The Women’s is working closely with Melbourne IVF as we gradually increase our IVF services after the temporary pause on elective surgery.
Our capacity is increasing but some patients may still be asked to attend procedures at East Melbourne or Mount Waverly. We encourage our existing patients to continue to contact us on Day 1 of their cycle for a clinical assessment and more information. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
The Reproductive Service assists men and women who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive or who have issues which may prevent or impair fertility or safe conception.
We conduct an assessment of women and men’s fertility, provide strategies and options to achieve safe and successful pregnancy now or in the future, and offer treatments within the setting of a specialised and sophisticated fertility unit with a multidisciplinary support team.
What we do
At the clinic, we will start by taking a full fertility history from you (and your partner if relevant). We may order blood tests and ultrasounds to assess your fertility, including pre-pregnancy screens, reproductive hormone assessments, ovulation status and tests to assess the function of your reproductive organs, including the tubes, the uterus and the ovaries. A semen analysis will be requested if appropriate. We also perform a health assessment to ensure that you are in the best possible condition to safely have a baby.
We will then work with you to decide which treatment is appropriate. We might assist with assisting your ovulation, with focus on timings, or through a process known as ovulation induction if required. Other strategies will include artificial insemination or even IVF if required. Some people may be offered a lifestyle assessment and weight management strategy to reduce the impact of excess weight on fertility. A counselling session will be organized before commencing any IVF/IUI treatment.
Our clerical staff and patient liaison administrators will coordinate your future appointments to reduce unnecessary delays.
After your initial consultation(s) and assessments have been completed, and a plan has been developed for your personalised treatment program, you will have further discussion with staff from our multidisciplinary team about tailored treatment options such as those listed below.
Treatment options (select links for more information):
- Ovulation Induction
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In-vitro-fertilisation (IVF)
- Donor Egg, Embryo, Sperm programs
- Medical Fertility Preservation
- Chronic Viral Illness Clinic
- Reproductive counselling
- Health and weight optimisation support
Information for patients
Your first appointment
After you have been referred to the clinic by a doctor, you will receive a letter from the Women’s with an appointment time and date. This appointment will be with one of our medical specialist team which includes consultants and specialist fellows in reproductive medicine.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, or need to change the time, please call to make a cancellation and re-book. You can also email a cancellation.
You will need a GP referral to this clinic. A referral is valid for 12 months.
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