New Zealand's leading fertility specialists

Founded in 1987 by Dr Freddie Graham and Dr Richard Fisher, the doctors who introduced IVF to New Zealand, Fertility Associates is New Zealand's leading provider of fertility diagnosis, support and treatment. We’re committed to providing the very best fertility treatment, technology, expertise and care, and with over 24,500 babies born so far, we can help you on this very important journey towards having a baby..

Specialists in fertility

When you see a fertility specialist, you want to know that you are getting the best possible advice. 

  • Our doctors specialise in fertility, and many have gone on to gain a CREI (Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). This is only available for doctors who are fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG). More on CREI.
  • Fertility Associates have been accredited by FRANZCOG to train new fertility specialists towards a CREI accreditation.
  • We’re the only New Zealand clinic to graduate specialists in the CREI programme in the last ten years, and we have CREI doctors in every Fertility Associates clinic.

Dr Mary Birdsall, Chair & Fertility Specialist

Excellent success rates

Fertility Associates has excellent success rates 

Different clinics report fertility treatment success in different ways. We use the chance of a baby from a single treatment cycle.  This is also the preferred way to report results for the New Zealand consumer group, fertilityNZ and SART (the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) in the United States

For IVF, this includes using both fresh and frozen embryos from a single egg collection.  Over half our births from IVF in younger women come from using frozen embryos. 

When selecting a clinic, it’s important to check what measure they use when reporting their success rates. Many use ‘clinical pregnancy per embryo transfer’, which excludes:

  • People who do not have any eggs
  • People whose eggs don’t fertilise
  • Pregnancy loss or miscarriage

Clinical pregnancy rate per transfer can also be increased by transferring more than one embryo at a time, which carries the risks and complications of twins and even triplets to the mother and children.

Our booklet Pathway to a Child has comprehensive information on the chance of success with IVF and other treatments. 

Here are our most recent results for a single IVF egg collection cycle.  It covers all women using their own eggs who have an egg collection, including those who did not get any eggs, those whose eggs didn’t fertilise, and those whose pregnancy sadly miscarried.

The figure above is based on all egg collections at Fertility Associates clinics over the last three years for which we have complete birth results (2016-2018). These results cover IVF cycles with normal fertilisation and sperm microinjection. We transfer fresh embryos at the cleavage or blastocyst stage, while thawed embryos are nearly always transferred at the blastocyst stage. About 10% of cycles started do not get to egg collection. For most of these people, it is better to stop, and start again with a higher dose of the medications used for ovarian stimulation.

New technologies available with Fertility Associates

More about our fertility treatment options here.

We have fertility clinics throughout New Zealand

You’re never far away from expert care, advice and expertise with Fertility Associates. Our fertility clinics are located in five main centres around the country, and our doctors regularly consult in another  22 locations.

We also now have clinics across  Malaysia. 

Our fertility doctors are led by a Medical Director in each clinic:

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