In this episode of the Conceive Baby Webinar Series we discuss a very topical issue in fertility, and that’s donor conception.

We now not only have donor sperm, we also have donor eggs and donor embryos.

In a previous episode I spoke with Louise Johnson and Karin Hammarberg from the Government Body VARTA about the legalities and your rights and options around donor conception and today we’re going to discuss the actual process. What is involved in a donor conception from egg donation perspective.

Today I’m speaking with Dr Raelia Lew.

Raelia graduated from medicine at Monash University with Honours, and later trained as a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Raelia went on to completed her Masters of Medicine in Reproductive Health Science and Human Genetics at The University of Sydney and graduated from a Doctorate of Philosophy in the area of Preconception Health Promotion and Reproductive Genetics in 2016. Her PhD research was commenced at the University of Sydney and completed in Cambridge, UK.

As a qualified specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Raelia undertook further RANZCOG (Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) accredited Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) training.

Fewer than 2% of Australian Obstetricians and Gynaecologists hold a CREI. It represents the highest level of Australasian post-graduate training in IVF, Reproductive Endocrinology, Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynaecology Surgery, Comprehensive Fertility Care, Andrology (Male Fertility and hormone management) and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

You can also learn more from Raelia’s podcast ‘Knocked Up’ on iTunes