In Vitro Fertilization

What is In Vitro Fertilization?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves stimulating the ovaries with hormonal injections to mature multiple eggs at one time, collecting the eggs during an egg retrieval procedure, fertilizing the eggs in our laboratory, maturing the embryos and transferring an embryo into the uterus.

Fertilization is sometimes aided by performing Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (“ICSI”). ICSI which involves selecting a single sperm and injecting it directly into the egg. Embryos can be frozen indefinitely.

Some reasons to consider IVF

IVF has been a successful treatment for people with:

    • Blocked/missing fallopian tube(s)
    • Endometriosis
    • Ovulation problems
    • Low ovarian reserve
    • Abnormal or low sperm counts
    • Fertility preservation
    • Third party
    • Same sex couple doing reciprocal IVF
    • Unexplained infertility
    • Other

Patient Journey

Prior to this phase a patient would have had a their first visit with the doctor, completed all testing, reviewed results and decided on IVF as a treatment plan. (Some patients may need counselling, donor sperm, repeat testing or PGT)

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Please review this video to learn more information and watch this video to learn about funding.