Patient Stories

Thank you to all our patients who have chosen to share their TRIO Journey. It can be very encouraging for others to see that there is hope! If you would like to share your TRIO Journey please email



March 2021

My husband and I were trying to conceive for 6 years. In those 6 years, we suffered 3 failed IUI’s, a natural miscarriage at 9 weeks, an ectopic pregnancy with IVF at 6 weeks which resulted in emergency surgery and currently are 19 weeks pregnant with our double rainbow baby!

I was diagnosed with low amh and my husband was diagnosed with a low sperm count.

We did 3 IUI’s which failed, they were medicated with letrozole and ovidrel. We then decided to take a break and get another opinion and search for another clinic/doctor. We began the search and we decided to go with a clinic where you could do self referral. We had heard about TRIO Waterloo through another couple and only heard wonderful things. TRIO came up in my search and they offered self referrals. We filled out the self referral form and began our IVF ICSI journey! We did one egg retrieval which gave us 2 embryos! We immediately did a fresh transfer after our egg retrieval. Unfortunately, that transfer resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. We then took a 5 month break to heal and transferred our final frozen embryo at the end of November 2020.

I would say our biggest challenge was the emotional impact and the unknown. We were at the point where we thought will this ever happen to us? Will we ever get the chance to grow our family? We both always wanted at least 4 children! My husband always said he wanted an indoor co-ed soccer team! Haha tidbit; soccer is our favourite sport.

This journey forever changed our relationship. It made us stronger as individuals and as a team. It was so emotional, all of the medications, needles, blood draws, ultrasounds, sweat, tears, aches and pains, it changes you as a person and knowing the unknown of will this work? is so scary! You put your heart and soul into it and just want to know that this will work but you can’t get that definite answer of yes it will. But regardless you keep going forward and pushing through it all because you don’t want to give up, you want to hold that baby in your arms and bring it home!

If I could share some words of encouragement they would be don’t give up, don’t lose hope, keep fighting the toughest battle ever fought.

They say the best view comes after the hardest climb and I’ve never heard anything more accurate!

Infertility and IVF is hard So. Very. Hard but it’s the end result that makes it all worth trying for!! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!


Kavita and Suraj

January 2021

While we were in the initial stages of being referred to TRIO, my husband and I remember reading these stories and hoping and praying that one day soon, we will have a story of our own to share.
On June 20, 2020, our dream came true. Our beautiful baby girl arrived into the world and filled our hearts with so much love, love we never realized we had until now. She is perfect and we are in awe of her every single day. Dr. Cadesky and his amazing team made this happen. The overall IVF process took about 7 months from our initial consultation with Dr. Cadesky to the successful frozen embryo transfer. The waiting is tough, and we know first-hand how difficult it is to stay positive and hopeful, but our story is truly a success and we hope it helps anyone reading this.
From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank everyone at TRIO Fertility Clinic enough.


Melissa, Martin and sister, Lylimée

March 2020

Charlie-Rose, born on March 4th 2020, Thank you to all the staff we met throughout our journey with TRIO, because of you we were able to realize our dream of a beautiful family! To all the excellent staff, nurses, doctors, lab and ultrasound technicians; continue to do your job with passion, this is why couples are able to realize their dreams.... Being so far from home for treatment wasn’t easy but the kindness of your TRIO team made it much easier.




July 2020

After trying to conceive for several years, my husband and I finally decided to ask for help. Asking for help is not always an easy thing to do but I’m so glad that we did! My family doctor referred me to my OBYGN because he suspected that I had Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). My OBYGN said that I had outgrown PCOS because I had regular periods for the last couple of years. She also ran bloodwork tests and sent me for a Sonohysterography test which revealed that my left Fallopian tube was blocked. I always knew, just like an instinct, that something was wrong or not right. Even though my instincts were confirmed and I felt a mix of emotions, I was reassured by my OBGYN that I could still conceive with one clear/open Fallopian tube.
As a result, we were referred to Dr. Sony Sierra at the TRIO Fertility Clinic by my OBGYN last January 2019. We had our first consultation with Dr. Sony Sierra in March 2019 and I knew she would be able to help us as she specialized in PCOS. After meeting Dr. Sony Sierra, I felt like there was hope to one day be a Mama! We were really fortunate that I was able to conceive during the cycle monitoring process, which is not always the case for some people dealing with fertility issues. We now have a healthy and happy 6 month old son!!!! Thank you to Dr. Sony Sierra and the staff at the TRIO Fertility Clinic for your expertise, compassion, and professionalism. We highly recommend Dr. Sony Sierra and the Trio Fertility Clinic to anyone struggling with their fertility journey.



