137 episodes

Are you having difficulty conceiving?



If so, you’re not alone.



Having children is a basic human desire and most couples build their lives together, around the idea of nurturing and fostering children who will follow in their footsteps.



To not be able to have a child is a confronting issue and going through IVF can be a difficult and lonely road with several unknowns.



In this podcast you will get invaluable insights into Dr (“Prof”) Michael Chapman’s 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 and lots more.



Dr Chapman co-founded IVF Australia and over the last 35 years, he’s helped over 3,000 couples realise their dreams of having a baby.



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The IVF Journey with Dr Michael Chapman The IVF Journey with Dr Michael Chapman

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Are you having difficulty conceiving?



If so, you’re not alone.



Having children is a basic human desire and most couples build their lives together, around the idea of nurturing and fostering children who will follow in their footsteps.



To not be able to have a child is a confronting issue and going through IVF can be a difficult and lonely road with several unknowns.



In this podcast you will get invaluable insights into Dr (“Prof”) Michael Chapman’s 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 and lots more.



Dr Chapman co-founded IVF Australia and over the last 35 years, he’s helped over 3,000 couples realise their dreams of having a baby.



Subscribe now to ensure you never miss a single value packed episode.

    137. Genetic Testing of Embryos (Continued)

    137. Genetic Testing of Embryos (Continued)

    Genetic Testing of Embryos







    In this episode, Prof discusses the controversy around genetic testing. The controversies are related to its cost, its risk, and its accuracy.







    Why has genetic testing not been widely used in some countries? Does genetic testing really improve the chances of success in a cycle?







    Prof answers these questions and more in this episode.







    If you find this episode useful and know someone else who would benefit, please do share it with them.

    • 13 min
    136. What To Expect In An IVF Cycle

    136. What To Expect In An IVF Cycle

    What To Expect In An IVF Cycle







    You've been through the various investigations and your specialist has recommended you move on to IVF.







    In this episode, Prof discusses what processes you can expect if you choose to proceed with an IVF cycle.







    You'll need to sign various consent forms that attempt to cover off issues that may arise in the future (related to treatment-related complications and other issues that may arise). While these forms may seem extensive at first they are necessary.







    If you find this episode useful and know someone else who would benefit, please do share it with them.

    • 16 min
    135. How Can We Make ‘Old’ Eggs ‘Young’ In IVF?

    135. How Can We Make ‘Old’ Eggs ‘Young’ In IVF?

    How Can We Make 'Old' Eggs 'Young' In IVF?







    A question that's been asked for about a decade now is how do we make old eggs young in IVF.







    This has become an increasingly important question given that the average age when women consider childbirth is starting to increase. As women age, their eggs reduce in quality and unfortunately affects their egg quality.







    In this episode, Prof discusses an issue that scientist has spent a lot of time and effort trying to work out how to cultivate new eggs.







    Prof expresses his personal views around egg rejuvenation. Tune in to find out more.







    Do you know someone considering egg rejuvenation? Could you please share this episode with them.

    • 8 min
    134. A Day In An IVF Clinic

    134. A Day In An IVF Clinic

    A Day In An IVF Clinic







    In this episode, Prof discusses shares some thoughts and insights relating to specific consultations in his clinic.







    Did yo find this episode useful? Can you think of someone else who would benefit?







    Please do share it with them.

    • 12 min
    133. Endometriosis And Treatment Options Explained

    133. Endometriosis And Treatment Options Explained

    Endometriosis







    Endometriosis has been getting a lot of coverage in the media lately. There's been a call for better treatment options.







    Endometriosis is a situation where the cells that typically line the uterus (called the endometrium) grow outside the uterus in the abdominal cavity and/or the pelvis.







    It occurs in approximately 15 to 20% of women by the time they are in their 30s







    In this episode, Prof offers some helpful questions to ask your specialist before he or she performs endometriotic surgery on you.







    Do you know someone who is dealing with endometriosis? Please do share this episode with them.

    • 9 min
    132. The Second Half of The IVF Cycle

    132. The Second Half of The IVF Cycle

    The Second Half of The Cycle of An IVF







    Typically the IVF cycle tends to involve stimulation of hormone levels. Post egg collection there is a rapid fall in those hormone levels.







    In this episode, Prof explains what to expect in the second cycle and how to support that second half of the cycle.







    If you find this episode useful and know someone else who would benefit, please do share it with them.

    • 10 min

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