WELCOME TO THE IVF JOURNEY PODCAST

The IVF journey can be a real roller coaster ride for couples. Having a reliable source of information can be extremely valuable on this journey.

In this podcast you will get invaluable insights into Professor Michael Chapman AM IVF practice. You will learn valuable tips and solutions to dealing with infertility, how to maximise your success rate, the impact of age on fertility, and lots more. Feedback from listeners have reported real value in the help that the the podcast provides.

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196. Is the IVF done in batches?

In this episode, Prof. tells how batching of patients is done and how it can affect your results in IVF.IVF, in general, has very few complications and sid…

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195. What are the tests to be done prior to IVF?

Prof. discusses the important tests that need to be done before concluding that the patient can undergo IVF.IVF is not always necessarily the first step to…

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194. IVF Process for Same Sex Couples

Prof. discusses about the process of sperm donation for same sex couples. Can the eggs of 2 women be fertilised together? What are the effects of tak…

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193. The Stigma of Male Infertility

Male infertility is often overlooked and is an issue we should pay more attention to. In this episode, Prof explores several topics including: Typica…

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192. Does taking contraceptives for a long period of time af…

Does taking contraceptives over the long term affect your fertility?  Can you choose the gender of your baby? Should you? What is Australia’s …

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191. Breastfeeding during IVF treatment

Should you continue breastfeeding during an IVF cycle?  Prof answers this question in this episode.  He also talks about the importance of …

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190. Pregnancy at the age of 50

In today’s episode, Professor Michael Chapman talks about his recent Member of the Order of Australia award for recognition of his significant contributi…

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189. When You Should Consider Having Genetic Testing of Embr…

In this episode, Prof talks about when he considers testing embryos. He explains that if his clinic typically tests embryos of women at 30 years of age, ha…

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188. Fertility Problems of Women 40 and above

In this episode, Prof talks about an increase in couples putting off childbearing to their later years due to work-related pressures. Unfortunately, fertil…

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187. Recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage is where you persistently get pregnant and unfortunately have a miscarriage. The majority of miscarriages are going to be due to n…

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186. Managing pregnancy after previous miscarriages

Managing pregnancy after previous miscarriages can be quite challenging.  In this episode, Prof talks about what you and your doctor can do to…

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185. Some of the biggest challenges IVF patients face

Establishing a relationship with an IVF patient often makes the whole process simpler.  As an IVF patient, you’ll likely need the support of some…

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184. Does “IVF Glue” make any difference in helping the …

What exactly is embryo glue? How does the enzyme work on the eggshell? Do studies suggest that this action is beneficial? IVF Australia now tends to use…

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183. Can same-sex couples, singles, or sterilized people sti…

Do same-sex couples in Australia face challenges having a baby? It’s quite obvious that for a baby to be made, there needs to be an egg and a sperm. T…

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182. Learn All There Is To About The Risk Of Miscarriage In …

In this episode, Prof Chapman talks about miscarriage which is a very common occurrence. Unfortunately, most people don’t like to talk about it due to th…

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181. Everything You Need To Know About Surgery And Fertility

In the past, surgery was widely used to correct pelvic anatomy.  But how successful is surgery as a way of correcting abnormalities of the uterus? …

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180. What’s the cost of IVF and what does it include?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions from the IVF Journey Podcast listeners. Thanks to Medicare, Australians are very lucky when it comes …

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179. Complications and Side effects surrounding IVF

Going through an IVF cycle involves stimulating follicles and some people believe that this brings forth menopause. Is this true or false? Does this p…

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178. What are the chances of success in IVF?

Is there anything that you should do to improve your chances of conceiving? Apart from taking medication to produce a high number of quality eggs, there…

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177. Are the babies born of IVF normal?

Over 8 million babies were born via IVF over the past 4 decades. IVF children are probably the most investigated group of babies. Are they monsters? Is …

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176. IVF – Sometimes It’s A Numbers Game

How many times can a couple try IVF? According to Professor Chapman, his highest record with an IVF couple is 39 cycles. They were persistent. The av…

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175. Are embryos best stored on-site? Should you lose weight…

Do you need to lose weight before your IVF transfer? Studies suggest that the environment that the egg goes into is very important. Prof discusses this and…

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174. Does age have any impact on egg quality?

In this episode, Prof Chapman goes on to answer more questions sent by Facebook live listeners. He talks about doing tests on the uterine wall to see if…

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