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.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
It's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are currently trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone. Read on
The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your dream - taking home a healthy baby. We offer a range of services - from Fertility Fit to IVF and genetic diagnosis of pre-implantation embryos - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Are you a female struggling to conceive? Read through potential reasons why, or learn more about testing options.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, find out what may be causing you troubles, or learn more about male fertility testing
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Our intention, driven by 25 years of planning, compassion and research investment, is to put our words into action for you so that you can feel assured that there is no better care and no better chance of a healthy baby to be found. Anywhere.
Because of the care, technology and expertise we put into your care, you’ll have a better chance of taking home a baby.
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At the age of 35 Natalie and Glenn wanted to start a family. But when things didn’t happen as quickly as they hoped, they became concerned that their dreams of parenthood would never become a reality. Thankfully, with the help of Dr Tween Low from Genea, Natalie was pregnant after just one cycle of IVF.
Natalie and Glenn Boardman, of Aranda in Canberra were married in 2008 and started trying for a baby soon after.
Six months later Natalie, 35, still wasn’t pregnant, so her GP referred her to Dr Low.
“It was such a difficult time, it felt like everyone else was getting pregnant, I just couldn’t understand why it wasn’t working for us,” Natalie says.
Dr Low conducted some baseline fertility tests, but found no evidence of an underlying reason for the couple’s fertility problems. They continued to try naturally for two more months before returning to Dr Low for further investigations.
Following a laparoscopy, whereby a camera is inserted into the abdominal cavity, Dr Low discovered Natalie had severe endometriosis, a condition in which the lining of the womb grows outside the womb, most commonly in the pelvis in places such as the ovaries, bowel, bladder, cervix, vagina and fallopian tubes.
“I was relieved and devastated when we were given a diagnosis. I was relieved that we had an answer but also felt like I was failing as a woman somehow,” Natalie recalls.
Given the severity of the condition and Natalie’s age, Dr Low recommended IVF and so, in October 2009, Natalie and Glenn commenced an IVF cycle.
Four eggs were collected from Natalie and two viable embryos resulted. One was transferred and the other was frozen.
Ten days later Natalie received a call to say she was pregnant and on the 23rd of July 2010 baby Max entered the world to two very grateful parents.
"Max has made us complete. We will forever be grateful to Genea for making our baby dreams come true".
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