Canada's Best IVF Clinic Now Has an Office in Ottawa
Hannam Fertility is the only Canadian clinic that has partnered with the internationally renowned IVF specialists at CCRM Fertility. In addition to fully bilingual nurses, our Ottawa clinic offers ultrasound, bloodwork and access to the best IVF treatment in Canada.
IVF with CCRM
IVF is a highly effective and safe process where eggs are retrieved and fertilized with sperm outside the body, and then an embryo is implanted into a woman’s uterus.
The CCRM IVF lab’s success rates are among the top in North America for both pregnancy rates and shortest time to pregnancy. The network is trusted by thousands of individuals and couples across North America each year, leading the field in 11 major North American cities. Centralizing vast resources and data, CCRM is able to implement cutting-edge technology and quality control that is unmatched.
We are proud to bring one of the most respected IVF labs in the world to join us in our mission to care for everyone in Ottawa.
How Does IVF Work?
IVF treatment consists of four distinct stages:
To help ensure the successful retrieval of multiple eggs, women undergoing IVF may receive fertility drugs to mimic the body’s natural hormones. Then, her ovaries and hormone levels will be carefully monitored to determine when her body is ready for egg retrieval. Monitoring in Ottawa is completed Monday to Friday, if weekend monitoring is required, the patient will be booked at our Toronto location on Bloor Street.
On the day of retrieval, the patient is lightly sedated, and an ultrasound probe is inserted into her vagina to identify follicles. A thin needle is then inserted into an ultrasound guide, gently passing through her vagina and into her follicles to retrieve her eggs. Retrievals are completed at our Bloor Street location in Toronto.
A male donor provides a semen sample, his sperm are separated from his semen in a lab. The male’s active sperm are then combined with the female’s eggs in a laboratory dish. Within under 24 hours, it can be determined if the IVF process worked.
To ensure they’re as strong and healthy as possible, viable embryos are first incubated and observed over the next couple of days. Finally, the embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus, to continue developing. If the IVF treatment is successful, the woman will test positive for pregnancy. Transfers are completed in Toronto.
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