The impacts of infertility can stretch far beyond the actual act of trying to get pregnant. You are not alone in feeling that infertility is putting pressure on your emotional and sexual relationship with your partner and nor are you the only one to be concerned about how smoothly a pregnancy will run after IVF.
To allay your fears and give you the knowledge and tools you need to travel confidently through infertility, we've gathered three leading experts to help you plan for this journey - inside and outside of the bedroom.
Psycho-Sexologist Chantelle Otten will talk you through infertility and sexuality. Chantelle is the Director of the Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, the largest private psycho-sexology practice in Australia and she consults from Collingwood and Cabrini Hospital, Malvern. Chantelle currently consults for Bumble Australia, Lovehoney the Sexual Happiness People and Womanizer, and is currently writing a sex education book for adults.
Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Rashi Kalra will let you in on the best lifestyle and medical tips to boost your natural fertility as well as explaining exactly what happens when you see an experienced Fertility Specialist about fertility treatment. Part of a select group of doctors in Melbourne to obtain the highest level of postgraduate qualification as a fertility subspecialist, CREI (certificate in reproductive endocrinology and infertility), Rashi uses her knowledge, experience and passion for fertility medicine to help her patients achieve the best outcomes possible.
Obstetrician Dr Scott Shemer will give you his perspective on IVF pregnancies and explain how best to prepare your body for successfully carrying your much wanted baby. Scott specialises in cervical insufficiency and preterm birth prevention, recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy loss, multiple pregnancies and management of maternal medical conditions in pregnancy. He is currently involved in several research studies focusing on the area of preterm birth prevention.
Light refreshments will be provided.