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.

Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director, Fertility Associates Wellington

Success rates

Fertility Associates has excellent 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 for a single IVF egg collection cycle.  It covers all women using their own eggs who have an egg collection, including those who did not get any eggs, those whose eggs didn’t fertilise, those who do not have an embryo suitable for transfer, and those whose pregnancy sadly miscarried.

The figure above is based on all egg collections at Fertility Associates clinics over the last three years for which we have complete birth results (2018-2020). These results cover IVF cycles with normal fertilisation and sperm microinjection. We transfer fresh embryos at the cleavage or blastocyst stage, while thawed embryos are nearly always transferred at the blastocyst stage. About 10% of cycles started do not get to egg collection. For most of these people, it is better to stop, and start again with a higher dose of the medications used for ovarian stimulation.

More on success rates here.


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

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 and 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 but if you prefer your GP can refer you.

Book an appointment directly.

Dr Mary Birdsall, Fertility Specialist & Chair, 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

New technologies available with Fertility Associates:

Fertility Cover

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. 



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.