In this informative Podcast Series, I interview leading experts from across the globe about a range of fertility issues from miscarriage and diminished ovarian reserve to stress, endometriosis, egg freezing, donor conception, surrogacy and more.

307, 2024

Optimising Fertility – Actionable steps for women over 40 trying to conceive

Mentioned in this episode: The 5 Game Changing Supplements Reversing the Impact of Ageing on Fertility If you are trying to conceive over 35 or over 40, I have something for you! One of the most common questions I get, is what are the best supplements to boost my chances of conceiving over 40? So, I’ve put together a comprehensive FREE guide for you – The 5 Game Changing Supplements Reversing the Impact [...]

1906, 2024

Surrogacy Laws – A Positive and Achievable Path to Parenthood in Australia

Episode Summary: In this episode of the Conceive Baby podcast, I welcome Surrogacy Lawyer Nicole Russell to explore the complexities and nuances of surrogacy in Australia. Nicole Russell is an accomplished surrogacy lawyer and together we delve into a subject often shrouded in mystery and misconception. Seemingly common in celebrity circles, we discuss what surrogacy looks like in the context of Australian law and culture. Nicole Russell shares her personal surrogacy experience and [...]

506, 2024

Sarah’s fertility journey – From multiple miscarriages and IVF failure, to natural conception at 40

About the Guest(s): Sarah and her partner embarked on their journey to parenthood later in life, experiencing heartbreak of multiple miscarriages and the devastation of numerous failed IVF treatments before the wonderful natural conception of their daughter, Hattie. With a science background and a knack for research, Sarah was proactive in taking ownership over her fertility journey. As a new Mum to thriving little Hattie, Sarah is kindly sharing her story to help [...]

105, 2024

Egg Donation: International Hope for Couples Facing Fertility Challenges

Episode Summary: In this episode of the Conceive Baby podcast, I am joined by Dr. Uliana Dorofeyeva who provides expert insights into  the transformative advancements in reproductive medicine, particularly international egg donation. Dr. Dorofeyeva brings a wealth of knowledge, having pioneered groundbreaking work in assisted reproduction technologies. Our discussion centres around how international egg donation functions in Australia, the way donors are selected, the detailed information provided about donors, and the prospects of [...]

1804, 2024

Genetics & Fertility – Empowering Reproductive Choices for Healthy Babies

https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/2b2c9fef-9840-45b0-a3f0-5595db0cd53b/Danniel-master-04-17-24.mp3 In this episode of the Conceive Baby podcast IVF and Fertility Specialist Dr. Daniel Lantsberg joins me to dive into the evolving topic of genetic carrier screening in preconception care and IVF. Dr Lantsberg shares valuable insights into what genetic carrier screening is and who should consider testing. We also explore how genetic carrier screening can influence reproductive outcomes and the options available to couples who are found to be carriers [...]

2803, 2024

Endo Empowered – Boosting your fertility and getting pregnant with endometriosis

In this episode of the Conceive Baby podcast, my wonderful colleague, fellow Fertility Naturopath Rhiannon Hardingham joins me to discuss the unique challenges and solutions involved in managing endometriosis and creating a healthy pregnancy. Endometriosis is common yet often misunderstood condition that impacts millions of women, yet diagnosis can take an average of 7 years or more, with considerable suffering in between. We dive into the complex nature of endometriosis, and explore how [...]

703, 2024

Toxins & Fertility – The impact on embryo creation and what you can do about it

We are exposed to hundreds of thousands of chemicals each and every day. What impact is this having on our ability to create a healthy pregnancy? As my guest today, embryologist Lucy Lines explains, it has a big impact and we need to take action now. Lucy is an embryologist who likes to describe herself as a Fertility Educator and an IVF Advocate, with her sole purpose being to help women and couples [...]

802, 2024

IVF Failure to Pregnancy Success – A journey to pregnancy over 40 with Emily Gentles

In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with one of my lovely patients Emily Gentles.   Emily started her fertility journey at 41 and was greeted with some pretty scary statistics about her chances. After failed IVF cycles and miscarriage, it felt like a near impossible task. Emily is kindly sharing her story to help others who are on their journey to pregnancy over 40.   [...]

1101, 2024

Recurrent IVF Failure – new guidelines for recurrent implantation failure testing/treatment

In this episode, I welcome Dr. Tamara Hunter, a Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) based in Perth. Dr Hunter is dedicated to identifying and addressing reproductive health concerns and guiding her patients through personalized treatment options. We discuss the updated ESHRE guidelines on recurrent implantation failure and implantation failure testing and treatment. Dr Hunter shares her insights into these updates around recurrent implantation failure. We discuss • What the new [...]

1611, 2023

Ovarian Hyperstimulation (OHSS) in IVF, Proactive Prevention

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this episode, I welcome back the lovely Dr. Genia Rozen. Genia is a Gynaecologist and Fertility specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a special interest in in medical fertility preservation, and she is the deputy head of the Fertility Preservation Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Genia, in collaboration with her colleagues recently published a paper titled, ‘The ovarian hyperstimulation that truly matters: Admissions, severity and [...]

2610, 2023

Navigating Grief – through infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy and infant loss

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this interview, I have the pleasure of speaking with a guest who I have had on the podcast many years ago. Cath Corcoran is an experienced psychologist, with an interest in conscious conception for the past 18 years, and working in the infertility space specifically for the past 11 years. Cath has been a pioneer in Australia facilitating therapy and psychological support for people trying to conceive [...]

2809, 2023

Optimising Male Fertility – with Dr Jessica Dunleavy

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this interview, I have the pleasure of speaking with reproductive researcher Dr Jess Dunleavy about her latest research uncovering the root cause of male factor infertility and how you can optimise sperm health. Dr Jess Dunleavy is a Research Fellow in the Male Infertility and Germ Cell Biology lab in the School of Biosciences at The University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on understanding the fundamental [...]

3108, 2023

Thyroid Health – Its Crucial Role in Fertility and Pregnancy

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this interview, I have the pleasure of speaking with Tara Nelson, a Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Author, Mentor, Speaker, Educator, and Thyroid Specialist. With an impressive three decades of clinical experience, Tara has dedicated her career to helping patients in all aspects of thyroid health, from hypo and hyperthyroidism to thyroid nodules, thyroid cancers, autoimmune conditions, and post thyroidectomy support. Drawing from her extensive experience working with countless [...]

1307, 2023

Love, Loss, and Hope: Felicity’s Inspiring Journey

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast I have a very special guest joining me. A guest a little different to my normal expert guests, but one that you have told me you would like to hear from. And that is one of my beautiful patients. Felicity is 46. She started her fertility journey when she was 39. And it certainly wasn’t an easy journey. Felicity was [...]

2206, 2023

ICSI & IMSI: Understanding Advanced Fertility Treatments

Sponsored by Zycia Natal Nutrients In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast we’ll be talking about a couple of the more advanced IVF technologies being used particularly for male fertility issues – specifically ICSI and IMSI. We will cover what they are, when and why they might be used as well as the benefits and draw backs compared to standard IVF. To help us understand more about these technologies, I’m speaking with [...]

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