STAGE 1 - Medical Consultation and follow-up
One of our fertility specialists will meet with you. The doctor will obtain a medical history, order tests including blood and ultrasound exams to evaluate your fertility potential. The doctor will go over the process of donor insemination.
STAGE 2 - Consultation with Health Psychologist
We require all of our patients who are using donor gametes (eggs, sperm, embryos) to meet with our health psychologist – or one of your choosing who is experienced in assisted reproduction. The purpose of this visit is to make patients aware of issues related to donor insemination as they pertain to the couple, the child and family members.
STAGE 3 - Consent for Treatment
There is no fee to you for this visit. Here you will meet your physician to review risks associated with donor insemination and you will consent for treatment.
STAGE 4 - Order Donor Sperm
You should only order donor sperm after all of the above steps have been taken, but you can start the process of selecting a donor at any time. There are a few companies that distribute donor sperm in Ontario. Contact them directly and they will tell you more about the process of selecting and ordering donor sperm.
Canada Cryobank https://www.canadacryobank.com/ 1 (905) 407-8673
Xytex Canada https://www.xytex.com/ 1 (866) 785-4709
Can-AM Cryoservices https://www.canamcryo.com/en 1 (888) 245-3471.
ReproMed Sperm Bank https://www.repromed.ca/sperm_bank 1 (416) 233-8111
STAGE 5 - Start a treatment cycle
By this time, you will be quite familiar with the Ottawa Fertility Centre as it has been about 2 to 3 months since your initial appointment. Our nurses will guide you through the insemination cycle and will follow-up with you at the time of your pregnancy test results.