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Heather and Rachel stand in front of a picture of a baby and mother for Channel 9 show Big Miracles which features IVF couples.

Heather and Rachel share their IVF story on Big Miracles

Heather and Rachel shared their IVF journey on Channel 9’s Big Miracles program. They chatted to QNews about why they felt it was important to tell their story.  Heather and Rachel’s journey started well before the cameras of Big Miracles entered their lives.   The couple met through online dating and after a little back-and-forth eventually …

Lesbian couple opens up about their IVF journey.

Lesbian couple on carrying each other’s babies through IVF

A UK lesbian couple opens up about the “mad process” of carrying each other’s babies using IVF. In an interview with Tyla, the couple talked about their experience with IVF and carrying each other’s babies at the same time. Emily Patrick, 38, and her partner, Kerry Osbourne, 35, first embarked on their unique fertility journey …

Japan advocacy group calling for IVF equality.

Japan Hospital Denies LGBTQ woman support for IVF pregnancy

An LGBT advocacy group is urging the Japanese government for equality in healthcare after a woman in a same-sex relationship who conceived through IVF treatment was denied treatment at a hospital. The Tokyo-based organisation Kodomap is pushing for the same level of medical support for all pregnant women. Japan only allows women in heterosexual marriages …

Behind the ‘Big Miracles’: Meet Adam and Angus’ fertility specialist

Episode 5 of Channel 9’s Big Miracles follows Angus and Adam, a gay couple who have dreamed of being dads for the past 10 years. I chat with their fertility specialist, Dr Shadi Khashaba from IVFAustralia, about his own fertility journey as a gay man, and how this experience helped him make Angus and Adam’s dream …

Ask the experts: reciprocal IVF with Dr Ee Min Kho

Dr Ee Min Kho from Queensland Fertility Group is back to chat all about reciprocal IVF and egg sharing. If you’re ready to grow your family, there’s an array of wonderfully diverse ways it can happen. For same-sex couples who both produce eggs and have a uterus, there is an option called reciprocal IVF, or …

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Courtney treats IVF patients every day, now her wife is one of them

Courtney Simpson has been a fertility nurse at Queensland Fertility Group in Mackay for four and a half years. After helping hundreds upon hundreds of her own patients through treatment, Courtney and her wife Tabitha decided it was time for them to start their own fertility journey. “We started IVF in June, and we were …

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Ask the Experts: Fertility facts with Queensland Fertility Group

Are you ready to take the next big step to grow your family? Dr Melissa Luckensmeyer is here to dispell common fertility myths while Dr Ee Min Kho provides all the info on reciproval IVF. Fertility myths with Dr Melissa If you’re thinking about starting your family and require donor sperm to do so, there …

Brisbane author and mum rj miles ivf same-sex parents

‘How did you do that?’: My experience of becoming a mum through IVF

The first time I told an acquaintance, “My wife and I are expecting our first baby in December,” their response was, “How?” Luckily, I love talking about how babies are made, especially ours. The path we walked (due to my endometriosis) was initiated by in-vitro fertilisation – or IVF. Although many people think of this …

Dr Andy Stamatiou Brisbane Fertility

Brisbane Fertility Doctor Helping Same-Sex Couples Become Parents

Dr Andy Stamatiou Well-known Brisbane fertility specialist, working primarily in IVF and fertility care, gynaecology and obstetrics. He has over 20 years experience as a doctor, and is proud to have helped a number of local same-sex couples become parents. What are some of the factors that make him a good doctor, especially in the …