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40 years of IVF in Australia

Gareth Parker

Australia’s first IVF baby is celebrating her 40th birthday today in a major milestone for fertility around the country.

The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne is celebrating the anniversary of the first IVF birth today, the place where, Candice Thum (nee Reed) was born.

IVF expert Dr Peter Illingsworth says Australia was the first to use fertility drugs to get more eggs and increase the chances.

Click PLAY to hear the full interview. 

Sonia told 6PR Breakfast they have three children through assisted reproduction:
“They all know that we had to work extra hard to get them,” she said.

While Les said he and his wife have tried IVF seven times and they’ve finally been successful.
“There’s a lot of heartbreak, but it’s worth it,” he said.

Click PLAY to hear the heartwarming calls.

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