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Check out our informative blog page outlining several discussion topics relating to infertility for you to read.  Happy Reading!

Secondary Infertility – How you can build your family.

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Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or carry a baby to full term after having previously been pregnant and given birth without the need for fertility treatment or assistance. This can take couples by surprise and most people with secondary infertility had a relatively easy time conceiving before. This scenario is more common than most people realize, and …

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Signs and Symptoms after your Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

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During the two-week period between your frozen embryo transfer (FET) and pregnancy test, several symptoms like menstruation may arise. However, it is completely okay to have no symptoms after your embryo transfer. Everyone is different and each person has different signs or symptoms. Moreover, let’s uncover some of the symptoms you may experience after your embryo transfer and what they …

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Trying to Conceive? What Is the “Normal” Sperm Count to Conceive?

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Along with initial fertility tests, your fertility specialist will want to evaluate your male partner’s medical history and reproductive health, typically starting with a semen analysis. Now let’s look at what this means when you are trying to conceive. Male Infertility Firstly, a male fertility workup is the recommended first step in your fertility journey. This step includes a semen …

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5 Tips for Coping with Infertility over the Holidays

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The holidays – the time of year filled with cheer, shopping, cooking, and loved ones. Yet for those struggling with infertility, this season also brings a hyper-focus on the everyday reminders of family. While surrounding yourself with the spirit of the holidays, it is important to take care of yourself at the same time. Here are some tips to help …

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What to expect at your first fertility assessment

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The fertility assessment is one of the first steps in your fertility journey. This in-clinic visit is vital to determining your reproductive goals, assessing your reproductive health, and developing a personalized fertility treatment plan. It can be challenging and disappointing when natural conception is unsuccessful, especially when you are not sure why you are having trouble in the first place.  …

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Yoga and Fertility

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Prana is the life-force energy that can be described as our sense of feeling alive and well.  This energy compels us to share or exchange our intimate thoughts and feelings so, it’s no surprise that it’s also synonymous with our sexual energy. Increased circulation is required for sexual arousal, and it heals and strengthens organ tissues. Paying attention to our …

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LGBTQ2S+: A Fight for Equal Rights in Fertility Care

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The use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is essential for LGBTQ2S+ family building.  We at Tripod Fertility are proud to be a provider of these tools for families and individuals.  Same sex male couples, Same sex female couples, non-binary couples/ single people, trans individuals and couples are all welcome.  Sadly, this inclusivity in reproductive medicine and even in basic human …

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What Is the Success Rate of In Vitro Fertilization in Canada?

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For people who are struggling with fertility issues in Canada, there are several options available to try and add to your family. One fertility treatment is in vitro fertilization, which you have likely heard of before but may not know much about. What is in vitro fertilization (IVF)? One of the more well-known types of assisted reproductive technology, IVF, uses …

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Endometriosis – The Unknown cause of infertility

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Growing a family and becoming a mom is a lifelong dream – full of excitement. When it is finally your turn to get pregnant, you do not dwell too much on the fact that something could go wrong. The larger scientific and reproductive endocrinology community still has a lot to learn about endometriosis, but what we do know remains a …

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What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI)?

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A Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (REI) is a Medical Doctor with advanced training in the science and treatment of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. An REI focuses on the hormones and mechanics of conception with advanced knowledge of sperm, eggs, and male and female anatomy. This speciality also centers their expertise around the complex interactions between pituitary and reproductive hormones. …

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