Is spotting considered my day one?Many women may experience a few days of spotting before their period starts. Spotting is not considered your day one, your first full day of bleeding is considered your day one.
When are cycle monitoring appointments?Cycle monitoring appointments are currently being booked Monday-Friday between 7:00 am and 8:45 am. Saturday and Sunday between 8:30 am - 10:00 am. ** some times may vary due to a holiday
I have to work in the morning, can I pre-book the earliest appointments for all of my monitoring?Many of our patients have early morning commitments, we do our best to accommodate all requests.
How often do I have to come to the clinic for monitoring?Every cycle is unique and may change month-to-month depending on many factors, one being the addition of fertility medications. You can expect 2-4 appointments within the first 2 weeks of your cycle. You may have 1 additional appointment for bloodwork only approximately one week after ovulation.
How long is each fertility appointment?The average fertility appointment is approximately 15 – 30 minutes long.
Do you offer same-day appointments?At this time, we do not offer same-day appointments.
Where do I get the fertility medications I will need for my cycle and how will I know how to take them?Most fertility medications are available for purchase at DREAM fertility and our nurses will provide an education session so you feel comfortable using them.
Is there someone at the clinic who can administer injectable medications during my cycle?The fertility nurses will provide hands-on teaching of medication administration and give appropriate teaching materials so you feel comfortable and empowered to administer the medications yourself during your cycle.
New Patient Resources
Welcome to Dream Fertility! We are so excited to work with you to create a personalized care plan whether you are here to preserve your fertility or build your family now. Your family physician can submit a referral on your behalf via our website or by fax. While you are waiting for your appointment, please browse our website to find out more about treatment options and explore trusted resources on different fertility issues.
Fertility investigations can be ordered by our doctors after your initial consultation, but they can also be performed in advance of your visit. Here is a list of common investigations.
A semen sample is best given after between 2-5 days of abstinence. If you are producing the sample at home, it is best to have the sample in the lab within 1 hour, and to try to keep it at room or body temperature until it is delivered.
This is bloodwork that both partners have drawn. It looks for certain infectious diseases like Hepatitis, HIV, Rubella, Syphilis, Varicella. It is helpful to know your results in advance of pregnancy as you can be vaccinated for some of these diseases if you are found to not be immune.
Baseline Hormone Bloodwork
An AMH blood test is also a marker of ovarian reserve and helps to understand the number of follicles remaining in your ovary. It is not a marker for natural fertility, meaning that even patients with a low AMH may be able to conceive naturally. Other hormones may be tested based on your personal medical history.
This is a specialized transvaginal ultrasound that includes an antral follicle count or “AFC.” It is usually performed between cycle day 2 and cycle day 5 (with cycle day 1 being the first day of your period). This ultrasound is meant to count the number of small follicles on the ovary in order to measure your ovarian reserve. The number of follicles is a quantitative measure only and doesn’t tell us about the quality of eggs in the ovaries. The factor that most significantly impacts quality of eggs is age.
This is a second ultrasound performed in the same month. It usually needs to be performed before cycle day 12. A small amount of saline is introduced into the uterus using a catheter. A transvaginal ultrasound is then used to assess the lining and contour of the uterus to look for things like polyps or fibroids. This special ultrasound can also assess if the fallopian tubes are open. At least one open fallopian tube is needed in order to conceive naturally.
Address: 117 King Street East - 2nd Floor, Tower
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B9
Phone: (905) 721-2161
Fax: (905) 721-2246
Fertility Line: (905) 721-3531
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment Only
In Partnership with Markham Fertility
379 Church St - 5th Floor
Markham, ON L6B 0T1
Phone: (905) 472-4484
Fax: (905) 472-7128