Fertility Quiz – how do you rate?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

So now everyone is back to school - it's time for a test. It's often surprising how little we know about our own bodies. Not to mention the fact that science advances on a regular basis and what you may have learnt 10 years ago may no longer be accurate! It's ... Read More

NSW winning again?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Come on Qld – NSW are now leading the fertility rates as well as beating us in the State of Origin! NSW is in the midst of its biggest baby boom in over 40 years. There were over 100 000 babies born last year which is the third time since ... Read More

Students Overrate their Fertility

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

A recent study from Auckland University reveals that most students are over-estimating their  fertility in later life. This news coupled with the fact that they are the group most likely to postpone parenthood is cause for concern. NZ students thought that a woman aged 46 had a 50% chance of ... Read More

First Womb Transplant Baby Born

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

In an amazing breakthrough for infertile women the world over, a thirty six year old Swedish woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy after a womb transplant. Professor Mats Brannstrom from University of Gothenburg led the research with nine woman receiving transplanted wombs. Mother and baby are doing ... Read More

IVF babies grow up the same…

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Australia has conducted the world’s largest study of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) conceived adults. Staff from the University of Melbourne and Monash University interviewed 656 mothers and 547 of their adult children. Results indicate the ART offspring “have grown into healthy young adults with a quality of life and educational ... Read More