Genea Canberra celebrates 10th anniversary

More than 1,000 babies have been born to 856 women over the past decade with the help of Genea Canberra.

In the coming month, the Genea Canberra clinic marks its 10 year anniversary and proudly celebrates the combination of world class science and personalised care that has helped to make the dream of parenthood a reality for these families.

Couples struggling with infertility are able to access services at Genea that are second to none, with IVF success rates significantly higher than the average of other clinics in Australia and New Zealand.

Genea Canberra success rates demonstrate a 30 per cent greater chance of our patients taking home a baby when compared to the average of all other clinics*.

“It’s the personalised care, world leading science and holistic approach to fertility that I believe makes the difference for patients,” Canberra Genea fertility specialist Dr Simone Campbell said.

Almost 60 per cent of Genea Canberra patients, regardless of age, take home a baby. And almost 90 per cent do so within three or less cycles of IVF**.

Genea Canberra is the only clinic in the ACT to offer PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), whereby embryos created using IVF are screened for inherited diseases. PGD offers families with genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease, the chance to have a healthy baby.

“Since we launched PGD in July 2011, every PGD patient who has had an analysed embryo transferred has achieved a pregnancy during the course of their treatment. All pregnancies have been achieved in three or less transfers,” Dr Campbell said.

As weight affects fertility, Genea Canberra also offers a fitness and nutrition program specifically designed for those trying to conceive. The 12-week Fertility Fit program was also introduced in 2011 and is already seeing some great results.

“Of the 12 participants that came through Genea for IVF after losing weight with Fertility Fit, eight achieved a pregnancy. One patient also conceived naturally,” Canberra Genea fertility specialist Dr Tween Low said.

To celebrate the anniversary, Genea has commissioned local artist, Tracey Sarsfield to create a commemorative piece of art featuring photographs of some of the babies conceived with Genea’s help.

* Data based on the Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2010 publication and Genea's 2010 submission to ANZARD. Genea Canberra’s 30 per cent greater chance is calculated based on live birth rates per embryo transfer at Genea Canberra compared to the average of all other clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
** Based on all couples who started IVF at Genea Canberra between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2011 and were followed until results were extracted in October 2012.

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