Easier Access to Fertility Experts for Northside Couples

Couples from Brisbane’s northside who are struggling to start a family, now have even easier access to one of Brisbane’s top fertility clinics with the opening of the new City Fertility Centre’s Brookside consulting rooms.

Fertility Specialists Dr Ashish Das and Dr Andy Stamatiou will now consult from Brookside.

Dr Das said that the continued success of their services had driven the opening of their latest consulting rooms on Brisbane’s Northside.

“City Fertility Centre Brisbane’s overall success rates in recent months have been consistently above the industry standard for clinical pregnancies per embryo transfer cycle across the board including all ages,” Dr Das said.

Currently approximately 15 per cent of Australian couples of reproductive age have difficulty conceiving according to Access Australia. Dr Das said one of the most important things that couples who are considering having a baby could do, was make sure their lifestyle was healthy.

“Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology, a healthy lifestyle will help prior to and during pregnancy in order to maximise your chances of success and give your baby the best start in life,” he said.

Dr Das said that 12 per cent of primary infertility is linked to women being markedly overweight or underweight and that improving your Body Mass Index (BMI) can improve your hormonal levels and ovulation.

“But it is not only the women who need to be healthy, as nutrition and health have a direct effect on sperm so it is important for both partners to consider changes to their lifestyles if necessary.”

Here are Dr Das’ ‘fertility fit’ tips for couples:

  • Eat a healthy balanced diet with adequate protein, carbohydrate and fibre
  • Aim to undertake moderate exercise for an average of 30 minutes, three times a week
  • Take folic acid for the three months prior to and for the first three months of pregnancy (females only)
  • Restrict alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking and any drug use
  • Check your medications/supplements intake with your doctor, and
  • Limit caffeine intake.

The new clinic is located at Brookside Family Clinic, Shop 87 Brookside Shopping Centre, Mitchelton, phone 1800 123 483. City Fertility Centre also has consulting rooms at Chermside to further assist Northside couples. www.cityfertilitycentre.com.au

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