Northside Brisbane couples who are struggling to start a family have even easier access to one of Brisbane’s top fertility experts with the recent opening of City Fertility Centre’s new clinic in Chermside.
City Fertility co-founder and medical director Dr Ashish Das, who will now also consult from Chermside, said continued success and demand for the company’s services had prompted the opening of the northside clinic.
“We offer highly experienced and dedicated fertility specialists who will individually tailor a treatment program that is sensitive to each patient’s needs,” Dr Das said.
“We are also the largest independently owned fertility centre in Australia and have industry-leading pregnancy success rates.”
Dr Das said leading a healthy lifestyle was one of the most important steps couples could take when considering having a baby.
“At City Fertility Centre, we see many couples seeking help with improving their fertility but we don’t limit our assistance to reproductive technology — we offer a free nutritional service to support patients in changing their eating and exercise habits,” he said.
The fertility experts talk to patients about the impact that things such as losing weight, giving up smoking and reducing drug, alcohol and caffeine intake can have on their chances of falling pregnant.
“For example, smoking reduces IVF success rates by half and even losing a small amount of weight can significantly increase your chances of pregnancy,” Dr Das said.
“In fact, 12 per cent of primary infertility is linked to women being underweight or overweight.”
Dr Das said improving your body mass index (BMI) could boost your hormonal levels and ovulation. But nutrition and health also had a direct effect on the quality of sperm, so it was important for both partners to consider these issues.
Dr Das said a healthy lifestyle was not only important to boost fertility, it was also essential during pregnancy to keep you well and give your baby the best start in life.
The new clinic is in the Chermside Medical Complex, 956 Gympie Rd. To make an appointment with Dr Das, phone (07) 3831 9611 or visit www.cityfertility.com.au.
For further information, please contact the City Fertility clinic closest to you:
Brisbane City, 1800 123 483
Brisbane Southside, 1800 483 483
Gold Coast, 1300 859 116
Melbourne, 1300 781 483