We often see couples who after conceiving easily have concerns with their second or third baby.

Couples can be trying for 6 months, then 8, and before they know it, can find that a year has passed before they know it.

Age can be a major factor the second time around.  By the time you wait until the first born is 2 or 3 years old the biological clock has also passed another few years. 

On a positive note, by experiencing a pregnancy previously, there is less likelihood that the delay will be due to a pre-existing condition, which does give you a good chance with fertility treatments.

The good news is that you are in the right place to be taking the first step. 

At Fertility Associates you are in good hands. 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

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. 

Our dedicated team of experienced doctors and scientists deliver world leading fertility treatments and personalised care. To give you the best chance towards starting a family.

Dr Mary Birdsall, Chair & Fertility Specialist

The best thing you can do is talk to us.

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

Book an appointment directly.

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

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

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.

Understanding your fertility

The sooner you understand your own chances, including age and length of time trying, the closer you are to achieving a healthy baby. Timing can be everything and just knowing your own cycle and when to try can be very helpful. Age can also be a major factor for those experiencing secondary infertility.

At your first appointment

At your first appointment you will meet your doctor, they will go through your medical history, answer any questions you may have and undertake tests and scans. It is useful to bring your partner along to your first consultation, as fertility is made up of 50% female and 50% male factors.

At this appointment you will get an understanding of your own situation, and options available. Some couples may need to try a little longer, others may start medication to assist with ovulation, and others may need to commence treatment as soon as possible. Whatever the situation our team of fertility specialists are here to help – and if you have any questions along the way we also have a great resource of our Pathways booklet. Pathways outlines every step of fertility treatment, should you need it.

Support every step of the way

  • Counselling


    Our counsellors are trained in fertility and can help with any difficult emotions or decisions that can arise. One free counselling consultation is included with most IVF treatment options.

  • Nutrition advice

    Nutrition advice

    Diet can impact pregnancy, and for many of our patients loosing weight can be a priority. At Fertility Associates we have an in-house Dietician, Rebecca Baskett who can help you create a diet plan to suit your fertility needs.

  • Relaxation, yoga & acupuncture

    Relaxation, yoga & acupuncture

    We have a range of relaxation activities available, and can provide a treatment plan to include acupuncture.