Fertility Associates

Trying to become pregnant? Fertility Associates can help.


想懷孕?生殖醫學協會可以幫助您。

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When should I do something? 我應該什麼時侯開始諮詢?
The right time to seek help is when you are concerned. Often simple tests to check ovulation and sperm quality will give reassurance; so a couple may be happy to try a little longer before more intensive investigation. Some of these tests will identify a severe problem quickly, which can stop you wasting time. 最好在您覺得擔心時就尋求幫助。往往一般簡單的測試能檢查出排卵和精子的質量問題,所以在進一步檢查前一對夫婦可能會更樂於嘗試多次(自然受孕)。當然,其中這些測試可以很快的鑑別出某些嚴重的問題,所以您就可以開始治療。通常35歲以下的女性如果嘗試了12個月後還不能懷孕就應該去諮詢生殖醫學專家,而35歲或以上的女性更應該儘早去諮詢專家。
Does my age matter? 和我的年齡有關係嗎?
Yes! A woman’s chance of becoming pregnant decreases with age, especially in the late 30s. Generally, the older you are the earlier you should seek help. 有!女性懷孕的機會會隨著年齡的增長而降低,尤其是到了30歲後期。一般來說,您應該在年輕的時候儘早的尋求幫助。
Who should I see? 我應該找誰幫忙?
Your GP may assist with initial tests and refer you for further fertility investigations and treatment, or you can telephone us for a consultation with a fertility specialist at any stage.  您的家庭醫生可以協助您做初步測試,然後轉介作進一步調查和生育治療,您也可以在任何時侯打電話給我們預約生殖醫學專家進行諮詢。
What happens when I see a fertility specialist? 當我去見生殖醫學專家時會發生什麼?
Your fertility specialist will investigate the possible causes of infertility. This investigation will include a medical history of you and your partner, hormone tests for the woman and a sperm test for the man. A simple operation called a laparoscopy, or an x-ray called a hysterosalpingogram, may be needed to check the woman’s tubes. Your specialist will then outline options for treatment. We offer a full range of treatments including ovulation induction, inseminations, donor treatment, IVF, counselling, and more. 生殖醫學專家將調查您所有不孕的原因。調查包括您和您伴侶的病史,女性會有一個身體的檢查和荷爾蒙測試;男性需要精子測試。必要時還會���過腹腔鏡或者X光攝影術來檢查女性的輸卵管。之後專家將提供有效的治療方案。我們提供全方位的治療服務,包括促進排卵,授精,精子和卵子捐贈,試管嬰兒,心理輔導等等。
How successful is treatment? 治療的成功率如何?
Recent advances in technology mean that the chance of pregnancy with IVF is 40-50% per treatment for woman 35 years or younger. Other treatments give a similar chance of pregnancy as fertile couples without infertility, which is about 20% per month for women 35 years or younger. 最新醫療技術統計顯示年齡介於35歲或以下的女性體外受精懷孕的機會為40到50%。其他治療方法同樣也為不孕不育的夫妻提供了機會,對35歲或以下的女性大約是每月20%的成功率。
Does the government pay for anything? 政府有提供補助嗎?
Provided you are referred by your GP or specialist, you may be eligible for a free consultation. Many couples are eligible for some publicly-funded treatment. 只要您是新西蘭公民或居民,由您的家庭醫生或專科醫生轉介,您就可能有資格獲得免費的諮詢。許多夫婦還有資格獲得一部分政府資助。但您必須在候診者名單上等待。
Is an interpreter available? 有华语翻译帮助吗?
We work with a qualified Chinese speaking interpreter, Diana Lu, who can assist you during appointments by prior arrangement. Diana charges patients directly for preparation, travel and appointment time. You can contact Diana by email at diana@babycare.net.nz or by telephone on 021 678 393.

Diana Lu 是我們一名合格的華語翻譯人員 (國,粵語),她可以安排預約專家以及在治療的過程中協助您(需要提前預約); 她將直接向您收取相關費用。您可以電話聯繫 Diana 021 678 393或者電郵到 diana@babycare.net.nz

