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Let's navigate this journey together and bring hope to your dreams of starting a family.

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We're here to support you.

At Fertility Associates, we understand that the path to parenthood can be filled with both excitement and challenges. That's why we have a dedicated team of professional counsellors, specializing in fertility, ready to support you every step of the way!

Our expert counsellors have a deep understanding of the emotional complexities that come with fertility treatment. Whether you're considering IVF, exploring the option of using an egg donor, or facing critical decision points, they are here to help you navigate through it all. We offer counselling services tailored to your individual needs. Whether you prefer individual sessions or want to engage in couple's counselling, our team will provide a safe and supportive environment for you to express your concerns and find guidance.

For more complex treatments like surrogacy, donor embryo, or other donor arrangements, our experienced counsellors can also guide you through the ethics application process, ensuring that you have all the necessary support and information.

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Ways we can help you

Whether you need advice, support, or just a listening ear, our team of compassionate counsellors is here for you every step of the way. Our team can help you to:
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your emotional responses and take charge of your well-being
  • Enhance your coping mechanisms to regain control and find peace
  • Make informed treatment decisions with a clear understanding of their implications
  • Understand and navigate your partner's journey through treatment together
  • Build a strong support network and effective communication tools for your loved ones
  • Navigate the challenges of negative results and plan for the next steps
  • Receive compassionate support during pregnancy loss
  • Discover the implications and find guidance around using a donor
  • Improve your emotional well-being and rediscover the joy of life.


Don't hesitate to reach out to our compassionate counsellors today. Your emotional well-being matters on this journey towards building the family of your dreams!

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Meet the counselling team

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Fertility New Zealand

Fertility NZ is a registered charity which supports NZers with infertility. They are active advocates and spokespeople on key fertility issues in New Zealand, and connecting with them is a great way to interact with other people who are also going through a fertility journey. They also provide support groups throughout New Zealand.

For more information, visit their website below. 

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The Biological Clock

This tool indicates:

  • Natural conception per month if you have no fertility issues
  • IVF success rate at the same age
  • When to seek help after months of unsuccessful attempts

If you are concerned at any stage – we recommend booking a doctor appointment or a free nurse consultation. The sooner you make a plan the better your chances in the long term.

When to seek advice early

  • If you have polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, or have been through a cancer diagnosis; we recommend you get in touch quickly so we can talk you through all your options and give you the greatest possible chance of success.
  • If you’re a single woman considering motherhood in the future; it’s best to approach us early and consider egg freezing as this can be an option for you while you have a higher ovarian reserve and healthier eggs.
Set your age and the months you’ve been trying to conceive
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Your chance of having a baby per month for fertile couples
Your chance of having a baby per IVF cycle (if experiencing infertility)

Body Mass Index calculator

Being overweight or underweight can reduce fertility, so it is important to keep your body weight within the normal healthy range.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indication of your body weight and can be calculated by dividing weight by height. You should aim for a BMI of between 20 and 25, as this will optimise your chances of conception.

Woman’s BMI below 19

Even in these modern times, nature knows best. If a woman's BMI falls below 19, the body senses famine and ovulation is switched off to prevent the risk of having a baby with malnutrition. Excessive exercise can reduce body fat and increase muscle mass to a point where periods cease for the same reason. Risk of miscarriage is also increased in women with a low BMI.

Being underweight

If a woman's BMI falls below 19, the body senses famine and ovulation is switched off to prevent the risk of having a baby with malnutrition. Excessive exercise can reduce body fat and increase muscle mass to a point where periods cease for the same reason. Risk of miscarriage is also increased in women with a low BMI.

BMI’s greater than 30

This can reduce fertility by 50%. Pregnancy for women with a 30+ BMI is often associated with problems such as maternal diabetes, high blood pressure, big babies and increased risk of caesarean section.

Add your height and weight to calculate your BMI