One in six couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
Whether you're just starting out or you've been trying for a while, it's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone.
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your dream - taking home a healthy baby. We offer a range of services - from counselling through to IVF & pre-implantation genetic diagnosis - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Our team will work closely with you to design a personalised program to ensure the best possible chance.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, it may be time to find out more.
Our intention, driven by 30 years of planning, compassion and research investment, is to put our words into action for you so that you can feel assured that there is no better care and no better chance of a healthy baby to be found. Anywhere.
Because of the care, technology and expertise we put into your care, you’ll have a better chance of taking home a baby.
At Genea we work with only the best specialists and science, resulting in leading success rates. Find the right specialist or the clinic that suits you today.
Established in February 2014, Genea Oxford Fertility offers Christchurch couples access to treatment options for all of their fertility needs.
It’s important to find the right specialist for you. Read the profiles of the Fertility Specialists here.
In the lead up to trying to conceive and from the first moment you realised you are pregnant, you have wanted to do everything you can to protect the growing life inside of you. From eating the right foods to taking your supplements, your focus is on doing everything you can to ensure the health of your unborn baby.
Now that you are pregnant, most health care professionals will advise you to undertake first trimester screening to test for any abnormalities.
GeneSyte represents the culmination of our more than 30 years of experience in reproductive medicine. GeneSyte is the first non-invasive prenatal screening which is completely processed in Australasia. Until now, all samples were sent offshore for testing, meaning delays in finding out the results you so desperately want. With GeneSyte, your results are available within 7 to 10 working days* - a fraction of the time it takes other providers.
What's more, unlike previous methodologies such as amniocentesis, our GeneSyte test only requires a simple blood test, making it much safer for you and your baby. GeneSyte works on the principle that when you are pregnant, some of your baby’s DNA crosses the placenta into your bloodstream. Our testing allows us to identify it in a sample of your blood and check for the conditions which are caused by extra or missing chromosomes.
Genea’s GeneSyte screens for the widest range of chromosome conditions offering you peace of mind about the health of your baby, inclusive of:
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome, the most common chromosome disorder affecting approximately one in every 660 pregnancies in Australia. People born with Down syndrome have some characteristic physical features, health and development challenges and some level of intellectual disability.
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 18 causes Edwards syndrome, the second most common chromosome disorder affecting approximately one in every 1,100 pregnancies in Australia. Edwards syndrome is associated with a high rate of miscarriage and babies born with the condition have a significantly shortened life expectancy, suffer heart abnormalities, kidney malformations and developmental delays.
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 13 causes Patau syndrome. Approximately one in 3,000 pregnancies in Australia are affected by Patau syndrome, a condition that is also associated with a high rate of miscarriage. Babies born with Patau syndrome rarely survive beyond the first year of life and suffer heart and brain problems, eye defects and difficulties with feeding and breathing.
The absence of an entire sex chromosome in girls causes Turner syndrome. Approximately one in every 2,500 female babies are affected by Turner syndrome, a condition which can cause sterility, characteristic physical abnormalities and vision and hearing difficulties.
Genea’s GeneSyte test also includes XX and XY testing of your baby.
The test can be performed at any time from the 10th week of pregnancy until the 20th week. Your LMC will likely ask you to have your test done around the 10th week which allows time for ultrasound to be provided.
Genea’s GeneSyte will provide you with clear, concise results on the health of your unborn child. Your results report will identify whether your baby is carrying any of the chromosomal conditions listed.
If the test result indicates that your baby has one of the chromosomal conditions, Genea recommends you consult with your LMC. They may advise you to consider further diagnostic testing (CVS or amniocentesis) to confirm or disprove the result as recommended by the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Fetal Medicine Foundation of London.
A negative result means that none of these chromosomal conditions have been detected by this test. The guidelines, as mentioned above, recommend that no further invasive testing is required, however, it is important to talk to your LMC about follow up scans to check for any other fetal anomalies and structural defects.
Discuss the GeneSyte test with your LMC. A Genea Oxford LMC Referral Form must be completed and authorised by your LMC.
Our GeneSyte service is available at a cost of $775.