Fertility treatment | Dr Anu Mahadik | Gynaecologist Sydney

Infertility

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 at Norwest and St George Private Hospitals

My consulting rooms are at Burbank Place, Norwest which is near Norwest Private Hospital. 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 northwest of Sydney CBD, or near the M2 or M7, you may find my practice in Norwest suitable for your antenatal care consultations.

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 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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