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About Lauren

MBBS(HONS), BMEDSCI, MRMED, FRANZCOG

Dr Lauren Hicks is a gynaecologist, fertility specialist and advanced laparoscopic surgeon consulting in Albury, and Newlife IVF‘s Box Hill and East Melbourne locations.

Lauren offers comprehensive gynaecology care for people with endometriosis, fibroids and other gynaecology concerns, and those wanting to fall pregnant or discuss their fertility. Sometimes these conditions go hand-in-hand, and Lauren is able to provide a holistic approach to the management of both symptoms and fertility issues. She aims to provide gynaecology care for women throughout their reproductive lives, and spends time understanding the individual patient’s symptoms and goals at each consultation. She embodies a caring and empathetic manner when dealing with her patients, and sees challenges as opportunities.  Lauren always strives for the best possible outcomes for her patients and welcomes the fact that each consultation and surgery is different.

Lauren completed her specialist RANZCOG training through the Mercy Hospital for Women and Albury Wodonga Health. She undertook additional training through the prestigious 2-year Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery (AGES) fellowship in complex gynaecology surgery as well as a Master’s degree in reproductive medicine through the University of New South Wales. She has ongoing involvement in research at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for women and her research interests include endometriosis and outpatient hysteroscopy. For more information on one of Lauren’s research groups, please visit endometriosis.org.au.

Lauren joined Newlife IVF in 2022 after working with the founding directors where she was impressed by the independent clinic’s dedication to the best possible patient outcomes. In Melbourne, Lauren consults privately at Newlife’s East Melbourne and Box Hill sites and operates at Epworth Freemasons. Additionally, she holds public appointments with the advanced endosurgery units at both the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women as well as working as a visiting gynaecologist at Albury Wodonga Health.

Fertility Services offered

Fertility Assessment – A thorough clinical assessment, along with a range of tests, helps us get to the heart of your fertility issues. See Female fertility testing & Male fertility testing.

IUI – Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of fertility treatment that involves placing a large number of sperm directly into the uterus to increase the chances that the sperm and egg will meet.

IVF – stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. In essence, it’s a procedure designed to overcome infertility by starting a pregnancy outside the womb (i.e. in vitro).

Egg Freezing – keeping some of your younger, better-quality eggs ‘on ice’ just in case you run into fertility problems later in life – can help safeguard your future fertility. 

Donor Sperm – It is now very common for Assigned Females at Birth (AFAB) to use donor sperm to help them conceive. Donor sperm can also help heterosexual couples struggling with infertility due to sperm abnormalities.

Appointments

Consulting locations:

Newlife IVF Box Hill

Phone:
(03) 9958 3658

Email:
hello@drlaurenhicks.com.au

Address:
Suite 3, Third Floor
116–118 Thames Street,
Box Hill North, VIC 3129

Newlife IVF East Melbourne

Phone:
(03) 9958 3658

Email:
hello@drlaurenhicks.com.au

Address:
Suite 106, First Floor,
320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

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More Information

What's the one thing every Newlife IVF team member has in common? Take a guess...we'll wait 🤔

If our patient-centric approach to fertility care came to mind, you hit the nail on the head.

Regardless of an individual's role – whether that be a doctor, nurse, embryologist, counsellor, genetic counsellor or administrator – each team member is 100% focused on creating the best patient experience and outcomes. 

We want each patient to feel supported, informed and empowered throughout their fertility journey, from your initial point of contact with us through to the conclusion of your fertility treatment. 

That's the Newlife difference!

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Lifestyle changes can go a long way towards improving your fertility and increasing your chances of becoming pregnant – so much so that they are a staple prescription from our fertility specialists. 

Key areas include:

Focusing on your diet 🍏🍓🫐🥑🥦🫑
Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish and monounsaturated or polyunsaturated oils, while limiting highly processed foods.

Limiting your alcohol intake 🍾🥂🍷
Ovulation and sperm quality can be affected by alcohol consumption, and studies have shown that women who consume a lot of alcohol take longer to get pregnant. 

Being more active 🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️⛹️
Regular physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight and, in turn, weight-related issues that impact fertility, such as hormonal imbalances. 

Prioritising your mental health 💆‍♀️🧘‍♀️
Prioritising your mental wellbeing can equip you to handle stress throughout your preconception journey, as well as navigate the emotional ups and downs of any future pregnancies.

If you're seeking personalised advice on ways to improve your fertility, book an appointment with one of our fertility specialists. Call us on (03) 8080 8933 or book an appointment online.

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You may have noticed that our team has more than a few embryologists – 14, to be exact! There are a few reasons for this.

Firstly, more hands on deck means more time spent looking at the finer details. We make a point of not overloading our scientific team with work. Doing so allows our embryologists to take their time and perform each procedure with consideration, focus and attention to detail rather than rushing through their tasks.

Secondly, our embryologists work in perfect pairs because our approach to fertility care is from a 'two heads are better than one' mindset. Every procedure performed in our IVF lab occurs under the attentive gaze of four watchful eyes, ensuring your eggs, sperm and embryos are nurtured with the utmost care.

Lastly, pairwork allows us to upskill our embryologists, who undertake a rigorous two-year training program under the guidance of experienced senior embryologists.

Little things like these make a big difference to the quality of care our patients receive.

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Trying for a baby after 30 must mean you need IVF, right?

Not necessarily, according to fertility specialist @drchrisrussell_obgyn.

In fact, many women and couples are surprised to learn that there are other options to try first before IVF. This may include simple measures such as dietary and lifestyle counselling, advice on ovulation tracking and timed intercourse, as well as early medical interventions such as ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Fertility can be influenced by many factors. For this reason, fertility care incorporates many different types of treatment.

Interested to learn more? Call us on (03) 8080 8933 or visit our website to book an appointment with one of our fertility specialists.

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There's so much more to IVF than science alone. 

The best fertility care combines the wonders of modern technology with clinical expertise and genuine human connection – which is why we blend science and humanity to help bring your dream of family to life.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all the couples, individuals, besties, parents (fur-parents included!) and parents-to-be.

You’ve got a 🍕our heart! 💗

#valentine #valentines #valentinesday #love #LoveIsLove #LoveMakesAFamily #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #newlife #newhope
The Victoria Pride Street Party took place yesterday – a celebration close to our hearts! 💗🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🌈

As loud and proud supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community, we're passionate about providing inclusive fertility care and helping others achieve their dream of a family.

We support every kind of family. Whether you're a same-sex couple, a heterosexual couple or an individual, our IVF and donor programs offer a fertility solution for every scenario – helping you build your family your way.

To learn more about the fertility options available for LGBTQIA+ couples and individuals, check out the blog included in the link in our bio.

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