Virtus Fertility Centre Blog

Good advice for supporting a friend with infertility

Infertility and fertility treatment is understandably a very sensitive area.
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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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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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