Brianna and Jeff

February 2020

On February 26, 2020, our perfect, healthy son Camden was born and our long awaited family of three was finally a reality.
After a year of no success in trying to expand our family, we we're referred to TRIO based on recommendations from our family physician and acquaintances. Not only was Dr. Abrol kind, patient, and supportive, but she tailored a plan that perfectly aligned with our comfort levels to hopefully achieve our goal. After several failed IUI attempts, we were fortunate enough to quickly go through an OHIP funded IVF/FET cycle, and we were successful with our first transfer! The pregnancy was incredibly smooth sailing from start to finish.
We cannot put into words our gratitude for Dr Abrol and the entire team at TRIO for their wonderful care and assistance in bringing us our baby boy, we couldn’t be happier and highly recommend the clinic



Baby wearing pink hat

Michelle & Mike

December 2019

My husband Mike and I would like to thank Dr. Cadesky and the amazing team of doctors and nurses at TRIO for giving us our beautiful little girl Arya. Arya was born on Dec 6 and our hearts are so full. Through IVF/FET we were able to turn our family into three. The professionalism, kindness and care we received throughout our time with TRIO was excellent. Thank you so much 💗

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Samantha & Derek

August 2019

My husband and I first started trying to conceive in 2016. After a year of no success, we made an appointment with a fertility clinic. Initially, we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and began medicated cycles with IUI. As we continued to be unsuccessful, we were referred to TRIO, specifically to Dr. Cadesky. He diagnosed us with PCOS and Male Factor Infertility. We were then added to the funded IVF waitlist. We are so thankful to Dr. Cadesky. He helped us to reach our goal, as our son was born in August of 2019. The team at TRIO have been excellent through every step of this journey. I am so happy we were referred to them. Thank you!!


July 2019

I want to introduce our son Simon. I want to thank Dr. Sierra and you all for your help and support in getting us here. We couldn't have done it without you.


Melissa and Shaun

May 2019

We wanted to introduce our miracle Jack. He was born May 2019. After 10 years of struggling with infertility, we were referred to Dr. Laskin. Even though we live in Thunder Bay, we felt at home on our trips to TRIO. The staff and doctors are so friendly and took the time to address all of our concerns. We are so grateful for everyone at TRIO, for making our family complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Amy & Greg

April 2019

"We are forever grateful to Dr. Chang and the entire TRIO team for making our dreams of having a family come true. Our journey was not easy, but through all the ups and downs the entire TRIO team demonstrated genuine compassion, support and encouragement. Because of Dr. Chang's expertise and determination to make our dreams come true, we welcomed our baby girl, Aubrey in November 2018. To anyone going through treatment, never give up hope as dreams/miracles do come true."


Dan & Christine

April 2019

Our IVF journey began before we even knew we were ready to start a family. Seeing as Dan has cystic fibrosis it was inevitable that if we wanted children we would have to do IVF. When we were ready to finally start our family we were referred to Dr. Cadesky. Without his knowledge and great team we wouldn’t be able to ever have three wonderful children. Thank you Dr. Cadesky for helping us have twin boys (2014) and a beautiful girl (2018).


Lacey & Cory

January 2019

"We had an amazing experience working with Dr. Chang and his team. They were so informative and made us feel comfortable with what we would be going through with the IVF Process. After our first transfer, we have been blessed with a perfect baby girl and the family we never thought we would have. Thank you."

Kevin & Marlena

January 2019

"We would like to thank Dr. Cadesky and the entire TRIO team for all of their dedication to our journey. Throughout the entire process, the ups and downs, Dr. Cadesky never gave up on us and tried different approaches. After a 10 year battle with infertility, our little Luka was born on January 6, 2019. We can’t thank you all enough for what you do. For everyone going through treatments, never give up hope."

