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Fertility Associates

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Description

Starting a family is one of the biggest decisions people make in life, yet having a baby is not always easy.

As New Zealand’s leading provider of fertility diagnosis, support and treatment, Fertility Associates are dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of having a baby. 

We’ve been busy building families for over 25 years with more than 14,000 babies born so far. Committed to excellence, each Fertility Associates clinic has a close-knit team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and scientists who provide full patient support throughout treatment. Our clinics feature modern facilities and state of the art equipment.

For a list of our consulting specialists and their locations see below under "Consultants". In addition, Dr John Tait (Wellington), Dr Jill Shepherd (Wellington) and Dr Kirsty Gendall (Hamilton) carry out procedures at Fertility Associates, but don’t take consultations.

We are located  throughout New Zealand, so there is a clinic close to you.  Fertility Associates also provides fertility treatments for residents of New Caledonia and Tahiti.

We offer both private and publicly funded consultation and treatment. If you have a fertility question that remains unanswered, the sooner you talk to us the better your chances of success.

To contact one of our clinics or make an appointment, please call 0800 10 28 28 or visit us online at www.fertilityassociates.co.nz


What is Infertility?

Infertility is usually defined as not becoming pregnant after a year of trying, but some couples know or suspect they are infertile well before a year is up. For instance, the woman might have irregular periods or not ovulate at all.

For more information on infertility please visit Understanding Your Fertility.

 

When Should I do Something?

The right time to seek help is when you are concerned about your fertility.  Often simple tests to check ovulation and sperm quality will give you some clarity on next steps.  General guidelines are that you should refer to a fertility specialist if you have been trying to conceive for 12 months without success and the woman is under 35, or refer earlier if the woman is 35 or older.

For more information on this please visit When Should I Do Something?

 

Other Languages: Fertility Information

Fertility Associates provides information on fertility treatments in Maori, French and Chinese. We can also assist those patients who require a Maori, French or Chinese interpreter.  Please click on the language you wish to view.  Maori  French  Simplified Chinese  Traditional Chinese

 

Other Services

We also offer obstetrics, paediatrics, endocrinology, vasectomy reversal, and gynaecology.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Michelle Bailey

    Fertility Specialist

    Available at Hiatt Chambers, Christchurch

  • Dr Anna Bashford

    Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Nicholas Bedford

    Fertility Specialist

    Available at 205 Victoria Street, Wellington

  • Dr Mary Birdsall

    Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera, Apollo Medical Centre

  • Dr Neil Buddicom

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Catherine Conway

    Fertility Specialist and Endocrinologist

    Available at Hiatt Chambers, Christchurch

  • Dr Elizabeth Curr

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Richard Fisher

    Fertility Specialist and Pre-Natal Diagnosis

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera, Apollo Medical Centre

  • Dr Freddie Graham

    Fertility Specialist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera, Apollo Medical Centre, Whangarei Hospital

  • Dr Simon Kelly

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera, East Care

  • Dr Phill McChesney

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 3, Hamilton, 120 Hamilton Street, Tauranga

  • Dr Simon McDowell

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 205 Victoria Street, Wellington

  • Dr Stella Milsom

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Andrew Murray

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 666 High Street, Lower Hutt, 75 Custom House Street, Gisborne, 205 Victoria Street, Wellington, 325 Prospect Road, Hastings, 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson

  • Dr Digby Ngan Kee

    Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist

    Available at 92 Russell Street, Palmerston North

  • Dr Susannah O'Sullivan

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Megan Ogilvie

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Mr Greg Phillipson

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson, Hiatt Chambers, Christchurch, Queenstown Medical Centre

  • Dr Sunil Pillay

    Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera, Henderson Medical Centre, Apollo Medical Centre

  • Dr Lakshmi Ravikanti

    Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist

    Available at Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 3, Hamilton, 120 Hamilton Street, Tauranga

  • Dr VP Singh

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 3, Hamilton, 85 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

  • Dr Mark Stegmann

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 205 Victoria Street, Wellington, 37 Dublin Street, Whanganui, 92 Russell Street, Palmerston North

  • Dr Olivia Stuart

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at Ascot Central, Remuera

  • Dr Sarah Wakeman

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson, Hiatt Chambers, Christchurch

  • Dr Helen Wemyss

    Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 3, Hamilton

Referral Expectations

Simply phone and make an appointment for a private consultation with one of our doctors on 0800 10 28 28.

