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Waterbirth – The Benefits of Waterbirth

In a survey, waterbirth mothers were asked: “Would you consider giving birth again in water?” Over 1500 surveys were collected: only one woman that answered no. Read More


15 Common Side Effects During Pregnancy

During pregnancy you might experience all sorts of ailments or side effects. Here’s 16 of them – with some suggestions of how you can get relief. Read More

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Pregnancy – Preparing for Pregnancy

The unpredictability of the course of MS is definitely the most challenging aspect of the disease. No one with MS can predict with certainty how they will be from one month to the next. So the decision about whether or not to have a baby may become even more difficult for a person with MS than it generally is. Read More


Semen Analysis – A Guide To Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is an important diagnostic tool for investigation of male fertility. Find out more about a semen analysis. Read More


PCOS – What Is PCOS? (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive disorder characterised by multiple cystic growths on the ovaries. Find out more here. Read More

Fertility After 40 & Menopause

The number of couples in their late 30’s and 40’s attempting pregnancy is increasing. Currently 13% of patients at Monash IVF are aged 40 or over. It is common to delay starting a family for a number of reasons Read More


Male Infertility – What Causes Male Infertility?

Male infertility is very common. Read about the common causes of male infertility. Read More

IVF and Infertility – Causes, Risk and IVF Success

IVF is an option for couples who are experiencing fertility issues. Find out about IVF and infertility. Read More



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