If you’re planning to have a baby, quitting smoking sooner rather than later will lower your chance of having a “low birth weight” baby. And the longer you smoke during pregnancy, the greater your baby’s risk. That’s the conclusion of a large study looking at the timing of smoking cessation and the risk of low birth weight or LBW (weighing less than 2.5kg).
Researchers from the faculty of law at UTS are talking to patients and parents who have travelled, either within Australia or overseas for IVF reasons such as surrogacy, egg donation or sex selection. UTS researchers are doing this to help to understand the choices and opportunities available to prospective parents and explore possible reforms to law and policy to address your concerns.
Rose Overberg, a donor-conceived woman shares her experience of locating her donor via DNA testing at VARTA's 2019 Twilight Seminar, The Genie is out of the bottle: DNA testing and the end of donor anonymity.
Study confirms 'flushing' blocked fallopian tubes can improve fertility and reduce need for IVF
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Sugary drinks can affect a woman’s chance of successful IVF treatment, according to new research.
A US study found that women who regularly drank soft drink had fewer eggs retrieved, fewer fertilised eggs and fewer good-quality embryos. And, compared to women who didn’t consume soft drink at all, the chance of having a baby was 12 per cent lower for women who drank up to one cup of soft drink per day and 16 per cent lower for those who had more than a cup per day.
Dinah talks about sharing information with family and colleagues.
Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.
IVF treatment can impose heightened sensitivities. Friends who achieve a pregnancy and want to share their news may be unaware that IVF recipients can be distressed to hear about other pregnancies.
Elizabeth, mother of three donor-conceived children, talks about how she told her adult children of their conception.
When donor conception was first practised, sperm and egg donations were made anonymously. Historically, parents were encouraged to maintain secrecy about their donor treatment. Time has shown that this approach may not have been in the best interests of the child born.
Louise Johnson, CEO of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) speaks on the topic, 'The "Right to Know" legislation a year on' at the VARTA Twilight Seminar, 'Experiences of donor linking: Research and personal perspectives' on 9 July 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.