As New Zealand’s leading fertility specialists, we have helped 19,000 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. 

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. We are the only clinic in Australia or New Zealand to do this.

Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director, Fertility Associates Wellington

Success rates

Fertility Associates has excellent success rates 


The Australian Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) suggests clinics present results as birth rates per embryo transfer to allow easier comparison between clinics.

Here are our most recent results.  Keep in mind that not everyone will have an embryo suitable for transfer.  On the other hand, many people will be able to have two or more embryo transfers from a single IVF egg collection cycle.  Birth rates are slightly higher when using fresh embryos - a fresh transfer always uses the best embryo, while thawed transfers use the next best embryo(s).  In nearly all our embryo transfers, only one embryo is transferred at a time to optimise the mother’s and child’s safety.  ‘One at a time’ maximises your overall chance of a baby and your safety. These results are ‘every day results’ – they exclude techniques that lift birth rates per transfer further such as using donor eggs or PGS.


More about Success rates.


The figure above is based on all egg collections at Fertility Associates clinics over the last three years for which we have birth results.

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

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

We are in the only clinic in Australia and New Zealand that does this.

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 5 years, with 85% of people starting Fertility Cover having a baby.

About 85% of patients aged 39 or younger are eligible for our Fertility Cover programme. 

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