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Nathan Chan and his baby, both grinning
Nathan Chan and his baby, both grinning
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Whether you’re already planning a family or simply think you might want to in the future, it’s important to take an active role in your reproductive health. Building Your Family is here to help you get informed: learn about common fertility challenges and their treatments; the supports available to new, expectant, or hopeful parents; and egg donor and surrogacy services.

How Do You Improve Chances of Embryo Implantation?

A fertility specialist can assess your body’s readiness for pregnancy and offer a treatment plan to maximize your chances of a healthy conception.

How Fertility Has Changed Over the Last 40 Years

Thanks to donor eggs, donor sperm, and/or surrogacy, many single and LBGTQ individuals and couples have achieved their dreams of creating families.

I’m 28 Years Old and I’ve Been Trying for a Year. Do I Need IVF?

Learn why, if you are under 35 years of age, you should seek the care of a reproductive endocrinologist (REI) after one year of trying to conceive.

I’m 37 Years Old and I’m Doing IVF. Should I Consider PGT?

The benefits of Preimplantation Genetic Testing are more pronounced in older women, as the percentage of aneuploid embryos increases dramatically with age.

Dr. Meivys Garcia
Dr. Meivys Garcia, Assistant Medical Director at Markham Fertility Centre

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Individualized Fertility Treatment for Your Unique Needs

Dr. Marjorie Dixon is on a mission to inform the public about the many reproductive options available, so no one needs to suffer in silence.

Your Fertility Matters

With 1 in 6 Canadian couples struggling to build their family, it’s important to learn more about your options and take advantage of available supports.

With Perinatal Support Workers, New Parents Aren’t Alone

Perinatal Support Workers are professional educators and caregivers for new and expecting parents who are graduates of personal support worker programs.

Leader in Inclusive Egg Donation and Surrogacy Consulting

After Nathan Chan waited eight years to become a single father, the inclusive egg donation and surrogacy consultancy — Proud Fertility — began from his journey.

Discover Your Path to Parenthood with Xytex Sperm Bank

With over 40 years of trusted experience creating families, Xytex Sperm Bank is committed to making your path to parenthood an experience to cherish.

How Are Age and Fertility Connected?

The Ottawa Fertility Centre’s experts answer common questions about the link between a woman’s age and fertility, from conception to egg preservation.

How Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Can Change Everything

A newly-approved Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing is empowering prospective Canadian parents to make better informed decisions earlier in their pregnancies.

Conceiving with Low Ovarian Reserve and Poor Egg Quality

A low ovarian reserve may feel like an expiration date to your fertility, but it doesn’t have to: there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.

Surrogacy and Egg Donation in Canada

ANU Fertility would love to be there for you every step of your journey to parenthood — from just your dream to a baby in your arms.

Improve Your Fertility with Diet and Supplementation

Optimizing your health before trying to conceive can help improve your baby’s health. Dr. Jodie Peacock explains why, and some of the key things to look for.

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