Overview

Global estimates of infertility range between 8 and 12% of couples with women of childbearing age, affecting between 50 and 80 million people worldwide.  Infertility is often perceived as a predominantly female disorder, even though male-factor infertility is almost equally prevalent. Approximately 40% of the couples we meet who have fertility issues fail to reproduce because of problems with the man’s fertility. Thankfully, the majority of problems can be overcome with current technology.

There are many assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), including in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET), as well as surgical treatments which may correct fertility problems or improve the chances of success.  Each couple is unique and their treatment plan will be determined by what their tests and medical history reveal.  Dr Swift encourages both partners, if possible, to come along to the consultations.  This enables him to openly discuss your concerns, chart the progress and agree on the continued course of best action.  It also allows Dr Swift to assess both partners and more rapidly arrive at an understanding of the primary and underlying causes. 

Dr Swift will personally manage your complete treatment program from the initial consultation, therapeutic decision making, right through to successful pregnancy.

Fertility treatment can be physically and emotionally demanding, and we encourage you to care for yourself, each other, and get extra support if needed. We can refer you to various types of health professionals to help provide a more whole-health approach to your care. Complementary therapies such as mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga have been shown to help reduce stress and improve treatment outcomes.