Family Planning

Starting the journey to parenthood?

Here's everything you need to know. 

Does the collection of more eggs increase your chance of pregnancy from IVF?

New research indicates that egg quantity is an important determinant of IVF success

One of the success factors many women and couples focus on when undergoing IVF treatment is the number of eggs retrieved at the oocyte pick up (OPU) stage of the cycle.

Written by Dr Christos Venetis
05 Jul

Why is iodine important to preconception and pregnancy health?

It's important to understand that lifestyle factors contribute to fertility.
Written by Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam
16 Aug

Seeing an IVF clinic doesn’t mean you have to do IVF

When couples first start thinking about seeing a fertility specialist, because they are having difficulties conceiving, part of the hesitation about going to a fertility & IVF clinic is often patients aren’t yet ready to consider IVF treatment.

Written by Dr Frank Quinn
28 Apr

Taking a pregnancy test and the tell-tale signs you’re expecting

When you are trying to become pregnant, there can be a lot of anxiety around knowing when to take a pregnancy test.

Written by Dr Samuel Soo
05 Feb

How useful are home ovulation kits and fertility apps?

Most women who have been trying to conceive for over a year will have spent time (and money) on trying to understand more about their menstrual cycle and ovulation, in order to improve their chances of conceiving.

Written by Dr Jeffrey Persson
01 Feb

Understanding your cycle and timing for conception

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there about how to increase your chance of conceiving. The piece of advice most often given is “get your timing right” – but what does that mean?

Written by Dr Ben Kroon
13 Jan