Fast track your path to pregnancy
Melbourne IVF offers you expert fertility advice by our team of fertility specialists at clinics across Melbourne, as well as access to the advanced science that gives you the best possible chance of taking home a baby.
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.
Why aren’t we getting pregnant?
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. There are various causes of infertility which may be related to female, male or a combination of male and female factors.
After a woman’s age, male infertility is the second biggest cause of pregnancy delay and affects almost half of all couples having trouble conceiving. Fortunately, the most common causes of male infertility are easily diagnosed through a semen analysis and most can be treated or overcome to help you conceive.
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 abnormalities
- Preimplantation genetic screening to screen all 24 chromosomes in a developing embryo and selectively implant only the ones that are chromosomally normal
- Time-lapse analysis to record the development of embryos and identify those more likely to result in a pregnancy
- Natural killer cell investigation for women who have experienced repeated miscarriage or IVF failure
- Complementary and adjuvant IVF therapies that may be considered during IVF treatment to improve pregnancy success, particularly in women with repeated IVF failure
- Donor program 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.
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
At Melbourne IVF, we provide access to world-class fertility treatment and advanced science with no hidden fees outside of our IVF treatment costs. We offer a range of payment options to help you manage the cost of fertility treatment.
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.
If you have been trying to conceive for twelve months or more without success (or six months if you are over 36) we recommend a fertility assessment with a Melbourne IVF fertility specialist.
If you would like to make an appointment contact our Community Liaison Administrators on 1800 111 483 or book online.