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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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Tubal Ligation Reversal vs IVF – Options & Success Rates

Tubal ligation reversal versus IVF: What are the options if you want to have another baby? Tubal ligation is a procedure women undergo to have their fallopian tubes permanently blocked, either by clipping, cutting, or burning. It is one of the most effective forms of permanent contraception. However, what happens if you chan
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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. Furthermore, if you have been trying for some time, you are no doubt aware that if you take the test too early, the test may be negative, even if you are pregnant. So, what advice do I give women?
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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.
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Four dietary tips to consider when you’re trying to conceive

Women and couples who are trying to conceive are often looking for answers about what they should be eating during this time. Particularly women who are struggling to conceive.
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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?
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Want a baby in 2016?

Make 2016 your year and join the Four Week Fertility Facts Program – it all kicks off January 17th When you’re trying to conceive, it can seem like everyone becomes an expert on how you and your partner can try to make it happen.
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8 ways to survive the festive season when you’re having difficulties trying to conceive

The festive season can be challenging for many people, particularly if you’re experiencing difficulties getting pregnant, as you navigate extended family members asking about your plans for starting a family.
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Could sunshine improve your chance of IVF success?

As we welcome spring with open arms, did you know that the warmer weather does more than put a smile on your face? A dose of sunshine, the best natural source of vitamin D, could also increase your chance of IVF success .
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