Lexie's Village

Chapter 4 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'

Chapter 4 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'
By 2009, I’d worked on a variety of digital marketing projects. I was also volunteering for the University of New South Wales Business School’s Alu...

Chapter 3 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'

Chapter 3 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'
I’d been a typical Aussie sports nut while growing up, playing a range of sports and even making it to NSW state level in athletics. I had also rep...

Chapter 2 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'

Chapter 2 - 'Lexie's Village - A New Kind Of Family'
Time seemed suspended as I lay on the couch, mentally fighting a losing battle. One thing was clear in my haze of misery – I had no intention of ta...

Chapter 1 of Lexie's Village - A New Kind of Family

Chapter 1 of Lexie's Village - A New Kind of Family
  Transfer day. Judgement day. Countless women across the globe understand the in‑vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle first‑hand. It’s a month‑long me...

Are you making yourself sick?

Are you making yourself sick?
Yes folks, that's a picture of me, Natalie (dumb ass) Lovett, circa March 2016. I'd just returned from a sales conference in the US for my employer at the time, Facebook. I was sitting at my work desk, when I turned to a colleague and said, "You know I'm not feeling the best, I think I might pop up to the doctors, I'll be back in an hour."

Time for a Foliday?

Time for a Foliday?
I’m talking about 'fertility holidays', 'fertility tourism', 'reproductive tourism', 'cross-border reproductive care' or as I prefer to call it, a 'foliday’, which fundamentally means to travel either overseas or interstate for fertility need.

When Supply Doesn’t Meet Demand

When Supply Doesn’t Meet Demand

The recent media interest in IVF and embryo donation (60 minutes, The Morning Show and TodayTonight) has given me pause to think about why this quite radical form of philanthropy is becoming more and more important to a greater number of Australians.

To freeze or not to freeze

To freeze or not to freeze

That is the question. At least, it’s what an increasing number of childless women in their thirties are asking themselves.