Deciding to start a family is always a big decision in anybody’s life, and the process involved to conceive your first child can be made that much easier when you have much-needed medical advice and support on your side.
At Pulse Medical, we truly value the important role we play in the lives of the patients we look after, and we’re very proud to be a part of your journey to start a family and to have a positive impact on your journey towards parenthood.
There are a number of family planning services and conception options to consider. Make an appointment with one of our bulk billing GP’s to discuss the options available.
The first stage of starting a family is deciding to fall pregnant. When you know the time is right, it’s always best to book a preconception appointment with one of our family planning doctors.
A preconception appointment ensures you’re aware of any health concerns or risk factors that could have an impact on your pregnancy and unborn baby. Our doctors will also teach you how to prepare for pregnancy, offer advice on improving your chances of conceiving and may also request a blood test to determine your vitamin intake and if any supplements are needed.
Conceiving can be a smooth process for some, and a struggle for others. Whatever path you choose to take to bring a new life into the world, Pulse Medical is here to support you on your journey. There are a number of conception options to consider including:
Many couples these days are choosing to have children later in life, which is why fertility preservation is a realistic option for many. There are a number of fertility preservation options both men and women can consider to increase the likelihood of conceiving at an older age. Women can freeze their eggs, ovarian tissue or embryos while men can freeze sperm or testicular tissue.
IVF is assisted reproductive technology that has helped thousands of couples conceive. This conception option helps to overcome a range of fertility issues and works by fertilising an egg with a sperm outside the body in vitro. Once the fertilised egg undergoes 2 to 6 days of embryo culture, it’s then transferred to the woman’s uterus. Speak with one of our GP’s to determine if you’re a good candidate for IVF.
Surrogacy involves a woman becoming pregnant and carrying a baby in her uterus on behalf of another couple. This is a worthwhile option to consider if the woman is unable to become pregnant or give birth. It’s also a viable option if the intending parents are in a same-sex male relationship. Speak with one of our GP’s for advice on finding and sourcing a surrogate and the unique set of issues associated with this form of contraception.
LGBTI Conception Options
As a bulk billing family planning clinic, we offer the LGBTI community the support and medical advice they need to start a family. Same-sex couples who long to have a baby of their own are welcome into our clinic to discuss conception options that suit them. Same-sex male couples have surrogacy options available to them while same-sex female couples can opt for donor sperm, however one of our doctors will speak with you to determine the best conception options for your unique situation.
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! In only 9 months, your baby will arrive into the world. But the process to get there is a long one, and it’s essential that you keep up with regular prenatal appointments to keep you and your baby healthy throughout the pregnancy.
Prenatal planning for pregnant women involves a number of regular check-up appointments throughout pregnancy. During these appointments, your GP will check how your pregnancy is progressing, offer advice and support as well as find and prevent any possible problems.
These appointments are the perfect time to ask any questions you may have about your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. Prenatal appointments will begin monthly and then occur fortnightly and weekly as your pregnancy progresses.
Once your new baby has entered the world, postnatal care (also known as postpartum care) helps to ensure all is well with mum and the new baby. These appointments will occur over a 4 to 6 week duration after birth. During these appointments, our doctor will ensure both yourself and your baby are properly cared for and adjusting well.
Topics such as getting enough rest, eating right and vaginal care may be discussed during these appointments, along with arranging vaccination appointments for your infant in line with the Australian Government Immunisation schedule.
Postnatal appointments may also involve:
- Weighing your baby
- Checking your blood pressure
- Conducting a screen test of your newborn
- Monitoring how your healing is progressing
- Providing breastfeeding support and education
- Sleeping and settling technique suggestions
- Providing you with the opportunity to discuss your birth experience and raise any concerns, anxieties or fears you may have.
Book a Family Planning Doctor Appointment
Once you’ve decided it’s time to start a family, if you live in Algester, Sunnybank Hills, Calamvale, Acacia Ridge or other surrounding areas, look no further than Pulse Medical Bulk Billing Doctors. Located in Central Park Shopping Centre with plenty of parking available, booking and attending your family planning appointments will be a breeze at Pulse Medical.
For more information on our family planning services or to make an appointment, get in touch with our friendly reception staff on (07) 3272 8543.