Christmas Hours Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Welcome to Fertility Associates Wellington

At Fertility Associates we provide a team approach to fertility care.  Below is some useful information about communicating with us throughout your treatment.

  • Appointment information
  • Important to know 
  • Medication
  • Our team care approach
Essential Reading - Genetic Carrier Screening 

Genetic carrier screening gives individuals and couple’s information about their risk of having a child with a genetic condition.

It will tell you if you are a carrier for three common inherited conditions:

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Many people are carriers of Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome and Spinal Muscular Atrophy even though they do not have anybody in their family who has the condition.   Essential reading prior to treatment.

Appointment information

We have a doctor led fertility practice and your doctor will oversee your treatment.

  • Weekday Scans – everyday we have a specialist allocated to scanning. There are both male and female consultants. This is a 5 minute appointment. It is a vaginal scan allowing better visibility of the ovaries. It is best to have an empty bladder for these scans.
  • Weekday scanning times are from 8am – 9.00am (or 12 -12:30pm)

Weekend information

  • Medications - Must be collected by 12pm on weekends.
  • Scans – there is only one specialist allocated for weekend scans. These are only booked in the morning. 
  • Blood Tests – Sundays only: If you are having a scan on a Sunday, we will also do your weekend blood test at the clinic.  Please eat and drink prior to your blood test.
Important to know
  • Ensure all consent are completed prior to commencing your fertility treatment cycle.
  • We send a text message with treatment instructions, please ensure you reply ‘YES’ ASAP if your instructions are clear, if they are not please don’t hesitate to call us.
  • Please ensure you are taking folic acid 0.8mg daily or elevit.
  • Your yellow fertility blood form can be used for all fertility bloods. Lab location and times can be located on the back of your form.
  • Ensure that your cervical smear test  is up to date and normal.
  • Ensure that you are immune to the rubella and the chicken pox virus.
  • Day 1 of your cycle is when you have full bleeding before midday.
Medications
  • You will see the nurse after your scan and they will give you further medications required for your cycle.
  • If you require further medications please come to the clinic prior to 5pm during the week.  

 

Our team care approach

During your time at Fertility Associates you will meet a number of people on your journey towards having a baby. 

  • Your treatment will be overseen by your allocated doctor.  However, at certain times during your cycle you will be seeing other doctors and the wider team. Everyone has fertility experience and will be more than happy to help you.
  • Fertility Associates clinics are a 6 day a week operation.  Doctors and staff are rostered to ensure coverage at all times and your team consists of doctors, nurses, embryologists, counsellors and patient service teams.
Your nursing team
  • Your main point of contact will be your allocated doctors nursing team, although nurses from other teams may contact you regarding your results.   

We are here to support you throughout your fertility treatment, please contact your nursing team if you have any questions along the way.