As a fertility and IVF specialist, I can provide the treatment and support you need to have a baby.
Most people consider IVF the ‘go-to’ fertility treatment, but I specialise in many fertility treatments and will arrange a tailored fertility plan that’s right for you, specific to your circumstances. This includes treatment for women with PCOS, endometriosis or recurrent miscarriage. If you suffer from any of these conditions, my expertise in women’s health means that I can provide the high-level expertise you need while trying to become pregnant.
My fertility plans extend to men with an abnormal sperm count, couples with unexplained sub-fertility, and people who are single or in a same-sex relationship.
I am also an obstetrician, so you can rest assured knowing that I can continue to care for you throughout your pregnancy and delivery, if this is your preference.
Anyone who is concerned about their fertility should see a fertility specialist. It’s best to get an opinion sooner rather than later – waiting too long could reduce your chances of a successful pregnancy.
There are many different circumstances where it helps to see a fertility specialist – if you have been struggling to conceive or have existing health conditions that may make it harder for you to become pregnant, you should book a consultation with me. See a more extensive list of situations where it is a good idea to come in for an assessment here.
Visit your GP to get a referral letter before scheduling an appointment with me.
Book an appointment at my main consulting suites at Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital in East Melbourne or at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.
This comprehensive consultation takes around 30 minutes and will involve a discussion and tests to help me investigate and diagnose the cause of your fertility problems. We’ll discuss your potential treatment options – in particular, the success rates, advantages and disadvantages – so that you can make an informed decision. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Further consultations will be scheduled according to your individual needs so that I can manage your treatment and support you as you try for a pregnancy.
Some treatments involve medications that are taken at home while other treatments are procedures performed at a hospital. All fertility procedures take place at Monash IVF where I am an accredited fertility specialist. Depending on your situation, you may have IVF, non-IVF treatments and/or fertility optimisation surgery. Ovulation induction with tablets or injections and fertility ultrasounds are done at my rooms.
PCOS is a common condition that may make it harder to become pregnant.
There are many different fertility treatments that can be used to help you start your family.
The World Egg Bank gives women access to donated eggs from overseas, and the chance of a dream pregnancy.
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Enter the first day of your last period and how long your cycle usually lasts. We’ll determine when you’re most likely to be fertile over the next few months.
I perform fertility and IVF procedures at Monash IVF Hawthorn, located within Epworth Hawthorn. A world leader in live-birth success rates, Monash IVF employs gold standard laboratory techniques along with state-of-the-art technology.
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The cost of IVF varies from clinic to clinic but is generally around $5,500 per cycle. Factors that increase the likelihood of a successful IVF cycle may also increase the cost, such as the fertility specialist’s experience and expertise, the technology used (e.g. vitrification), whether the embryos are grown to the blastocyst stage before implantation and whether preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is undertaken.
There is no single cause of infertility. A person’s ability to have a baby will depend on their age and other factors such as their general health and lifestyle – this is true for both men and women. In cases of infertility, both men and women need assessment. During a consultation, I will assess what may be causing your fertility problems and recommend treatment or lifestyle changes to help you have a baby.
The general recommendation is to seek help after 12 months of trying for women 35 and younger, or 6 months of trying if you are older than 35. However, if you have concerns about your fertility, you should see a fertility specialist as soon as possible.
Yes. I am experienced in helping same-sex couples achieve their goals of starting or growing their family.
Find out more about fertility treatments for same-sex couples here.
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