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.

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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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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