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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.

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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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