Fertility care with Chris

As an experienced fertility specialist, I can provide the expert care and support you need to have a baby.

While most people consider IVF the ‘go-to’ fertility treatment, there is a wide range of fertility treatments for women and couples to consider. Based on your individual circumstances and preferences, I will create a tailored fertility treatment plan with you that is specific to your needs.

Different fertility treatment options are available for heterosexual and same-sex couples – including donor egg and sperm options, as well as specific treatment options for single women wishing to embark on solo parenting.

Early intervention may include fertility optimisation plans that utilise simple diet and lifestyle adjustments to improve your overall health, and/or better timing of sexual intercourse with the assistance of ovulation tracking. Where needed, other medical interventions such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF may be offered.

Initially, a thorough fertility assessment will help me to understand your unique situation as an individual or couple. This information, together with your preferences, will enable us to work through the available fertility treatment options and decide the best path forward for you.


Treatment of medical conditions impacting fertility

As both a gynaecologist and fertility specialist, I can assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that can impact conception and pregnancy, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and recurrent miscarriage. As a fellowship-trained laparoscopic surgeon, I am highly experienced in minimally-invasive surgical treatment of gynaecological conditions that may be hindering fertility, e.g. removal or ablation of endometriosis spots.

When should I see a fertility specialist?

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.

Who should see a fertility specialist?

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 fertility consultation with me. See a more extensive list of situations where it is a good idea to come in for a fertility assessment here.

Patient journey

Here's what to expect on your fertility journey with Chris
Referral information

Visit your GP to get a referral letter before scheduling an appointment with me.

Make an appointment

Book an appointment at my consulting suites in Box Hill, Clayton or East Melbourne. Telehealth appointments are also available for added convenience.

First appointment

This comprehensive consultation will involve a discussion and tests to help me investigate and diagnose the cause of your fertility problems. We’ll discuss potential fertility treatment options – in particular, their success rates, advantages and disadvantages – so that you can make a fully informed decision. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Follow-up appointments

Further consultations will be scheduled according to your individual needs, so that I can oversee and manage your specialist care throughout your fertility journey.

Fertility treatment

Some fertility treatments involve medications that are taken at home while other fertility treatment involves minor procedures performed at a day hospital. All fertility procedures will take place at Newlife IVF Box Hill where I am an accredited fertility specialist. Depending on your situation, you may require IVF, non-IVF treatments, and/or fertility optimisation surgery. Ovulation induction with tablets or injections and fertility ultrasounds are performed at my consulting suites.

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Urgent care

For urgent matters, call my rooms on 9418 8299 during business hours or my paging service on 9387 1000 after hours.

For emergencies, go to the emergency department at Epworth Richmond, the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg or Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

Egg freezing

It’s become more common for couples and individuals to start a family later in life – but this isn’t always compatible with your biological clock.

The quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs naturally declines with age, which may make it more difficult to become pregnant when you’re ready to start trying for a baby.

Egg freezing offers an alternative option, allowing you to collect, freeze and store your eggs to preserve your future fertility. Freezing your eggs now pauses their metabolic activity so that they remain the same age that they were at the time of retrieval. Once thawed, the eggs will resume their activity, making them ready for use in an IVF cycle.

Although egg freezing doesn’t guarantee pregnancy later in life, there is a higher likelihood of conceiving when using younger eggs that are higher in quality, even if the gestational carrier is of advanced maternal age.

Learn more about egg freezing here.


Useful information

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, IVF or fertility treatment

I am in full support of the COVID-19 vaccination for my fertility, gynaecology and obstetric patients. I understand that my patients

Introducing Newlife IVF

Hi everyone. I’m incredibly pleased to announce that from September 2019, I will be offering fertility and IVF services through

Fertility treatment options

There are many different fertility treatments that can be used to help you start your family.


Ovulation calculator

Find out when you’re likely to ovulate – and increase your chances of getting pregnant!

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.

When was your last period?
Usual number of days in your period:

Attending fertility consultations and procedures

I perform all fertility-related procedures at Newlife IVF. Located in the heart of Box Hill’s medical precinct, Newlife IVF is one of only a few independent IVF providers in Victoria and offers a more personalised, caring and supportive experience than that of corporate-owned clinics. Newlife IVF provides comprehensive fertility care for individuals and couples needing help to conceive. Their brand-new, state-of-the-art laboratory incorporates the very latest scientific tools and techniques. You can book fertility consultations with me at any of my Melbourne-based consulting suites in Box Hill, Clayton or East Melbourne.

Newlife IVF Box Hill
Consultations and scanning
Ground Floor
120 Thames Street,
Box Hill North 3129

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T: (03) 9418 8299

Newlife IVF East Melbourne
Located at Epworth Freemasons
Consultations, Suite 106
Day procedures, Ground Floor
320 Victoria Parade,
East Melbourne 3002

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T: (03) 9418 8299

Newlife IVF Clayton
245 Clayton Road,
Clayton 3168

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T: (03) 9418 8299

Newlife IVF Box Hill
All procedures
Ground Floor
116–118 Thames Street,
Box Hill North 3129

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T: (03) 9418 8299

Have a question on your mind?

You're not alone. Read up on some commonly asked questions.

What fertility treatments are available other than IVF?

Many people are surprised to learn that there are fertility treatments other than IVF. These include fertility optimisation, cycle tracking and timed intercourse, ovulation induction, endometrial scratch and intrauterine insemination. Surgical treatments may also be used where indicated.

Find out more about these fertility treatments here.

What fertility tests are available?

For women, fertility testing can include blood tests that examine levels of reproductive hormones, imaging studies (e.g. pelvic ultrasounds) or surgical procedures (e.g. laparoscopy). Meanwhile, male fertility is assessed through semen analysis or a testicular biopsy, if indicated.

How can I increase my chances of becoming pregnant?

Factors such as poor diet, excess weight, smoking and alcohol intake can negatively impact fertility. However, the good news is that there are several day-to-day adjustments that you can make to improve your fertility and increase your chances of conceiving.

These include maintaining a healthy body weight, along with dietary and lifestyle changes that enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

Why do people freeze their eggs?

Women are most fertile in their twenties and early thirties. However, sometimes their life circumstances don’t suit having a baby within that age bracket. You may have personal, relationship, financial or professional goals you want to achieve before starting your family.

Egg freezing provides a means to safeguard your future fertility, should you choose to become a parent later in life. Egg freezing gives women the option to preserve some of their younger, more fertile eggs, storing them until a point in the future when they are ready to start trying for a baby.

Some health conditions and medical treatments (such as chemotherapy) can also affect a woman’s fertility. In these cases, egg freezing may be recommended.

Who are Newlife IVF?

Located in the heart of Box Hill’s medical precinct, Newlife IVF offers comprehensive fertility care for individuals and couples needing help to conceive. As one of only a few independent specialist fertility centres in Victoria, the Newlife IVF team prides itself on offering patients a more personalised, caring and supportive experience than that of corporate-owned clinics.

Newlife IVF offers a wide range of fertility services from its brand-new, purpose-built fertility centre in Box Hill where patients can undergo all their investigations and treatment in the one place. Co-located services include a fully accredited, state-of-the-art laboratory, day surgery (operated by Epworth Eastern), specialist nursing and counselling services, medication dispensing, ultrasound, pathology, and an andrology lab for semen analysis. Some of these services are also available at Newlife’s satellite sites in Clayton and East Melbourne.


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