Recently, there has been discussion surrounding the management of fertility services in Australia and New Zealand. Here at Eve Health, we aim to cultivate a trusting and mutually-respectful relationship with our patients, and always want you to feel safe and confident in our doctors and the services they provide. To help with this, Eve Health’s Clinical Director of Fertility, A/Prof Anusch Yazdani answered a number of questions that you might have about fertility services at Eve Health.
Are your doctors recognised specialists spending the majority of their time in the fertility area?
All Eve fertility specialists are certified Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists with RANZCOG and are also accredited by the Clinical Director of Fertility, A/Prof Anusch Yazdani, a subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI).
Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology can perform the assessment and management of patients with infertility. Subspecialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) are specifically certified and trained in the assessment and management of patients with infertility, their suitability for pregnancy and the welfare of the unborn child. Subspecialists are able to offer all treatment options and manage all problems, including repeated IVF failure and complex surgery.
In Queensland, there are only three certified subspecialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, two of whom – Dr Kroon and A/Prof Yazdani – work at Eve Health.
All specialists at Eve Health are annually accredited, reviewed and participate in an active education program. In addition, our specialist nurse, Jen Griffiths, holds a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. Eve Health is actively engaged in continued medical education and conducts the only accredited subspecialist training program in Reproductive Endocrinology, in addition to the only Advanced Endoscopic Surgery Training Program in the state.
Will our specialist fully investigate us to see if a cause can be found for our infertility?
Managing your fertility is a process, the first step of which is to fully investigate the underlying causes for conception difficulties. Eve Health is a full fertility service, not just an IVF unit. Specialists at Eve Health aim to establish the cause of fertility problems, correct these problems, correct any lifestyle factors and offer the most appropriate management option in consultation with you.
What options are open to us other than IVF?
Specialists at Eve Health have access to all treatment options, including medical management of hormonal disorders, ovulation induction, insemination, egg / embryo / sperm donation, surgery, including advanced endoscopic surgery, and of course, IVF. This includes access to all advanced molecular and genetic assessments available. Specialists at Eve Health are thereby optimally positioned to assess and manage all fertility, recurrent IVF and pregnancy loss conditions.
If we undergo IVF, what are our chances of having a single healthy baby from one started cycle?
Success rates of IVF vary greatly depending on your individual circumstances and the causes of infertility. The individual success rates for your treatment are discussed by your treating specialist and our nurse team. Statistics for Queensland Fertility Group, as a whole, is available on their website. It’s also important to remember that IVF is only one modality offered by Eve Health; our specialists will suggest if another treatment is likely to yield better results for you.
What will the costs be if I undergo treatment?
The costs of fertility treatment are in time, emotional and financial investments. From a financial point of view, all patients receive a written quote at the start of any treatment from their specialist. Your specialist will also address the time commitments for your treatment.
Fertility treatment can be stressful and Eve Health provides support directly through your specialist, our dedicated nursing team and appropriately accredited counsellors.