Ovulation tracking helps couples with infertility

Yourfertility.org have reported recently that timing is a key factor for couples having difficulties getting pregnant. At Next Generation Fertility we do this on our Ovulation Tracking Program.

How does it work?
On the first day of your period you simply phone a nurse to make an appointment. You will be given a time and date for your first appointment and start from there. A series of blood tests will be taken to find out when you ovulate. Once we identify the day of ovulation we’ll tell you the best days for intercourse.

How much does it cost?
The service is Bulk-Billed if you have a referral from your GP.

When can I start?
On the first day of your next period call us for an appointment. To make an appointment with a fertility nurses simply call 9615 9595. Click here to find out more

Saturday appointments for semen analysis.

From February 2014 Next Generation Fertility will be accepting semen for analysis on Saturday Mornings by appointment only. You are required to have a referral from your doctor and MUST book in for the appointment with the SCIENCE LAB. To organise an appointment time please call the science team during business hours on 1300 300 643.

IVF does not increase risk of breast or womb cancer, says study

According to a recent article in the American Journal, Fertility and
Sterility, ART treatment (IVF and ICSI) is not associated with an increase
in breast, cervical or endometrial cancer.
Scientists at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland, USA, analysed the
medical records of over 67,000 Israeli women who had IVF procedures between
1994 and 2011. They compared these with the records of nearly 20,000 women
who had not undergone IVF treatments, looking specifically at occurrences of
the four types of cancer.

Grandfather of IVF dies

On the 10 April 2013 Sir Robert Edwards, aged 87, died after a long illness.
He brought about the most significant advance in the history of human
infertility treatment – IVF.
In 1968, Bob, as he was known, forged a key partnership with Dr Patrick
Steptow, a gynaecologist from Oldham, in Lancashire, and a pioneer of
keyhole surgery. They both proceeded to achieve human IVF, resulting in the
birth of Louise Brown, the first “test-tube baby”, on 25 July 1978.
As stated in his obituary by Dr Martin Johnson they faced obstacles that
would have deterred a less determined pair, for not only was the work
demanding clinically and scientifically, but they were given no financial
support from UK funding bodies, and were regularly attacked not just by
religious leaders and the press but also by most of their scientific and
clinical colleagues.
Today, IVF and related forms of assisted conception are commonplace. By the
time Bob was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work, more than 4.5 million
babies had been born as a result of his pioneering initiative.