The First Steps

So much of the fertility journey is about timing. Choosing the right time to seek help with your fertility is an essential step, and our decades of experience has taught us that sooner is always better than later.

While we recognise that each person, each body, each journey is unique, there are some generalities that are useful. The current definition of infertility is a failure to conceive following one year of unprotected intercourse if under 35 years of age, or six months if over 35.

If you fall into either of these categories, we recommend you seek further investigations. For women aged 40 and over, we recommend you seek further investigations after three months of trying to get pregnant.

If your situation means that traditional methods of becoming pregnant are not suitable for you, we also recommend you seek assistance sooner rather than later, in order to increase your chances of achieving the outcome you desire.

We recommend early intervention if you have any of the following conditions:

Female

Irregular menstrual cycles or absent periods.
A diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
A diagnosis of endometriosis.
A history suggestive of tubal damage, recurrent miscarriage, genetic conditions or premature menopause.

Male

Poor sperm morphology (abnormally shaped), poor motility (slow-moving), low sperm count.
Presence of antisperm antibodies.
Ejaculatory problems or azoospermia (no sperm present).
Previously vaccetimy (Alternative to male sterilisation reversal.)

While we absolutely advocate a calm and measured approach to fertility, we encourage anyone wanting to get pregnant to be proactive and informed about potential problems and the solutions we can offer.