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Access An Individualised Treatment Plan For Your Specific Circumstances

Did you know only 50% of patients who see a Genea Fertility Specialist actually require IVF?

At your initial consult, your Genea Fertility Specialist will discuss with you the treatment options which are best suited to your situation. They will talk through the pros and cons of treatment as well as your chances of success so you can make an informed decision.

Ovulation Tracking

This simple process uses blood tests to determine when a woman is ovulating, so she can have intercourse at the optimal time.

Genea offers 3 cycles of ovulation tracking which are bulk billed to eligible Medicare card holders. Blood tests must be attended at our Genea Newcastle clinic learn more

Ovulation Induction (OI)

Ovulation induction is a process where the ovaries are stimulated with oral tablets or injections to induce ovulation.

The woman is closely monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds to determine the best time for intercourse or intra uterine insemination.

Artificial Insemination (AIH)

This technique involves sperm being placed inside a women’s cervix or uterus with a long thin plastic tube around the time of ovulation.

The woman’s cycle is monitored with blood tests, so the insemination can be timed precisely.

Donor Insemination (DI)

This technique involves sperm being placed inside a women’s cervix or uterus with a long thin plastic tube around the time of ovulation.

The woman’s cycle is monitored with blood tests, so the insemination can be timed precisely.

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

IVF involves fertilising a woman’s eggs with sperm in the laboratory, then growing those embryos in an incubator for five days before the best one is selected to be transferred to the woman’s uterus.

This involves daily hormone injections to firstly mature the eggs, then an egg collection procedure under local anaesthetic to remove the eggs from the ovaries.

After transferring the best embryo if there are excess embryos suitable for freezing we will freeze them for use at a later date. Read the steps for IVF.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

This a technique of injecting the woman’s eggs with sperm when there is thought to be a decreased chance of fertilisation with conventional IVF. This is used when there are problems with sperm such as a decreased count or motility or if there has been previous failure to fertilise using IVF.

DICSI

This a technique of injecting the woman’s eggs with donor sperm in the laboratory, then growing the embryos for five days before the best one is selected to be transferred to the woman’s uterus.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) & Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Genesure™ is Genea’s pre-implantation genetic testing. This involves genetic testing of embryos to screen out obvious genetic abnormalities and chromosomal variations so unaffected embryos can be selected for transfer to the woman’s uterus.

PGD (Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) – is used for people with a known genetic disorder e.g. Huntingtons disease or Cystic Fibrosis. This requires a workup using blood samples from each partner and sometimes close family members. The embryos are tested to identify which are affected with the known disorder so only the unaffected embryos will go on to be transferred.

PGS (Pre-implantation genetic screening) – is used for couples who may be older with recurrent implantation failure or recurrent miscarriages. No workup is required as embryos are screened to make sure they have the correct number and order of chromosomes.

Genetic testing typically takes place during an IVF cycle when the embryos have reached the right stage of development around day five or six. Our highly skilled scientists will remove around 5 – 6 cells from each embryo and send the cells down to our Sydney lab for testing. Once we have a result we proceed with a transfer of an unaffected embryo.

Egg Freezing

A procedure to collect the eggs from a woman’s ovaries and freeze them for use at a later date.

This involves stimulation of the women’s ovaries with daily hormone injections along with blood tests and close ultrasound monitoring.
Once the eggs are mature enough to collect the woman undergoes an egg collection procedure under local anaesthetic to remove the eggs from her ovaries.
The eggs are then frozen in the laboratory until the woman is ready to use them.

Request An Appointment

Visit your doctor for a referral then make an appointment with one of our Genea Fertility Specialists.

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