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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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
You have questions about our Service Fees and the government infertility treatment fund? We can help you!

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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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home financial questions
Embryo culture and development begins directly after fertilization of the egg. ivf mature egg fr
Over a three to five day period, embryos are placed in a specialized embryo media that provides nutrients which help the embryo grow and develop. Every day or two, the embryos are transferred to a new type of media because as they develop, their nutritional requirements change. This is also partly because embryos should not be kept in contact with their metabolic waste for extended periods of time. Embryos undergoing culture are kept in an incubator that has a precisely controlled atmosphere that keeps temperature, gas concentrations, and humidity constant.
ivf day 1 1

Day 1, following the retrieval, oocytes are first observed to determine if they have been fertilized. The fertilization can be confirmed by the presence of 2 pronuclei (PN) inside the oocytes, attesting both set of 23 chromosomes;

Following this, all fertilized eggs are tracked individually through embryo development on days 1, 2, 3, and 5 post-fertilization. It is important to observe embryos on these days because it allows the embryologist to assess which embryos are developing in an optimal manner and may be candidates for transfer. Embryos are evaluated on their morphological characteristics (appearance), their number of cells, their percentage of fragmentation (debris), etc. These observations are very important and should coincide with the 'timing' of embryo development.

ivf day3 1A day 2 embryo should ideally have cleaved and be composed of four cells, and on day 3, be composed of eight cells.


If we have too few embryos and/or if the quality is insufficient, a transfer is usually recommended on day 3. It is preferable to do it on this day rather than risk the embryos stop developing before their transfer. However, if several good quality embryos are available, we will probably recommend that they be left two more days to grow. Embryos that reach the blastocyst stage on day 5 are more likely to lead to a pregnancy; nevertheless, there is a possibility that none of them survive the additional culture. But if several reach this stage, we will have a better selection for the transfer (having monitored their development for five days).
ivf blastocyst 1

A day 5 embryo is called a blastocyst; this embryo is then composed of more than 64 cells.


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)