The medical definition of infertility is the inability to conceive within twelve months of trying. Within this time frame, 80-90% of couples who are having regular, mid cycle intercourse will have conceived. So roughly one in six couples fall into the group described as having fertility problems. As women age, this figure increases.
We generally recommend you try to conceive for a minimum of twelve months before seeking medical advice. However, if you have a history of painful or irregular periods, previous fertility issues, suspected male factors or you are older than 35, you may benefit from further investigation or treatment.
A woman's age is a very important factor in fertility treatments, regardless of whether couples are trying to conceive with assistance, or naturally.
Dr Morrow works in association with Affordable IVF, which is now part of Fertility Solutions. This means that patients have access to affordable and more variety of IVF treatments under the one roof. Fertility Solutions have a new tiered level of fertility treatment which starts with the lower level treatments such as insemination (if your situation is suited for this), and then progress to other options if required. These may involve our standard IVF treatment (first offering of low-cost treatment), followed by our intermediate IVF (second offering of low-cost treatment), and then more customised IVF treatment (full service).
Fertility Solutions continues to offer all patients the option of having their egg collection under the comfort of an aneasthetic at the hospital, or whilst awake at the clinic. The new intermediate low-cost option now allows patients to have their embryos transferred at a more advanced stage of development, improving their chance of a pregnancy by up to 25% (based on the clinic IVF data for 2015 for all ages).
Patients can either attend a consultation with a nurse through the Fertility Solutions clinic on 1300 FERTILITY / www.fssc.com.au , or a consultation in Dr Morrow's rooms.