Larissa & Karl

December 2018

"We had been trying for what felt like a really long time and had gone to another clinic for a year with no luck. We were very lucky that the first round of treatment worked. Dr. Chang's approach throughout the whole process was specific and accurate, both before and even once I got pregnant. The clinic was just amazing on every level.”

Stephanie & Ferdinand

December 2018

"We cannot thank Dr. Ken Cadesky and all the Trio staff for making our 6 year infertility journey end, with a beautiful baby boy born Dec 17 2018! We feel extremely grateful to be the parents of Elliot. He has brought so much joy to our now family of 3! We want other struggling couples know that it is possible for dreams to come true and that you are not alone. Elliot was our first successful ICSI FET baby! Thank you TRIO for all that you have done to help us through our journey. "

Aruna & Mike

October 2018

"Introducing Liam... He is truly a gift, our miracle. We would like to take the time to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You gave us our miracle and we are grateful. Thank you. I totally understand the journey so many people are on and it’s important to let people know that dreams do come true."


September 2018

"Our little bundle of joy, Ian is finally here and he is so wonderful. I want to thank you guys with all of my heart for your help in making this happen. He has made our lives complete!"

Chantal and Andre

January 2018

This is Keziah, he was born in January 2018 and we could not have asked for a better doctor for us. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Abrol and the TRIO team for giving us this little comedian.


Virginia & Paul Schaer

June 2017

"Dear Doctor Chang,

I can’t believe it has been over a year now that we last saw you for our first embryo transfer during our funded IVF cycle in April of 2016.  We prayed and hoped at that time that our little miracle would come out of that thawed embryo, but didn’t know what would happen as is the unpredictable and tumultuous road of infertility we had come to know so well.  But you helped us down that road every step – from consultation in 2013 through 4 IUI’s, 2 miscarriages, waiting to get funded for IVF & then a successful egg retrieval and embryo transfer.  When we found out we were pregnant after that transfer, we were cautiously optimistic and I couldn’t really believe it was (finally) happening to me until I was 7 months pregnant.

Our little miracle was born to us on Monday, January 31st, 2017 at 8:15pm at night via unplanned (breech) C-Section at the Sault Area Hospital and in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was 20 inches long and 9.9oz!  We named our tiny miracle Eli Norman Peter Schaer – Eli after the priest in the story of Hannah from the Bible who prays for Hannah to conceive after many years of trying.  He had a difficult transition to life outside of the uterus and spent 4 days in the NICU.  We were both discharged the same day and Eli hasn’t stopped mesmerizing or challenging us since!

He turned 20 weeks this week… the photos I attached were taken 2 weeks ago!  I haven’t sent you a birth announcement until now as I didn’t know how to put into words our gratitude to you for walking down this road with us and changing our lives forever.  We truly wouldn’t have this family if it weren’t for your expertise, kind bedside manner, willingness to answer emails 24/7 and even call me when I was staying at a hotel in Toronto for our last IUI to tell me to de-stress and that I was freaking out about too many things!

I would recommend you to anyone struggling to have a child and I truly hope that you are blessed a thousand-fold for all of the lives you are changing and the love you are bringing into the world. We will never forget you and we can’t wait to tell Eli all about Dr. Chang in the big city of Toronto….


Alessandria & Greg

May 2019

We are grateful for Dr. Cadesky and the wonderful team at TRIO and the Barrie Fertility Centre for helping us start our family. Thanks to Dr. Cadesky’s knowledge and expertise, we had a successful frozen embryo transfer and welcomed our beautiful daughter, Emma, into the world in November 2018. We are grateful for our wonderful family and friends who offered their love and support along the way. Every day, we consider ourselves incredibly lucky that IVF worked for us and we are now a family of three.

Lily G

May 2017

"After a year of trying to conceive, my husband and I got a referral to [TRIO Fertility] where we met with Dr. Beth Gunn. She has been amazing to work with and she not only understands what we want to achieve, but also how we want to get there."




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