Monash IVF West Leederville

forces for fertility treatment: The woom and Monash IVF alliance
When you choose to start your fertility journey with woom, you’re getting more than just a medical treatment; you’re getting a team that’s fully committed to your dream of having a family.
Monash IVF West Leederville
Monash IVF West Leederville
Working together for your dream of family
At woom, we’re all about helping you start a family with lots of support and care. That’s why we’ve joined forces with Monash IVF West Leederville, combining our expertise and dedication with their advanced reproductive technologies and facilities. Together, we provide an integrated approach to fertility treatment, making sure you receive the best possible care and support every step of the way.

Introducing Monash IVF West Leederville

Monash IVF might be a new name here in WA, but over east, it’s very well known. In fact, they were involved in the world’s first IVF pregnancy in 1973. Here are some standout moments from Monash IVF’s rich history of firsts.

  • World’s first IVF pregnancy: In 1973, Professors Carl Wood and John Leeton in Melbourne, reported the first ever pregnancy using IVF. Sadly, this pregnancy did not last, ending in the very early stages.
  • Australia’s first IVF birth: In 1980, Monash IVF celebrates Australia’s first successful IVF birth, which was also the third IVF birth to occur globally.
  • World’s first frozen embryo birth: In 1983, Monash IVF was the first to welcome a baby born from an embryo that had been frozen first before being transferred.
  • World’s first birth from donated eggs: In 1984, Monash IVF was the first to achieve a successful pregnancy and birth using eggs donated by another woman, offering a groundbreaking option for women who couldn’t conceive with their own eggs.

Monash IVF acquires Pivet Medical and Monash IVF West Leederville is born

In 1981, whilst Monash IVF was pioneering in Melbourne, Prof John Yovich started Pivet Medical in West Leederville. It’s the first IVF clinic in Perth. One year later, the first IVF baby was born here in Perth, marking a new era in reproductive technology in Western Australia.

Fast forward to 2023: Prof Yovich retires and hands over his ‘baby’ (pun intended) to Monash IVF. The first Monash IVF clinic in Perth is born and Woom’s founder, Dr Tamara Hunter, becomes the medical director.

“It’s an honour to work in an environment with such a rich medical and clinical history.”

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI-certified IVF Specialist Perth

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Let’s peep inside Monash IVF West Leederville

Moving from Monash IVF’s impressive history, let’s take a closer look at the West Leederville IVF clinic today. It’s been recently updated and redesigned to make sure it’s modern and welcoming.

Monash IVF West Leederville
Monash IVF West Leederville

“We wanted to create an environment where everyone feels at ease and supported. IVF is more than advanced treatments, it’s about feeling trust and confidence in the people guiding you through this journey.”

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

Woom Founder
and Medical Director at Monash IVF West Leederville

Following Woom’s philosophy to create an environment of trust and warmth, Monash IVF’s waiting room is a calming space. With soft lighting, comfortable seating, and serene décor, it feels more like a cosy living room than a clinical setting.

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Starting your fertility journey? Make sure your fertility specialist is CREI-certified

Starting a fertility clinic in Australia is a complex process that involves several steps to ensure compliance with regulations and standards for healthcare facilities.

In Australia, healthcare facilities, including fertility clinics, must comply with national and state regulations. This involves obtaining the necessary healthcare facility licences and ensuring that the clinic meets the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standards, as well as any local health department requirements.

The medical director and other key staff members must have the appropriate qualifications. This often includes, but is not limited to, specialists in reproductive medicine being certified and registered with relevant professional bodies. For fertility clinics, having staff with expertise in gynaecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility (CREI) is important.

Fertility clinics require specialised equipment for procedures such as egg retrieval, sperm analysis, IVF, and embryo storage. The clinic must invest in state-of-the-art medical equipment and ensure the facility is designed to support these sensitive procedures, including laboratory spaces that meet specific standards for cleanliness and temperature control.

Adhering to ethical guidelines set forth by professional organisations such as the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and ensuring high standards of patient care and confidentiality are essential. This includes obtaining informed consent from patients, providing counselling services, and ensuring transparent communication about treatment options and success rates.

Gaining accreditation from a recognised body, such as the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), signifies that the clinic meets stringent standards for quality and safety in reproductive technology services.

Fertility clinics must navigate a complex legal landscape dealing with reproductive rights, donor anonymity (where applicable), and patient contracts. Additionally, obtaining the proper insurance to protect the clinic and its patients is a key component of the operational setup.

As you can see, a lot is involved, and for you, it’s important that your specialist has the best qualifications and expertise to address your specific needs. Here in Australia, gynaecologists can call themselves fertility specialists. However, if you are looking for a fertility specialist who has a subspecialty in reproductive endocrinology and infertility issues, you need to look out for the letters CREI behind their name.

“This means they have undergone extensive training and have specialised knowledge in handling complex fertility issues, offering you the highest standard of care.”

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI-certified IVF Specialist Perth

CREI is short for Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialists. This subspecialty covers infertility, IVF, ART, endometriosis, fibroids, fertility preservation, menopause, PCOS, recurrent miscarriage, menstrual disturbances, reproductive hormone disorders, and sexual development and function disorders.

“I'm the only woman in WA who is a CREI-certified fertility specialist. Getting this means I've spent over 15 years training and caring for patients. But it's not just about having a fancy title. It's really about my promise to give the best care in reproductive health, a promise shared with less than 80 experts in our country.”

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI-certified IVF Specialist Perth

To maintain their subspecialty recertification, CREI subspecialists are required to engage in continuous learning throughout their careers. This keeps them up to date with the most recent methods for addressing fertility issues.

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Do I see you at Woom in West Perth or Monash IVF in West Leederville?

You might be wondering where your appointments with the fertility specialist will take place, whether at Woom or Monash IVF. Here’s a simple explanation to clear up any confusion:

Often, your journey might start at Woom, especially if you come in with concerns like endometriosis or PCOS. During these initial consultations, if fertility treatments become a topic of discussion, it’s natural for your fertility journey to begin here at Woom. However, once you decide to proceed with fertility treatment, we’ll guide you to visit Monash IVF in West Leederville. This is because the laboratory and day hospital, where we do the treatments, are located there.

For those of you who haven’t visited Woom yet but are interested in working with our fertility specialist, you might be directed straight to Monash IVF for your treatments. But remember, it’s still possible to have your initial consultation at Woom too.

This flexible approach ensures that you receive the most comprehensive and convenient care tailored to your needs, whether you’re just starting your journey or ready to take the next step in fertility treatment.

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Woom for fertility treatment in Perth

Dr Tamara Hunter, with her foundational roles at Woom and Monash IVF West Leederville, is recognised as a distinguished leader in the field of reproductive health. Her dual roles bring a wealth of experience and expertise, ensuring the highest standards in fertility treatment and patient support.

Dr Hunter doesn’t do it all by herself; she has an incredible team behind her. Together, they make sure every patient receives the best care.

Fertility Specialists, Gynaecologists,

Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians

Doctors / Specialists at woom
available to help with fertility treatment?

Tamara Hunter
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI certified Fertility Specialist in Perth

Shital Julania
Dr Shital Julania


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