Add-ons

We offer standard and innovative treatment options, based on sound scientific evidence of efficacy and safety, taking into consideration the specific diagnosis, reproductive history and personalised requirements of each client.

An add-on is defined as a treatment or technique that is offered as an optional extra to routine fertility treatments. Our specialists prudently recommend particular add-ons with a transparent explanation of the potential benefits, and most importantly, the quality and certainty of scientific evidence that exists in the literature.

Each Repromed add-on has defined suitability criteria for clients where its recommendations will have the most benefit. All clients are informed of the full range of optional add-ons that are available at Repromed and provided with ReproFacts information sheets and costs.

Embryologist at Repromed Auckland Fertility Specialists

EmbryoGen

EmbryoGen is an additive to culture media that promotes embryo growth, development and implantation. EmbryoGen may be suitable for women who have had previous IVF failures, multiple miscarriages or who are aged over 38. Repromed’s assessment of the benefit for eligible clients is low to moderate. See our ReproFacts sheet for more information.

 

hCG Infusion

hCG Infusion is where a small volume of hCG hormone is infused into the uterus prior to the embryo transfer. hCG Infusion may be suitable for those undergoing a day 2 or 3 transfer, who have had previous IVF failures or with Grade 3-4 endometriosis. Repromed’s assessment of the benefit for eligible clients is low to moderate. See our ReproFacts sheet for more information.

 

Lipiodol treatment

Lipiodol tubal flushing is a procedure that bathes the uterus in lipiodol (poppy seed oil). A fine catheter is inserted through the cervix and the lipiodol is injected into the uterus and fallopian tubes, under x-ray guidance. Lipiodol flushing is only available to clients who have had full investigation for their infertility, and may be suitable for those with unexplained infertility and endometriosis. Our assessment of the benefit for eligible clients is moderate to high. Learn more about lipiodol treatment.

 

PGT-A

PGT-A (EmbryoSelect or Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies), allows an early embryo to be screened for specific chromosomal abnormalities during a standard IVF cycle. PGT-A may be suitable for those aged 36 years and over, who have had repeated IVF failure, recurrent miscarriage or who have had a previous pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality. Our assessment of the benefit for suitable clients is moderate to high. Watch this video to learn more.

 

Embryo Glue

Embryo Glue is a product used for transferring embryos to the uterus. It contains a substance naturally produced by the uterus, hyaluronan, to improve the chances of embryo implantation. At Repromed, we believe there is enough convincing evidence that the add-on will benefit all clients, it is therefore included within the standard treatment cost and no longer classified as an add-on. Learn more about Embryo Glue.

 

Intralipid Infusion

Intralipid Infusion is a synthetic product that when administered intravenously has been shown to enhance embryo implantation and the maintenance of early pregnancy. Intralipid Infusion may be suitable for those who have demonstrated abnormal immune function. Learn more.

Get in touch

Please contact our team if you have any questions about add-ons. 

If you’re a new client, you can book a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our fertility doctors. Click the button below to learn more and book in. 

Megan Black

Nurse Manager

DipNurs

Megan leads the nursing team through the continually changing face of IVF. She works in a multidisciplinary team, providing the essential organization between the doctors and laboratory and ensuring communication between all departments.

Megan started her IVF nursing career in the United Kingdom, working in two large London clinic’s before returning to New Zealand. She is also the Secretary of Fertility Nurses of Australasia.

I love working with people and see nursing as a vocation, not a job. I usually spend my downtime absorbed in a good book and planning my next travel adventure.