COVID-19 Policy – Click here for Updates.

March 09: Compliments, Improvements & Complai.. Learn More


Sperm, Eggs & Embryo Freezing

By Dr. Kirsten Small The concept that sperm might be frozen and used to achieve a pregnancy at some later point in time has actually been around since the 1770’s, when an Italian priest called Spallanazani began to understand that in animals both an egg and a sperm are required for conception to occur. It … Read More

Blastocyst Culture

Updated 25 June 2020. Blastocyst culture is standard practice at Fertility Solutions, especially when a couple have two or more embryos fertilised. Blastocyst is the name given to an embryo which is continuing to develop approximately 5 days after the egg/s and sperm have been placed together. A blastocyst contains anywhere from 80 to 150 … Read More

Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay Test

By Denise Donati The Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA) is a new method developed to evaluate the chromatin within a sperm. The chromatin is the genetic material that is contained within the nuclear part of the head of the sperm. The SCSA is a way of measuring the level of DNA fragmentation in the sperm … Read More

Improving Male Fertility With Menevit

By Denise Donati The male partner in the fertility journey can sometimes be overlooked, but research shows that Menevit can help improve male fertility by increasing sperm function. Menevit is an antioxidant formulation that has been designed to assist in male fertility by boosting sperm health. It is the only male preconception supplement available in … Read More

Our First Anniversary and First Babies

By Denise Donati On the 2nd of April 2008, Fertility Solutions Sunshine Coast celebrated its first birthday. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and clients and say how priviliged we are that you have allowed us to share your journey. What a birthday present! Congratulations to Lance and Julianne … Read More

Australian Fertility Survey Results

By Denise Donati Is there such a thing as a “snooze button” for the biological clocks? Do they exist? Unfortunately, the short answer to this is NO! However it seems that many Australians are unaware of this fact. The Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) surveyed 2,400 people in an attempt to find out what their … Read More

conceptual drawing of stem cells
Donating Excess Embryos For Stem Cell Research

By Denise Donati Stem Cell Research has been very much in the headlines and it is now legal in Queensland, but what does all this mean? Every cell in our body starts from the cells that are present in early developing embryos. Some form lung cells, some form brain cells, whilst others form muscles, eggs, or … Read More

Medicare Rebate for ICSI

By Denise Donati A major breakthrough in the treatment of infertility occurred in 1992 with the first reported successful pregnancies from the technique known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI. Approximately 15% of all couples will experience infertility during their lifetime. In around 40% of couples, the cause is due to abnormalities in the sperm … Read More

woman holding vitamin
Pre-Pregnancy Vitamins: Too Good To Be True?

By Dr. Kirsten Small If you as a woman trying for a pregnancy, or a pregnant woman, could take a tablet each day that would help to ensure that your baby had a reduced risk of birth defects and had a lower chance of developing cancer in childhood, and it had almost no risks for … Read More

June 2007

National Fertility Study 2006 Key Findings Labett Research on behalf of Fertility Society of Australasia Fertility problems have always been common in Australia with 1 in 6 couples affected by infertility (currently over 3 million people). However, the time for people to conceive has significantly reduced due to societal changes ie a couple may not … Read More