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Kids on the Coast Gold Coast has recently featured our story in their July/Aug issue on Fertility!

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Egg Donation - Our Fertility Story: Part 2

Egg Donation - Our Fertility Story: Part 2

I need an Egg Donor... Where do you start?  I had always been reading various fertility forums for years and seen discussions on egg donation. The choices to find an egg donor were - Australia, and overseas. Today, there are now more clinics which have an Egg Donor Registry or an arrangement with overseas IVF clinics. In the past and still today alot of woman join forums. There is one forum - Egg Donation Australia, where you can join, post your story to introduce yourself and engage in the discussions to find an egg donor that would help you. This forum has...

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Egg Donation - Our Fertility Story: Part 1

Egg Donation - Our Fertility Story: Part 1

It was time to tell our two young children how we came to be our loving family. It is suggested by experts - The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) - www.varta.org.au the earlier the better, and so the conversation and story was told in simple language so our 3 and 7 year old would comprehend. It was just like any another story we'd told, and they carried on happily, playing together as kids do, unaware of the enormous weight that had just lifted from me. Trust It has taken me some time to feel safe in a space with like...

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What is IVF? The 12 steps in IVF in easy to understand terms

What is IVF? The 12 steps in IVF in easy to understand terms

What is IVF? Explained in easy to understand terms 😊 How it is, without the emotions….well just a little.   IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. In vitro meaning “in glass” and fertilisation meaning “where an egg is combined with sperm outside of the human body”.   You would have probably heard of the ‘test tube baby’.  That’s right.  The world’s first IVF baby was successfully achieved in 1978 in the UK.  40 years on, science has ventured productively forward where we can now genetically test embryos for hereditary factors of disease or disorders as well as freeze human eggs...

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