How IVF treatments are helping couples to bring their dreams of a family to life
Dr Neil Wallman has a hands-on approach to IVF
To Gold Coast obstetrician Dr Neil Wallman In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF treatments and obstetrics are not just a matter of professional necessity, but a labour of love. Couples who have come to him in the hope of overcoming their fertility issues have been treated not only to the highest standards of medical care available but also a more personalised experience.
Dr Wallman offers 24/7 assistance to any couples who are trying to bring a child into the world with IVF, as well as guaranteeing being present during the delivery. He and his team are dedicated to providing superior care to women of all ages and they go above and beyond to ensure that their experiences are comfortable, relaxed and efficient.
It is this approach that has seen couples return to have their second, third and even fourth child delivered by Dr Wallman. The team operates out of state-of-the-art facilities at John Flynn Private Hospital, which are equipped with the very latest medical technologies.
When should I consider IVF as a treatment option?
IVF can generally start entering the conversation if a couple has been having unprotected intercourse for a year or more with no sign of pregnancy. The same would be true if the couple was using other methods of fertilisation that were similarly unsuccessful. Though, it is not unheard of for patients to consider IVF much sooner.
There are a number of factors which couples should be mindful with regards to IVF. A low sperm count, ovulation problems, endometriosis and wanting to avoid the inheritance of genetic disorders are just some of the reasons a couple may choose IVF.
But there are other factors that may play a part in conception problems. Occupational exposure to hazards, smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine intake, weight and stress are just some of the factors that affect both male and females ability to make reproduce.
What are the questions you should be asking your doctor about IVF?
When consulting your doctor about IVF, it’s important to feel like your concerns and queries are fully addressed in order to receive the treatment that is right for you. Let’s have a look at some of the questions you should be asking.
- What treatment options are available to me?
- What is the IVF success rate?
- What is the IVF success rate for people my age and with my condition?
- What are the costs involved?
- Which tests, treatments and medicines are covered by Medicare and/or private health insurance?
What matters most when choosing your obstetrician?
When selecting your obstetrician it is important that you feel comfortable and are able to ask any questions that you feel are pertinent.
How much care do they take in explaining things to you? Any obstetrician worth their salt should exhibit a genuine interest during your interactions and be at your side right through until the end of your treatment.
Dr Neil Wallman
Dr Neil Wallman has over 30 years of experience as an obstetrician and gynaecologist and has been involved in the birth of more than 5,000 babies. He offers comprehensive obstetric services for both high and low-risk births and is based at John Flynn Hospital.
As previously mentioned, Dr Wallman is unlike many other obstetricians in that he guarantees he will be present at the time of delivery. Not only that, but patients are able to contact him any time of day or night should they need anything. He is fully devoted to both their peace of mind and the quality of care they receive.
Dr Wallman prides himself on the relationships he builds with his patients, ensuring they feel calm and confident during their treatment, pregnancy and delivery. If IVF is something you are considering, please don’t hesitate to make contact with Dr Wallman; click here to start your journey.