As New Zealand’s leading fertility specialists, we have helped 17,000 babies into the world. That’s nearly one in every class room.

Fertility is our focus: 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

Top success rates: We are very proud to be well above average when compared to international clinics. We have used data below comparing Fertility Associates with clinics across the USA, who have the highest pregnancy rates in the world.

First in New Zealand: For over 28 years we have been introducing the latest proven fertility treatments to our patients. Including, most recently PGS and TiMI. To give our patients the very best chance of having a baby.

South Island's only provider of publicly funded treatment through our Christchurch and Dunedin Clinics.

Fertility Cover: Many clinics make promises, but we put ourselves on the line with Fertility Cover. 

Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director, Fertility Associates Wellington

Success rates

Fertility Associates has excellent success rates that are well above the American average, embryo for embryo.

We compare our success rates with clinics in the USA, as they have some of the highest pregnancy rates internationally and their clinic results are published with enough detail to allow accurate comparison. 

The graph below shows the chance of a single embryo giving rise to a baby at Fertility Associates compared to the USA average*, following fresh embryo transfer.

We used to compare our success rates with clinics in Australia, however this information is no longer available.

*We can’t compare pregnancy rates with the USA directly, because American clinics usually transfer two embryos at a time, unlike in New Zealand where we transfer one embryo at a time for the mother and child’s safety. 

More on success rates

Figure based on fresh embryo transfers in 2013 at Fertility Associates and reported by SART for the US.

Many clinics make promises, but we put ourselves on the line with our Fertility Cover programme. 

Just like nature, fertility treatment may take some time to achieve success. The chance of having a child after 1, 2, 3 or more cycles is called a cumulative pregnancy rate.

Our Fertility Cover programme gives you 3 chances to have a baby, with a 70% refund if you are unsuccessful. The programme has been going for 3 years, with 80% of people starting Fertility Cover having a baby.

Next steps

It's easy to get a second opinion all you need to do is book an appointment with one of our doctors and then transfer your notes.

Our doctor can review where you are at currently and provide you with a treatment plan to suit your needs. With over 28 years experience, our doctors have a large knowledge base to draw on, as well as quality processes to make sure that you are getting the best possible care and treatment options.

Being informed about your own fertility is the best thing you can do towards becoming pregnant. 


We have some useful information to help you understand your fertility and if you are worried about your chance of having a baby, talking to one of doctors is the best place to start. You don’t need a referral from another doctor or your GP to see one of our fertility specialists.

Request an appointment.

Dr Mary Birdsall, Chair & Fertility Specialist and Adele Miles, Director Nursing

Treatment options

Clomiphene Citrate was the original ‘fertility pill’, and it is still widely used. It’s the most 'natural’ scientifically proven fertility treatment – no injections, and you still have sex to become pregnant.  We now also use medication called Letrozole. More  

As the name suggests, intra uterine insemination involves preparing sperm in the lab, then putting the best sperm directly into the uterus in a procedure that’s a bit like having a cervical smear. More

IVF depends on well-controlled conditions to give eggs and sperm the highest chance of getting together to create a pregnancy. More

About 10% of all fertility treatments we perform involve donor sperm, donor eggs, donor embryos or surrogacy. Technically, donor treatment is simply IUI or IVF using somebody else’s sperm, eggs or embryos – but there are important social, ethical and legal aspects involved in using a donor. More

Your comfort is always our priority, so please let us know if you feel uncomfortable at any time or would like a nurse to be present during scans or examinations. You are welcome to bring a support person along to any of your appointments with us.

Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director, Wellington