JULIA MEDEW Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.
Staff writers and AAP A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.
Alison Bradshaw After 10 years of trying for a baby, Cara and her husband John tried an alternative route to parenthood.
Loretta Houlahan Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
Melissa Castro Wyatt Is it the thought of never again gasping at the sight of an embryonic heartbeat on an inky black screen? Never holding another frail newborn against my chest?
HARRIET ALEXANDER Couples with fertility problems have little way of knowing which IVF clinics are the best performers despite significant differences between clinic success rates.
INGA TING Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.
Melissa Castro Wyatt I gave birth to a child who is biologically my nephew, but whose love and lopsided smile fulfill everything I could ever want for in life.
Staff writers IVF mums and dads are able to collect video and picture keepsakes right from the moment of conception.
JULIA MEDEW Carla Pincombe will consider donating her eggs on one condition: the recipients tell their children about her.
Sarah Knapton A new method that screens embryos for more than 200 disorders is already making dreams come true.
Jo Hartley A rise in co-parenting and donor websites are giving wannabe parents an alternative way to meet their future child's mum or dad.
JO HARTLEY A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.
Marie Holmes She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.
JO HARTLEY In what other instance would you ever happily pay for your husband to ‘produce’ a sample and let a team of people examine your vagina on a regular basis?
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.
LETITIA ROWLANDS They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.
Paige Cornwell Nick and Stephanie Fattal desperately want to have a baby.
VICTORIA BIRCH 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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.
PAUL KALINA Sonia Kruger speaks about how her ''miracle baby'' is actually all about science.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Tracey Kahn didn't realise she wanted to become a mother until she was well into her 40s. Now 51, she is pregnant with her second child.
Sarah Dingle was in her late 20s when she learnt she had been conceived using a sperm donor. Shock gave way to disbelief when she discovered there's no way of finding out who her biological father really is.
Leah McLennan Despite the fact 12,000 Australian babies are born thanks to IVF each year, many women still feel there is a social stigma attached to the fertility treatment. Experts say it is time for this attitude to change.
LETITIA ROWLANDS For people struggling to become parents IVF can be a blessing, but it's also a costly process. Now a new clinic is offering cut-price treatment.
Rochelle Moore Julia and Lee Newton faced one of their darkest moments when they realised they couldn't have more children. Then a friend offered the gift of a lifetime.
JO HARTLEY One in three Australian women who have their first baby with the help of assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF, fall pregnant again without treatment within two years.
Erin O'Dwyer Although Katie Elfar's husband was no longer with her, she says that having a baby using his frozen sperm was the best decision she ever made.
JO HARTLEY You can often never have a full understanding of what’s involved in certain situations until you're in them - like choosing when to let go of your frozen embryos.
A 46-year-old American has become the oldest woman to have a baby through IVF using her own fresh, unfrozen, eggs.
JO HARTLEY Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.
An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.
ALEXANDRA SMITH More and more Aussie women in their late 40s and even 50s are travelling to Greece and Spain to get pregnant with cheaper IVF and looser laws.
Matt Stewart A new technique could boost the chances of predicting a successful IVF pregnancy by as much as 90 per cent.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The health risks faced by babies conceived via In Vitro Fertilisation have been well publicised. Now researchers have looked at whether health concerns linger into adulthood for IVF children.
Kate Hagan Providing IVF treatment for unexplained infertility may be leading to overtreatment of couples who could go on to conceive naturally, a group of fertility doctors has argued.
Letitia Rowlands A healthy baby is what every parent wishes for. But will couples one day be able to guarantee their baby is also born intelligent?
Lauren F. Friedman Couples trying to get pregnant through artificial insemination may have been victims of a disturbed fertility clinic worker in the US.
JULIA MEDEW Babies conceived through assisted reproductive therapies have a greater risk of stillbirth, premature birth and death in their first days of life, a study has found.
Jenny Sinclair We were just getting some freedom back in our lives; now we're back at square one with its midnight horrors and 24/7 responsibilities.
AMY CORDEROY Parents are increasingly asking to choose the sex of their children in an attempt to lower their baby's risk of diseases ranging from cancer to autism, IVF doctors say.
Letitia Rowlands A baby girl will be surrounded by family members this Christmas - the only exception will be her mother, who lost her life to cancer four months before her daughter was born via surrogate.
Janelle Shaw Finally, after so many years of trying, we're having our first Christmas as a family.
Andrew Whitehouse Health authorities in Western Australia have given approval for IVF clinics to ‘screen’ embryos to reduce the chances of a couple having a child with autism. But is this a good thing?
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I thought I would do a bit of a run-down on what is involved with a fresh IVF cycle, because unless you have done it, why would you know? It's easy for some, difficult for others, both emotionally and physically.