Counsellor Blog Articles

Counsellor Blog Articles

Celebrating Women’s Health Week – ‘Grow Your Knowledge’        

Celebrating Women’s Health Week – ‘Grow Your Knowledge’        

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.

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Preparing for Father’s Day

Preparing for Father’s Day

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.

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Transitions and Ending Treatment

Transitions and Ending Treatment

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.

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Relationships in Treatment – Connection, Communication and Care

Relationships in Treatment – Connection, Communication and Care

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.

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Secondary Infertility

Secondary Infertility

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.

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The Relationship Cycle in Treatment

The Relationship Cycle in Treatment

Couples starting Assisted Reproductive Treatment come to the experience with their individual and joint histories and a strong desire for the relationship to move into a life together with a pregnancy and baby. This naturally encompasses a range of emotions -...

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One for the guy!

One for the guy!

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! One for the guy! Often, any conversations about fertility and treatment, can be about the...

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Coping with end of year festivities and celebrations

Coping with end of year festivities and celebrations

As the decorations are hung and invitations arrive to end of year festivities and celebrations, for some patients struggling to conceive, this time of year can be met with many mixed emotions. There may be some aspects of this time of year you are looking forward to,...

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Nearing the end of 2020

Nearing the end of 2020

We are nearing the end of 2020, the year that brought so many unexpected changes and many ups and downs with the global COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, trying to conceive can bring up feelings of uncertainty and stress which has been highlighted for some due to...

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