The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week is Australia’s largest event dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all women. The theme for this year’s Women’s Health Week is ‘Grow Your Knowledge’ which their website states is about supporting women to make informed decisions about their health with information that is easy to understand.
As the first Sunday in September approaches and we’re surrounded by images of happy families celebrating the fathers in their lives, it is important to remember that there will be some men around us who find Father’s Day difficult.
Assisted reproductive treatment takes enormous energy and commitment. For those who are not achieving a pregnancy and birth easily, each round of treatment requires decision making with the uncertainty regarding outcomes.
Couples starting Treatment come to the experience with both their individual and joint histories and a desire for the relationship to expand and include a baby. This encompasses a range of emotions – excitement, hope, determination, and sometimes, anxiety and worry. When the transition to parenthood is rocky, when there are more hurdles to navigate.
Most couples who fall pregnant easily with their first child, are surprised when they encounter problems conceiving a second time. But secondary infertility – difficulty falling pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to full-term when you have already had a child – is actually quite common.
Whether you are coming through treatment with your female partner, as a single man, or undergoing treatment as a same sex couple using a surrogate, this article is for you.
Most of us are surrounded by messages that we should be positive and that being positive will increase our chances of success in whatever we do. People who are going through fertility treatment are often advised by well-meaning others, who generally have no idea what...