Help to get pregnant

Newlife IVF provides a range of assisted reproductive treatments (ART) for individuals, heterosexual and same-sex couples, wherever they are on their journey to parenthood.

Help to get pregnant

Heterosexual couples

If you’re concerned about your fertility, it’s best to consult a fertility specialist sooner rather than later. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll require IVF – there may be other options, depending on your specific situation. Ultimately, our deep expertise across all aspects of fertility care means we can tailor a treatment plan that’s right for you and your partner.

Initial consultation

We strongly recommend that both you and your partner attend the initial consultation. Your Newlife fertility specialist will take a comprehensive medical history, including information about your menstrual cycle, current medical conditions and more. We will also dedicate time to understanding your fertility journey to date. During this consult, your specialist may also perform a physical examination.


Your fertility specialist will order a range of tests, based on your medical history. This may include blood tests and imaging studies. Checking the quantity and quality of your partner’s sperm may also be recommended.

If your GP has previously ordered relevant tests, please let your fertility specialist know.

Available options

After completing a comprehensive assessment and receiving all your test results, your fertility specialist will be able to tell you what kind of assistance you are likely to require in order to conceive and will discuss these options with you and your partner.

This may include:

Help to get pregnant

Same-sex couples

Modern fertility treatment can help same-sex couples start or grow their family. Although you do need to overcome some unique challenges, it’s now very common for same-sex couples to use assisted reproductive techniques. Newlife IVF will take the time to understand your individual situation as a couple, while our specialist expertise in this area means we can help you understand the options available to you.

Initial consultation

Our initial aim is to understand your preferences, expectations and hopes for your fertility journey. We’ll also take a detailed medical history from both of you, including past and current medical conditions, medications and more. Your fertility specialist may also perform a physical examination during this consultation.


There are many factors which can affect fertility, so we’ll usually order a range of tests to help us understand what kind of assistance you and your partner will require to conceive. The exact tests will depend on your individual situation and preferred mode of treatment. Examples include blood tests, imaging tests and semen analysis.

Available options for lesbian couples

Lesbian couples who wish to have a baby require donor sperm. Some couples may choose to obtain their own donor sperm. Newlife IVF can also assist you to find donor sperm.

The method of fertilisation recommended will depend on a number of factors, including your preferences and fertility levels.

Methods of fertilisation include:

Additionally, we support couples who wish to share the pregnancy – that is, one partner contributes the egg while the other carries the pregnancy. This option requires the use of IVF.

Available options for gay couples

Gay couples wanting to have a baby require a female surrogate. Although on the increase, surrogate use in Australia poses a more complex situation.

While we are unable to directly assist you in finding a surrogate, we can walk you through every step of the process and what is required. Additionally, we can help you find a donor egg (if required). Once the surrogate and donor egg are confirmed, IVF is then required to begin the pregnancy.

Learn more about surrogacy.

Help to get pregnant

Single women

There are various reasons why women may find themselves wanting to become a solo parent. These days, the use of donor sperm makes this possible. If this is your situation, we would be delighted to assist you in becoming pregnant and having a baby.

Initial consultation

At this consultation, your fertility specialist will take a detailed medical history from you. This may include questions about medical conditions, medications that you take, and more. We also make it a priority to understand any concerns you may have, so we can determine how to best support you through this journey. Your fertility specialist may also perform a physical examination during this consultation.


We’ll conduct a range of tests (e.g. blood tests, imaging studies) prior to commencing fertility treatment. This allows us to proactively address anything that may prevent a successful pregnancy.

Available options

You may choose to source your own donor sperm. Alternatively, we can help you find donor sperm.

Your fertility specialist will also discuss your options for fertilisation. The final choice will depend on a number of factors, including your current fertility levels and preferences.

Methods of fertilisation include:

For women struggling to conceive with their own eggs, there is also the option of using donor eggs or embryos.


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Get in touch

For more information or to book an appointment with one of our fertility doctors, please call (03) 8080 8933 or email [email protected]. Fertility appointments can also be booked via our online booking page.

Our three Melbourne clinics are based in Box Hill, Clayton and East Melbourne and are open Monday–Friday: 8:00am–5:00pm. We welcome patients from all over Victoria, as well as those seeking care interstate or internationally. All fertility treatment requiring day surgery or lab access (e.g. egg collection, embryo transfer) will take place at our state-of-the-art treatment centre in Box Hill. Fertility consultations and IVF cycle monitoring can be arranged at all three Melbourne clinics.

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