31st May 2013
My partner and I have received the devastating news that we will not be able to have our own children using my eggs and his sperm. We are consideration sperm and egg donation. How will we know if we’re emotionally ready for this family building option?
Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz. In order to build this foundation we first need to talk about the pain you have both experienced when you received the diagnosis that your eggs or sperm were not viable options for conceiving. I imagine that your have felt and perhaps continue to feel shock, [...]
23rd May 2013
I am 24 years old and was just diagnosed with herpes. I may want to have kids one day so I’m wondering if herpes can affect my fertility? What do I need to know about the herpes virus and pregnancy?
Written by Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre. You are not alone. Almost 1 in 6 people have genital herpes. Genital herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1 or 2. Most people who have genital herpes don’t have any symptoms, but if you do the symptoms can [...]
15th May 2013
What are the costs of social egg and sperm freezing in Canada and are any of these costs covered by provincial health plans? Are there any risks involved with these methods of fertility preservation and how long can eggs and sperm be safely stored?
Written by our medical expert, Dr. William Buckett. Social egg freezing is when a woman chooses to have some of her eggs frozen, usually before the age of 35, for the purpose of avoiding the decline in fertility that is associated with aging. This is called social egg freezing because the process is being undertaken [...]