As a general rule, you should talk to a fertility specialist if you are younger than 35 years of age and have been trying to conceive for 12 months or more, or if you are 35 years of age or older and have been trying to conceive for six months more. Experience tells us that the longer a couple waits to seek help, the more it can adversely affect their chance of conceiving. Also remember, you can seek the advice of a fertility specialist at any time if you become worried.
Frequently asked questions
Questions patients have asked us since 1984
Because the University of Sydney owns Westmead Fertility Centre, financial profit for the satisfaction of and distribution to shareholders is not our focus. We are passionate about our philosophy of keeping our pricing affordable to make high quality, effective fertility treatment accessible for as many people as possible. Instead of being focused on profits, we direct our operating surplus to where it makes the biggest impact on your chance of success – investing in our laboratory equipment, research, and to attract and retain the best staff and fertility specialists. Our offices may not look extravagant, but our laboratories are state of the art.
Our experienced embryologists maintain the highest standards to ensure optimal results in the safest setting possible. We have highly advanced equipment and our fertility specialists are leading experts in proven techniques. As well as being informed about emerging technologies, we play a pivotal role in contributing to their development through our research and new approaches.
We take our responsibility of supporting your developing gametes (sperm and eggs) and embryos extremely seriously and our onsite laboratory meets stringent guidelines and best practice in the industry.
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 your treatment, we recommend contacting their consultation rooms as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Once they have completed your fertility investigations, treatment at Westmead Fertility Centre can begin straight away, guided by the timing of your monthly cycle.