Why Choose Melbourne IVF?
Australia's #1 for fertility
As a member of Virtus Health, Melbourne IVF has more experienced fertility specialists, offering many treatment options, in more locations, to create more babies than any other fertility group.
Melbourne IVF is part of the Virtus Health group responsible for the first IVF baby’s conception in each state (VIC 1980, NSW 1983, QLD 1984).To date, our doctors have been collectively responsible for the conception of over 50,000 Australians during the past 30 years, half of this country’s IVF conceived population.
- Advanced treatment options
Melbourne IVF has an active focus in areas of both clinic and laboratory based research, with one of the only dedicated in-house clinical research departments in Australia.
Some of the advanced scientific techniques and programs we offer include:
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis to test embryos for specific genetic or chromosomal variations
- Preimplantation genetic screening, also known as PGT-A, to screen all 24 chromosomes in a developing embryo and selectively implant only the ones that are chromosomally healthy
- Time-lapse analysis to record the development of embryos and identify those more likely to result in a pregnancy
- Complementary and adjuvant IVF therapies that may be considered during IVF treatment to improve pregnancy success, particularly in women with repeated IVF failure
- Donor programme including egg, embryo, sperm and surrogacy
- Excellent success rates
Your Melbourne IVF fertility specialist will tailor the most appropriate treatment plan to give you the best opportunity of taking home a baby.
The biggest factor affecting the chance of pregnancy success is the age of the woman. Visit our success rates page for a breakdown of IVF success rates by age group.
If you're not getting the results where you are now, you can contact Melbourne IVF for a second opinion.
- Personalised care and support
Your fertility specialist will play an integral role in your treatment and care, performing all your procedures whenever possible, including monitoring ultrasounds scans, egg collection and embryo transfer, tailoring a treatment plan to suit you.
Your dedicated nursing team will provide you with individualised care throughout your treatment answering any questions and liaising with your fertility specialist.
Our experienced psychologists and social workers provide comprehensive counselling support, in addition to patient support groups which assist in providing emotional benefits and decrease any sense of isolation.
- Convenience and choice
Melbourne IVF provides a comprehensive range of services at fertility clinics throughout Melbourne, so you don't have to travel far from home or work.
- Upfront treatment costs and flexible payment options
- Fertility assessment and treatment options
Seeing a fertility specialist is not always a fast track to IVF. For some couples, less-invasive options such as ovulation cycle tracking, ovulation induction or artificial insemination (IUI) are a first line treatment option to increase fertility. For others, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment may be recommended.
When you attend an initial consultation with a Melbourne IVF fertility specialist they will undertake a fertility assessment including a pelvic examination, and an evaluation of your menstrual history, timing of intercourse, and previous pregnancies. They will determine whether you are ovulating and organise a semen analysis for your partner to help assist in determining the cause of your pregnancy delay.
After your assessment, your fertility specialist can help determine the best treatment plan for you and discuss your chance of success.
- Fertility Specialist Training (CREI)
Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Subspecialty (CREI)
Melbourne IVF, part of Virtus Health, is very proud that we have one of the largest number of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists accredited fertility subspecialists of any group in Australasia.
All fertility specialists who provide treatment to Melbourne IVF patients have advanced training in infertility. In many cases, a significant number of all our doctors have also completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine or equivalent post graduate certification or hold the advanced Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI).
The CREI qualification is only for doctors who hold the qualification of Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) and have completed College accredited advanced sub-speciality training.
Possession of the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) qualification demonstrates that your specialist is fully trained to provide the highest level of expertise to patients with reproductive endocrine and infertility disorders.
Melbourne IVF is an accredited advanced training centre for Gynaecologists who are undertaking sub-specialist training in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.