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Egg Freezing

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Preserving eggs for the future

Many women today choose to have children later in life, whether because they meet their life partner when they are older, are pursuing their education or career, or for other personal reasons. If you are between the ages of 19 and 39 and want the choice to start a family at a later date, our egg freezing program, called HERS (Human Eggs for Reproductive Safekeeping), can help give you that option.

The Egg Freezing Pathway

Hover over sections for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IVF Cycle

IVF Cycle

An IVF Cycle includes a pretreatment phase and then blood and ultrasound monitoring for approximately 12 days. You will be asked to come to the clinic for this 5-7 times between 7AM and 9AM Monday to Sunday. Your doctor will review your results after each visit and decide on the dosage for your daily injections. After approximately 10- 12 days of your daily injection, your doctor will decide when it’s time for your egg retrieval.

Egg Retrieval

Egg Retrieval

The process of retrieving your eggs takes about 15 minutes. You’ll be given a sedative and a local anesthetic. A TRIO doctor will use a needle to drain the fluid and eggs from the follicles.

Following this, all healthy eggs will be frozen and stored for future use.

Ready to make an appointment?

If you think egg freezing may be right for you, please download the form below, then fax it to us (or ask you doctor to do so) and we will contact you to make an appointment.

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.