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.

Going Solo - Contemplating single motherhood?

Compared with our mothers or grandmothers, the modern-day woman is more likely to be working, travelling, more educated and financially independent than ever before. As professionals in reproductive medicine, we’ve seen how these social trends are having a great impact on decisions surrounding motherhood.
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Third-party reproduction

Five things you need to know about using donor sperm, eggs and embryos If you’re in a same sex relationship, or in a heterosexual relationship but dealing with complex fertility issues, sperm, egg or embryo donation may provide your only chance to start a family.
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Oral Contraceptive Pill lowers ovarian reserve – A New Study

The Pill is one of the most popular forms of contraception in Australia and is taken by an estimated 100 million women worldwide. Nonetheless, one question many women want to know is, will taking the pill impact my long-term fertility?
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Current study: Can acupuncture support IVF treatment?

Many people use complementary or alternative therapies to improve their overall physical and emotional health. Some women also consider using these therapies to prepare their body for pregnancy or support them through fertility treatment.
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A Man’s Guide to Fertility

It’s a topic that doesn’t get discussed too often at the pub or on the footy field. But the truth is that there are many men trying to become a dad, and it isn’t always as easy as they first thought. With Men’s Health week upon us, it seems timely to dispel some myths and discuss some tips about men’s fertility.
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What every woman should know about her fertility

How much do you know about your fertility? Is having a family something you’ve considered, but haven’t really given much thought to?
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15 years of IVF patients – how have women changed?

The media is increasingly full of stories showcasing the latest 50 year old mum, or the celebrity who has undergone IVF.
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Paternity, Maternity, Equality

Conceiving a baby in a same sex relationship IVFAustralia, and its partner clinics Melbourne IVF and Queensland Fertility Group, are proud supporters of ‘rainbow families’.
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Mediterranean diet – can it influence IVF results?

UK scientists will examine the effects of a Mediterranean diet rich in omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D on fertility for women and couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Common sense would suggest that preconception
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There’s a sperm donor shortage in Australia – but only 20% of men know about it

The leading fertility clinics in the Virtus Health group, including IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF and Queensland Fertility Group, have joined forces to research sperm donation in Australia
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