147 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

    • Health & Fitness

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.

    147. The Difficult Part of IVF: When To Stop The Journey

    147. The Difficult Part of IVF: When To Stop The Journey

    The most difficult part of IVF is to make the decision to stop when you haven't been successful.







    When is it the end of the journey? When do you decide you've arrived at the final stage of your IVF journey and it's best to make a choice not to continue.







    In this episode, Prof shares his views on the end of the journey and how to decide when you've arrived at that point.







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    • 9 min
    146. Fertility Preservation

    146. Fertility Preservation

    The harsh reality is that the number of eggs and the quality of eggs deteriorate with age.







    In this episode, Prof explains how age affects both the number and quality of eggs.







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    • 7 min
    145. “What Is The Difference Between Antagonist and Agonist Cycle” [Listener Question]

    145. “What Is The Difference Between Antagonist and Agonist Cycle” [Listener Question]

    Recently one of our listeners asked Prof what the difference was between the Antagonist cycle vs the Agonist cycle.







    In this episode, Prof explains how each of the drugs work, and when each is used during the cycle.







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    • 7 min
    144. Growth Hormones in IVF

    144. Growth Hormones in IVF

    The use of the growth hormone is one particular drug that has been suggested as being useful in helping patients who are having difficulty with the number of eggs, and the quality of eggs.







    The growth hormone costs around $1500 for a course of treatment.







    In this episode, Prof shares his perspective on the growth hormone and whether or not he believes it's worth the $1500 cost.







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    • 6 min
    143. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    143. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    One complication of IVF that can be life-threatening is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: when a large number of eggs are produced by the stimulation regimes. The estrogen levels get very high.







    In this episode, Prof explains Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, it's effects and alternative options.







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    • 7 min
    142. The Satisfaction of the Patients on IVF Clinics

    142. The Satisfaction of the Patients on IVF Clinics

    Recently Prof was interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation relating to patient satisfaction surveys around IVF.







    In this episode, Prof discusses the key themes that emerged from the survey.







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    • 11 min

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