New Year Resolutions are tough to maintain aren't they? Most of us have already "dropped the ball" on the promises we make ourselves by the end of January. And most of us then blame ourselves for poor willpower etc. But is that really the reason it's so hard to keep the promises we make ourselves?… Continue reading How are you going with those New year resolutions?
I have just checked to see who has been visiting the Queensland Family and Fertility Support website this year and was so excited to see the massive breadth of people who have been accessing the blog - it really makes all the time and effort that goes into something like this worthwhile. I thought I… Continue reading Visitors from all over the world
Most of us now accept that women definitely have a biological clock and female fertility is not finite. But did you know, that male fertility ALSO declines with age? This article explains http://www.sciencealert.com/men-experience-their-own-biological-clock-ivf-study-shows
Have you been thinking of applying for a Churchill Fellowship? Would you like to come along and hear what the recently returned Fellows discovered as a result of their Fellowships? Come join us at this year's Churchill Fellowship Queensland Association Medallion Award night! It's great night of food and wine, hosted at the Queensland State… Continue reading Churchill Fellowship Medallion Award night
More and more Australians are seeking to fund their medical care, including IVF, by accessing superannuation. I wonder what this will mean when the current generation reaches retirement age? http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/thousands-of-queenslanders-given-early-access-to-superannuation-on-medical-compassionate-grounds/news-story/83c85ea9a9de456a87bffed49cb3bfd4
What great news! A bonus in funding means that PANDA is now available to provide longer hours of telephone support counselling for women and their families during the perinatal period. PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline is now open from 9am – 7.30 pm AEST. This is a 50% increase in operating hours. The… Continue reading Great news! Extended hours for PANDA
Oh if I had a dollar for every woman I have spoken to who is worried about this... http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/just-for-you/mind-body-fitness/this-isnt-the-body-you-fell-in-love-with-20170703-gx3bbk
Thank you to Rebecca Sparrow for speaking so openly about the loss of her baby Georgie. Her article here is beautiful and poignant and may help someone who really doesn't know what they can do to support a friend or family member dealing with a similar loss. The answer to getting through? "One lasagna at… Continue reading Loss and grief – how to help
For most people who undertake fertility treatment, the hard work, the physical and emotional burden, and the financial cost is ultimately worthwhile, because they get to bring a baby home. For some though, all that hard work produces no result at all, and they eventually end their journey depleted and childless. Unfortunately, there is generally… Continue reading When fertility treatment is unsuccessful
Check out Babies in Mind - a Free online course for parents and professionals which has been developed by the University of Warwick, and is being offered through the free online course coordinator FutureLearn. Babies in Mind is a 4-week online course and the next start date for the program is just next week: 24… Continue reading Looking for help with parenting in the early years?