Infertility affects 1 in 6 Australian couples and is defined as not being able to conceive after 12 months of trying to fall pregnant.
Causes of infertility can be a combination of factors and varied, with some problems being the production of sperm or eggs, female or male reproductive system structure, immune conditions and hormonal factors. There are several causes which are are unique to males and females:
The first step when dealing with infertility is to make an appointment with a fertility specialist. In these initial stages Demeter Fertility focus on thorough testing and investigations to establish any underlying causes of infertility. Find out more about our Fertility Tests.
The results of this testing will help determine the types of treatment that will be suitable for your situation and this will form the basis for your Fertility Treatment Plan. This plan is tailored to your specific circumstances and sets out the various steps in your treatment including how and when to escalate to the next stage.
Demeter Fertility has a wide range of infertility treatment options and are pioneers of some of the latest techniques to improve your chance of having a baby. Depending on the outcomes of your fertility tests and investigations, there are usually several options available before you try IVF including intercourse timing, ovulation monitoring, ovulation induction, tubal flushing as well as diet and lifestyle interventions.
When to Seek Help
There are many causes of infertility and for 2 out of 5 people the problem will be related to sperm. In another 2 out of 5 people the problem will be something to do with the female reproductive system. For the remaining the problem will be a combination of factors.
If you are over 35 and have been struggling to conceive for more than 6 months or if you are under the age of 35 and have been struggling to conceive for more than 12 months, then make an appointment with one of our fertility specialists to get started.