Your IVF Journey - What to Expect - IVF process

Having IVF for the first time can be daunting. That's why we've created a map to help you understand the IVF process and what costs are involved during your IVF4family journey.

To learn how to start your IVF journey with IVF4family, visit How to become a patient.

Before your first appointment

You’re referred to IVF4family from affiliated gynaecologist, where you sign a consent form to be contacted via email.

A nurse will email and request tests which will confirm if you’re eligible for treatment through IVF4family. The nurse will also arrange your first appointment.
Cost of tests are determined by your GP, gynaecologist and pathology providers.

First appointment

Your first appointment is a nurse interview. This appointment is to ensure all test results are received and to discuss how to adjust your lifestyle to optimise for conceiving a baby.
Bulk billed

Trial of embryo transfer

You’ll have a consultation with a fertility doctor where you’ll have a trial embryo transfer to ensure that your embryo can be transferred safely and easily to the uterus. You’ll also be given prescriptions which will assist you to produce more eggs. This appointment takes 30 minutes.
Bulk billed

Visit a pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled. It is recommended that you visit the Greenslopes Hospital Pharmacy, as many pharmacies don’t stock the medication.
Approximately $37.40 per prescription (payable at the pharmacy)

Treatment cycle

To stimulate the growth of follicles on the ovaries, you’ll be taking injections daily. During this time the director of IVF4family or a nurse will perform vaginal scans to evaluate the response of the ovaries to the injections.
Bulk billed

You’ll have an appointment with a nurse to discuss your cycle management.
Bulk billed

You’ll attend day surgery for egg collection by a doctor.
Procedures is bulk billed. There will be an anaesthetist cost and if you don’t have private health insurance you will pay a fee (approximatly $1659) to Greenslopes Private Hospital. 

If fertilisation and embryo culture is successful, you can return for the embryo transfer by doctor.
Bulk billed

Back to referring fertility specialist

If you’re pregnant, you’ll be referred back to your fertility specialist for a scan and will discuss obstetric care arrangements.

If your pregnancy is unsuccessful, you’ll be advised to return to your referring gynaecologist to review if other strategies should be put in place e.g different type of treatment cycle or surgical intervention before undertaking another treatment cycle with IVF4family.

Having IVF for the first time can be daunting. That's why we've created a map to help you understand the IVF process and what costs are involved during your IVF4family journey.

To learn how to start your IVF journey with IVF4family, How to become a patient.

Before your first appointment

You’re referred to IVF4family from affiliated gynaecologist, where you sign a consent form to be contacted via email.

A nurse will email and request tests which will confirm if you’re eligible for treatment through IVF4family. The nurse will also arrange your first appointment.

Cost of tests are determined by your GP, gynaecologist and pathology providers.

First appointment

Your first appointment is a nurse interview. This appointment is to ensure all test results are received and to discuss how to adjust your lifestyle to optimise for conceiving a baby.

Bulk billed

Trial of embryo transfer

You’ll have a consultation with a fertility doctor where you’ll have a trial embryo transfer to ensure that your embryo can be transferred safely and easily to the uterus. You’ll also be given prescriptions which will assist you to produce more eggs. This appointment takes 30 minutes.

Bulk billed

Visit a pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled. It is recommended that you visit the Greenslopes Hospital Pharmacy, as many pharmacies don’t stock the medication.

Approximately $37.40 per prescription
(payable at the pharmacy)

Treatment cycle

To stimulate the growth of follicles on the ovaries, you’ll be taking injections daily. During this time the director of IVF4family or a nurse will perform vaginal scans to evaluate the response of the ovaries to the injections.

You’ll have an appointment with a nurse to discuss your cycle management.


You’ll attend day surgery for egg collection by a doctor.


If fertilisation and embryo culture is successful, you can return for the embryo transfer by doctor.

Bulk billed Bulk billed Procedures is bulk billed.
There will be an anaesthetist cost and if you don’t have private health insurance you will pay a fee (approximatly $1659) to Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Bulk billed

Back to referring fertility specialist

If you’re pregnant, you’ll be referred back to your fertility specialist for a scan and will discuss obstetric care arrangements.

If your pregnancy is unsuccessful, you’ll be advised to return to your referring gynaecologist to review if other strategies should be put in place e.g different type of treatment cycle or surgical intervention before undertaking another treatment cycle with IVF4family.

 

Quality IVF, at an affordable price
We make IVF affordable by bulk billing major IVF costs. And though costs are bulk billed, all our nurses, doctors and scientists are experienced in IVF and will be there to help you thoughout the process.
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