One in six couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
Whether you're just starting out or you've been trying for a while, it's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone.
The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your dream - having a baby. We offer a range of services - from counselling through to IVF & pre-implantation genetic diagnosis - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Are you a female struggling to conceive? Read through potential reasons why, or learn more about testing options.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, it may be time to find out more.
Our intention, driven by 30 years of planning, compassion and research investment, is to put our words into action for you so that you can feel assured that there is no better care and no better chance of a healthy baby to be found. Anywhere.
Because of the care, technology and expertise we put into your care, you’ll have a better chance of taking home a baby.
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Established in February 2014, Genea Oxford Fertility offers Christchurch couples access to treatment options for all of their fertility needs.
It’s important to find the right specialist for you. Read the profiles of the Fertility Specialists here.
If your infertility is related to low sperm numbers or low sperm motility or because of other barriers to the fertilisation process such as sperm antibodies or previous failure to fertilise through IVF, your Fertility Specialist might recommend intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment.
During ICSI, the sperm doesn’t have to travel to the egg or successfully penetrate the layers of cumulus cells or outer layers of the egg. Instead, our scientists use sperm microinjection to inject a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the egg. The sperm is selected mainly on the basis of its normal shape and size.
ICSI might be the best option for you if:
Once the egg has been successfully fertilised, the resulting embryo is left to develop in the lab over the next five to six days before being transferred back to your womb.
If you need more info, have questions or just want some advice on your next steps feel free to ask me.
A complete absence of sperm (spermatozoa) in the semen. Detectable only by performing a sperm...
Embryo as a term is used to describe everything from a fertilised egg (or...
Penetration of the egg by a sperm cell which results in combining of genetic material.
When an egg (oocyte) is fertilised by a sperm outside of the body it is via a...
Where male fertility infertility is significant cause of trouble conceiving, ICSI will be...
The result of a reaction of the immune system against sperm cells...