Latest fertility blog post
For most couples, trying to conceive is an exciting and stress-free time, but for about 1 in 6 couples this isn’t the case. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on male factor infertility, which affects a significant proportion of infertile couples.
When should I see a fertility specialist?
We recommend seeing a fertility specialist after 6 months of unsuccessful attempts at conception for women over 35, and 12 months of unsuccessful conception for women under 35.
If you experience irregular periods, or you are already aware that you have a fertility issue, we recommend seeking advice sooner.
How much will an initial consultation cost?
Create Health offers comprehensive fertility consultation appointments for a fee of $220 - $260 For patients with Medicare and a current referral, this fee includes a consultation for one or both partners with your choice of Create Health specialists, a diagnostic ultrasound scan (if required. A referral is required for each partner to be eligible for Medicare rebates.
To book a consultation, please phone our friendly team on 03 9873 6767.
What options are open to us other than IVF?
Fertility specialists at Create Health have access to all treatment options, including medical management of hormonal disorders, ovulation induction, insemination, egg / embryo / sperm donation, surgery including advanced endoscopic surgery, and of course, IVF.
Your doctor will start by conducting a thorough investigation of any underlying causes for conception difficulties. To do this, our specialists have access to all advanced molecular and genetic assessments available. Our fertility specialists can assess and manage all fertility, recurrent IVF and pregnancy loss conditions.
Are your doctors recognised specialists in fertility?
All Create Health fertility specialists are Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). As RANZCOG specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology they are qualified to perform the assessment and management of patients with infertility. Further, all Create fertility specialists are accredited with Melbourne IVF - one of the world's leading centres for fertility treatment.