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One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the Virtus Health group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

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*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

Showing blog articles tagged with Relationship

Destigmatising Assisted Reproduction

26 May 2021

One of the world’s first ‘IVFlings’, Rebecca Featherstone, shares her insight into how far we’ve come in destigmatising assisted reproduction in Australia.
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Rebecca Featherstone

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Mother's day

5 May 2021

Mother's Day can be difficult if you're struggling with infertility. Read the advice from a fertility counsellor on ways to cope, on our blog.
Melissa Stephens

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Melissa Stephens

surrogacy blogpost

3 January 2021

A guide to help you learn more about surrogacy and what the process involves in Australia.
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struggling to conceive

29 December 2020

If you’ve been trying to fall pregnant for a while, you’re not alone! In fact, problems falling pregnant affect about 1 in 6 Australian couples.
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Misunderstandings of Miscarriage Documentary

29 December 2020

The healing power of a shared experience should not be underestimated and the only way to remove stigma from an issue, is to remove the secrecy.
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A woman rests her head on her partner's shoulder

8 December 2020

Miscarriage is something that impacts both partners, with each individual trying to process their recent loss.
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Couple holding hands

15 October 2020

As someone who has experienced miscarriage, how do you navigate sharing the news with your own loved ones.
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looking at the sunset

28 September 2020

If you have a male partner and are thinking about starting a family, it’s important to be aware of how male infertility could affect your journey.
Dr Hossam Elzeiny

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Dr Hossam Elzeiny

couple with fire

25 September 2020

15%t of couples have difficulty conceiving, with most cases able to be helped by some form of fertility treatment. Read more about infertility on our blog.
Dr Joseph Sgroi

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Dr Joseph Sgroi

women on Hammock

5 August 2020

How best to communicate with a couple that’s having difficulties starting a family? Read more about this sensitive topic on our blog.
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3 women froze their eggs

26 May 2020

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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