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
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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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Shortly after collection, our andrologists analyze the sample, looking for abnormalities in sperm concentration, motility (movement) and morphology (appearance). During this time, the sample is also checked for the presence of antisperm antibodies which may hinder the fertilization of an egg within the female reproductive tract. It is necessary to assess all these elements in order to recommend you the appropriated fertility treatment.

Male factors contribute to about 40% of all infertility problems. All details of a semen/sperm analysis can determine the type of treatments that will be recommended to you by our Medical Director. Therefore, in order to be assured that we are offering you the treatment appropriate to your precise situation (and the best chances for a positive outcome), a detailed evaluation of the semen is requested prior to any type of fertility treatment.

Please note that before providing semen sample for any analysis or procedure, it is very important to have two to three days of abstinence (not more and not less) prior to providing your sample. By doing this, you should provide us with the best sperm sample in terms of count and motility.
The following are surgical methods used to obtain sperm when severe oligospermia (low sperm count) or azoospermia (no sperm) are presented by a patient. All of these surgical interventions are used in conjunction with ICSI because very few viable sperm are obtained through these methods.

Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) or Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)

PESA and TESA are techniques that employs fine needle to aspirate sperm directly from the epididymis or the testis by a fertility specialised urologist. For this procedure, an intravenous conscious sedation is conducted.

A fine needle attached to a syringe is then inserted into the epididymis or the testis. Suction is then applied to the syringe and the fluid that is aspirated is given to the andrologist for examination. If an adequate number of sperm has been found, the surgery is concluded; otherwise, it may take multiple aspirations in different regions of the testis to obtain sperm.

Micro Testicular Sperm Extraction (MESE or Micro-TESE)

Micro-TESE is the most invasive of the surgical procedures for retrieving sperm. It is generally conducted when there is evidence that concludes the affliction of primary spermatogenic failure (total absence of sperm).

Micro-TESE begins with the patient undergoing general anaesthetic. The surgeon (urologist) will then make a small incision in the scrotum and expose the testicle. From this point a microscope is utilized to observe the tissue of the testicle to discover regions where spermatogenesis (sperm production) may be occurring. If a region is found, small tissue samples will be excised from this area and given to the andrologist who then searches through the tissue and isolates viable sperm. These can then be used to fertilize eggs using ICSI.
Until recently, the only successful method for most men with spinal cord injuries to ejaculate usually involved invasive treatment (Ex: PESA-TESA).

Conceptia has a vibrator especially made for this kind of clientele. When performed by our fertility specialist, this simple approach, called Transcutaneous Mechanical Nerve Stimulation (TMNS), is easy and safe. This technique does not produce an erection, but it does induce ejaculation.

During the first use of the vibrator, it is likely that our fertility specialist also recommends looking for sperm in the urine, called a retrograde ejaculation analysis.

Effectiveness: Studies have shown that ejaculation can be induced in about 80% of cases (especially if the injury is above T10 vertebra).

Risk: Due to the paralysis of these patients, the use of the vibrator increases the risk of autonomic dysreflexia which can create hypertension. This technique will be practiced first in the Clinic with antihypertensive prevention (Nifedipine) and under medical supervision.

Results: The quantity and the quality of the semen sample will determine the kind of fertility treatment that will be necessary for each specific case:
  • It is possible to cryopreserve/freeze sperm for a future procedure.
  • It is also possible to repeat the stimulation on the day of fertility treatment.
  • If an ejaculation is obtained (without the presence of hypertension) and semen analysis shows normal values, patient could possibly buy their own vibrator and try intra cervical insemination at home with their partner.

For more information on the vibrator, please visit: http://www.medicalvibrator.com/id69.html

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)