Ready when you are
No matter the moment, when you decide you’re ready to have a baby, we’re here to help. Get started with a fertility assessment to get ahead on your journey to conceiving.
With 1 in 6 couples experiencing infertility, we want Australians to feel empowered from the very start of their journey. A fertility assessment with one of our leading fertility specialists can provide insight into any potential fertility concerns, so you’re armed with information from the start.
Fertility Assessments & Tests
Whether you are just getting started, or you’ve been trying for a while, we’re here to help. In a recent survey, over a third said that in hindsight, it was much harder to get pregnant than they thought before they started trying. We're here to provide you with support and guidance on your journey.
Start your fertility assessment below by clicking what best describes your situation and see what proactive steps you can take to help you conceive.
What’s your current fertility situation?
We have recently started trying (less than 6 months)
We suggest booking these two simple tests to help you gain valuable information about your fertility, to check where you stand. Simply request a GP referral for the following tests, which can be arranged through your Melbourne IVF clinic.
1. Book a semen analysis
With male fertility factors accounting for 40% of the cause of pregnancy delay, it makes sense to book a semen analysis once you’re ready to start trying. Luckily, this male fertility test is quite easy for you or your partner to check off the list and can provide you with invaluable insight into your chances of conceiving.
Cost: $150 (with a Medicare rebate of approx. $43)
2. Book an AMH test
If you want to understand your ovarian reserve levels compared to other women of the same age, an AMH test is for you. Although this female fertility test doesn’t give any information on the quality of your eggs, it will provide insight into the remaining quantity of eggs and number of fertile years.
Cost: $90 (Medicare rebate not applicable)
Results for these fertility tests will be shared with your GP to discuss the findings with you.
Alternatively, you are welcome to arrange a consultation with one of our leading fertility specialists for a more comprehensive fertility assessment. Fill out the form below or call 1800 111 483 to request an appointment.
We’ve been trying for more than 6 months
If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than 6 months, we suggest booking an appointment with one of our leading fertility specialists for a check-up. This is especially important for those over the age of 35.
During this visit, the specialist will get to know your fertility journey to date and begin to investigate the potential cause of pregnancy delay. They’ll arrange a few tests to get a clear picture of you (and your partner's) fertility, including AMH and semen analysis , as well as any other tests relevant to your individual circumstances.
Our compassionate specialists are highly qualified experts in fertility, who will be able to guide you on everything from lifestyle adjustments, advice on timing, or fertility treatment options that may help you achieve pregnancy sooner.
Fill out the form below or call 1800 111 483 to request an appointment.
I'm looking into egg freezing
If you have recently come to the realisation that you want to have a baby someday, but you’re not quite ready right now, egg freezing is a way to preserve your fertility for the future. Because when it comes to female fertility, timing is the most important factor, and being proactive can make a big difference in your chance of conceiving later in life.
We suggest booking an appointment with one of our leading fertility specialists for a check-up and AMH test , the most important fertility test to help determine if egg freezing could be right for you.
Although an AMH blood test doesn’t give any information on the quality of your eggs, it will provide insight into the remaining quantity of eggs.
Fill out the form below or call 1800 111 483 to request an appointment.
We are here to support you throughout your journey and can help with any questions you might have. Get in touch here.
We're ready when you are
In a recent survey, less than one in five Australians arranged a fertility assessment as part of their pre-conception plans.
Our goal is to help you achieve your dream of parenthood as quickly as possible, because we know how important your family plans are.
Fertility Assessment FAQ’s
Why do fertility tests matter?
In 40% of couples the cause of infertility is attributed to a sperm factor, in another 40% the cause is found within the female reproductive system, and a third will have a combination of male and female factors.
Tests like the AMH and a semen analysis provide a baseline in order to rule out the most common fertility factors that contribute to pregnancy delay. This way, you can receive expert advice from the very start of your journey.
I’ve been trying for a while, when should I consider seeking advice from a specialist?
The general rule of thumb is if you're under 35 and have been trying for 12 months, we recommend seeking help from your GP or a fertility specialist. For those over 35, seek help after 6 months of trying.
However, if you have known gynaecological issues, irregular periods, or any other medical history that could impact your fertility, we suggest seeing a fertility specialist sooner rather than later to get the appropriate advice for your situation. Trust your instincts; don't hesitate to reach out sooner if you're worried.
What does an appointment with a fertility specialist involve?
As part of your initial consultation, your fertility specialist will take a full medical history with special attention to your menstrual history, timing of intercourse, any sexual issues and previous pregnancy history, and results from any previous fertility tests.
They will then arrange any other recommended tests prior to setting up a follow up consultation to review the results. From there, you’ll be able to work together on a plan to pregnancy alongside their expert advice.
The out-of-pocket cost of your first appointment can range between $200 and $350, depending on the specialist. You’ll need to arrange a doctor’s referral from a GP (valid for 12 months) or specialist (valid for three months), with both you and your partner’s name on the referral, if applicable. This will also ensure you are eligible for Medicare rebates.
Call our friendly team on 1800 111 483 to learn more about getting started.
Why choose Melbourne IVF to support your fertility journey?
Here's what you can expect when you choose us to guide you on your fertility journey.
Leading success rates in Melbourne
As pioneers in the development of artificial intelligence embryo selection, we take pride in being a leader in IVF progress. Our leading success rates in Melbourne give you the best chance of a positive outcome.
One doctor to support your journey.
You choose one Dr to support you throughout your entire journey. Experience dedicated, personalised care, from some of the highest qualified fertility specialists in Melbourne.
A world leading scientific team.
70% of IVF success is made in the laboratory. At Melbourne IVF, your scientific team is highly experienced and includes pioneers in the field.
Led by Prof David Gardner, a world-leading embryologist and IVF pioneer, our laboratory operates at the highest standard, continually investing in research and innovation.
An on-site IVF laboratory.
With an on-site laboratory, your precious gametes aren’t transported between different sites, minimising risk. All embryos are cared for onsite.
Every detail in our laboratory is carefully considered, so that you have the best possible chance of success.
All fertility needs taken care of.
There are a number of factors that can affect female fertility and therefore your chances of falling pregnant.
By answering 7 simple questions, this tool is designed to give you an indication of whether there are any factors that might be affecting your chance of falling pregnant and whether you should consider seeking the advice of a fertility specialist for further assessment.