Advances in fertility treatment offer new hope to couples struggling to have a child

December 12, 2022

If you are struggling to grow your family, you are not alone. Approximately 1 in 6 couples have trouble getting pregnant.


“More and more people are talking about infertility, a previously taboo subject. Your friends, your family and even celebrities are all sharing their struggles,” says Olive Fertility Victoria fertility specialist Dr. Ginevra Mills. Like many couples, Lindsey and her husband Chris expected to get pregnant right away once they started trying to have a family. After a few months with no success, however, Lindsey was afraid something was wrong. At 39, she was worried about the clock ticking so she asked her family doctor to refer her to a fertility specialist.


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