For as many as 1 in 6 Australian couples, starting a family does not happen as quickly as expected. Fortunately, advances in assisted conception treatments are making a real difference.
A woman’s age is the greatest factor influencing the chance of conception. Increased maternal age (and corresponding egg age) is linked to an increased chance of chromosome abnormalities occurring in embryos created, particularly by women over 38 years of age. One of the most common reasons why miscarriages occur or IVF is unsuccessful, is because of chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo.
Whether you require a simple approach, such as Ovulation Induction or IUI (intra uterine insemination), or more complex infertility treatment, such as IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) or ICSI, IVFAustralia supports you at every step of the way.
How can we help you conceive?
IVFAustralia has led the way in this country, in developing advanced systems for imaging of sperm (digital high magnification) and eggs (Oosight technology). These novel techniques allow the IVF Australia scientists to select the optimum cells for the creation of healthy embryos.
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Array PGD or advanced embryo selection, is a new technique that screens all the chromosomes in a developing embryo, in order to select the embryo with the greatest likelihood of pregnancy success. This breakthrough in PGD technology provides results within 36 hours enabling a fresh embryo transfer within the same cycle.
This major development in IVF is particularly suited for people who:
IVFAustralia pioneered Digital High Magnification of Sperm in Australia as an advanced technique enabling scientists to view and select sperm most likely to produce a viable pregnancy. The scientist enlarges the images of sperm and then uses defined sperm sizes and shape information to select the most appropriate sperm to be injected into the egg. IVFAustralia was the first clinic in the country to offer this technique, which significantly increases fertilisation and pregnancy rates, and reduces miscarriage. Read more about Digital High Magnification of Sperm »
Oosight Technology (PolScope) uses polarised light to study the genetic material in the egg. Enabling a scientist to selection the optimum egg. This technique allows careful study of the structure of the genetic material inside an egg, which allows us to identify which eggs have the best chance of implanting. Read more about our Oosight Technology »
If you’re over 38 years of age and have had an unsuccessful IVF treatment cycle, we may recommend using Assisted Hatching. This involves using a laser to gently thin the outer shell of the egg (called the zona). In some cases, particularly in older women, it is thought that the thickness of the outer shell (zona) can impede implantation. If the embryo can ‘hatch’ out of the shell more efficiently, it will then implant inside the uterus more easily. Read more about Assisted Hatching »
Helping You Achieve Your Goal
IVFAustralia invests extensively in medical research to continually improve outcomes for our patients, and our team of scientists can now offer a wide range of techniques to maximise your chances of pregnancy success. If you are experiencing delay in conceiving, contact IVFAustralia on 1800 111 483 or come along to our next free fertility seminar to understand if any of these advanced science techniques are suitable for you.