Choosing the best fertility pathway
After an initial consultation with us, your fertility expert will recommend a treatment plan to suit your needs. This will be based on a number of factors, including:
- The cause of infertility
- How long you have been trying
- Your age
- Your personal preferences
Some people choose to work through their options starting with simpler treatments. Alternatively, if time is of the essence you may want to go straight to a more comprehensive treatment such as IVF.
In this section, you’ll find an explanation of how hormones work to influence pregnancy, as well as information about the range of fertility pathways that may be recommended for 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
Women can preserve their fertility before cancer and other treatments that might impact fertility. Eggs, embryos and ovarian tissue can be frozen for people who face losing their fertility because of cancer treatment or another reason. Or if they think their fertility may decline before they are ready to have children. More
Men can preserve fertility until after cancer treatment, and or if they think their fertility may decline before they are ready to have children. Sperm can also be frozen as back up for fertility treatment and as ‘insurance’ before a vasectomy. More.