Fertility services

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals provides a range of fertility services for women and couples.  Most couples will initially be seen in the Preconception Clinic and then the Fertility Assessment and Research Clinic.

Preconception Care Service

The Preconception Care Service assists couples who are planning a pregnancy to optimise their own health in preparation for pregnancy. A GP referral is required for this service. Please fax the referral directly to Mater Fertility Services on Fax Number 07 3163 8768.

At the consultation couples will:

  • undergo a thorough assessment of their health and lifestyle
  • be given information on how to improve their own health prior to conception
  • consult with an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in regard to specific health conditions that might affect a pregnancy.

This consultation and any investigations performed through Mater Health Services are bulk-billed.

Fertility Assessment and Research Clinic

The Fertility Assessment and Research Clinic offer specialised care to couples experiencing subfertility or recurrent miscarriage.  This service aims to provide couples with information and to improve their combined fertility.  Specialised medical and surgical care is provided for those who require this.

A GP referral is required for this clinic. Please fax the referral directly to Mater Fertility Services on Fax Number 07 3163 2137.  Clients will be assessed by experienced doctors and midwives.  Clients will have the opportunity to receive:

  • formal instruction in fertility awareness and cycle charting
  • fertility focused investigations
  • medical management and surgery as required.

This consultation and any investigations performed through Mater Health Services are bulk-billed.  There will be some costs associated for consumable items, fertility awareness education and investigations performed by agencies external to Mater.

While Mater Mothers’ Hospitals do not offer ART/IVF services, the Fertility Assessment and Research Clinic has a particular interest in investigating the value of other therapies to assist couples to conceive and is presently conducting a number of clinical trials.  Some couples will be offered the opportunity to participate in research which has the potential to further enhance their reproductive outcomes.

Natural Fertility Services 

Fertility is a normal and healthy part of life―something to be appreciated and valued.  Many women and couples are looking for a natural method of achieving or avoiding pregnancy that will help them to recognise their fertile and infertile phases and better understand their bodies.

Natural Fertility Services teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, which is a natural, simple to use, effective, scientifically-based method of fertility awareness.  It empowers couples to take control of their reproductive health.  Accredited educators provide instruction and ongoing support to those couples using the Sympto-Thermal Method to achieve or avoid a pregnancy.

In addition, Natural Fertility Services are also available to address other women’s health issues such as pre-menstrual and pre-menopausal symptom relief.

View a video of the activities at Mater Natural Fertility Services by Dr Luke McLindon, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Fertility services educators

All educators are accredited, or studying to gain accreditation, by The Australian Council of Natural Family Planning (ACNFP).

Contact us

Fertility Services at Mater
Level 7
Mater Mothers’ Hospitals
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101
Phone: 07 3163 8437
Fax: 07 3163 2137
Email: fertilityservices@mater.org.au

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