Trying to conceive

Trying for a baby is an exciting time for many couples but you probably have many questions you’d like answered – particularly if you have been trying to conceive for a while. Age, lifestyle and other factors can impact your fertility, and understanding the inner workings of the female and male reproductive systems can be vital to your success. 

If you have been trying to conceive for more than twelve months and you’re under 36 (or over six months if you’re over 36) we recommend you see a TasIVF fertility specialist for some basic fertility tests, a full assessment and to discuss your options.

Your first appointment 

Initial consultations can be face to face or online, depending on your Doctor and what works for you. 

We can offer secure medical appointments by Zoom.  We are here to talk to you, to provide medical advice and make plans for the future with you, all in the privacy and the safety of your own home.  

As part of your initial consultation your fertility specialist will take a full medical history with special attention to fertility factors:

  • menstrual history
  • timing of intercourse
  • any sexual issues and previous pregnancy history

Please bring a doctor’s referral from a GP (valid for 12 months) or specialist (valid for three months) in your name (and your partner's, if applicable). This will also ensure you are eligible for Medicare rebates.

pregnant belly

Find out more about planning for a pregnancy.

mother with child

Understanding the basics of the female reproductive system, including ovulation, can help maximise your chance of falling pregnant and also give you clues if there might be a problem.

father and son

Knowing the basics of the male reproductive system and the lifestyle factors that can contribute to healthier sperm can improve the chance of your partner falling pregnant.