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Conceptia Recommendations re: Zika Virus Print E-mail
Pregnant women, and those considering becoming pregnant, should postpone their travels until the “Travel Health Notice” Advisory has been removed.

• For updates, please refer to:
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/zika-virus/index-eng.php

If travel cannot be postponed, strict mosquito bite prevention measures should be followed due to the possible association between Zika virus infection and increased risk of serious health effects on their developing fetus.

• For more information go to the webpage on insect bite prevention:
http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/insect-bite

If you develop symptoms similar to Zika virus infection when you are travelling, or after you return, see a health care provider and tell them where you have been travelling or living.

If travel is not postponed:
• Partners who are planning a pregnancy should use condom protection for 6 months upon their return.
• Fertility treatments will be delayed for a minimum of 6 months.
• After 6 months, the clinic will assess if treatment is to proceed as planned or if further delay of treatment is required.

For the duration of the pregnancy, it is reasonable to consider the use of condoms for all men who have been in a Zika affected area, or for whom Zika was diagnosed.

For more information on the Zika Virus please refer to:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/phn-asp/2016/zika-eng.php
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/

Notice: These recommendations will change as the Clinic receives new information on the Zika virus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please ask to speak with a nurse.
 
Conceptia Fertility Clinic celebrates 15 Years! Print E-mail
Moncton, NB, Thursday, December 10 2015 – This December, the Conceptia Fertility Clinic celebrates its 15th anniversary. Since 2000, more than 700 babies have been born with the assistance of the clinic's medical team.
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Recent news (available in French only) in regards to Quebec Funding Program for Assisted Reproduction Print E-mail

For your information, here are news that were published in the last few months:

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Infertility treatment fund announced Print E-mail
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Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (May 24 – 31, 2014) Print E-mail

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Elective single embryo transfer (eSET). Ask us why! Print E-mail

 

bedaine mainsThe aim of all infertility treatments should be the birth of a healthy baby with minimum risks to the mother. 

 

It is often thought that transferring one embryo through in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment will reduce the chances of a successful pregnancy. In fact, in certain cases, success rates of pregnancy with eSET are similar to those of double embryo transfer (DET). However, DET does increase the chance of a multiple pregnancy with the inherent risks. eSET will dramatically reduce your risk of a multiple pregnancy. Twins can appear to be the ideal outcome when you are going through fertility treatment, but a multiple pregnancy is the biggest health risk for IVF babies. One in twelve twin pregnancies results in at least one baby dying or having a significant disability. eSET is also about increasing the number of healthy IVF babies. 

 

Different provincial associations are trying to get some funding for infertility treatments through their government in exchange for reducing the number of embryos transferred, emphasizing that reducing multiples will save a lot of money on health care for premature babies. More than half of all twins are born prematurely and have low birth weight, often increasing their need for ongoing specialized medical and developmental support. But it’s not about saving money! It’s about saving lives. 

 

 

Here are some benefits to eSET:

 

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Full term healthy babies: 

Expecting only one child reduces the risks of preterm and underweight babies. A multiple pregnancy is related to higher risks of health problems (such as respiratory distress syndrome, hemorrhage, cerebral injury, etc.) and even death. 

 

 

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A healthy mom during and after pregnancy: 

  • During pregnancy : Multiple pregnancies can cause problems such as high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), gestational diabetes, anemia, C-section delivery, etc. 
  • After pregnancy : Twin pregnancies also increase the risks of post partum depression, very high stress levels, sleepless nights, difficulties related to feeding and activity schedules, etc. 

 

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A positive experience to parenthood: 

  • Having to take care of more than one baby is one of the most challenging situations a couple can face. Sharing tasks and responsibilities is essential. It is very demanding for both partners and even more so for one person alone, unless they have a very good support group. 
  • Having twins doubles the financial challenges: necessary specialized equipment, double clothing, food and daycare, etc. 

 

 

With the goals of a healthy baby, healthy mom and a positive experience to parenthood: choose an elective transfer of single embryo (eSET)!

 

 
The Power of Hope - fertility preservation for male cancer patients Print E-mail
Conceptia is now a proud Ambassador of Fertile Future and The Power of Hope program:

Cost Reduction Program is a multi-dimensional plan that offers financial assistance to qualifying cancer patients, providing a substantial reduction in the overall cost required to pursue fertility preservation treatment.

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

http://fertilefuture.ca/patients/power-of-hope/