Alternatively, people can be referred through their GP or specialist.  Information for GPs and specialists is available here.

Publicly funded consultation and treatment is available through Fertility Associates if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Please phone us on 0800 10 28 28.

 

Routine Fertility Tests

Fertility Associates requires all patients, as part of the fertility assessment, to have routine fertility tests. These can be carried out by the GP and more information is available here. Some of the routine fertility tests may already be on file with the GP, but the date of the test is important, as some become 'time expired'.

In some parts of New Zealand, the routine fertility tests are always paid for by the Government, but in other parts, such as Wellington, some tests ordered by specialists are not, and incur a fee.

A recent pelvic ultrasound is not required as our specialists normally undertake this at the initial consultation, and at no additional charge. 

Procedures / Treatments

  • Counselling and Support

    At Fertility Associates we understand the major impact and distress infertility can cause.  Our counsellors are available to help with:… More

  • Non-IVF Treatment

    Often, all couples need is a little help. Rather than undertaking a complex treatment like IVF, we will try lower technology treatments such as Ovulation Induction (OI), Intrauterine Insemination and Donor Insemination.… More

  • IVF-Related Treatments

    Please click here for information on IVF-Related Treatments including IVF, ICSI, embryo freezing and assisted hatching. More

  • Male Infertility

    About 25% of infertility is calculated to be directly due to the male partner and another 15-25% probably also has a male contribution.… More

  • Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm and Donor Embryos

    Donor Eggs Donor eggs can be used for women with premature menopause, women who have not become pregnant after many IVF cycles and women who no longer have viable eggs of their own because of their age.… More

  • Sperm Freezing and Storage

    Long-term storage of sperm is almost always possible before various types of medical treatment that can damage sperm production occurs, for example, chemotherapy, irradiation therapy or surgery (including vasectomy).… More

  • Ovarian and Testicular Tissue Freezing and Storage

    Ovarian and testicular tissue can be frozen and stored before surgery or cancer treatment.  To date, some babies have been born following the storage, thawing and fertilisation with the eggs or sperm that come from these pieces of tissue.… More

  • Egg Freezing and Storage

    Egg freezing is a form of fertility preservation for women about to undergo treatment for cancer or for women who have concerns about their ability to conceive longer term.  Egg freezing may also be an option for couples with religious, moral or ethical objections to creating embryos that won't be… More

  • Surrogacy

    Surrogacy is the term used where a woman bears a child for another woman.… More

  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

    Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) involves taking one or more cells from embryos to test the cells for genetic disorders or for the number of chromosomes present.  It requires IVF to provide the embryos for testing.… More

  • Checking Fertility

    Understanding the key factors that affect a couple’s chances of conception and delivery of a healthy baby are important.  These include: Age, Diet, Body Mass/Weight, Exercise, Smoking, Drugs.… More

  • Surgical Sperm Recovery

    MESA, PESA, TESA and TESE are acronyms for various techniques to obtain sperm from the testes or epididymis to use in ICSI.  These procedures are usually done under local anaesthetic, and extra sperm can be frozen for future use.… More

  • Microsurgery

    Women can sometimes have microsurgery to repair damage to the Fallopian tubes and men to correct abnormalities in the vas deferens.… More

  • Fertility Preservation and Cancer

    There are a number of reasons why people may look to preserve their fertility.… More

Travel Directions

Travel directions can be found by clicking on the appropriate clinic here.

Parking

Information about parking at our clinics can be found by clicking on the appropriate clinic here.

Contact Details

Ascot Central, Remuera

Central Auckland

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Henderson Medical Centre

West Auckland

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East Care

East Auckland

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Apollo Medical Centre

North Auckland

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Whangarei Hospital

Northland

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666 High Street, Lower Hutt

Hutt

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Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 3, Hamilton

Waikato

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120 Hamilton Street, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

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75 Custom House Street, Gisborne

Tairawhiti

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205 Victoria Street, Wellington

Wellington

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85 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

Taranaki

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325 Prospect Road, Hastings

Hawkes Bay

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37 Dublin Street, Whanganui

Whanganui

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92 Russell Street, Palmerston North

Mid Central

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132 Collingwood Street, Nelson

Nelson Marlborough

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Hiatt Chambers, Christchurch

Canterbury

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Queenstown Medical Centre

Southern

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This page was last updated at 11:30AM on October 28, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Fertility Associates.