Assisted fertility is a complex area of medicine, but at Genea Hollywood Fertility, it’s simple to find out more about the treatment options we offer that might help you have the baby you want.
The first step in starting fertility treatment is to make an appointment with a Genea Hollywood specialist. This can be done prior to obtaining a referral from your doctor. If you’re not sure about which of our experts to see, we can provide a list of all our accredited specialists. Just contact us on 08 9389 4200 to book an appointment.
Referrals from a GP last for 12 months or longer, while a referral from a specialist is current for only 3 months. Your referral must be current in order to claim from Medicare. See one of our focused Fertility GPs who can help get you started.
At your first meeting, your Genea Hollywood specialist can organise any particular tests that could be needed in your situation and give you advice about the choices that are available and most suitable for your treatment. If you have already had some tests done, or have had treatment somewhere else, it would be helpful if you bring along any information that you have.
Once you’ve decided to go ahead with treatment, the next step is a meeting with a Genea Hollywood nurse coordinator, who will explain in detail what to expect, what needs to be done, and what your treatment ‘cycle’ involves (we talk about one round of treatment coinciding, more or less, with a menstrual cycle). It is another opportunity to ask questions as well as to tour the centre.
Part of this important meeting involves a careful explanation of the costs involved with your treatment, including particulars about Medicare, rebates and out-of-pocket expenses.
Your treatment can then begin as soon as you’re ready. The Genea Hollywood doctors will oversee your care, in addition to the ongoing personal support you’ll get from a small team of appointed nurse coordinators throughout your time with us.
Assisted conception can take quite an emotional toll and at Genea Hollywood Fertility we do our best to help you cope with the stresses and strains that come hand in hand with trying to conceive. Our nurses are experienced and approachable to discuss any aspect of your care. We can also provide you with opportunities for more specialised counselling throughout your treatment. Two sessions with our counsellors are available free before or during your treatment cycle, so please use this resource if you feel it may help.
There is no ‘right’ way to cope with infertility and infertility treatment, because different people have different emotional responses.
One thing that many people find helpful is to work through feelings and anxieties by writing down thoughts and experiences in a journal.back to top