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Unfortunately, having trouble falling pregnant is common; one in six couples are not pregnant after 12 months of trying.
If you are having difficulty conceiving, it is important to make an appointment to see your GP for a check-up. You will most likely then be referred to a fertility specialist for further advice.
Dr Scott Pearce
Dr Scott Pearce is a caring, approachable and experienced obstetrician, infertility specialist and gynaecologist who spends quality time with his patients to explain, reassure and answer questions.
He is a director of Monash Endosurgery, senior trainer of gynaecological surgery at Monash Health, accredited AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery Society) trainer for advanced laparoscopic surgery at Monash Health.
Dr Pearce has post-specialist advanced training in laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, prolapse and incontinence surgery. Only a handful of gynaecologist in Australia have undergone this extensive training. He is also a senior fertility clinician with Melbourne IVF and has over 15 years of fertility experience.
In 2001 and 2002, Scott was the inaugural Advanced Gynaecological Surgical Fellow at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. This specialist two-year full time post graduate course is one of the most highly regarded gynaecological surgical fellowships in Australia. Dr Pearce is one of the few gynaecologists in Australia to have completed this and learn the specialised skills needed to perform laparoscopic surgery.
Scott has the experience to properly manage the complete range of gynaecological issues, for example endometriosis (mild to severe), pelvic pain, fibroids, ovarian cysts, menopausal concerns, prolapse, incontinence and fertility issues.
Scott also enjoys being an obstetrician and has delivered almost 3000 babies.
He has been on the organising committee of Australian and international conferences, operated live surgery at numerous conferences and has presented many conference papers. He has published medical research and co-authored a chapter in a hysteroscopic surgery textbook.
Dr Pearce won the AGES Travelling Fellowship Award in 2003 to further his laparoscopic surgical training in Germany and France.
Flexible appointments are provided by Dr Pearce, including before hours and after hours appointments, with caring, approachable and reassuring guidance.