You can read about lifestyle changes that help with fertility here.
Absolutely! If you're a single women, we offer services like egg storage and known sperm donation.
No, we do not have a BMI limit.
Yes we do. All our specialists provide video consultations. However, procedures and treatments will be performed at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Care Fertility has a commitment to known donor sperm, therefore patients have their own donor. We do not import sperm from sperm banks overseas or within Australia.
After the age of 44, the success rate is very low. However, if a woman uses a younger egg donor, the success rate is usually very good.
Approximately 30-50% of fertilised eggs will form a blastocyst by day 5 or 6 after fertilisation. This mainly depends on the age of the woman at the time the egg was collected but also on egg quality, sperm quality, and laboratory culture conditions. Approximately 40% of blastocysts are genetically normal.
A blastocyst is when an embryo is at day 5 or 6 after fertilisation. Approximately 30-50% of fertilised eggs will form a blastocyst and approximately 40% of blastocysts are genetically normal.
The process generally takes about 2-3 weeks. You will be advised when your results are available and asked to make an appointment to discuss your results with your doctor. It is best if both partners attend the appointment to discuss your results
Day 1 is the first day of normal menstrual bleeding occurring in the morning. If you have spotting before your period this does not count as day 1.
Generally no. The distress of infertility is much more likely to cause mood change and this is often worse after an unsuccessful cycle. If you are having difficulty with mood change please discuss with your doctor as Care Fertility has excellent professional affiliations in psychology and mental health which ensure the best possible outcome.
If you are having an IVF cycle, yes, but generally as you get closer to the egg collection there may be some discomfort and abstinence for 2-3 days prior to the egg collection is desirable to improve the quality of the sperm.
After the egg collection you are generally advised to abstain if you had more than 15 eggs collected as the ovaries are very fragile.
After the embryo transfer resumption of sexual intercourse improves the chance of the treatment cycle being successful and is generally advised.
If you are having a frozen embryo transferred in a natural cycle in which you ovulate and you have a chance of natural conception (e.g. open Fallopian tubes and sperm are present) there is a risk of multiple pregnancy (if spontaneous conception occurs and the transferred embryo implants). Ask your doctor about your unique situation for advice. If ovulation is suppressed – such as with a cycle when you take hormones sexual intercourse is safe. As with IVF cycles sexual intercourse is advised after the embryo transfer.