Female trouble conceiving

You’re hosting your best friend’s baby shower on the weekend and you log onto Facebook to check on the RSVPs only to come face-to-face with a newsfeed full of ultrasound images and first birthday photos. Your phone buzzes with a text message bearing more happy news of a baby on the way. Just as you think the day couldn’t get any worse, a colleague announces she and her partner are pregnant with twins and says: "we weren’t even really trying".

Sound familiar?

If you’re having trouble conceiving sometimes you can feel like you’re constantly surrounded by baby bumps and couples announcing their happy news. But the truth is, you’re not alone - although we understand it may seem like it. Can you believe that ninety million couples worldwide are experiencing fertility problems and in Australia one couple in every six will face a fertility issue at some point in their relationship? Thankfully, awareness and knowledge about fertility in women is growing and we can help. 

Infertility in Women

Infertility can be emotionally painful and isolating but it doesn’t need to be confusing and aimless. Getting an early and accurate diagnosis is your best path to achieving your dream - a baby. At Genea we’ve been helping people create families for over 30 years.

While creating a baby is complex, it can be quite simple and straightforward to figure out why it might not be happening in your case.

Infertility in women tends to be the situation we hear about most but in fact, issues are evenly split amongst men and women with causes of infertility in couples approximately  40 per cent related to female factors, 40 per cent related to male factors and unfortunately 20 per cent unexplained.

For women, the problems can be related to:

  • physical problems such as blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis;
  • ovulation disorders such as PCOS;
  • your age (and therefore the age of your eggs); or
  • issues in your medical or family history.

Do you need more information about your fertility and the factors which might be stopping you from conceiving? At our free Fertility Seminars you can hear from a Specialist, ask questions and see the clinic for yourself. Or if you are ready to see a Specialist, check out how to get started through our four Simple steps.

Getting Started

You might already know what’s stopping you from conceiving or it just might be taking you longer to fall pregnant than you expected. Whichever of these situations best describes you, we can help you take the next steps. So read about some common causes of infertility on the following pages or simply give us a call. If you’re in the Sydney area, you can come and see Genea's Fertility GP  for a Fertility Assessment, or your GP can conduct a series of simple tests to find out what’s happening.

The #1 piece of advice our patients pass on to people trying to conceive is to ask for help earlier. Genea's Fertility Specialists are experts in helping people conceive and seeing one is not a fast track to IVF - in fact we help more than 50% our patients have a baby with fertility treatments other than IVF.


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* According to analysis of the 2014 national data (released September 2016) from the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) and Genea’s 2014 treatment cycles as submitted to ANZARD. Based on live births per embryo transfer for women using own eggs.
Notes: Many factors can contribute to the likelihood of achieving a pregnancy or a live birth such as the cause of infertility, lifestyle and age. It’s important to note that unfortunately not every treatment cycle will result in an egg collection, embryo transfer or having embryos to freeze.