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One cycle of in vitro fertilization costs over $5000 (Except in Quebec).

In most provinces (except Quebec where up to three rounds of IVF with one embryo transfer is publically funded for women who meet the criteria), women and couples must pay between  $5,000 and $10,000 to undergo an IVF cycle – depending on whether they require additional services such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or intracytoplasmic […]

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Study links common fertility treatment to birth defects

A recent Australian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that out of over 308,000 births, those babies born as a result of the fertility treatment known as ICSI – intracytoplasmic sperm injection, were 57% more likely to have birth defects. ICSI is generally used with male-factor infertility where the man’s sperm […]

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New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet can increase a woman’s chances of conceiving

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Istanbul suggests that a diet including high levels of monosaturated fat – found in avocados, olive oil, peanuts, almonds and cashews – may boost a woman’s fertility.  “A Mediterranean diet” has been reported to triple the chances […]

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Considering Using Egg or Embryo Donation to Expand my Family

My name is Paula and I’m 43 years old. It took me a while to decide whether or not I wanted to become a mother. Since the right guy never came along, I kept putting off my decision to become a mother. But when I reached my 43rd birthday this year it was like everything […]

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