One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
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The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
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Depending on which treatment you and your Fertility Specialist have decided upon, you'll receive a personalised treatment program. It will fall into one of the four types outlined below. For each treatment description you will also find a video.
While your Nursing Team will walk you through the specific details, we know there's a lot of information to take in so we created a Patient Resource including details on your preparation and early cycle activities for your reference.
Regardless of which treatment type you're starting, you'll need to complete this Pre-IVF Checklist:
Phone Genea on the first day of your period and your Nurse will calculate the dates for your treatment cycle.
Start FSH – either Gonal F or Puregon
Possible side effects - PMS type symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, bloating, sleep disturbances, headaches, tender breasts and tiredness.
We will be regularly monitoring your ovaries during the treatment cycle through blood tests and ultrasounds.
Your nurse coordinator will tell you when to start the Antagonist injections (approximately Day 7).
Possible side effects - headaches (occasionally), localised irritation or rash at the injection site (rarely).
Possible side effects - a small proportion of patients experience bloating, discomfort and headaches following the trigger injection.
You can read more about the next steps in your cycle in the Treatments section of the website.
The last dose of Provera is usually given on Day 25 of your menstrual cycle.
If you would like to view more information on the medications you have been prescribed, please visit the link below.
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A GnRH antagonist made by pharmaceutical company Merck Serono. Learn more
Also known as CF, it is a serious genetic disease (with a recessive inheritance pattern)...
A small fluid-filled cyst on the ovary in which the eggs grow until released and which produce...
The hormone produced by the pituitary gland which controls growth of ovarian follicles and...
First cause a flare of FSH and LH as they stimulate and then inhibit, or down...
A newer class of injectable medication with the advantage that they drop...
One of the drugs used to stimulate the development of follicles. Recombinant FSH...
A rapid surge in production of lutenising hormone produced by the pituitary...
A GnRH agonist medication administered as an injection.
A hormone (gondatrophin) produced by the pituitary gland that triggers ovulation of a mature...
The GnRH-antagonist drug made by pharmaceutical company MSD.
Human chorionic gonadotrophin drug, made by pharmaceutical company MSD and...
The second principal hormone of the ovary, produced only after ovulation and...
Recombinant follicle stimulating hormone made by pharmaceutical company...
An imaging procedure like radar, but using high frequency sound...