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
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.