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Egg Donor/Gestational Carrier Pathway

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First Appointment

First Appointment

We need to know your situation better. At your first appointment, we’ll take a complete medical history for you and your partner, if you have one. This visit is covered by OHIP.

Meet with Third-Party Coordinator

Meet with Third-Party Coordinator

You will meet with TRIO’s Third-Party Coordinator, who will guide you through the process of all of your third-party options.

Counselling

Counselling

You and your partner, if you have one, will meet with a counsellor to discuss individual or relationship concerns and expectations about treatment among other topics to help support your emotional wellbeing during this time.

Testing Phase

Testing Phase

Your doctor will order blood tests for you and your partner (if you have one). If you have already done some testing and you bring them to your doctor, you will not need to do them again. Female patients will have an ultrasound and male patients will have sperm tests. This phase may also include monitoring your cycle to see what your body does naturally. Most tests are covered by OHIP.

Follow up with MD

Follow up with MD

Your doctor will review your tests and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Meet with a Lawyer

Meet with a Lawyer

Everyone who is involved in the process is advised of their legal rights and obligations by independent lawyers who are well-versed in the legalities associated with reproduction technology.

Egg Donor/Gestational Carrier

Watch the online
orientation videos

Watch the online orientation videos

You will be asked to watch TRIO’s online education video prior to beginning treatment.

Laboratory Phase

Laboratory Phase

Your eggs will be fertilized with your partner’s sperm or your selected donor sperm using a process called ICSI.

Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer

5 days after your egg retrieval, you will have an embryo transfer. All unused embryos will be frozen for future use.

Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test

This is done 10 to 12 days following your embryo transfer.

Holistic Therapies

Therapies such as yoga and acupuncture can help you manage stress, relax and contribute to your general health.

Emotional Counselling

Taking the time to meet with a counsellor, alone or with your partner, can help support your emotional wellbeing during this time.

Fees & OHIP Funding

Fees vary depending on your treatment path, with a limited number of annual cycles covered by OHIP for women under the age of 43.

Click below for some general fee guidelines.