Fertility First was established in 1997 to offer personalised fertility health care and treatment. We provide professional advice, assessment and treatment, coupled with leading-edge assisted reproductive technologies.
Our aim is to improve fertility and maximise a couple’s chance of conceiving while minimising disruption to their life. As we believe it is very important to treat couples according to their individual needs, you will be fully assessed prior to any treatment starting.
Fertility First has a collaborative agreement with CentralIVF to provide eggs from overseas donors to our patients. Melbourne fertility specialist and founder of CentralIVF, Dr Shlomi Barak has recognised the need to be able to provide Australian patients with premium donor egg treatment at an affordable price, without having to travel overseas
Even if your assessments have shown that a form of IVF is the best chance of having a child, it might still be necessary to have some surgery before the treatment cycle starts to maximise your chance of getting pregnant. Once again endoscopic surgical techniques, using a laparoscope, are used to avoid the need for a large wound in your abdomen. You are usually only in hospital for the day of the procedure.
Each year thousands of Australians seek medical advice because of their inability to conceive. At least 15% of couples will experience some degree of infertility, with all its accompanying feelings and frustrations. For some of these couples, using donated sperm may be their chance of achieving pregnancy.
Inserting partner or donor sperm into the uterus
Each year thousands of Australians seek medical advice because of their inability to conceive. At least 15% of couples will experience some degree of infertility, with all its accompanying feelings and frustrations. For some of these couples, using donated sperm may be their chance of achieving pregnancy. Each year about 4% of all children born in Australia are the result of Artificial Reproductive Technology, including Donor Insemination.
At Fertility First, it's always personal.
Dr Anne Clark, the Medical Director, has worked in this area of medicine for more than 32 years. She was Australia’s first accredited female specialist working in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is the elected medical representative on the Board of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand, the national governing body. She is also on the executive of the IVF Directors Group and a Director of ACCESS, the national patient support group at their invitation. She lectures nationally and internationally on fertility health and well being and is an expert on polycystic ovarian disease.
We take fertility seriously.
Fertility First is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), Therapeutics and Drug Administration (TGA), National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPACC) and we’re also recognised Donor Sperm Bank under New South Wales legislation.