9 tips to help prepare for the festive season

By Rita Alesi – Monash IVF Counselling Services Manager Growing up, the Christmas holidays were known as a time for extravagant events, parties, gifts and happy families. There’s an expectation to spend a lot of your time, energy and money on getting together as a family – talking, laughing and reminiscing. However for a lot

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Success Rates Explained

What are IVF success rates? IVF success rates are designed to help you understand the likelihood that you will take home a baby. IVF success rates can look different and while this can be confusing, there’s a simple way to explain why there are differences, and this is because, put plainly, success rates are different.

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IVF and Your Job

By Susie Wilkins, Psychologist/IVF Counsellor Deciding whether or not to continue a regular work schedule during fertility treatment is a very personal decision which can vary depending on a number of factors, including your financial and work situation, how you experience treatments and any potential side effects, your privacy preferences, and a potential desire to

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Myth busting: Infertility is always a woman’s issue

Infertility is an issue that affects one in six Australian couples trying to conceive. It’s a common myth that this is always due to female factors. Wrong! After all, there are two sides to every coin. The truth is, male infertility accounts for approximately 40% of couples struggling to conceive. The good news is most

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Fertility Foods – Salmon and Avocado Pasta

When trying to conceive, it’s important to assess your diet and lifestyle. Many research studies show that eating certain foods, whilst avoiding some others can have a positive impact on both male and female fertility. As discussed in our article Is your lifestyle hurting your fertility, Vitamin D can be a key factor when trying to conceive,

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