Trying to Conceive

Empower yourself with early diagnosis

Did you know that one in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives or that one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child?

That’s the same number of people who will experience depression or suffer a stroke. While it might seem like everyone else around you is popping out babies and the world is filled with pregnant bellies and baby showers, these figures show you’re not alone. Here at Genea, we see couples who are struggling to conceive every day and we help them with our world leading fertility science, care and advice. We can help you too.

Doctors agree that if a couple has been having regular, unprotected sex for 12 months without conceiving then they have a fertility problem. For women aged between 25 and 35, there’s an average 20 per cent chance of getting pregnant each cycle and roughly 85 to 90 per cent of couples in this age bracket will conceive within the first 12 months of trying. For younger women, the chance of getting pregnant each month is higher and for older women it can be considerably lower.

The reason why you’re having trouble conceiving could be something simple like your diet or a more complex medical disorder such as endometriosis or a low sperm count. We strongly believe in accurately diagnosing the cause of infertility as soon as possible and we’re experts at it. Not only because it gives you clarity, but also because the earlier you embark on the right path the higher your chances of success.

Our research shows that on average it takes couples 26 months to actually start treatment for fertility issues. If you’re 37 when you start trying, a delay of that timeframe could mean you are significantly decreasing your ultimate chance of success.

By 40, women who can’t conceive naturally have a far lower chance of success, even with treatments like IVF.

Your GP can conduct a series of simple tests to find out what’s happening or, if you prefer you can come and see one of our Fertility Specialists.

You might already know what’s stopping you from conceiving or it just might be taking you longer to fall pregnant than you expected. Whichever of these situations best describes you, we can help you take the next steps. So read about some common causes of infertility on the following pages or simply give us a call.

Achieve the best possible fertility outcome you can by arming yourself with knowledge and getting a plan. Get diagnosed early and take control of your fertility again - it is the single most important step you can take.