Guy Gudex Repromed Reception

10 minutes with Guy Gudex – Medical Director of Repromed

In the 25 years that I have been involved in IVF in New Zealand, we have seen a doubling in the chances of becoming pregnant.  That’s huge. Innovations in embryo care and selection techniques enables us to replace an embryo with one that has a higher chance of success. This reduces the emotional and physical toll for our clients. In fact, better embryo selection has led to a huge reduction in multiple pregnancy rates. New Zealand and Australia have led the world in achieving a higher single embryo transfer rate. This is a significant achievement for a small country like ours.

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pregnancy belly

Our journey to our son

My wife and I have been together for 8 1/2 years and have wanted to have a baby for a very long time. I have wanted to be a mother since I was 3 years old! Being a same sex couple we had been looking for a donor ourselves, but as I am part Maori, it was a little more complicated- we wanted our child to share our whakapapa. 

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Fertility Stories

Tracey and Ian’s story

I always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right, it was just this strange feeling that I would have problems, a sixth sense I guess.  There was no real reason for it.

We had been trying to conceive for over 6 months without success and decided to get some tests done. We were getting older, I was 36 at the time, and rather than waste another 6 months I rang my Doctor and made an appointment.  The tests weren’t good.  It basically looked like I had no eggs left and I was going into early menopause. What a bombshell.

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A link between mobile phone use and sperm health

Is there a link between mobile phone use and sperm health?

Is there a link between mobile phone use and sperm health?

Perhaps no piece of technology in the world today has become more popular and readily available than the smartphone. According to Research NZ, in 2015, some 70 per cent of New Zealanders owned or had access to a mobile phone, which is up from the 48 per cent recorded in 2013. In fact, the jump in mobile phone ownership has risen by 46 per cent in just three years, easily making it New Zealand’s most favourite device, more so than laptops and tablets.

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Egg Freezing Process

What can I expect from the egg freezing process?

It’s a fact that women in New Zealand are starting to have children later in their lives than in previous years. What hasn’t changed however, is the fact that women’s fertility declines as they age. While social reasons aren’t the only possible cause for pursuing egg freezing, they are becoming more common motivators as women increasingly find themselves ready to have a family later in life.

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Pregnancy - Lifestyle Factors

Maximising the chance of conception – lifestyle factors within your control

When you’re trying to conceive, be it through IVF or naturally, it goes without saying that you’ll want to give yourself the very best chance of success. The chances of success in each treatment cycle, is very much dependent on the patient’s own set of personal characteristics such as cause of subfertility, reproductive history, lifestyle factors and most of all the woman’s age.  However there is still a great deal that you can change regarding your lifestyle to better improve your chances.

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