Pre-pregnancy / Fertility

It is not uncommon to not fall pregnant in the first few months of trying and it is equally not uncommon to be nervous about the time taken to fall pregnant. Not knowing if any specific investigations or treatments should be arranged can also be intimidating and can lead to unnecessary stress. Many women want to discuss this with a specialist without necessarily facing the prospect of considering more advanced treatments like IVF.

It is always wise to seek help early, even if just for reassurance and Dr Cade encourages a general consultation and check-up before embarking on the journey of pregnancy. By taking the time to see a specialist, you can better consider your personal situation and the various options that are potentially associated with it.

Pre-Pregnancy Consulting Services

As every case may be different, pre-pregnancy advice and checkups will be different from person to person. Consulting services thus may include:

  • Full pre-pregnancy health assessment including supplements
  • Assessment of ovarian reserve and function
  • Assessment of fallopian tube function
  • Blood tests for general and specific pregnancy health
  • Assessment of male sperm function
  • Discussion about investigations or procedures if required

Dr Cade’s pregnancy-planning experience

Dr Cade is a specialist gynaecologist with advanced training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery at the Royal Women’s and Epworth Freemasons Hospital. He is experienced in investigating fertility and instigating basic treatments before referral to an IVF specialist is required. If this is needed, he has contacts with specific doctors and can arrange for prompt review.

Any out of pocket costs for pre-pregnancy or fertility consultations or investigations with Dr Cade are fully deductible against future pregnancy care costs with his practice.

Get in touch today to book a pre pregnancy checkup with Dr Cade. Phone our office today on (03) 9411 7447 or send your enquiry to info@drcade.com.au.