Your fertility is an area you may feel you have little control over, but taking charge of your fertility doesn’t need to be daunting. You’ll find a lot of information out there – on the Internet, in the media, and from your own friends and family. But if you are worried about infertility, seeing a fertility specialist will give you specific information and perspective about your own situation, and can help you feel more comfortable and confident about what you can do. Remember, not everyone needs IVF – increasing your chance of pregnancy might be a matter of ovulation induction, treatment for endometriosis, or treatment for your male partner.
Age and fertility
There are many factors that can affect fertility, for both women and men. One of the most important factors in determining your chances of falling pregnant is age. If you are a woman aged over 36 and have been trying to fall pregnant for six months, you should ask your GP for a referral to see a fertility specialist.
If you are a single woman you may also want to discuss your options with me. Some women who have not found their life partner decide to undergo fertility treatments like egg freezing, or may even want to start a family on their own.
IVF success and infertility
I believe in making sure all my patients are well informed about the treatment plans available to them. It’s important to balance expectations with reality – but I will always try different methods, based on the latest research and Melbourne IVF insights. I’m always looking for positive outcomes, and I like my patients to be conscious that there are always options, and always hope.