One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
It's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are currently trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone. Read on
Looking for a range of fertility calculators, images, downloads and ebooks regarding fertility? Our Fertility tools are designed to help you.
The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your dream - having a baby. We offer a range of services - from IVF to genetic diagnosis of pre-implantation embryos - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Are you a female struggling to conceive? Read through potential reasons why, or learn more about testing options.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, find out what may be causing you troubles, or learn more about male fertility testing
Genea has a comprehensive suite of genetic screening and testing based on 30 years of leading fertility science. Empower yourself with our preconception through to prenatal testing.
Our intention, driven by 30 years of planning, compassion and research investment, is to put our words into action for you by providing access to high success rates.
Because of the care, technology and expertise we put into your care, we maximise the potential of having a baby.
The Genea blog shares information, thoughts and advice with patients as well as those looking for all things fertility.
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At Genea you will benefit from the work of the best specialists and science, which result in high success rates. Find the right specialist or the clinic that suits you today.
With locations throughout NSW, ACT, WA, New Zealand and beyond, find a Genea clinic which suits you; near work, or close to home.
The experience and science available to Genea’s Fertility Specialists result in high success rates. Browse the Genea Doctor directory now.
Search the list of Genea approved monitoring centres and find one close to your home or work.
Find the Genea locations where you can have a GeneSyte, GeneScreenCF or other pathology testing done.
Find your closest Ovulation Tracking location.
If it's taking longer than you thought to have a baby, come to a free Genea fertility seminar and hear about your options.
Come along to hear local leading Fertility Specialist Dr Mark Livingstone talk about fertility options for the LGBTIQ community
Considering using donor eggs or sperm? Come along to our information seminar with Dr Anthony Marren at Genea Sydney City.
This year in Australia the theme for Fertility Week was 7 ways in 7 days.
Run by Your Fertility, it will focus each day on a range of factors that can affect a person’s ability to conceive and have a baby.
Genea supports and encourages these campaigns because we know that many people still don’t know the simplest of facts about their potential to have children. After all, it’s the most natural thing in the world, so no-one ever expects that they will face challenges. And when they do, it can be isolating and devastating.
During Fertility Week 2016 we've been posting facts and tips on Facebook and Twitter and below we’ve shared links to the wealth of information available throughout our website to help you.
Having sex at the right time is essential to get pregnant but because the "right time" is different for every woman it can be hard to find yours.
You can use our Ovulation Calculator to figure out when you’ll next be ovulating. If you’ve tried that and still not had any luck perhaps our no out-of-pocket Ovulation Tracking service could be your next step.
It’s not well known that sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly gonorrhoea and chlamydia, can affect the fertility of both women and men. And worryingly, in some areas of Australia STIs are on the rise and have been for the past five years.
Check out our blog on the topic and consider having some confidential testing if this is an area of worry for you.
Frustratingly, female age is one infertility factor we can do little to overcome. Despite the fact we see Hollywood stars having babies in their late 40s and 50s, the reality is that as your age advances beyond approximately 33, it’s more and more likely that your aging eggs will let the side down when it comes to conception.
Learn more about the impact of age – the bottom line is don’t wait. So get checked out to make sure there isn’t a medical issue that no amount of waiting will fix.
Your fertility and likelihood of having a baby can be affected by a range of genetic conditions.
Genea’s world leading Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening treatments (PGD and PGS) give you a way of reducing or removing that risk.
Some lifestyle factors can be extremely damaging for your fertility. So if you’re serious about conceiving, quit smoking. And that means both of you! Women who smoke cigarettes (and those regularly exposed to passive smoke) are less likely to conceive and more likely to miscarry or have an ectopic pregnancy. Smoking in men has been found to have detrimental effects on sperm DNA. So it’s important that you both stop.
Studies also show that regular users of marijuana have a greater risk of infertility compared with those who don’t partake. While the exact number of alcoholic drinks needed to affect your fertility is unclear, the best advice remains to reduce how much you drink to no more than one or two glasses a day or cut it out altogether. Caffeine is another area where there is no hard and fast rule, we recommend not more than two cups of coffee a day. Read more about conducting a lifestyle audit.
Maintaining a healthy weight and being active can help in so many areas of your life but it’s especially important to consider if you are trying to conceive. Being overweight or obese not only reduces the chances of a couple conceiving naturally, but also means fertility treatment, such as IVF, is less likely to be successful.
We share some key facts about the impact of weight on fertility here.
Your diet in the lead up to conception can be just as important as what you eat during pregnancy. Check out our Nutrition for Fertility infographic to understand which minerals and vitamins you should be consuming.