If you have been trying to conceive and it is not happening as you expected, you are not alone.
Latest research shows that up to 25% of couples experience infertility when trying for a baby. The good news is that you are in the right place to take the first step.
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.
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.
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 but if you prefer your GP can refer you.
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
Age, weight, general health and past medical conditions can all impact fertility. However many couples will experience unexplained infertility, which though difficult to comprehend, can have good outcomes with fertility treatments. The sooner you understand your own chances, including age, length of time trying the sooner you can achieve a healthy baby. More
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 publication called Pathways. That outlines every step of fertility treatment, should you need it.
Support every step of the way
Our counsellors are trained in fertility and can help with any difficult emotions or decisions that can arise. One free counselling consultation is generally included with most IVF treatment options.
Diet can impact pregnancy, and for many of our patients losing 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.
We have a range of relaxation activities available, and can provide a treatment plan to include acupuncture.