Virtus Fertility Centre Blog

The 10 most common questions about miscarriage

Miscarriages are a lot more common than most people think, with one in six pregnancies ending before week 20.
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What are the alternatives to IVF?

As many as 1 in 6 Australian couples will have difficulties conceiving when they decide to start or extend their family. Pregnancy delay is still a relatively ‘silent’ topic, with many couples preferring not to openly discuss their difficulties when trying for a baby.
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Why is iodine important to preconception and pregnancy health?

One in six Australian couples struggle to conceive and for many of these couples it is important to understand that lifestyle factors such as weight and diet can play an essential role in improving your fertility.
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Good advice for supporting a friend with infertility

Infertility and fertility treatment is understandably a very sensitive area.
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Endometrial Scratching & IVF

After multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles, couples often ask about alternative techniques that they can try on their next cycle to increase their chance of pregnancy. One such technique is endometrial scratching. So, is endometrial scratching as uncomfortable as it sounds, and can it increase your chance of having a baby?
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IUI versus IVF

Four things you should know when comparing IUI and IVF A common dilemma faced by some couples who are having difficulties conceiving is whether to undertake IUI or IVF treatment.
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Fertility and Smoking

Clear the air for your fertility, pregnancy and baby One of the most common questions asked by couples on their fertility journey is “What can I do to improve my chance of conceiving?”
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Progesterone and Pregnancy

Progesterone is an important part of infertility treatment , with fertility specialists often prescribing progesterone supplements to help improve pregnancy rates from IVF.
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Who can help if we’re not getting pregnant?

If you’re struggling to conceive, it may give you some hope to know that Australians have good access to medical advice and assistance in relation to fertility. With 1 in 6 couples experiencing some difficulties when trying to fall pregnant, it helps to understand who you can turn to and how they are likely to approach your situation.
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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.
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