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THE DREAM TEAM

Recognise these faces? Anyone who has had surgery or a procedure / treatment under my care will be very familiar with my ‘partner in crime, the lovely Nurse Kristin. She and I have been a team for nearly 20 years and both have such a passion for providing the best possible experience – and outcome – for our patients.

ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

‘March into Yellow’ is a fun and easy way to open up a conversation about the disease and an opportunity for our community to show support.

March into Yellow encourages our broader community to show their support for the invisible illness by a wearing yellow. It is also a fun way to raise funds for Endometriosis Australia who support endometriosis education and research.

To find out more or to hear about other ways you can help raise funds, click on the below.

 
 
GUESS WHO’S BACK
 

Exciting announcement for our Northern NSW patients! On Tuesday 9th March, I will once again be consulting from my Ballina office for fertility management!

 

Patients in the region can save lots of time and energy driving up to the Gold Coast, and instead come and see me at 46 Tamar Street.

 

Bookings can be made for either the Ballina or Gold Coast clinic by calling (07) 5564 8011. Looking forward to making your lives easier and helping you start or expand your families.

 
 
NEXT FACEBOOK LIVE ANNOUNCED
 

Have you been trying unsuccessfully for over 6 months to have a baby? If the answer is yes, please tune in to my upcoming Queensland Fertility Group Facebook Live Q&A. Topics on the agenda include:

🎙 When should we see a fertility specialist?
🎙 What factors can affect fertility?
🎙 How do we improve our chances of a successful pregnancy outcome?
 

No registration is required. Just head over to the Queensland Fertility Group Facebook page (link below) on Tuesday 16th February at 7pm and I will appear on the page.

https://www.facebook.com/qldfertilitygroup

 
OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
 
This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Held each year in February, it endeavours to educate Australians about ovarian cancer, and increase awareness by sharing the stories of real women affected by the disease.
 
If you’d like to help raise funds for this fantastic cause, check out the below link. Hosting a ‘Teal Tea’ is one way you can show your support, and a great excuse to catch up with friends 💙
 

OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS: 2020

It’s that time of year again! Cue lots of Christmas catch-ups with friends and family and of course, those frustrating last-minute dashes to the shops for those presents you forgot to buy 🙊.
 
We’ll be closed for the festive break from midday Tuesday 22nd December for a couple of weeks, back in the office on Wednesday 6th of January.
 
If you have a gynaecological concern over this time, please either see your GP or if it is urgent, present to Accident and Emergency at the hospital. If you are a fertility patient, please phone Queensland Fertility Group.
 

COVID KIDS – CHANNEL 9 GOLD COAST NEWS 

Covid kids! It’s a term you’re going to hear more and more as IVF treatments and pregnancies continue to increase in the wake of the pandemic.

Channel 9 Gold Coast asked me for my thoughts and featured my lovely patients Cassie and Alex. They are one of the many lucky couples experiencing the ultimate joy during these difficult times.

To watch the piece, please click on the below link:
 

HE’S ARRIVED!

Dr Claire Allanach’s family has expanded! Congratulations on the birth of beautiful baby Benjamin. He is perfect and an already very loved little brother to the gorgeous Isla. On behalf of the team, we are absolutely thrilled.
This is one of the most common questions I am asked and the answer is two-fold. If a woman is using her own eggs, 46 is the latest we would recommend for the best chance of a successful pregnancy. However, IVF is still an option for women over this age, but this would be using a donor egg.
 
Looking at any form of assisted reproduction can be an exciting, but sometimes confusing and overwhelming time, so please give me a call if you are interested in hearing more about your options.
An IUD (intrauterine device) is a small contraceptive device that is put into the uterus. The two types available in Australia are the copper IUD and the Mirena (hormonal IUD). Both are commonly used for contraception.
 
Unlike a copper IUD, the progesterone releasing Mirena is also an effective means of non-surgical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy periods and cramping can be related to hormonal changes as women get older. It is common for women to experience changes such as heavy or long periods, or bleeding in between periods due to hormone levels dropping. Once physical conditions affecting the uterus have been ruled out, a Mirena can be used as an effective, easy solution.

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