Fertility and IVF

If you’re trying to conceive, here’s some information to consider.

Falling pregnant doesn’t always come naturally

Are you trying to start or grow your family? Is it taking a little longer than you’d hoped to fall pregnant? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 6 Australian couples experience issues when trying to conceive. If you’d like to know more about how you can boost your chances, when to see a specialist, IVF and other topics concerning fertility, read on below.

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Are you a Medibank Member?

Whether it’s taking you a little longer to fall pregnant than you expected, or you know you’ll be needing a bit of extra help, Medibank’s Health Concierge service is there to help. You can call 1800 789 414 for support and guidance, available at no extra cost for members with residential hospital cover#. 

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Options for when you can't get pregnant

Are you struggling to get pregnant? We explore advice on where to go for help, and explain possible treatment options including ovulation induction and IVF.

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10 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

If you are planning to get pregnant, a good first step is to find a good family doctor if you don't already have one. Read more for tips to help increase your chances of conceiving.

Check your cover

If you’re looking to start or extend your family it’s worth checking if your current policy includes pregnancy. Log in to My Medibank or give us a call to discuss your options on 132 331.

Optimise your fertility with easy lifestyle changes

These simple tweaks can maximise your chances of conception.


Endometriosis - how does it affect pregnancy?

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, and about a third of those will face issues when trying to get pregnant. Learn why and what the options are.

IVF and fertility

About 15 per cent of couples in Australia face some kind of fertility problem, and IVF is one of the options that are available to treat it. Here’s what you need to know before you start.

How does being overweight affect my fertility?

Obesity may decrease your chances of conceiving, while pregnancy weight gain may affect your child’s health. Here's how you can tackle it.

Conceiving a baby using a donor

The assisted reproductive treatments available mean that more people have the chance to become parents than ever before. Discover more about using a donor to have a baby.

How to increase male fertility

Simple lifestyle changes can help increase your sperm count and quality. Here's how to boost your chances of conceiving.


Why age matters when it comes to fertility

Age is the single most important factor in both women’s and men’s fertility. Here’s everything you need to know.

Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most.

24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~


Medibank has partnered with Monash University to trial OptimalMe, a research program designed to help mums-to-be optimise their health before they conceive. The program featured tailored health and wellbeing tips and personal guidance on fitness and nutrition.

Health concierge

Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on preconception health, fertility, and how to have a healthy pregnancy, at no extra cost. #

Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.

Looking for more information?

We’ve pulled together some important information to help you as you start your pregnancy journey. Take a look at the topics below.

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Looking for something else?

Visit our Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood homepage to find more tools and advice to help you at every stage of your journey.

Does your cover include pregnancy?

Take a look at some of our Growing Family packages and start by getting an online quote today or give us a call to talk through your options on 132 331. §

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Things you should know

§ Waiting periods apply, including 12 months for hospital admissions for pregnancy and birth.

~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).