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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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How can weight affect fertility?

When women and couples who are experiencing difficulties with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of falling pregnant.
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Conceived by IVF or not, don’t you believe your child is brilliant?

Every parent wants the best for their children. For some parents, this can translate into a tendency to believe their child is super-smart. Why? Perhaps their son or daughter reached developmental milestones quicker than expected, or appeared more alert and able to master literacy skills from a young age.
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What every man (and woman) should know about conception

From avoiding wearing tight pants to having intercourse every day, there are many myths and misconceptions about what men can do to improve their fertility.
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It might not be you, it might be him!

Male fertility issues – the most common cause of infertility after a woman’s age A common misconception is that infertility is a woman's problem and once that ‘problem’ is fixed the couple will be able to conceive.
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Do Asian & Caucasian women respond the same to IVF?

As a Singaporean born, and UK and Australian trained Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Fertility Specialist, I have been exposed to how different ethnicities respond to fertility issues more than most.
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7 Fertility Lessons from People Who Have Been There

And what they wished they’d known before they started If you’re trying for a baby, it can be difficult to know what advice you should be listening to.
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