More about the main types of treatment - 幾種常見的治療類型:
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF) The woman takes hormone drugs to increase the number of eggs maturing in the month of treatment. The eggs are collected in a simple medical procedure using ultrasound. Sperm are added to the eggs in the clinic’s laboratory, and one or two embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus 3 to 5 days later. If there are extra embryos, they can be frozen for another chance of pregnancy. IVF is used when the cause of infertility is blocked Fallopian tubes, endometriosis, poor quality sperm or unexplained infertility.
  • ICSI This is a variation of IVF, where a single sperm is injected into each egg to increase the chance of fertilisation. It is used when the number of sperm is low, or sperm quality is poor. Sometimes men do not have any sperm in their semen, but still make sperm in their testes – this sperm can be retrieved using a fine needle and used for ICSI.
  • Donor insemination (DI) Sperm from a donor is frozen, then thawed when the woman is about to ovulate. After careful preparation, the sperm is placed in the woman’s uterus. You can use a donor recruited by the clinic, or have a friend or member of your whanau. DI is used mainly when men have no sperm, and by single women and women in lesbian relationships. 
  • Donor eggs (DO) A donor undergoes most of the steps of an IVF treatment, but the embryo(s) are transferred to the infertile woman. DO is used when women have poor quality eggs, by women who do not respond well to the drugs used in IVF, and by women in their 40s who have a low chance of pregnancy using their own eggs. You can use a donor recruited by the clinic, or have a friend or member of your whanau.
  • IVF surrogacy The infertile woman undergoes most of the steps of an IVF treatment, but the embryos are transferred to a friend or whanau member who is called the surrogate. The infertile couple adopt the child after it is born. IVF surrogacy is usually used when a woman has lost her uterus, or when carrying a child is too dangerous to the woman’s health. 
  • Artificial insemination with partner’s sperm After careful preparation, sperm is placed in the woman’s uterus when she is about to ovulate. Often low doses of hormone drugs are used to increase the number of eggs maturing in the month of treatment. This treatment is mainly used with less severe causes of male or female infertility. 
  • Ovulation induction Tablets or injections are used to induce a menstrual cycle in women who have irregular menstrual cycles, or who do not ovulate. 
  • Storage of sperm Men can store sperm before cancer treatment or vasectomy. Sperm can also be stored before fertility treatment so it is available at the time of treatment.
  • 試管內受精(IVF)。在治療的那個月, 女性通過服用激素藥物,增加成熟卵子的排卵量。這些卵子通過超聲波的引導而收集。在實驗室中仿輸卵管條件下培養,再將男性的精子放入。3至5天后將一個或兩個胚胎再放入到女性的子宮裡。如果有多餘的胚胎,可以冰凍起來留待以後使用。試管嬰兒技術是針對於輸卵管阻塞而不育,子宮內膜異位,或精子質量差或其他不明原因的不孕症。
  • 卵漿內單精子注射(ICSI)是另一種治療方法,特點是將單個精子注入到每個卵子裡來增加其受精的機會。使用這種治療方法主要原因是精子數量少,或質量差。有時男性的精液裡沒有精子,但仍然可以用極細的針狀物從他們的睾丸獲取精子而受精。
  • 捐助授精(DI)。從捐助者的精液裡取出精子並冷凍,到女性排卵時再解凍。需經過精心準備後才能將精子放入子宮裡。您可以通過診所來尋找捐助者,或通過您的朋友及您的家族成員捐贈,只要他們符合必要的條件。捐助授精(DI)主要針對於無精子的男性,單身女性及同性戀關係的女性。
  • 捐贈卵子(DO)。女性捐贈者經過了試管嬰兒大部分的治療步驟後,胚胎會轉移到不孕婦女體內。捐贈卵子主要適用於卵子質量差和對使用激素藥物無反應的女性,以及年齡超過40歲難以用自己的卵子懷孕的女性。您可以通過診所來尋找捐贈者,或通過您的朋友及您的家族成員捐贈只要他們符合必要的條件。
  • 試管嬰兒代孕。不孕女性經過了試管嬰兒大部分的治療步驟後,將胚胎轉移到朋友或家族成員體內代其孕育的過程。孩子出生後再由不育不孕夫婦收養。試管嬰兒代孕通常用於失去了子宮,或懷孕時健康會受到嚴重威脅的婦女。
  • 人工授精。在經過認真準備後獲取伴侶的精子,將其放入即將排卵的女性的子宮。有時通過使用低劑量的激素藥物來增加在治療期間成熟卵子數量。這種治療適用於嚴重不育不孕的男女。
  • 排卵藥片或註射劑:主要用於在月經週期不規則,或不排卵的女性。
  • 儲存男子的精子:可以在癌症治療前或輸精管結紮術前儲存男子的精子。精子也可以在生育治療前存儲,這樣便於在治療時使用。
  • 儲存女性的卵子:女性可以在癌症治療前或在她年輕時儲存卵子來保持卵子的生育能力。
About Fertility Associates 有關生殖醫學協會

Fertility Associates was started in 1987 by Drs Freddie Graham and Richard Fisher. It is the leading provider of fertility treatment in New Zealand, with clinics in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Our doctors also visit Whangarei, Auckland’s North Shore, East Auckland, West Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, New Plymouth,  Hawke’s Bay, Wanganui,  Palmerston North, Lower Hutt, Nelson and Queenstown to see patients.

Each Fertility Associates clinic has a close-knit team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and scientists dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of having a child. Our philosophy is based on the pursuit of excellence, the recognition of each person as an individual with their own values and culture, and the appropriate use of technology.

生殖醫學協會是由弗雷迪格雷厄姆和理查德費希爾醫生於1987年始建。它是新西蘭生育部門的領先機構,在奧克蘭,漢密爾頓,惠靈頓和基督城都設有診所。我們的醫生還會赴旺格雷,奧克蘭北岸,奧克蘭東區, 奧克蘭西區, 陶朗加,吉斯伯恩,新普利茅斯市,霍克灣, 旺阿努伊,北帕, 下哈特,納爾遜和皇后鎮探訪病人。
每個生殖醫學協會的診所都會有聯繫緊密的醫生,護士,輔導員和科學家,致力於為您提供一個擁有孩子的機會。我們的理念是基於追求卓越,尊重每個人的價值觀和風俗習慣以及對科學的誠信。


Glossary  
Drug 藥物
Egg 卵子
Embryo 胚胎
Hormone 激素
Inseminate 授精
Ovulation 排卵
Semen 精液
Sperm 精子
 Uterus ��宮
 Vasectomy 輸精管結紮術