Preparing emotionally for IVF in a COVID-19 world

Helen Nicholson, Repromed Counsellor

Anyone who is dealing with a medical issue right now will be feeling under pressure with the risk of a positive Covid-19 test cancelling the procedure at the last minute. For those going through fertility treatment like IVF, the risk is very real while Covid-19 cases are in the community, plus there is a significant investment of time and money.

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COVID-19 testing Q&A

With the current high number of COVID-19 cases in the community, Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT test) is a requirement for selected treatments, to ensure a negative result before coming into the clinic.  We know there are many questions and we hope this Q&A helps give clarity.  If there are any questions you feel are unanswered, please email so we can provide details.

Update effective Monday 4th April:

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Friendship through fertility – Hannah and Natalie’s story

Experiencing fertility issues can be an incredibly isolating experience, often described as a burden hidden deeply away.

During Hannah’s five year infertility journey, she shut down emotionally from those around her, as the difficulty of the experience was too raw and vulnerable to share.  Over time she developed a beautiful friendship with Natalie, slowly opening up to her friend, which gave her much-needed strength to get through.

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Joy & Neil’s story of perseverance

Joy & Neil’s story of perseverance

Neil and I both have a wonderful blended family, between us we have three amazing teenagers from previous marriages, and when our family was on an even keel, we decided we wanted to add another child to our family.

When we married, we weren’t sure that natural conception would be possible as I had been diagnosed with low ovarian reserve age 29. We decided to try for a pregnancy when I was 36; a decision which took us on an intense 5 year journey suffering the tragedy of pregnancy losses, life threatening complications and unsuccessful fertility treatment, before we eventually met our darling boy, Noah.

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A story of hope – pregnancy with help from donors

When I look back on our long, hard fertility journey it seems miraculous that I have a baby in my arms today.

My husband and I decided that we would start “trying” ten years ago and although we took it lightly at this point, it was still super disappointing getting my periods every month, knowing for sure I wasn’t pregnant.

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Guy Gudex, Repromed Medical Director

Reflecting on 2019

Guy Gudex, Repromed Medical Director

As we approach the end of the year, it is timely to reflect on the many milestones and achievements at Repromed.

We have now completed 5 years of being a provider of publicly funded services in the Northern Region and we are delighted with the results we have achieved and the level of service we have provided. All our public funded clients receive exactly the same high quality of treatment and same wrap-around care and support throughout their IVF treatment, as our private clients.

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