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July 2024 Fertility Information Seminar

Free July 2024 Fertility Information Seminar

We are pleased to invite you to Westmead Fertility Centre’s Free Patient Information Event.

If you are thinking about starting fertility treatment, then come along to Westmead Fertility Centre’s Free Fertility Information Seminar at Westmead Hospital.

At our seminar, you will meet our highly experienced Medical Director, Nurse Unit Manager, and Scientific Director (also known in the Daily Telegraph, 12 June 2022 as the ‘baby whisperer’).

You will learn more about:

  • Your fertility
  • When to seek medical advice when trying to conceive
  • Fertility treatment options
  • How to access the Service NSW $250 pre-IVF rebate
  • Our strong success rates
  • How we are working with the NSW Government so you can access fertility treatment for no cost
  • How to get started with the next steps on your fertility journey and how our team can support you

The seminar starts promptly at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 24th July 2024.

Located at Westmead Hospital’s Education and Conference Centre.

Registration is available from 5:30 pm.

Bookings are essential – register on the form here or call us on (02) 8890 7484

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Resources and articles

Westmead Fertility Centre authored blog articles

Difficulty trying to conceive (TTC)?

Are you worried about your ability to conceive, or concerned that you are not falling pregnant quickly enough? Well, the most important thing to know is you that you are not alone. One in six couples in Australia has difficulty conceiving due to a fertility related...

Guest Blog: Fertility & Sex

One of many reasons why couples engage in sex is to reproduce (i.e to conceive/pregnancy). Sex is a lay-person, simple term for sexual activity and in a couple, it involves outercourse (touch, kiss, hug, etc) and intercourse (penis inside vagina, mouth or anus). For...

What is an embryologist?

Embryologists are highly trained scientists who are responsible for the laboratory procedures involved in fertility treatment.  Embryologists gain their skills through dedication to hands-on experience and the theoretical understanding of human reproduction,...

Inside the Embryology laboratory at Westmead Fertility Centre

A standard IVF cycle begins with the female partner starting ovarian stimulation, carefully managed by a fertility specialist.  The goal of ovarian stimulation is to produce more eggs (oocytes) than are normally produced during a natural cycle.  At the end of the...

COVID-19 Update 16 July 2020

Considering the recent unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria, and increasing cases of community transmission here in NSW, we are asking our patients to be extra cautious at this time.  Unfortunately, many of the COVID-19 NSW hotspots have started or spread via...

WFC videos

Commencing treatment at Westmead Fertility Centre

UPDATED: Sep 5 2023 https://www.youtube.com/embed/CxW8goGmueA Commencing treatment at Westmead Fertility Centre marks the beginning of a journey towards parenthood for many hopeful couples and individuals. With its sterling reputation and cutting-edge reproductive...

WFC Resources

Fertility Preservation

Offered at no cost for patients facing serious fertility limiting medical conditions, including prior to or after gonadotoxic treatment.  With the support of the NSW Ministry of Health, Westmead Fertility Centre offers fertility cryopreservation services to...

Westmead Fertility Centre’s privacy policy

At Westmead Fertility Centre, we understand the personal and sensitive nature of fertility treatment. We respect the privacy of individuals and are committed to complying with all applicable privacy laws including the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002...

Support groups and fertility societies

AccessAustralia A national organisation providing numerous services and resources for people having difficulty conceiving. access.org.au Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Produces an annual report on the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Australia...

Accommodation options close by WFC

Some of our patients travel to Sydney for their treatment. It is often less stressful to stay in nearby accommodation than travel here and back on the same day. Check out some local accommodation options....

Frequently asked questions

How do you compare success rates between clinics?

When comparing success rates between clinics, you should ask if their success rates are compliant with Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) guidelines. For further information on success rates, refer to the Fertility Society of Australia’s...

Do you have a wait list to start treatment?

No, there is no wait list to start treatment at Westmead Fertility Centre. However, because our fertility specialists are so popular, there may be a wait for your initial consultation to see them. Once you have chosen the fertility specialist you would like to support...

Patient experiences

At Westmead Fertility Centre, we are focused on breaking the silence around infertility and raising awareness of  fertility treatments. With one in six Australian couples affected by infertility, solidarity is important. Once people open up and break the silence, they realise they are not alone. Patients courageously share their stories with our team during treatment. Several of our patients have been thoughtful enough to document their stories here, for your benefit. Please note that in order for Westmead Fertility Centre to abide with the  Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) Guidelines, we cannot share patient testimonials. Instead, these stories focus on the personal experiences of patients dealing with infertility and their treatment, in the hope that it will assist you as you embark on your own journey, and realise you are not alone. If reading these stories raises any questions or concerns for you, please contact one of our team for more information or support, or make an appointment with your GP. Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to share your own story.

Fertility knowledge from Westmead Fertility Centre

July 2024 Fertility Information Seminar

July 2024 Fertility Information Seminar

Free July 2024 Fertility Information Seminar We are pleased to invite you to Westmead Fertility Centre’s Free Patient Information Event. If you are thinking about starting fertility treatment, then come along to Westmead Fertility Centre’s Free Fertility Information...

Difficulty trying to conceive (TTC)?

Difficulty trying to conceive (TTC)?

Are you worried about your ability to conceive, or concerned that you are not falling pregnant quickly enough? Well, the most important thing to know is you that you are not alone. One in six couples in Australia has difficulty conceiving due to a fertility related...

Guest Blog: Fertility & Sex

Guest Blog: Fertility & Sex

One of many reasons why couples engage in sex is to reproduce (i.e to conceive/pregnancy). Sex is a lay-person, simple term for sexual activity and in a couple, it involves outercourse (touch, kiss, hug, etc) and intercourse (penis inside vagina, mouth or anus). For...

Start your fertility journey with Westmead Fertility Centre

There are many ways to start your fertility journey.
Please choose the path that best suits your stage, or give us a call for guidance.

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