Like many couples, the road which lead us to FertilityCare Toronto began with one of the most tragic of circumstances: the loss of an unborn child. Months after the miscarriage, we began exploring other ways to bring one of our own into the world. We attended in-vitro fertilization information session at the local clinic and found ourselves in a doctor’s office seemingly beginning the process of forcing my wife’s body to do something it wasn’t ready to do. Because, in essence, that is exactly what IVF is. I never believed in it, and yet I found myself in that doctor’s office listening to the laundry list of drugs and procedures that my poor, embattled wife would undergo in the subsequent months, and possibly years.
While recovering from surgery to treat her moderate/severe case of endometriosis we heard of a place that would have a profound impact on our lives: FertilityCare Toronto. Our first steps into the centre were unlike any steps we had taken into the various clinics and offices before. This was not a cold, sterile environment. This was not “Name… Health Card… take a seat, the doctor will be with you shortly.” From the moment we walked into the Coxwell and Danforth building, we felt at ease, despite not knowing if this was “the answer.”
We attended an introductory session and met frequently with our practitioner. We studied mucous levels. (Guys, it’s alright to chuckle but I promise you ‘ll be fascinated with ‘how your wife works’!) Our interaction with FertilityCare Toronto doctors were detailed, and yet, not laden with information that would make our heads spin.
To this day, we will never forget the day we found out we were expecting again. Moreso, we will never forget that warm July afternoon when we welcomed our baby girl into this world.