fertility, In the news, perinatal, pregnancy, surrogacy, surrogacy project

Update on Surrogacy in Cambodia

We have been patiently waiting to learn the outcome of the legal trial of Tammy Davis-Charles, the Australian nurse who was working in Cambodia arranging surrogacy pregnancies for Australians and other foreign nationals, prior to the Cambodian Government crackdown on the practice late last year.  Well, the sentences came down a couple of days ago,… Continue reading Update on Surrogacy in Cambodia

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health, In the news, mental health

Gratitude

I know I share a lot of articles and information on this blog - because that's the primary reason I started it. But this morning I thought it might be nice to make it a little more personal and show that (at least some of the time) I do try to practice what I preach.  And… Continue reading Gratitude

grief, In the news, mental health, Parenting

Helping kids cope with traumatic news

Its is beginning to feel like every time we turn on the TV, radio or social media, there is another terrible event being reported, and with the advent of 24 hour, 7day a week news services, it is a little inescapable.  All of this bad news can feel terrible for adults, but for kids the… Continue reading Helping kids cope with traumatic news

In the news, mental health, mental illness

Food and Mood

Our understanding of the link between what we eat and how we feel is really not new  (and I have previously posted about the food-mood link), but this article clearly describes some of the recent research findings in this area.  I like these simple "rules" for eating that may assist with managing anxiety and depression… Continue reading Food and Mood

fertility preservation, In the news

Bioengineering breakthrough for fertility preservation

It sounds like science fiction, but this just might be a breakthrough for fertility preservation. Wow! Scientists have used 3D-printed ovaries to successfully restore fertility for the first time in what they call "the holy grail of bioengineering for regenerative medicine". A female mouse's ovaries were removed and replaced with 3D printed bioprosthetic ones using… Continue reading Bioengineering breakthrough for fertility preservation

donor conception, fertility, In the news

Families can sue sperm bank company for negligence

This recent USA case raises some incredibly important issues about the level of screening undertaken on potential egg and sperm donors, and the consequences for recipient families and children when the donor physical/medical/psychological screening is not done properly.  http://www.11alive.com/mb/news/local/investigations/judge-families-can-sue-ga-sperm-bank-company-for-negligence/426354700

fertility, In the news, surrogacy

The (overly) complex world of domestic surrogacy

This article from the weekend West Australian newspaper discusses the complexity of domestic surrogacy, and how this is serving as a disincentive for people to find a surrogate within Australia. In my view it is complete madness to create a system which actually makes people view cross border surrogacy as being the easiest choice, and… Continue reading The (overly) complex world of domestic surrogacy

donor conception, fertility, In the news, LGBTI Parenting, surrogacy

Rainbow family creation

The longer I work in the world of donor conception and surrogacy, the more and more versions of family I get to see. A favourite part of my job is meeting people who would have never been able to have children and build their family, without the help of third party reproduction.  I love that in… Continue reading Rainbow family creation

fertility, fertility preservation, In the news, Uncategorized

Egg freezing – facts vs fiction

Egg freezing really is being seen by many women as their "fertility guarantee". This article smashes some of the big myths surrounding  egg freezing, but I think the 2 main things to remember are: if you are going to preserve your eggs, try to do it before turning 35, and remember - it isn't really… Continue reading Egg freezing – facts vs fiction

In the news, mental health

Diets, weight and mood

Yesterday I attended a fantastic professional development day on eating disorders - I left the session feeling energised and much better equipped to manage my clients who present with eating/weight issues and eating disorders.  I only only to wait a few hours today to put my new knowledge into action as a brave client admitted… Continue reading Diets, weight and mood