In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF), is an option your doctor may recommend when you need more help than other fertility treatments can provide.
IVF is the process of retrieving eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing the eggs with sperm in TRIO’s embryology lab. The fertilized eggs are carefully placed into an incubator for 5 days where they grow to a mature embryo, referred to as a blastocyst. At this stage, one blastocyst is transferred into a patient or a gestational carrier uterus for pregnancy. Alternatively – and especially if there are more than one -- the blastocysts can be frozen (cryopreserved) for transfer at a later date.
Whether you’re new to IVF, or have been introduced to it at another clinic, we’re here to guide you through every step of your IVF journey with us.
The IVF 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
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
Watch the online orientation videos
You will be asked to watch TRIO's online education videos for IVF prior to beginning treatment.
An IVF Cycle includes blood and ultrasound monitoring over a 2-week period. Monitoring starts at 7:00am and continues throughout the day, on weekdays and weekends. Appointments are pre-booked and scheduled in 15-minute intervals. These measures are designed for safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic to limit the volume of people in the clinic at any given time. You will be given a specific date and time for each monitoring appointment. 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.