If you’re looking for advice about options surrounding fertility, pregnancy or counselling, always consult your doctor.
Many mothers desperately wanting a baby have turned to Google to ask why it’s not happening.
Dr Helen Demetriou from Genea Fertility, has warned that searching online for answers to fertility issues can be a problem.
The GP says patients spend time on Google before getting to specialists and has told Mamamia about some of the topics that may throw people off track.
There is a perception that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) means you can’t have kids but Dr Demetriou says it’s incorrect.
“The people who have PCOS who don’t have a lot of problems with it, who don’t have a huge problem getting pregnant, who manage it really well, aren’t actually on the internet. They’re just out there getting on with their day and people get a really skewed view online.”
Dr Demetriou advises using reputable sites such as the Jean Hailes Foundation in Melbourne.