australians, … Continue reading

Cancer patients given IVF hope in frozen tissue first

Cancer sufferers will get appointments to freeze their egg, sperm or ovarian tissue within 48 hours of their diagnosis at a new Monash IVF rapid service. Lucie van den Berg, Herald Sun, 12 February 2013 The Fertility Preservation Service was launched after … Continue reading

The Medical Journal of Australia – First Australian pregnancy after ovarian tissue freezing case report

Following on from our recent announcement of the first pregnancy in Australia from ovarian tissue freezing and the second in the world for a breast cancer survivor The Medical Journal of Australia has today published an online case report. This Australian … Continue reading

Monash IVF launches a dedicated Fertility Preservation Service

As a result of Monash IVF recently announcing the first pregnancy in Australia from ovarian tissue freezing and the second in the world for a breast cancer survivor we are thrilled to launch a dedicated Fertility Preservation Service. At Monash IVF … Continue reading

The World Egg Bank – Monash IVF offers patients the option of importing donor eggs from the USA

We are excited to announce our partnership with The World Egg Bank (TWEB) in the United States. This service enables women and couples the option of importing donor eggs from the USA and dramatically reduces time frames currently experienced within Australia. … Continue reading

Monash IVF announces First Pregnancy in Australia from Ovarian Tissue Freezing

In another Australian first Monash IVF is thrilled to announce the first pregnancy in Australia from ovarian tissue freezing and the second in the world for a breast cancer survivor. Below is an example of the extensive media coverage we … Continue reading

‘Socially infertile’ thirtysomethings turn to IVF

Sunday Age 13 November 2012 Single women in their late 30s are increasingly turning to IVF to fulfil their dream of having a baby, instead of waiting to find a partner. Cosima Marriner Allison Myers conceived Ayla on the first … Continue reading

Couples must change – IVF is no quick fix

Herald Sun 8 September 2012 Couples told to change lifestyles to improve fertility health instead of relying on IVF Brigid O’Connell IVF doctors say increasing numbers of prospective parents are turning to artificial fertilisation after eating, drinking and smoking themselves … Continue reading

IVF mums fly solo

Herald Sun 30 July 2012 Single women are flocking to IVF centres to have babies solo as it becomes more socially acceptable for women to forego the wait for a perfect partner. Single mum Kris Reynolds decided on IVF at … Continue reading

5 million little miracles

Sunday Herald Sun 29 July 2012 As the five millionth IVF baby is born, Victoria’s pioneers in the procedure are about to enter another brave new world. Victorian couple Sarah and Michael Taylor, with their seven-week-old son Taylor, said they … Continue reading

Testing the limits – IVF couples choose embryo screening

Monash Weekly 13 July 2012 PARENTS who fear the prospect of abortion due to genetic problems are going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that unborn children are free of genetic diseases. Hundreds of parents with no fertility problems are making … Continue reading

IVF boost baby chance

Sunday Herald Sun 29 April 2012 Victorian couples with a history of miscarriages, those at risk of passing on genetic disorders and older women struggling to get pregnant have had their chances of delivering healthy babies boosted through a new … Continue reading

New hope for couples wanting to become parents – SNP array embryo genetic testing

Couples who have experienced the heartbreak of miscarriage or the disappointment of numerous failed IVF cycles are among those now being offered new hope of realising their dream of having a healthy baby. Leading Australian infertility treatment provider Monash IVF … Continue reading

Free chats with a Fertility Nurse

We’re offering free chats with a Fertility Nurse Our Fertility Nurses Jo and Kathy have extensive experience and can answer any questions you have about getting pregnant, discuss our available treatments and the next steps to take. Increase your chances of … Continue reading

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