Fertility Advice and Referral

Often couples will not achieve a pregnancy after a long period of trying.  From a medical perspective, a couple is not considered to be infertile until they have tried unsuccessfully to achieve a pregnancy for 12 months.  Fertility is also variable amongst different couples.  Data from studies indicate that approximately:

  • 25% conceive within the first month
  • 60% within the first six months
  • 75% within the first nine months
  • 80% within the first 12 months, and
  • 90% by 18 months

All of our doctors are able to provide advice on fertility and to conduct investigations for couples that are having difficulty achieving a pregnancy after 12 months of trying.  We also have excellent relationships with local and metropolitan specialists in the event that specialist referral is required.