Fertility treatment in a friendly relaxed environment
To get the process of IVF started you will require a written referral letter from your medical specialist or general practitioner.
Commencing treatment can be an overwhelming process of information, appointments, dates and actions. However, we will aim to minimise the disruption to your daily life by tailoring treatment, where possible, through a team approach by all TasIVF staff.
At various stages throughout your treatment you will be given further individualised information and explanation from your treating doctor and the team of nurses, scientists and counsellors. This information is distributed to you in written form to reinforce the verbal information you have received.
The process of commencing fertility treatment involves a series of steps in which the staff at TasIVF will be your guide. The initial consultation with your treating doctor aims to introduce you to the process of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), provide you valuable information on all aspects of your individual treatment, the process, the risks and the possible outcomes.
A second consultation will be required to develop an individual plan of treatment. This will be discussed and decided upon by you, your partner and your doctor.
Following these consultations you will be required to make an appointment with the Clinic nursing staff for an Information session. This session aims to provide valuable information on the day-to-day aspects of your treatment including pre-treatment blood tests, semen analysis, IVF cycle management, medications, and procedural information.
The information session is a chance for you to clarify information received from your doctor, ask further questions, and get to know the nursing staff that will provide you valuable support throughout your treatment as you need. It also involves the signing of In Vitro Fertilisation Consent Forms, which are a legal requirement and required prior to any treatment commencing.
There are also several compulsory tests required prior to the process of IVF commencing. These include:
- Blood tests for both male & female
- Male – HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and Karotype if the microinjection procedure is being performed
- Female – HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Blood group, RPR, Rubella
- Semen analysis
Once all compulsory treatments and documentation are complete, treatment can commence as directed by your doctor.