Hunter IVF Blog

Through Hunter IVF’s blog you can read about new developments with regards to our fertility treatments, learn more about common fertility issues, and find out Hunter IVF’s views on hot topics in the news. We hope that you find it informative and encourage you to Contact Us if you have any questions.

I already have a child, so why can’t I fall pregnant again?

You already have a happy, healthy toddler, and you’ve been trying for more than six months to give them a sibling – but nothing is happening. Having had a child already is a key promising predictive factor to conceiving again, but it’s no guarantee.
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Is 2015 your year for a baby?

You’ve decided that you’re ready to have a baby! But now what? There are a number of ways to increase your chances and make it more likely that you will conceive a child. Trying for a baby can be exciting and fun, but it can also be frustrating.
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Coping with the festive season when you’re going through fertility treatment

Many of my fertility patients express that they find Christmas the hardest time of the year. At this time, there tends to be a heavy focus on family and children, which is a constant reminder of what they are striving for.
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Karyomapping – faster genetic testing for PGD patients

Genetic disorders (depending on their severity) can have a devastating psychological, social and economic impact on entire families. Many family members watch loved ones suffer through crippling conditions and lose hope of wanting to start a family of their own, for fear of passing on the gene that affected their family for generations.
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Kids one day, but not today – what are my options?

The recent news of Apple and Facebook offering female staff egg freezing to preserve their fertility has resulted in lively debates about its apparent pros and cons. But there’s no question that some women are interested in putting their fertility on ice.
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Not All IVF Success Rates Are Created Equal

If you’re starting IVF treatment or considering getting a second opinion, most patients will take a keen interest in a clinic’s IVF success rates. But what do these figures really mean and how do you compare them between clinics?
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Does contraception affect future fertility?

A common question that I get asked by couples who are having trouble conceiving is whether their previous contraceptive use may be affecting their ability to fall pregnant now. As a fertility specialist, I know that issues with fertility can be one of the most difficult challenges couples will ever face.
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Moving from Contraception to Conception

When couples first start trying to get pregnant, they often don’t know where to start, and only a few minutes researching online will deliver a broad range of often conflicting advice. So if you’re just starting out or have been trying for a while, let our combined fertility expertise guide your path to pregnancy.
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Tick, tock… do men have a biological clock?

It’s almost Fathers’ Day and as a Fertility Specialist and Obstetrician, I’d like to help every man who one day wants children to experience the joy of fatherhood. But like women, men who want to become a father shouldn’t assume it will always be possible... and here’s why.
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A review of the timing of contractual surrogacy in Australia is now overdue

The highly-publicised story of baby Gammy, who is the centre of a failed surrogacy arrangement between an Australian couple and Thai surrogate, has brought to light the difficulties involved in surrogacy.
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