Christchurch

  • Dr Sarah Wakeman

    Medical Director, Christchurch

    MBChB, FRANZCOG, CREI, Dip Obs, Dip Paed.

    A leading fertility expert, Sarah has over 10 years experience, and is extremely knowledgeable and understanding.

    In her role as Medical Director she introduces new international technology, mentors training fertility doctors, and oversees all clinical procedures at our Christchurch clinic.  Sarah has specialised in all areas of fertility, with a CREI accreditation.  She also has special interests in fertility preservation, genetics, recurrent miscarriage and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    As a registrar at Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Sarah was first involved with our Christchurch clinic in 2001.  She then commenced her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2003. She spent 2 years working in Melbourne at the Royal Womens’ Hospital and Melbourne IVF, between 2008 and 2009 and completed her subspecialty training ‘CREI’ during this time.

    Sarah has her own young family and enjoys spending time with them in the great outdoors, skiing and biking when they can.

    Clinics: Christchurch, Nelson, Christchurch - Rolleston

     

  • Dr Michelle Bailey

    Fertility Specialist

    MBChB, Dip Obst, FRANZCOG, CREI

    Michelle specialises in all aspects of fertility care.  She has an interest in the effects of lifestyle factors on fertility, recurrent miscarriage, fertility preservation, egg donation/surrogacy and ovarian reserve.  She has previously undertaken  research on the effect of treatment of ovarian endometriosis on ovarian function, as measured by the AMH marker of ovarian reserve.

     

    Michelle consults on  infertility treatment, early pregnancy care and performs gynaecology/ early pregnancy ultrasound. 

     

    Michelle began working in fertility  in 2007, as a Senior Registrar at the Christchurch Clinic.  After completing her Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fellowship, she went on to undertake formal  subspecialty training.in Reproductive Medicine  In  2012 she graduated with the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility ‘CREI’.

     

    Michelle graduated from the Otago Medical School in 1997, and undertook her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, and Australia.  She had an interest in fertility medicine even as a medical student, undertaking a research project at the Christchurch clinic in 1997. 

     

    Michelle enjoys reading, cooking , walking and supporting Canterbury and New Zealand rugby.  She and her partner have recently bought a vineyard on Banks Peninsula, where they live with their son.   

    Clinics: Christchurch

  • Dr Catherine Conway

    Endocrinologist

    MBChB, FRACP

    An experienced specialist offering a personal approach, Catherine is a highly regarded endocrinologist.  She has a particular interest in premature ovarian insufficiency and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Catherine graduated from the University of Otago and completed postgraduate training in Endocrinology in Christchurch and Adelaide. She commenced work at the Christchurch Clinic in 2005 and combines her interest in reproductive endocrinology with work in diabetes and general endocrinology at Christchurch Hospital.

    Clinics: Christchurch

  • Anne Ott

    Counsellor

    ANZICA, MANZASW, BA, Grad Dip Social Work

    Anne is passionate about supporting patients through their fertility treatment at our clinic.

    Anne has past experience working in women’s health and the mental health field both as a counsellor and clinical social worker.  Anne has worked as a fertility counsellor with Fertility Associates since 2008. 

    As a Bachelor of Arts graduate Anne returned to university as a mature student to complete her social work training in 2000 at the University of Canterbury.  She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Social Workers and the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association and is currently serving on their executive committee.

     

    Clinics: Christchurch