Although only four weeks old, Jessica Ebert helped City Fertility Centre Southside celebrate its first anniversary this week.
Southside parents Megan and Ben Ebert underwent two in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles and one frozen embryo transfer (FET) at the centre before their successful pregnancy with Jessica.
Megan said after a year of no success conceiving on their own, they were delighted with the help they received from Dr Peter Fung at the centre.
Dr Rolf Weissenberger, clinical director of City Fertility Centre Southside, said since opening a year ago the number of new patients needing assistance had continued to grow.
“We now have five fertility specialists and three associate doctors consulting from our Southside clinic,” he said.
Dr Weissenberger said City Fertility Centre’s overall success rates in recent months had been significantly above the industry standard of 41.6 per cent (clinical pregnancies per IVF cycle).
“In recent months they have been as high as 55 per cent for clinical pregnancies per embryo transfer cycle across the board, including all ages,” he said.
Dr Weissenberger said that while City Fertility’s success rates were very good, it was important for couples to be aware of the many factors that could influence their chances of success.
“Every couple’s circumstances are unique and we therefore tailor a unique treatment plan to suit them,” he said.
Last year, more than 10,000 babies were born following assisted reproductive treatment in Australia and New Zealand.
City Fertility Centre regularly holds free information seminars providing further details on all aspects of fertility. Visit www.cityfertility.com.au for scheduled sessions.
City Fertility Centre Southside is at Level 1, 309 Mains Road, Sunnybank. Phone 1800 483 483.
Other clinic locations – Brisbane City, Capalaba, Chermside, Gold Coast, Melbourne. Visit www.cityfertility.com.au.