Why Embrace Fertility?

Embrace Fertility means celebrating becoming pregnant, creating a family; growing a family tree. More than anything, each and every day, we want this for our clients, whichever way it comes to them. Embrace also means to hug. It is what we do with our partner, our children and our loved ones. An embrace is how people conceive, how they persevere when trying to conceive, how hope continues when the journey has been long. Finally, sometimes people under our care need to be embraced, figuratively held when things haven’t gone to plan, when there is a lot to lose, when fear outweighs joy, when a phone call makes all the difference.

These were our reasons for choosing Embrace Fertility in Adelaide as a name. However, each person who chooses to come to Embrace Fertility will attribute a different meaning, and after all a name is just a name. How hard we work to use our knowledge, experience, and care to help you conceive and have an ongoing pregnancy is what matters. We want you to see and experience this when you meet us. Each fertility doctor uses their own signature to commit to providing the best care they can. We want the hope and care in the Embrace Fertility name to truly reflect what we do in practice.

Associations

Meet Dr. Louise Hull
Gynaecologist / Fertility Specialist

An Adelaide fertility expert with global experience, a passion for what she does, and a determination to seek out and utilise the best fertility treatments available today, Associate Professor Louise Hull is a qualified gynaecologist (MB ChB (Otago), FRANZCOG) and has the top specialist qualification in fertility (CREI). This means she has experience looking after people with complex fertility needs and the ability to collaborate with a network of fertility specialists nationally and internationally to optimise your care.

As an Associate Professor in reproductive medicine with a PhD from Cambridge University, research has always been part of Louise’s fertility work, enabling her to critically evaluate new protocols, technologies and medications. She has also worked with the pharmaceutical industry and biotech companies, evaluating new IVF medications and technologies in clinical trials.

One of Dr Hull’s primary research interests is endometriosis and she is very proud that her formative papers investigating endometriosis have been well received internationally. She has also been instrumental in setting the global and national direction of endometriosis treatment and research, having participated in many international consensus groups on endometriosis and been invited to the 2018 Round Table by the Australian Minister of Health to formulate a National Action Plan for Endometriosis.

In recent years, Louise’s research has focused on improving treatments for women with recurrent implantation failure and recurrent pregnancy loss. She written many publications; regularly presents at national and international meetings, and is frequently asked to comment on aspects of reproduction in the media. Louise has hosted workshops, webinars and led specialist interest groups on implantation across the Asia-Pacific Region.

A major advantage of working both in both medical and research settings, is that Associate Professor Louise Hull can continuously improve the treatment she offers with her in-depth understanding of any new fertility advances. On many occasions she has been able to adopt relevant advances in fertility treatment, which have led to successful pregnancy outcomes for those under her care.

Meet Dr Tran Nguyen

Gynaecologist (BMBS, MHA, FRANZCOG)

Dr Tran Nguyen is a South Australian gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility and reproductive medicine. She completed her medical training at Flinders University and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) where she was recognised as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon. Dr Tran Nguyen is also a staff specialist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital. She sees fertility and gynaecology patients in her private rooms at FBW Gynaecology Plus in Ashford. She has an academic appointment as an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide and has experience establishing a surgical hospital, having completed a master’s in health administration (MHA) in Houston, Texas. Dr Tran Nguyen is excited to be working with Associate Professor Louise Hull in Melbourne Street North Adelaide. She is passionate about providing optimal care for South Australian couples desiring fertility and provides the support and expertise necessary for a successful fertility journey.

Meet Dr Jeffrey Persson

MD FRANZCOG CREI

With more than 20 years’ experience as a fertility specialist, Dr Jeffrey Persson believes genetics and endocrinology are the cornerstones of fertility treatment. He is also one of the few reproductive endocrinologists in Australia who can help men with azoospermia (zero sperm count), using the most sophisticated microscopic sperm extraction procedures. Jeffrey is also a leading expert in vasectomy reversal.

Dr Persson is focussed on attention to detail and applying his specialist expertise to develop the best approach to treatment. With research interests in genetics and male infertility, Jeffrey trained and worked in Amsterdam before obtaining his MD. In 1995, he received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and his Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) with his thesis, ‘Genetic aspects of reproductive failure’.

He lectures at Sydney University, is actively involved in clinical research, and has published on the genetic aspects of infertility.

Meet Dr Nicole Edge

Gynaecologist / Fertility Specialist / Obstetrician

Dr Nicole Edge is a specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist with a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. She sees private patients at Embrace Fertility and REPROMED and holds a public appointment as a Consultant at The Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Nicole was born in Adelaide and completed her Medical Degree at the University of Adelaide. She then worked in tertiary and regional hospitals treating many women and couples in South Australia and Victoria during her Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology training. Her hard work and dedication to the specialty, enabled her to win the gold medal for the highest mark in the RANZCOG Specialist Exams. Nicole went on to do further training in fertility and reproductive medicine with the Monash IVF Group in Melbourne and Mildura and completed her Masters in Reproductive Medicine with the University of New South Wales.

Dr Edge likes to be at the forefront of knowledge and enjoys adopting new innovations into clinical practice. Her postgraduate Training in Biostatistics allows her to consider and evaluate every intervention carefully and ensure its use is appropriate and personalised.

Teaching and training other specialists is another of Nicole’s passions. She was Clinical Lecturer with The University of Adelaide and a Senior Clinical Lecturer/Discipline Head in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Monash University Mildura Regional School.

Dr Edge has a special interest in all medical disorders in reproduction, but particularly thyroid disorders, diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She genuinely loves getting to know her patients and providing care that encompasses their unique needs and circumstances.

If you are looking for specialist fertility care in Adelaide, we would be happy to discuss your set of circumstances – so please do get in touch.

CALL US

Phone: 1300 848 470
Fax: 8267 2148

Support line

0424 434 993

ADDRESS

266 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
(best parking on Brougham Place)

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PRACTICE OFFICE HOURS

Mon: 9am – 8pm
Wed: 9am – 8pm
Tue – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Nurses available

Bloods & scans by appointment:
Mon, Wed & Fri
7.30am – 9.30am