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What is stillbirth and its causes?

Stillbirth is one of those topics that’s really difficult to talk about. As a result, there’s not always a lot of conversation around what it is and why it happens. Unfortunately, stillbirth does happen and we want to provide you with information around it. That said, this may be difficult to read for some parents. Please use your own judgement around what might be upsetting or triggering for you. What is stillbirth?  We often hear...

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Everything you need to know about freezing your eggs

Did it just get cold in here? Yep – it’s time to talk about freezing your eggs. If you’re not 100% sold on the whole parenthood thing, or you think you do want to be a parent – just not in the next few years, you can quite literally put your fertility on ice. But what does the process involve? How much does it cost? And when should you think about getting it done? To...

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Tracking Your Cycle: Tips for Conception, Avoiding Surprises, and Taking Control

Let’s take a moment to raise our glasses and acknowledge that being a woman is bloody hard work! (yes, this pun isintended). The business of being female is tough – it’s like constantly trying to put a puzzle with missing pieces together and sometimes you don’t even know what the final image should look like! On top of endless nappy changes, navigating our way around a crazy toddler, managing housework, and keeping track of finances,...

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Understanding IVF: Everything you need to know before you start

In Australia, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), has been helping create families for over 40 years – and yet, it still remains one of those topics that isn’t talked about openly (though thankfully, things are changing!). But it’s 2022, and we know now more than ever before – that there’s more than one way to make a baby.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Genea to give parents a complete rundown of the IVF process. Whether you...

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Understanding miscarriage and baby loss

Trigger warning: This post deals with sensitive subjects such as miscarriage and pregnancy loss. If you or someone you know has been impacted by issues raised in this story, help is always available. Please call the SANDS 24-hour support line on 1300 072 637 or visit their website here. Miscarriage can be one of the most devastating things for a woman (and her partner) to go through. Miscarriage is especially difficult due to not only...

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How to cope with a miscarriage

Trigger warning: This post deals with sensitive subjects such as miscarriage and pregnancy loss. If you or someone you know has been impacted by issues raised in this story, help is always available. Please call the SANDS 24-hour support line on 1300 072 637 or visit their website here. Miscarriage is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. In Australia, approximately 1 in 5 women (who know they are pregnant) will have a miscarriage...

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