Dr Myvanwy McIlveen is unique in being the only female college certified infertility specialist outside the Sydney metropolitan area in NSW. As Genea Newcastle’s Medical Director, she loves helping couples work towards achieving their family in a way that they feel comfortable with. She offers honest, realistic advice on the choices available to you and helps you to decide what path you take to parenthood.
She sees patients both in Newcastle and Gosford in her dedicated fertility practice.Telehealth consultations & bookings are available via HotDoc.
Experience and Qualifications
Myvanwy is Newcastle born and bred, growing up at Lake Macquarie before doing her degree at Newcastle University (Honours) and her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at the John Hunter Hospital. She spent four years training in Sydney and at the University of Sheffield in England in infertility and IVF, completing both her subspecialist qualifications (CREI) and Master of Human Reproduction & Genetics. In 2005, she returned to her hometown of Newcastle as a specialist working with Genea. She is the Medical Director of Genea Newcastle & the Chairperson of the Genea Medical Advisory Committee.
An active member of the Fertility Society of Australia, American Society of Reproductive Medicine & the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology Myvanwy is also an examiner for the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Her Masters research topic was in AMH and ovarian reserve (egg number) testing & optimising the embryo transfer technique using different catheters. Her areas of interest include PCOS, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, ovulation disorders (irregular periods), difficult IVF cases (recurrent IVF failures), ovarian failure and insufficiency, male factor infertility and unexplained infertility.
Myvanwy runs her own fertility practice, Newcastle Fertility Specialists at The Junction, Newcastle. She also sees patients on the Central Coast at Gosford at Intuition Obstetrics. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at Lingard Hospital. She welcomes patients from Newcastle, the Hunter, Lake Macquarie, Gosford, Central Coast, Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbor, Tamworth, Armidale & Northern NSW. For remote patients she uses Facetime (Medicare rebate-able) or Skype. For local patients who cannot attend the rooms in person she offers telehealth consultations.
Myvanwy understands the process of investigation and treatment can be stressful and that sometimes you need reassurance – emailing and phoning her is welcome & encouraged.
Outside of work Myvanwy is married to her childhood sweetheart with a teenage son. She loves bushwalking, sailing, bouldering, tennis, skiing, trivia night & is addicted to F45. Her happy place is on the lounge, reading & smothered by Bob & Ferris her cats.
31 Hills Street Gosford NSW 2250