Fertility treatment | Dr Anu Mahadik | Gynaecologist Sydney


Fertility treatment | Sydney gynaecologist Dr Mahadik

What is infertility?

Infertility refers to being unable to conceive after trying for 12 or more months (or 6 months if you are over 35). There are many different causes for infertility.

What impacts fertility?

Your fertility is impacted by:

  • Age
  • Ovulation problems
  • Fallopian tube blockage
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • PID
  • PCOS
  • Weight

The fertility of your partner may be impacted by:

  • Low sperm production and mobility
  • Abnormal sperm including
  • DNA problems
  • Problems with the tubes connecting the testes
  • Genetic problems

Fertility treatment | Sydney gynaecologist Dr Mahadik

Am I infertile? Assessing fertility

If you have been having unprotected sex for over a year and have not fallen pregnant it is a good idea to have a check-up. This can be done after 6 months if you are over 35. We will assess your reproductive health and conduct tests on both you and your partner (or donor) to determine if there are any underlying issues causing pregnancy delay.

For women fertility tests include:

  • Blood tests and ultrasounds to identify any specific issues and check ovulation is occuring
  • An egg count test – a blood test that measures the level of AMH (anti-Mullerian Hormone) and indicates your ovarian reserve
  • Special ultrasounds to check if your tubes are open
  • Genetic testing to identify any genetic disorders impacting implantation

For men, a semen analysis is conducted to measure:

  • The number of sperm
  • Their ability to move (motility)
  • Their size and shape (morphology)
  • The volume and consistency of the sperm
Fertility treatment | Sydney gynaecologist Dr Anu Mahadik

Fertility treatment | Sydney gynaecologist Dr Mahadik

How can I get pregnant? Treating infertility

A plan to help you fall pregnant will be personalised to you based on you and your partner’s circumstances. A fertility specialist will help you determine the best course of action starting from the simplest (most natural) options:

  • Ovulation cycle tracking to understand when you are most fertile
  • Ovulation induction to make you ovulate
  • Artificial insemination
  • In vitro fertilisation
  • Fertility surgery
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for genetic conditions

Sydney Obstetrician Norwest and St George Private Hospitals

Consulting in Westmead and Kogarah

My consulting rooms are in Westmead. If you are preparing for your antenatal care and looking for the best and most suitable solution, you can count on my practice to help you. 

If you live in the Sydney CBD, or south of Sydney, you may be best served by coming to my rooms in Kogarah, at St George Private Hospital Medical Suites.

I am affiliated with Norwest Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital. 

Westmead Private Hospital welcomes over 2,300 babies into the world each year. They demonstrate a leading and innovative approach to outcome-focused care for women and their families prior to, during and after childbirth.
New parents will enjoy the modern conveniences and perks of a luxury hotel when they experience Westmead Private Hospital’s maternity unit, which has a strong emphasis on assisting new families in the journey of parenthood, with comprehensive postnatal education provided by their maternity team.
They have the unique advantage of being co-located with both Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital. This allows us to provide our patients with the highest standard of private care whilst having access to tertiary level care facilities if required (*access to Neonatal Intensive Care at Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital is dependent on bed availability).

The Maternity Unit comprises:

  • 8 birthing suites
  • 46 bed antenatal/ post natal unit
  • 14 cot Special Care Nursery
  • 8 spacious Parenting Suites (additional costs apply)
  • Women’s only Infant Feeding Support Centre supported by experienced clinicians
  • Education Centre
  • Bathing Centre
  • Rooftop garden for the whole family to enjoy
  • All private rooms with ensuite

Guaranteed Private Room
Westmead Private Hospital is pleased to offer all of our maternity patients the guarantee of a private room following the birth of their baby.  One support person is welcome to stay free of charge.

More information on the maternity services at Westmead Private Hospital.

I come from a family of doctors and it has always been my intuitive first choice to become an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. I basically grew up in it, with my father being one of the co-founders of a series of IVF clinics in India. Care for mothers and the babies they are expecting has always been my first nature and I am grateful for being able to serve my patients in their journey.
So if you are in that phase where you are not sure how to choose a private obstetrician in Sydney, let’s have a chat so we can plan your antenatal care together.

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