One in six Australian couples will experience infertility at some point in their relationship and at least one child in every classroom is born through IVF.
Fertility treatments such as IVF offer couples who are infertile the chance to start or grow their family. There are a range of options available to overcome infertility and help women and couples on their path to parenthood. Dr Alison Gee will listen to your journey so far, conduct the necessary investigations and then discuss with you the best course of action based on your unique circumstances.
Ovulation Induction (IO)
Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment that uses medication to stimulate the development and release of healthy eggs. It is suitable as a first step for women with unexplained infertility, with long or infrequent cycles, or who are not spontaneously ovulating.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination or IUI is a method of artificial insemination that involves placing sperm into the uterus at a time close to ovulation, increasing the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and raising the chances of fertilisation
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
IVF involves the egg and sperm bring brought together in the lab, outside of the womb (in vitro comes from the latin ‘in glass’). The fertilised eggs (embryos) are carefully cultivated for up to five days then transferred to the uterus.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a form of fertility treatment suitable for couples where male fertility is a factor. In this treatment, a single sperm is injected into the centre of the egg, giving a greater chance of successful fertilisation. The fertilised eggs (embryos) are carefully cultivated in the lab for up to five days, as with IVF, and then transferred to the uterus.