Melissa Davey, Philip Ly The number of Australian women giving birth in their 50s has more than doubled over five years, despite doctors warning against relying on IVF.
JULIA MEDEW It has a lower success rate than the usual IVF process, but a new stripped-down version of the fertility treatment can cost less than half as much as the full service.
Melody McCabe There are some very special people who have an incredibly important, highly stressful occupation: they are the baby makers, also known as embryologists.
COSIMA MARRINER After seven boys, one mum turned to a US clinic to conceive daughters.
I'm sticking up for the boys here a little bit here, but throughout our IVF experiences we can sometimes overlook our partner's feelings. And that's not fair.
As the two week wait comes to an end, our blogger experiences a few unexpected twists and turns.
Our blogger has undergone egg collection; next comes the embryo transfer and the stressful waiting game.
JEN VUK There's one thing women going through IVF can rely on: each other. And this even applies when the women in question is the controversial UK columnist Samantha Brick, writes Jen Vuk.
AMY CORDEROY Women who freeze their eggs in their early 30s are more than six times as likely as older women to be able to successfully use them later, a fertility conference has heard.
Jacob Atkins As technology makes IVF more viable for many women, new laws have resulted in fewer men wanting to be sperm donors. What can be done to change the trend?
Claire Thompson At the beginning of their IVF journey, EB blogger Prue Corlette and her husband planned to donate their leftover embryos to another family in need. Now they’re not so sure.
JULIA MEDEW In a new deal that will provide hope to thousands of infertile women, Australians can pay to have eggs imported from American women.
CHRISTOPHER SCANLON If you ever wanted proof that God is a man, just have a look at IVF, says a man who has been through the process with his wife.
AMY GRAY It's an amazing gift to give, and puts the donor - as well as the receiver - through the wringer. A mum explains why she donated her eggs to strangers.
Harriet Alexander with staff writers What should become of remaining embryos after the death of a partner?
COSIMA MARRINER Single women in their late 30s are increasingly giving up waiting for "Mr Right", instead turning to IVF to have a baby alone.
JEN VUK In the same week I read about a soaring demand for donated embryos, we received our quarterly storage invoice. There are more than 100,000 frozen embryos - including ours, our last one - in storage in Australia and yet demand is now ''outstripping supply by about 20 to one, meaning hundreds of people are on waiting lists at IVF clinics hoping for an embryo'', as Fairfax reported earlier this month.
Mianna Lotz Should older women - including those who are menopausal, or even post-menopausal - be able to access infertility treatment? And is age really the biggest concern?
Eileen Ormsby and EB staff writers Gail Pascoe's daughter was conceived using donor sperm. How much does she need to know about her biological father and 53 siblings?
Celebrity couple are expecting their first child via gestational surrogate.
After a registered sex offender was given permission to try IVF with his wife, a patient review panel is pushing to have the order overruled.
Amber Robinson Do frozen, rather than fresh embroyos lead to better IVF outcomes? That’s the theory being tested by Sydney fertility clinic Genea in a new study announced this week.
Dione Hodgson Freezing embryos can significantly decrease the risk of birth defects in assisted reproduction, a new Australian study has shown.
Staff writers Veteran Australian designer uses surrogate to have babies with husband Jeremy Ducker.
IVF science has come a long way, but it still favours the wealthy, writes Julie Robotham.
Julie Robotham WHEN her pregnancy scan revealed two tiny heartbeats, Melinda van Leeuwen felt mostly relief. ''My first thought was, 'I'm glad it's not triplets','' said the 39-year-old, who was already the mother of a toddler.
Graeme Paton A woman who became one of Britain’s oldest mothers after IVF treatment has called for an age limit to be placed on the procedure.
Julia Medew Thousands of Australians missed out on assisted reproductive treatment since the federal government changed funding.
Kylie Orr Is it right to destroy 'extra' foetuses when pregnant with twins or more?
Cosima Marriner Parents should be able to choose the sex of any babies after their first child to ''gender balance'' their family, says a leading Australian obstetrician.
Jenna Clarke Women will soon be able to choose sperm donors based on their fashion sense from an online catalogue.
Being a parent is tough. But we love our children so exceedingly, that life without them would become an empty, worthless, nothingness and, being a single parent is a spinning world of insanity.
The Question Four experts consider the arguments on forming a family in a harrowing situation.
Natasha Wallace Parenting plans developed before a child is born should not be legally enforceable and sperm donors should not have an automatic legal right to be on a birth certificate, the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby says.
Amy Corderoy Health Men who donated sperm anonymously many years ago could have their identities revealed after the surprise introduction of a legal clause giving the government power to demand access to the information.
Sarah Whyte Di Morgan considered herself ''a catch'' at the age of 30. She was at the top of her marketing career, was dating a nice man and was ready to have children. But when that relationship ended she says her dreams of a happy family were shattered.
Rachel Browne When Prue Corlette started IVF four years ago, her focus was on conceiving rather than making a decision about leftover embryos.
Jill Stark Owners of private IVF clinics are putting profits ahead of progeny by not offering cheaper treatments that would give more Australian women access to reproductive therapy, one of the world's leading fertility experts has claimed.
Tim Barlass A leading Sydney in vitro fertilisation specialist has backed a couple's request to be allowed to choose the sex of their next baby.
Kate Benson After six agonising years of fertility treatment, Iliana Ilieva named her son after her "personal victory" of becoming pregnant. But to researchers, eight-week-old Victor Valeri is among an alarming surge in the number of boys being born using in vitro fertilisation techniques.
Here's a run down of the familiar terms you will hear on your IVF assisted conception journey...
Liz Porter For the first time, single women can access IVF in Victoria even if they are not infertile.
As treatment costs go up, more women are asking for several embryo implants at once. Jill Stark reports.
Advances in gene technology are creating a host of ethical dilemmas, writes Rachel Browne. Genetic screening of human embryos may eventually eradicate inherited diseases ranging from breast cancer to cystic fibrosis.
Katrina Logan Who is Ivy F? And so begins the adventures of young Preston Lee as he dons his best detective outfit and goes on a quest to find this baby his parents keep talking about: “Ivy F”.
When trying just hasn't worked, find information, support, advice on assisted conception from our EB members here.
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.