Welcome to the Fertility Hub

“Having been a former patient at Melbourne IVF, I felt compelled to join forces with them, driven by the incredible journey I had and a sincere desire to assist other mothers facing secondary infertility. Moreover, I wanted to extend my support to those individuals who have friends grappling with infertility, ensuring they have access to the necessary resources and the unwavering support they truly deserve”.

– Emma

Why is it taking longer to conceive?

If you’re just starting out, or are on baby number 2, 3, or 4, the path to pregnancy won’t always be the same as the previous one. You might conceive on the first month of trying, or it might take a few more months. However, if you’ve been pregnant in the past, this is a good indication that you will be able to conceive in the future.

However, there are a few factors that will affect your ability to conceive again after a previous pregnancy:

  • If you have a different partner
  • Your age, and your partner’s age
  • Lifestyle factors may have changed

How to optimise your fertility.

Are you ready to start trying for a baby? Make sure you prepare your body for pregnancy first.

In Australia, around one in six couples encounter difficulties when trying to conceive. To increase the likelihood of having a healthy baby, it is vital to have a comprehensive understanding of your fertility and the factors that impact successful conception.

While maintaining optimal health greatly influences fertility, it is not the only decisive factor. Equally important is understanding your most fertile days within each month. By engaging in intercourse at the precise time, you can minimize the duration needed to achieve a natural pregnancy.

Here are a few tips
  1. Visit your GP for a general health check up
  2. Start taking your folic acid supplements
  3. Eat a balanced diet
  4. Consider BMI for pregnancy
  5. Regular moderate exercise
  6. Quit smoking
  7. Reduce alcohol intake

Treatments & Services

As pioneers in IVF, Melbourne IVF stands as a global leader in fertility treatment, pioneering research, technology, and education. Specialists from across Australia and around the world visit our centre to exchange knowledge and stay at the forefront of advancements.

With over 35 years of experience, Melbourne IVF has achieved excellence in fertility and IVF research. Our clinic comprises experts who played a pivotal role in Australia’s first successful IVF birth. Today, we continue to offer the most advanced forms of fertility treatment available in Australia and worldwide.

What is secondary infertility?

Unexplained secondary fertility can occur, whether you are still with the same partner or with someone new.
While you may not be familiar with the term ‘secondary infertility,’ you may be all too familiar with the struggles of conceiving a second child. Rest assured, you are not alone in this experience, as it has become increasingly common among couples.

If you have a strong desire to complete your family, secondary infertility can present emotional challenges similar to any other fertility issue. You may experience feelings of guilt for being unable to provide a sibling for your child, or a sense of loss that your envisioned family may not materialize as planned.

Furthermore, it can be isolating when everyone around you, including your friends, mother’s group, and playground network, is busy expanding their families with second, third, or even fourth children.

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a year or longer without success (or six months for those over 36), it’s highly recommended to consult a Fertility Specialist. The age of the woman plays a crucial role in determining the likelihood of pregnancy, particularly for individuals over 36 years old. Therefore, seeking guidance from a fertility specialist is advised to explore your options.

Melbourne IVF’s mission is to offer expert guidance and compassionate care throughout your fertility journey.

For More Information, Please Contact Us at 1800 111 483 or Schedule An appointment with a Fertility Specialist.

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