Trying to conceive a baby can be frustrating, but it’s important to understand that not everyone needs IVF. At IVF4family our purpose is to give the right people IVF treatment.
How do you know if you need IVF?
If the female partner is under 35 and has been trying to conceive for more than 12 months, or if the female partner is over 35 and has been trying to conceive for 6 months or has a known fertility issue, it’s important you speak to your general practitioner about trying to conceive. If the female is over 35 and the male is more than five years older than his partner chances of conceiving are lower and it’s best to seek help. If there are known problems such as blocked tubes or an abnormal sperm count, IVF is usually the most appropriate treatment.
Next steps to get IVF treatment
- Speak to your GP and ask to be referred to a gynaecologist associated with IVF4family. For Brisbane at Greenslopes Private Hospital, these include Dr Clare Boothroyd, Dr Stephen Cattanach, Dr Ken Law, Dr Brad Armstrong. For Toowoomba, Dr Anthony Cerqui.
- The gynaecologist will assess you to ensure that other treatments have been implemented (to increase your chance of a spontaneous conception for example) and that you’re suitable for treatment through IVF4family.
- An IVF4family nurse will email you to arrange for your investigation results to be forwarded to IVF4family and to arrange an interview to start your IVF journey.
Important information about being a patient at IVF4family
To enable us to provide affordable IVF treatment, communication with IVF4family is via email (both receive and send). This includes signing all consent forms electronically and returning to IVF4family. It also involves assisting IVF4family in obtaining necessary electronic pathology and ultrasounds results which may have been performed by your general practitioner or gynaecologist.
Common questions that are asked
What services does IVF4family offer?
IVF4family offers IVF, ICSI and FET procedures. Other services, such as ovulation induction, access to donated sperm, oocytes and embryos, preimplantation genetic testing, and time-lapse culture are not offered at IVF4family.
Why do I have to see a gynaecologist first?
At IVF4family we want to ensure we are giving the right people the right treatment. Sometimes other methods can help you conceive a baby, where IVF isn’t needed. When you see a gynaecologist, they will ensure that everything else to help you achieve a pregnancy is optimised and you require IVF.
Is everyone eligible for IVF treatment through IVF4family?
To make IVF affordable, the female patient of IVF4family must:
1. be under the age of 42 and have a BMI of under 35 kg/m2.
2. not require a donor or preimplantation genetic testing.
This will be discussed further at your first appointment with a gynaecologist.