Been trying for a while?
If you have been trying to conceive for 12 months and you are under 35 or 6 months and over 35 you may want to consider IVF options.
The first step in determining if IVF is on option for you is to get a referral from your GP to a Genea Fertility Specialist. The IVF Specialist will assess of your fertility status and determine the best treatment option for you. Conditions where IVF may be indicated include:
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes that can interfer with the fertilisation of eggs or for the embryo to travel to the uterus,
- Male factor infertility such as low sperm count or problems with sperm function that can inhibit the sperm from fertilizing an egg,
- Severe endometriosis which can affect both fertilization of the egg and implantation of the embryo in the uterus,
- Ovarian issues that prevent the release or production of eggs,
- Uterine abnormalities such as an irregular uterus shape or fibroid tumours, or
- Unexplained infertility.
For women and couples experiencing difficulties in conceiving they can often feel a failure and as though they are alone in this experience. However, the reality is that this is a more common problem than people realise. At some point, at least 1 in 6 couples will experience some degree of infertility.
Choosing a clinic can very confusing. Who is the best? How can I choose? If you are considering a fertility clinic possibly the most important question to ask is “Will I take home a baby?” Do your research and be as well informed as you can.