The Facts About Infertility with Dr Manny Mangat from IVF Australia

The Facts About Infertility with Dr Manny Mangat from IVF Australia

Statistics today show, 1 in 6 Australian couples of reproductive age suffer with infertility.
Infertility is a health condition in which conception has been unsuccessful for a period of 12 months or more.

Infertility is a serious public health problem which often lead to stress, anxiety and depression.

At This Year's Health and Wellness Week For Women 2017 the newLife centre for Women are proud to present

The Facts About Fertility

Come join us in this special evening talk about The Facts About Fertility with one of Australia's leading IVF specialist expert, Dr Manny Mangat from IVF Australia

‘Because reproduction is not nearly as straightforward as many of us think.’

You might have spent years focusing on contraception – without giving a thought to conception.
With 1 in 6 couples needing assistance, reproduction is not nearly as straightforward as many of us think.

This presentation will help you to understand more about your pregnancy potential, either now or in the future.
Get the facts about sex and your fertility; what influences your chances of falling pregnant; the treatment options available; and preserving your fertility if now is not the time.

When: Thursday 23rd of February
6pm – 7pm
Where: newLife centre for Women
Suite 10/Lvl 8 The Dymocks Building – 428 George st Sydney

Limited spaces available.
Book now! 9223 1882



Dr Manveen (Manny) Mangat
IVF Specialist | Reproductive Endocrinology
Male and Female Fertility| Gynaecology
Laparoscopic Surgery
 Manny is a highly regarded fertility specialist with extensive gynaecological and surgical experience, specialising in advanced laparoscopic surgery. She has an affable personality and offers complete care for her patients from investigations to treatment options – individualised to consider each patient’s/couple’s unique circumstance.
Her practice encompasses treating women throughout their reproductive lives and individual journeys from preconception, gynaecologic and fertility issues, fertility preservation, as well as hormone replacement for premature ovarian insufficiency and menopause. Her other major areas of interest are in andrology and male factor infertility including microsurgical sperm retrieval.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University in Melbourne, Manny went on to specialise in O&G training in Brisbane, Singapore and UK. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG), as well as one of the few accredited subspecialists in Australia with the prestigious CREI qualification (Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). This involved 3 further years of subspecialist training in key areas including reproductive endocrinology, assisted conception and gynaecology, andrology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, as well as hormone replacement for oncology patients, premature ovarian insufficiency and menopause at centres of excellence including IVFAustralia, Royal North Shore, Westmead and Concord Hospitals.
Manny has recently graduated with a high distinction average from the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) at The University of Sydney. Her past research interests included evaluation of microsurgical correction of varicoceles and sperm quality (including DNA fragmentation), to improve spontaneous conception as well as conception with IVF. Manny’s current research includes assessing Inhibin B levels and the success of sperm retrieval at microdissection for non-obstructive azoospermia. She has presented her work at national meetings and regularly lectures to GPs, medical students and the general public.
Manny provides gynaecological surgical treatment at North Shore Specialist Day Hospital, North Shore Private and Westmead Private. She consults at IVF Australia’s City, Burwood and Northshore clinics.

Results with Pre-Labour Acupuncture

Results with Pre-Labour Acupuncture

pregnancyA technique originating over 2,500 years ago in China, Acupuncture is used to naturally promote blood and qi (energy) flow throughout the entire body which in turn helps keep our body balanced. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles in specific locations on the body in an effort to unblock the chi from our meridian systems which are like channels or highways that travel through our body. Balanced energy flow helps the body to heal and remain healthy.

Acupuncture has been used to assist with numerous health concerns. Especially in assisting with pregnancy. Acupuncture has helped many women during pregnancy and can help with nausea, fatigue, pain, breech babies and induce overdue labour. Acupuncture is helpful when preparing for labour during the later stages of pregnancy, and allows a woman's body to be balanced and prepared for labour. Labour is brought on by signals from the baby's body to the mother, signalling to be ready to begin a natural progressive labour.

Many women have had success with labour induction using acupuncture. Normal gestation is 38-42 weeks. When a woman goes beyond the 42-week mark, it can be helpful to induce labour. Acupuncture can naturally stimulate the body's production of hormones that will help labour to begin, usually seeing results within 48 hours of the treatment. The pain of labour is usually more gradual and less intense than that of a medically induced labour and the delivery may also occur quicker as a result. A study conducted in Australia (Orr,A.) has shown acupuncture to be more than 88 percent effective, with the majority of the mothers experiencing a positive and immediate impact with just one single acupuncture treatment.

Researches also show that acupuncture has been successful in reducing average labour time. It also improves chances of a natural birth. According to a recent study, a group of women giving birth for the first time, treated with acupuncture reduced their average labour time from 8 hours to 6 hours (Betts D., and Lennox, S).

When performed properly, acupuncture has very few risks. Most negative side effects occur from poor hygiene practices by either patient or acupuncturist. It is not recommended for patients taking blood thinning medications or with bleeding disorders.

At the newLife centre for Women, we recently saw a patient experience a successful labour induction through the use of acupuncture treatment. She was approximately 40 weeks along in her pregnancy, when she received a 45-minute acupuncture treatment. Soon after the treatment, she began to feel contractions. The patient made it to the hospital where she delivered a healthy baby girl within 8 minutes of arrival. She was both thrilled and amazed at the rapid labour and delivery, especially since her previous pregnancy involved a 30-hour labour.

There are many advantages to using acupuncture treatment to induce labour. Many patients claim it’s less confronting, less emotionally stressful and less invasive then conventional methods. We at the newLife centre for Women offer acupuncture treatments for Pregnancy in a relaxing, safe and warm environment allowing the mother-to-be in full control of her labour.

Bookings are essential, to make an appointment call us on (02) 9223 1882.