SUCCESS RATES
Here at Conceptia, we have a well above average national success rate.

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SUCCESS RATES
Here at Conceptia, we have a well above average national success rate.

Discover what makes us one of the leading fertility clinics in Canada.
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FINANCIAL QUESTIONS
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FINANCIAL QUESTIONS
You have questions about our Service Fees and the government infertility treatment fund? We can help you!

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Conceptia clinic now offers fertility preservation for both men and women. An individual or couple may want to preserve their fertility for the following reasons:
  • Men and Women facing medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery that may affect their fertility
  • Men and women who wish to delay having children for personal reasons
Men and adolescent boys that have reached puberty can freeze sperm prior to their medical treatments. Consultation with a physician prior to freezing are provided to offer counselling on the process of sperm freezing, and how these frozen samples can be used in the future.

Women of reproductive age can choose to freeze either their eggs or embryos. Both options require the woman to undergo the process of ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. As this process takes time and requires coordination with the menstrual cycle, this should be discussed as early as possible to allow time to complete prior to starting their medical treatments.
Embryo cryopreservation is conducted on embryos that have reached a day 5 stage of development. It allows a woman/couple to try to achieve a pregnancy at an ulterior time that will be convenient for her/them. The embryos must be of sufficient quality before cryopreservation to assure their survival after thawing. Typically, embryos that are cryopreserved are the remaining embryos after an IVF cycle.

The process of cryopreservation starts with exposing the embryos to special cryopreservatives that help to prevent the formation of ice crystals within the cells. The embryos are then placed in storage straws and sealed. Finally, embryos are subjected to a precise, controlled rate cooling and stored in liquid nitrogen at −196 °C. Once cryopreserved, embryos can be stored for many years, if necessary.

Thawing of embryos is much like freezing them, but in reverse. Embryos are first placed in a thawing solution that slowly warms and reintroduces water into the embryonic cells. Following this, the embryos are placed in controlled culture media where development is reinitiated.
Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) involves a process similar to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), in terms of the hormonal medications required to stimulate the production of mature eggs, and the surgical retrieval of eggs from a woman’s ovaries.

Cryopreservation is a laboratory procedure, designed to enable procreation. It will allow conservation of non-fertilized oocytes with the intent of fertilization at a later date and a subsequent transfer of embryo in the uterus of the client for her own reproductive needs.

The "Cryo" Program is used in the event that oocytes are retrieved after an ovarian stimulation without the intention of fertilizing them right away.

Description of Procedure:

Step 1: Ovarian Stimulation
The ovaries are stimulated with injectable fertility drugs for about ten days. The growth of the eggs is monitored by measuring hormone levels with blood tests and examining the ovaries by ultrasound for many consecutive days during the cycle.

Step 2: Retrieval of the Eggs
When the eggs seem to have reached maturity, needle aspiration of the follicular fluid, guided by ultrasound, is performed to retrieve as many eggs as possible. This procedure is usually done under intravenous sedation (Fentanyl, Versed). If general anesthesia is deemed necessary, additional costs will incur.

Step 3: Cryopreservation of Oocytes
The oocyte cryopreservation will be conducted by a method called: “vitrification”. The oocytes will be placed in a very small volume of vitrification medium and will then be cooled at an extremely rapid rate. The fast freezing eliminates the formation of ice crystals in the oocytes. The vitrified oocytes will be stored in a container filled with liquid nitrogen and maintained at a temperature of -196˚C until such time as they are to be thawed and fertilized.
When the client decides to utilize her frozen oocytes, the endometrial lining will be prepared and synchronized with the thawing process of the oocytes. After thawing, oocytes fertilization will be attempted by a technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and the fertilized embryo(s) will be kept in culture for 3 to 5 days until finally, there will be a transfer of the embryo(s). Any embryo(s) deemed abnormal will not be transferred.
Sperm cryopreservation is recommended to patients who are partaking in activities which may pose a risk to their future fertility, such as chemotherapy treatment, a vasectomy, etc. Also, patients who have a low sperm concentration or have difficulty ejaculating on demand may be asked to cryopreserve a sample before their partner undergoes egg retrieval in order to guarantee that a sperm sample is available on that day, as a backup.

Sperm cryopreservation entails the male patient providing a sperm sample to the laboratory, followed by a short analysis conducted to ensure adequate numbers of sperm are present for freezing. The sample is then mixed with a special cryopreservative that allows the sperm to survive at sub-zero temperatures. The sample is then transferred to different vials or straws and subjected to a tiered cooling process which ultimately ends with the sample in storage at −196°C in liquid nitrogen.

Upon thawing, samples are exposed to room temperature air for a short period of time and then processed for use. Sperm can be stored indefinitely, as long as it stays at −196°C. It can be thawed as needed.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are considering the option of fertility preservation, visit the web site for Fertile Future.

Fertile Future is a Canadian national non-profit organization that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals.

Conceptia is a proud Ambassador of Fertile Future and "The Power of Hope" program

The Power of Hope: a multi-dimensional cost reduction program that offers financial assistance to qualifying cancer patients, providing a substantial reduction in the overall cost required to pursue fertility preservation treatment.

Female cancer patients who qualify for the Power of Hope Program receive:
  1. Compassionate pharmaceutical product;
  2. Reduced clinic fees of at least 33% for egg retrieval and egg or embryo cryopreservation;
  3. Reimbursement of up to $2,500.

Click here for more details on the Cost Reduction Program for Women



Male cancer patients
who qualify for the program can receive reimbursement of up to $350.00 for sperm cryopreservation services.

Click here for more details on the Cost Reduction Program for Men

1 in 6

Canadian couples trying to conceive are diagnosed with infertility.
Canadian couples trying to conceive are diagnosed with infertility.

Above Average

national success rates
national success rates

800

babies born with the help of Conceptia
babies born with the help of Conceptia

> 50

pregnancies in progress
pregnancies in progress

About Conceptia

The CONCEPTIA Clinic was founded in 2000 and is the only “full-service” fertility treatment center in New Brunswick.

Conceptia is the only private non-profit fertility Clinic in Canada. This organization is a leading fertility clinic in the country with many years of success above national average, focuses entirely on patient-specific treatment strategies and welfare.

Contact Us

31 Providence St.
4th floor - Pavillon Hotel-Dieu
Moncton, NB E1C 8X3
info@conceptia.ca 


T: (506) 862-4217
Toll Free: 1-866-381-BABY (2229)
F: (506) 862-7571

Open Hours
Fertility Clinic: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during the week
Nursing Team: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm during the week
Weekends & Holidays: Prescheduled appointments only (Starting at 8:30 am)