In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure where Eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and inseminated outside the body. Any embryo(s) that result are then placed in the woman’s uterus where they may implant and grow.For more information please visit us at

It is an acronym to describe Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, the injection of a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of an oocyte. For more information, please visit

If you have regular periods and are 30 years of age or less, the general recommendation is to attempt pregnancy naturally for one year before exploring fertility treatment options.

Menstrual irregularity, on the other hand, is a clear sign of irregular ovulation and would be one reason not to wait, as most ovulation problems can be corrected with medication.

For women who are over the age of 35, it would be reasonable to do some preliminary fertility testing right away. This would ensure there are no problems that need to be treated immediately, given the limited number of years left for childbearing.

The physician will do a complete assessment including hormonal blood work to determine if your ovaries are still fertile, and whether they would respond to fertility drugs likely leading to pregnancy.

Fertility decreases as you age. There is also a significantly higher rate of miscarriage and genetic abnormalities (such as Down’s syndrome) occurring in pregnancies with advancing maternal age. Pre-natal testing is available at an early stage of the pregnancy to detect the more common abnormalities

A careful assessment of your partner will be done including blood work and semen analysis to further evaluate the specific abnormality in the sperm (i.e. low sperm count and/or low motility).

We also work closely with the urologists who may perform further specialized testing in order to present you and your partner with the full range of treatment options available.

If you have undertaken treatment previously, any documents relating to your infertility, i.e. operative reports, semen analysis, blood work, hysterosalpingogram reports, previous IVF cycles. Please include your address and phone numbers (home and work) so we may contact you for a consultative appointment.

Our desire is to make your IVF procedure as comfortable as possible. We use adequate pain relief should you require or request it. You will be awake for the procedure but will be in a “partial sedated state.”


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