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IVF Funding in Canada: A Changing Landscape

For Canadian fertility patients, particularly those in Ontario and Quebec, 2014 has been eventful. In April, Ontario Health Minister Deb Mathews announced that an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) funding program would be implemented in Ontario. After the general election, the policy was confirmed. This was followed by the introduction of Bill 20 in November in Quebec.…

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Tubal Ligation

My husband and I are looking for some advice. Two years ago, we decided on a tubal ligation after our youngest child was born, however now, two years later, we find we are at a constant regret for having done. Ideally, we would like to have one more child. We are unsure of whether to…

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IVF Clinical Trial

Due to an overwhelming response, recruitment is now closed. Read more about the Research and Innovation at the Ottawa Fertility Centre.

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NEW! Egg Donation Program

The Ottawa Fertility Centre has partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA to launch a new Donor Egg program in Canada.  Patients will be able to select egg donors without having to travel outside of Canada. Donor Egg Information Session Tuesday March 25th from 6pm to 8pm Ottawa Fertility Centre RSVP The founder of Donor Egg Bank USA will…

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Question about male fertility

Hello, I was wondering if the use of drugs like Cialis reduces the chances of conception in any way, for example, by either reducing the quality or damaging the sperm? Thanks so much.

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How long should it take to get pregnant?

3 facts to help you set reasonable expectations So you’ve decided to start trying to get pregnant. Or maybe you have already started, and now you are wondering what to expect. When we were young we were probably told that having sex even once is a risk for pregnancy, and we were warned to always…

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3 Ways to Detect Ovulation

Proving to yourself that you ovulate is easy to do and there are a few options out there.  Before I go any further into describing them, please head the advice I gave in the last post.  If you are having regular cycles every month then you are almost always ovulating, and timing sex to the…

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Psychology Corner

Hello and welcome to the Psychology Corner. If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing it’s because you are wondering about the experience of infertility and maybe the feelings it engenders. I’ve been doing infertility counselling for over 25 years and, while pregnancy rates have increased dramatically in that time, the feelings it causes in people…

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Coming to the realization that ‘it’ is not happening….

Uh oh. My period came again. It’s been four months and I’m getting worried. The beginning of the emotional aspects of infertility usually happens a few months after you’ve decided it’s time to get pregnant and you’re not. The decision to try is a happy one. Most of the people I see in my office…

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