Brisbane locals now have easy access to City Fertility’s newly opened all-inclusive and state-of-the-art IVF clinic and procedure centre at Newstead in inner-city Brisbane.
The purpose-built multimillion-dollar clinic has been created to meet a growing demand for our fertility services in Brisbane and to provide a new modern option for fertility and IVF with the highest quality personalised patient care.
City Fertility warmly welcomes Professor Bill Ledger to its expanding Sydney CBD clinic. Professor Ledger’s extensive clinical fertility experience and research expertise has earned him the position as one of Australia’s leading and most sought after fertility specialists.
Professor Ledger’s commitment to patients and the profession is evident in his dedication to the best possible outcomes for his patients and ongoing commitment to research.
Couples and individuals needing the help of a sperm donor to try and fulfil their dream of parenthood, can now find a faster solution in just a few swipes with the launch of our Addam App – Australia’s first-ever dedicated sperm bank app of registered sperm donors.
Addam app delivers real-time access to one of the largest databases of available donor sperm in Australia.
The app currently has over 110 registered donors listed from Australia, and from overseas who also comply with Australian regulations.
We have all got our fingers (and toes) crossed that this year will return to some semblance of normal!
If you, like many others have made one of your 2021 resolutions: to start or expand your family, then the City Fertility team are here to help you towards your goal.
Sometimes setting goals though, is much easier than achieving goals, particularly when it comes to getting pregnant – there is no secret it can be a struggle for some.
In these circumstances, sometimes setting smaller goals, like eating well and exercising regularly can be more achievable to start with, than to focus solely on being pregnant straight away. Small goals can often add up very quickly to give your fertility a big boost.
As 2020 draws to a close, in Australia we are all breathing a sigh of relief! It has been a challenging year for all, and for our patients going through fertility treatment, there have been many more curveballs to navigate!
We are so proud of the focus and determination the country has shown to get COVID-19 under control and be the envy of the world, but also for the wonderful attitudes and the resolve of our patients to stay on track in working towards achieving their fertility dreams.
Despite having to change the way many things were done this year, City Fertility has continued to forge ahead.
As City Fertility Sydney CBD celebrates its first birthday milestone, we are also delighted to be celebrating the best of birthday presents – the arrival of the clinic’s first babies!
Baby Sebastian was our first IVF baby born, followed closely by baby Maria and many more babies after that.
Adorable little sisters Skye (3.5 years) and Erin (8 months) are just two of the babies that have helped City Fertility Brisbane reach their 2,000 baby milestone this month. But interestingly, these babies prove again that nobody is immune to fertility issues, with their mother Alison Skuja (40) being a qualified midwife and for the past seven years a fertility nurse at City Fertility Brisbane.
Alison has delivered countless babies for others and assisted many infertile couples, but still struggled herself. She knows an exceptional amount about conception, pregnancy and birth but successfully conceiving can be elusive for even the most experienced.
While we are confident we will be able to help most patients within their first two fully stimulated IVF cycles, there will always be a percentage of cases that may take longer than anticipated to achieve success.
At City Fertility we want to maximise your chances of achieving your dream of having a baby and therefore now offer a significantly reduced up-front fee for repeated Medicare eligible treatment cycles.
In an effort to reduce the average year-long patient waiting period for donor eggs from our Australian egg donor bank, City Fertility has recently formed a partnership with The World Egg Bank.
Dr Neil Astill, Medical Director at City Fertility Brisbane Southside, said for some people waiting up to a year for an egg donor is just too long due to advancing age and declining fertility.
“As a woman ages, the quality of her eggs is reduced. For the infertile woman over 40, the chance of a successful IVF pregnancy and live birth is substantially reduced when using her own eggs and this is one of the many reasons driving demand for donor eggs,” said Dr Astill.
While the pandemic has stopped the world and our lives spinning so fast, it has also given many people the time to take stock and check-in on where they are at and what their goals might be for the future.
As a fertility specialist in a national fertility clinic, one of the trends we have witnessed in Australia in the first six months of this year, is an increase in the number of single women enquiring about and undergoing IVF and IUI cycles to have a baby on their own or undergoing fertility preservation by freezing their eggs.