Reassurance and care throughout your treatment
Your IVFAustralia Fertility Nurse provides constant support and day-to-day advice throughout the highs and lows of your fertility treatment. Often, a special relationship develops, and they will enjoy nothing more than giving you the good news of your pregnancy.
You’ll get to know your primary nurse very well. They’ll be the first person you see after meeting your specialists for the first time, they’re always available to answer your questions, and they’ll take your blood tests and perform your ultrasounds.
The small nursing team at your clinic will:
- Provide you with information about your treatment
- Take your blood for hormone tests
- Perform your ultrasounds
- Liaise with your specialist to confirm the next steps in your treatment
- Refer you to a counsellor if you need more support
- Follow up on your egg collection and embryo transfer
- Perform insemination procedures, if required
- Take your pregnancy test
If your Fertility Specialist is also your obstetrician, your IVFAustralia nurse can continue to care for you throughout your pregnancy, sometimes even during delivery.
IVFAustralia has a team of 58 nurses in our 12 clinics throughout Sydney and the Central Coast. They are all experienced midwives or have an extensive women’s health background, and when they join us they undergo rigorous training in venepuncture, ultrasound and insemination.
Coordinating an experienced and compassionate approach to your care
As IVFAustralia's Director of Nursing, Jane Early brings a wealth of experience owing to her extensive background in gynaecology and infertility nursing.
Prior to working with IVFAustralia, Jane practised fertility nursing at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom, and was involved with the training of fertility nurses at Leeds University.
Since moving to Australia in 2000, Jane has worked as the Unit Nurse Manager at IVFAustralia Southern Sydney and Northshore clinics, before moving into her current role as IVFAustralia’s Director of Nursing.
Jane works very closely with IVFAustralia’s Medical Director, Associate Professor Peter Illingworth, to consolidate protocols across all of the clinics and integrate nursing procedures into clinical practice. Jane recently gained a Masters Degree in Health Service Management.
Personal care throughout your treatment
You'll have a small, well-trained team of nurses to care for you and provide continuity of care throughout your treatment.
Our nurses are here to answer your questions, discuss concerns and liaise with your doctor. They will perform tests, scans and injections, and teach you how to administer your own injections at home. Your fertility nurse can also provide specific care throughout the early stages of pregnancy. Our nurses also guide you through the donor program if you are undergoing treatment using donor sperm, eggs, embryos or utilising our surrogacy program.
Early pregnancy care
A specialist Early Pregnancy Care Nurse will monitor your early stages of pregnancy, especially if you have experienced a pregnancy loss, or are at risk of this occurring. This includes all necessary tests and monitoring, as well as liaising with your fertility specialist and providing advice.
Available for you, seven days a week
Our nurses are available to assist you seven days a week and begin their monitoring clinic at 7.00am Monday to Friday and 8.00am on both Saturday and Sunday.