IVF Perth

IVF
treatment
at woom
IVF is the most commonly known type of fertility treatment. At woom, we are here to help you fully understand your options before you commit to an IVF cycle. We believe that you deserve to be well informed to make the best decisions about your fertility journey.
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Fertility treatment at woom Perth and
Fertility Specialists of Western Australia

Discussing and preparing for IVF can be the subject of your consultation at our women’s health hub in West Perth. We help you with cycle tracking, diagnosis and the management of PCOS, and general fertility investigations. We also investigate and discuss the conditions that may have led to your interest in IVF, such as recurrent miscarriages. To plan and go through the actual steps of your fertility treatment (IVF, ICSI, ovulation induction), you will see Dr Tamara Hunter at Fertility Specialists of Western Australia, where an experienced team of fertility nurses coordinates and plans your treatment.

IVF treatment Perth

What is IVF treatment ?
If you have only just started getting more information about fertility treatment, then chances are that you are not entirely clear about what IVF treatment consists of. It’s good to remind ourselves that the word refers to the fertilisation that happens in a laboratory environment, the ‘in vitro fertilisation’.
IVF Perth
IVF Perth

In simple terms, one egg is taken out of the body and several hundred thousand sperm are placed around it. What you then want, with this assisted way of conceiving an embryo, is for one sperm to be successful.

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI Certified Fertility Specialist

To get to this point, most women go through ‘controlled ovarian stimulation’ (COS). The ovaries are stimulated, in a controlled way. In this procedure, the same hormone as that produced by the brain, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), is given via injections.

As a woman doing IVF treatment, you inject much higher doses than what the brain normally produces. Your goal is to recruit not just one egg, but a whole group of them at once.

A variation to the IVF procedure is ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, where a single sperm is selected and injected into the egg itself as opposed to the situation where hundreds of thousands are placed around the egg.

In conjunction with Fertility Specialists of Western Australia, your fertility specialist will work with you to make sure you have a full understanding of what is the most suitable treatment option for your situation.

IVF treatment step-by-step

The IVF journey

We believe that when you start an IVF journey, you deserve to be empowered and well-informed for that journey. At Woom, we work together as specialists and as a team of allied health professionals, to support you in all areas of women’s health and fertility. And that includes discussing the steps in detail so you are as healthy, confident, and relaxed as possible when you start your treatment at Fertility Specialists of Western Australia.

First, we collect all the information that will help us tailor your treatment to your personal situation. Your body is unique, and that is why we use a series of blood tests and ultrasounds to get really clear and reliable information.

Over the space of two weeks, you will do 3 or 4 tests, to monitor your estrogen levels and the size of the follicles that are growing on your ovaries.

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI certified Fertility Specialist

So what are the actual steps in an IVF cycle?

At Woom, our team strongly believes in empowering you as a woman or as a couple, when you choose to search treatment for women’s health issues. It means that we work as a multi-disciplinary team to make sure you are ready if you embark on a journey that includes IVF. Our in-house specialists look at all aspects of your life, your diet, and the emotions that you may experience in this phase, and we are your one-stop hub to guide and support you.

IVF treatment Perth

How can I prepare myself optimally for
IVF treatment ?
Both physically and mentally, it is good to prepare yourself well for your treatment. In working with many couples around Perth and from all over Western Australia, our team has always had a strong interest in optimising the couple’s health as much as possible before and during treatment. As a woman or as a man, this means things like reducing your alcohol consumption and to stop smoking if this is an issue. Our dietitian will help you introduce a healthy diet – rich in fruit and vegetables – and as a woman, you will be told to take a folic acid supplement. We will talk about optimising your physical activity to manage your weight if that is relevant. Of course, we don’t want you to go overboard in terms of exercise and workouts. If required, you can count on the dietitian and the physiotherapist here at Woom to assist you. It is often said that ‘IVF is a roller-coaster experience’. If you are struggling, please bear in mind that we’re also very aware of your psychological well-being. We have a psychologist on the team who works in Women’s Health and is an ANZICA-approved counsellor.

What we have seen, working with hundreds of patients around Perth who needed fertility treatment, is that education is key. You deserve to understand all the information and sometimes you just need guidance navigating through the many snippets you pick up from friends, or as you google IVF-related topics

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI certified Fertility Specialist

We find that being well informed and educated has helped many women (and men) to feel more empowered in coping with roller-coaster emotions. We’re here to support you with reliable information from specialist doctors about IVF and other fertility treatments.

IVF cost Perth

What is the cost of IVF ?

Quite often, getting clarity about the cost of your IVF treatment will also be part of the questions and concerns you may have.

In Perth and around WA, IVF is not offered within the public sector for the majority of people. If you qualify, IVF in cases of infertility can be a Medicare-rebatable service.

IVF Perth
IVF Perth

If your cover level allows it, your private health insurance will cover a portion of the costs: For example, the in-hospital procedures such as the egg collection, surgeon fees, and anaesthetist fees.

There are many factors that affect the cost of fertility treatment and this is very individual. Depending on your personal situation and your health cover, ask your doctor or nurse about the out-of-pocket expenses that you will need to pay for tests, your treatment, or the medication.

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI Certified Fertility Specialist

In comparing IVF ‘price-tags’ and looking at the offers around Perth, we recommend bearing in mind that fertility treatment is a highly specialised area. Not all fertility and IVF specialists in Perth are fully certified and it is advised to look into a CREI-certified specialist. CREI means ‘Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility’. As you can understand, the additional 3 years of sub-specialised study and research in this area, on top of a general Obstetrics/Gynaecology qualification, gives your specialist a wide range of experience and expertise to perform an IVF cycle.

IVF treatment Perth

Do I have IVF surgery
at woom ?

The practitioners at Woom work alongside Western Australia’s leading fertility clinic, Fertility Specialists of WA based at 2 locations in Claremont and Applecross.

If you are seeking assistance with infertility or miscarriage, initial consultations and investigations can be carried out through Woom but assisted reproduction treatment then occurs within Fertility Specialists of WA with your practitioner from Woom.

IVF specialist Perth

Doctors / Specialists available at woom
for IVF Treatment ?

Tamara Hunter
Dr Tamara Hunter

CREI-certified fertility specialist

Shital Julania
Dr Shital Julania

Gynaecologist

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