The clock ticks loudly as you strum your fingers on the basin. Yes. No. Yes. No. Your heart is racing, as images of what could be start to stream through your imagination. Then you see it. Negative…again. It’s easy to wonder what you’re doing wrong, or what might be wrong with your body, when you’ve... Read more »
While there are many health factors that can impact your chances of conceiving, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can consider to help you and/or your partner increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Fertility treatment will certainly vary from person to person, but making a few healthy lifestyle changes can make all the... Read more »
You have probably been told to “relax and it will happen,” and you have been trying to relax. However managing so many things – juggling appointments, medications, cycles, diet, exercise, partner, sex, and the list goes on, while trying to conceive – how can you relax?
If you’re trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment, you may have been advised to eat a healthy diet, exercise and refrain from alcohol. Consider it training for the real thing! Although these limitations may seem to contrast with your usual lifestyle, you can still enjoy an active social life while trying to conceive.
While much is spoken about age and fertility, I still see many women who are genuinely surprised by the reduction in fertility from as early as the mid 30’s. We know that fertility rates decrease significantly as women age beyond the age of 35 years. While women older than this can and do still achieve... Read more »
It is not uncommon that women present to me with infrequent or absent periods. A fairly universal concern in these women is that they may be menopausal and that they will have no chance for a pregnancy. In fact, premature menopause is exceptionally rare, and the causes of absent periods can usually be addressed quite... Read more »
Everyone is talking about antioxidants as being the answer to so many health issues. Here is one in which there is little doubt they are helpful. Sperm is created in the testis, and stored for 3 months in the epididymis prior to ejaculation. It is during this storage time that healthy sperm can be exposed... Read more »
The costs of consultations will be quoted to you at the time you make your first appointment. I offer good value to patients, given the long consultations that I have with you, and the ongoing review of results that are returned to me. I offer a very comprehensive service, and I want to spend time understanding... Read more »
I have longer appointments than many fertility specialists. Our initial consultation lasts for 60 minutes, and review appointments are 30 minutes. It is important to be able to spend time with you both, in order to maximise the clinical outcomes, but also to ensure that you have ample opportunity to ask questions, and time to understand... Read more »
It is preferable for both partners to come to see me. It is important that you meet with me as a couple. Despite a common misconception that the females are most likely to have fertility issues, approximately 30% of couples have male factor infertility and almost another 30% have both male and female factors requiring... Read more »
Merck Serono have provided a set of information publications, which many patients find very useful. Please note that the information contained in the Merck Serono publications is general information only and does not constitute medical advice by me.