Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist Brisbane

Dr Robert Watson MBBS, FRANZCOG

North West Medical Centre

125 Flockton St
Everton Park, QLD 4053
Telephone: 07 3353 4710
Fax: 07 3353 1258
Email: reception@drbobwatson.com.au
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IVF Antagonist Cycle

IVF Antagonist Cycle


Firstly attend the Queensland Fertility Group (North West) for an interview with the QFG co-ordinator (Kris Kersley) and ensure that you fully understand the risks, success rate and costs of this procedure. Register to commence treatment. Discuss with Dr Watson how many embryos you would like to have put back and consider whether you agree with embryo freezing.

Read, sign and return the appropriate consent forms.

Screening blood tests are necessary for blood borne infections for you and your partner. These can be collected at Dr Watson’s office from 7.00am to 9.00am, Monday to Friday.

Day 1 of Cycle
Phone Dr Watson’s rooms on 07 3353 4710 to make appointment on Day 2 or Day 3.

Day 2 or 3 of Cycle
Appointment with Dr Watson:

  • Ultrasound Scan;
  • Commence Follicle Stimulating Hormone injections;
  • Tentative date for Egg Pick-up discussed.

Day 7/8 of Cycle
Blood test at North West Medical Centre from 7.00am to 9.00am, Monday to Friday; or at QFG 55 Little Edward Street, Level 2 Boundary Court, Spring Hill, 6.30am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday, or 7.00am to 9.00am, Sunday and Sunday.

Day 10/11 of Cycle
Appointment with Dr Watson:

  • Ultrasound Scan;
  • Commence Orgalutran injections daily at 6.00pm;
  • Tentative date for Egg Pick-up discussed;
  • A further appointment with Dr Watson may be required to confirm Egg Pick-up details.

Trigger Injection
36hrs prior to egg pick-up – the timing of this is extremely important.

Day 14-15

  • The Transvaginal egg pick-up is performed. A general anaesthetic is necessary.
  • Your partner will need to produce his sperm specimen around the time of the egg pick-up, either at home or in the dedicated room in the North West Medical Centre.
  • Allow 2-3 days off work from this date.
  • You will be called at midday the day after your egg retrieval to discuss the fertilisation result.
  • Start progesterone twice per day from the day after you egg retrieval.
  • Contact the lab 3 days after the egg retrieval for an update. Ph 38323279

Day 16 – 20
Embryo Transfer

  • Five days after the egg pick-up, return to hospital for an embryo transfer.
  • This is performed in the operating theatre, and you will be awake. A general anaesthetic will not usually be necessary. You will be able to leave the hospital shortly after the transfer.
  • Continue progeseterone pessaries twice per day.

Pregnancy test 14 days following Embryo Transfer

  • Attend the office for a serum pregnancy test. If pregnant continue the Progesterone pessaries for another four weeks. Arrange an ultrasound for three weeks after the positive blood test.
  • If unsuccessful, appointments can be made to discuss future options including frozen embryo transfer.  A Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle usually requires no drug therapy. Please attend the clinic on Day 10 for an ultrasound.

You can download our FAQs fact sheet here.

If there are any concerns, please contact Dr Watson’s office on 07 3353 4710. Dr Watson is available by phone 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Weekends are covered by an on call roster of Obstetricians that will attend to your concerns. Kris and Vanessa can be contacted Monday to Friday, please call 07 3353 4710 or email northwest@qfg.com.au.