Is it safe to get the flu vaccination during IVF and when I’m pregnant?

As the chill in the air becomes a little more prolonged and the wet weather rolls in, the question of whether it is appropriate and safe to have a flu vaccination during fertility treatment and pregnancy shoots to the top of our Nurses’ FAQ list.
Posted 22 Jun 2016 by Elizabeth Gosch

Tips to be prepared for your egg collection

As a senior nurse at Genea, Wendy has helped many patients before and after their egg collection. Here are her tips - things to think about and organise prior to the day of your egg collection.
 
Posted 16 May 2016 by Nurse Wendy

What you need to know and do to get started at Genea

Keeping track of everything you need to do before you start treatment can seem a little daunting but don't worry, Genea Nurse Tilly has put together a checklist to ensure that you have a smooth journey.
 
Posted 05 May 2016 by Natalie BlackBurn

Keeping Australia Alive

Genea's world leading Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program features on ABC's Keeping Australia Alive series. Learn more about the couple involved and what happens during a PGD cycle.
 
Posted 08 Apr 2016 by Elizabeth Gosch

Embryologists care about more than just the science

Worried you are just one in a long list of patients to the IVF scientist during your treatment? Genea Senior Embryologist Daniel Morgan dispels that myth and explains just how invested he becomes in his patients’ journeys.
 
Posted 14 Mar 2016 by Daniel Morgan

Ovulation and Fertility Explained

Over the next couple of months, Genea Nurse Wendy is going to answer some common fertility questions. This week, Wendy runs through a 101 on ovulation. Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask, or just not sure about.
Posted 21 Apr 2015 by Nurse Wendy

The 'Ologies' of medicine

When you first enter the world of fertility, there are a lot of new terms. Genea Nurse Wendy Bradford covers some of the most commonly used medical words in this week’s blog.
 
Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Nurse Wendy

Top 5 questions asked of our Fertility GP

There are questions you undoubtedly have, which you feel are too hard to ask, or which you are embarrassed to ask. However, as a Fertility GP, I hear them all the time. Here are my top 5.
 
Posted 15 Jan 2015 by Dr Christina

Top IVF frustrations

As an IVF nurse at Genea, Vanessa has heard many questions. Here she relates the top 5 frustrations she constantly hears with suggestions for how you might deal with them.
 
Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Vanessa Raggio

A Jewish View of Infertility and its Treatment

Infertility is not a recent phenomenon. On the contrary, three of the four biblical matriarchs suffered from infertility. The Torah, or Old Testament, documents in Genesis the suffering of Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel due to infertility. The narrative details much of the human drama in the relationships between the matriarchs and their husbands, and the matriarchs and God. Nowadays couples have access to a range of treatment options, depending on their circumstances. Under Jewish law, medical intervention including IVF is permitted.
Posted 23 Sep 2014 by Genea Fertility
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