It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.
Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
Lisa Mahar, 37, recently learned she needed IVF to increase her chances of having a baby. She had to move fast.
It's early days – and the treatment won't be offered any time soon – but it represents an important advance in fertility research.
It seems unlikely, but there might be a silver lining for those who need to undergo in vitro fertilisation treatment.
"You are mentally and physically spent and your dreams of having a baby dwindle with each failing cycle."
IVF clinics have been caught out offering flat payments to egg and sperm donors, which could constitute an illegal inducement.
This case should open a broader debate about assisted reproduction in Australia, and the issue surrounding the obstetric care of women returning home pregnant after 'treatment' overseas.
A woman giving birth in her 60s might incite shock and awe today. But within 50 years, there's a good chance it will be reasonably common.
A Tasmanian woman has become a mother at the age of 62, making her the oldest woman to give birth in Australia.
"It suddenly hit me that these were real people; real men with real lives. And I was about to have a baby with one of them," writes Margaret Ambrose.
Proposal for gender selection in Australia is still in doubt.
The biggest study of its kind has found IVF does not increase women's chances of developing the disease.