In Vitro Fertilization

Understanding In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Whether you’re new to in vitro fertilization (IVF) or have been introduced to it at another clinic, we’re here to help you understand the upcoming fertility treatment.

IVF means your eggs are fertilized with sperm outside your ovaries. It is an option your doctor may recommend when you need a little more help than other fertility treatments can provide.

If you’re over the age of 35, some additional services may be required. Your TRIO physician will explain this to you based on what would be most appropriate.

Use the menu to the left to explore different aspects of IVF treatment. Or scroll down this page to explore the IVF Pathway.

The IVF Pathway


Meet your doctor

An opportunity for you and your doctor to get to know one another.


Watch our orientation video

To learn your way around the clinic and the process.


Meet with a counsellor

A counsellor affiliated with our practice is there to support you throughout your journey. Click here to meet our Toronto-based counsellors, or contact your local TRIO clinic for a referral to a counsellor near you.


Follow up with your doctor

Create your personal IVF plan together.


Start your IVF cycle

It will be tailored to your needs, but a typical cycle might look like this:

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.