At Toowoomba Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we realise that everyone’s journey is different, and that each and every one of us should be free to enjoy the wonders of parenthood.
Dr Lanziz Homar and his team are determined to help couples reach their dreams, to experience the joy of parenthood, and for you to be treated with respect and without prejudice.
Contact Dr Lanziz Homar to discuss your fertility options, there are many fertility services available.
Donor insemination is the procedure where donor sperm is injected directly into the uterus. This can be from a known or unknown donor, and using the intra-uterine insemination method, there are three fertility service options available.
- Natural Cycle Insemination
- Clomiphene Citrate Ovulation Induction
- FSH Ovulation Induction
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is the procedure where the egg and the sperm are joined in a laboratory.
Once the egg is fertilised, it gets transferred into the woman’s uterus, with the aim of pregnancy.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is the procedure of injecting a single sperm into each egg during the IVF process, and is normally used in severe cases of male infertility.
Couples who have experienced no fertilisation during the IVF process might be suitable candidates for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
Egg freezing is a method of storing a woman’s unfertilised eggs for use at a later date. This process is normally used when natural conception is unlikely or impossible.
Following a treatment of hormonal stimulation, the eggs are collected from the ovaries.
Sperm Freezing is a procedure where semen samples are collected, and frozen at -196 degrees Celsius.
Fertility is one of many reasons why men would want their sperm frozen for future use. Many men who undergo chemotherapy are advised to freeze their sperm for future use, as the chemo process might render them infertile.
Men in high risk occupations, men who work remotely, and are trying to have a baby using IVF, or men with physical restrictions, that might prohibit them from natural fertilisation.
Surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman agrees to have a baby for another couple or an individual, whom cannot have a baby in a traditional way.
Surrogacy is normally divided in two types, traditional and gestational. Traditional is where the surrogate uses her own eggs, and using the sperm from a donor.
Gestational surrogacy is where IVF is used and a donor egg is fertilised in the lab, and the embryo is then placed in the uterus of the surrogate to achieve the pregnancy.
What you need to know about Surrogacy
Surrogacy is legal in Queensland, as long as it remains a non-commercial arrangement. It is illegal to pay or reward the surrogate.
Any person can enter into a surrogacy agreement, but there are a few legalities that needs to be in place before the treatment can start.
Both the surrogate and prospective parents are advised to seek legal advice before entering into a surrogate agreement. The court may refuse the order if the legal requirements are not met.
To enter a surrogacy agreement, and to transfer the parentage, you need to follow the following steps:
- Get legal advice (Surrogate and intended parents can’t share the same lawyer)
- Get counselling
- Put the agreement in writing
- Conception and pregnancy
- Register the birth
- Get surrogacy guidance report
- Apply for parentage order
- Receive the court decision making parentage legal.