Our Vision

The greatest gift of all is life. That is the gift we strive to bring to you.

Successful treatment is about quality, diligence and technical excellence. We aspire to the highest standards of personalised care and science. Wanting children can bring pain and frustration, we promise to support and lead you through your treatment and beyond, whatever the outcome.

Our way is yours to choose.

How to Become a Sperm Donor

Donating sperm isn't as complicated or messy as you may have thought. It's actually pretty normal, easy and rewarding. Are you interested? Read More

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Self Help

Fertility First recommends the following resources concerning fertility and fertility problems. They are in no specific order of recommendation.

Important Legislation

New Legislation commences on the 1st January 2010

The Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2007 and the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation 2009 will commence on 1 January 2010. If your treatment involves the use of donor gametes, we would highly recommend that you take the time to familiarise yourself with these documents, both of which can be downloaded from the NSW Government websitewww.legislation.nsw.gov.au.

Information Brochures

Fertility Facts – for Men and Women

Covers lifestyle factors that can enhance or reduce your chances of conceiving.
Fertility Fitness

Covers the Fertility Fitness program, which aims to enhance a woman’s fertility and self-esteem, prior to starting any treatment program, through weight loss, exercise and psychological support.
Fertility Feelings

Covers the counselling services offered at Fertility First, offers some general tips for coping and provides information about the Unit counsellor and the Fertility Feelings program. The program is a 10 week course to reduce anxiety and depression levels, with the aim of enhancing your chances of conceiving, your relationship and your ability to deal with treatment cycles.

Books

The Baby Chase

Australian Women’s Weekly, ph 02 9282 8000
Labours of Eve – Women’s Experience of Infertility

Katherine Barnby, Boxtree, Great Britain, 1995


Why Me? – The Real-Life Guide to Infertility

Loraine Brown, Simon and Schuster, Australia, 1998


Reproductive Technology – The Science, The Ethics, The Law and The Social Issues

Dr Karen Dawson, VCTA Publishing (Macmillan Education Aust), 1994
How I Began – The Story of Donor Insemination

A guide for children prepared by NSW Infertility Counsellors Group.

Copies are available through the FSA Secretariat, ACTS, GPO 2200, Canberra, ACT, 2600


Battles with the Baby Gods – Infertility: Stories of Hope

Personal stories of how couples approached infertility and its treatments.

Amanda Hampson, Transworld, Australia, 1998


Infertility – The Emotional Journey

Michelle Hanson, Deaconnes Press, Minneapolis, 1994


Explaining Endometriosis

Lorraine Henderson, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1991


Getting Pregnant

Professor Robert Jansen, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1997
Male Infertility – Men Talking

Mary-Claire Mason, Routledge Press, London 1993
Natural Fertility

Francesca Naish, Sally Milner Publishing, Burra Creek, 1991


Loss of a Baby – Understanding Maternal Grief

Margaret Nicol, Bartram, Sydney, 1989


Be My Family – A Guide to Adoption in Australia

Susan Powell, Harper Collins, Victoria 1995


When You Can’t Have A Child

Personal stories of living through infertility and childlessness.

Susan Powell and Helen Stagoll, Allen and Unwin, Victoria, 1992


Surviving Infertility

Linda Saltzer, Harper, New York, 1991


The Artificial Family – A Consideration of Artificial Insemination by Donor

Robert Snowden, Unwin, New York, 1983
IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation

Carl Wod, Hill of Content, Melbourne, 1992

Videos

A selection of information videos is available at Fertility First. They cover general information about fertility problems, how couples can deal with infertility emotionally and medically and videos of some technical aspects.