Trying to become pregnant? Fertility Associates can help.
E whakaaro ana koe ki te haputanga? Kei Te Rauhanga O Te Wharetangata te awhina.
You may like to read Kōrero Pono: Our Stories (PDF) – A collection of stories from Maori patients about their experiences with fertility treatment. These stories are written by the patients and unedited - these are their own words.
When should I do something?
The right time to seek help is when you are concerned. Often simple tests to check ovulation and sperm quality will give reassurance; so a couple may be happy to try a little longer before more intensive investigation. Some of these tests will identify a severe problem quickly, which can stop you wasting time.
Mo awhea au e whai mai?
Kia rongo pea koe i te awangawanga, koira te wa tika mo te rapu awhina mai. Hei whakataunaki, ake ka whakahaerengia tetahi whakamatau ngawari hei ata titiro i te kounga kakano me o te keha tane; no reira tera pea, ka ahua whakamomori te tokorua mo tetahi wa, mo mua o te tirohanga hohonu ano. Ka tere kitea ana tetahi raruraru nui mai etahi o enei whakamatau, ka whakaitingia te moumou taima.
Does my age matter?
Yes! A woman’s chance of becoming pregnant decreases with age, especially in the late 30s. Generally, the older you are the earlier you should seek help.
E whakaaro ana koe ki te haputanga?
Kei Te Rauhanga O Te Wharetangata te awhina Ae marika! Ka pakeke haere ana te wahine, ka iti haere te tupono o to haputanga, tuturu ki nga tau neke atu i te 35. Pakeke ana, me tere ake te rapu awhina.
Who should I see?
Your GP may assist with initial tests and refer you for further fertility investigations and treatment, or you can telephone us for a consultation with a fertility specialist at any stage.
Me haere au ki a wai?
Ma to GP pea koe hei awhina ki nga timatanga whakamatau, mana ano pea koe hei tuku kia tirohia to wharetangata kia whakamaimoatia, mau ranei a tou wa hei waea mai kia tirohia koe e tetahi tohunga wharetangata.
What happens when I see a fertility specialist?
Your fertility specialist will investigate the possible causes of infertility. This investigation will include a medical history of you and your partner, hormone tests for the woman and a sperm test for the man. A simple operation called a laparoscopy, or an x-ray called a hysterosalpingogram, may be needed to check the woman’s tubes. Your specialist will then outline options for treatment. We offer a full range of treatments including ovulation induction, inseminations, donor treatment, IVF, counselling, and more.
Ka aha ina kitea au e te tohunga wharetangata?
Ka tirohia e ia nga take i kore ai koe e hapu. Kei taua tirohanga nei o korua ko to hitori hauora, he whakamatau taiaki mo te wahine, a, he whakamatau keha mo te tane. Tena pea, he mahi pokanga ngawari e kiia nei he laparoscopy, he whakaahua whakaroto ranei e kiia nei he hysterosalpingogram hei titiro i te wharetangata. Katahi ka whakamaramatia nga kowhiringa mo to maimoatanga. Kei a matou nga huarahi whanui o nga tumomo maimoatanga penei me te ovulation induction, inseminations, donor treatment, IVF, counselling. Kei raro ake nei nga whakamarama.
How successful is treatment?
Recent advances in technology mean that the chance of pregnancy with IVF is 40-50% per treatment for woman 35 years or younger. Other treatments give a similar chance of pregnancy as fertile couples without infertility, which is about 20% per month for women 35 years or younger.
He pehea te angitu o te maimoatanga?
Mai i nga ahunga whakamua o te hangarau ka 40-50% te tupono o te haputanga me te IVF mo te wahine e 35, tamariki ake ranei. He ahua rite etahi atu whakahapu maimoatanga ki nga tuponotanga o te tokorua whai tamariki, ara, 20% ia marama o te wahine e 35 nga tau, tamariki ake ranei.
Does the government pay for anything?
Provided you are referred by your GP or specialist, you may be eligible for a free consultation. Many couples are eligible for some publicly-funded treatment.
He putea ano ta te kawanatanga?
Ina tukua mai ana koe e to GP, rata motuhake ranei, ka watea pea ki a koe te tirohanga kore utu. He putea a iwi whanui kei te watea ki etahi tokorua.
About Fertility Associates
Fertility Associates was started in 1987 by Drs Freddie Graham and Richard Fisher. It is the leading provider of fertility treatment in New Zealand, with clinics in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Our doctors also visit Whangarei, Auckland’s North Shore, East Auckland, West Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Lower Hutt, Nelson and Queenstown to see patients.
Each Fertility Associates clinic has a close-knit team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and scientists dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of having a child. Our philosophy is based on the pursuit of excellence, the recognition of each person as an individual with their own values and culture, and the appropriate use of technology.
Mo Te Rauhanga O Te Wharetangata
No te tau 1987 ka kokiritia ai te kaupapa o Te Rauhanga O Te Wharetangata e Dr Freddie Graham raua ko Dr. Richard Fisher. Koia nei te kaiwhakarato matamua i te maimoatanga whakahapu huri noa i Aotearoa. He whare hauora ki Tamaki Makaurau, ki Kirikiriroa, ki Poneke, ki Otautahi hoki. Haerea ano ai e o matou rata ki Whangarei, Te Raki Paewhenua, Waitakere, Tamaki, Tauranga, Ngamotu, Turanga, Heretaunga, Papaioea, Awakairangi, Whakatu, me Tahuna kia kite matou i o matou turoro.
He kapa rata, nehi, kaitohutohu, pukenga putaiao hoki kei tena, kei tena o o matou whare hauora, e piripono ana ki te kaupapa hei whainga mou i te tino tuponotanga ki te whakawhanau tamaiti. Kei te putake o ta matou kaupapa te whai i te hiranga; te titiro ki tena, ki tena hei tino tangata, he uaratanga, he ahurea motuhake ona; me te tika o te whakamahi i te hangarau.
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