Since we began operation in 2011 under the name Procrea Fertility, we have been honoured to help so many from all walks of life achieve their dreams of having children.
My husband and I cannot thank the team at Generation Fertility enough for making our dreams of having a family come true. We really felt supported during both the difficult and the joyous times. We welcomed our miracle this past summer and look forward to spending our first holiday season together as a family. Thanks again to the team.
When my husband and I decided we wanted to start a family, we thought it would come easy. You know, you want a baby, you get pregnant after a couple months and you have a baby. Unfortunately, it was not so simple for us. After months and months of tracking ovulation, buying every TTC gadget under the sun, trying to just be spontaneous and “stop stressing” as everyone says, we decided it was time to get help and we were referred to this clinic.
The initial fertility testing, proved that everything was normal and we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. This was a positive and negative diagnosis in my mind. On one hand you are healthy, but on the other, you have nothing “wrong” to fix. With this diagnosis came our plan from the Generation Fertility doctor. One medicated cycle and if that didn’t work, we’d move on to IUI. After an unsuccessful medicated cycle and IUI, we finally had our first ever positive pregnancy test after our second IUI!!! We welcomed our baby girl just 9 weeks ago!
The hopelessness infertility creates is crippling. It is so lonely and you grieve every month without a positive. If you are reading my story, please stay hopeful! The entire team at this clinic will stand behind you and support you through your journey! They are absolutely incredible and we have a beautiful baby girl to show for it!!! Words can’t express our absolute gratitude!
Magical doesn’t even begin to describe what it’s like to be carry this miracle baby. Today is world IVF day and if anything deserves a shout out it’s the process of IVF and my fabulous team of helpers at @generationfertilityclinic . 43 years ago the ever IVF baby was conceived and here I am today forever thankful.
Thankful for this exact moment
Thankful for this chance
Thankful for every kick and wiggle
Thankful for my amazing husband who stuck through the IVF hormones so pregnancy hormones have been a breeze for him 😂
Thankful to everyone who has reached out and supported us and even to those who took the time to listen.
I could stare at this small corner of the nursery for days. Is it done? Not even close but one day I’ll be standing here in a pile dirty laundry changing a stinky diaper and for that I will forever be thankful.
No matter what anyone says we are excited for the sleepless nights, the four hour long cries when we don’t know what we’re doing, the poop explosions and everything in between.
IVF doesn’t always guarantee a baby but this time it did, for us.
For some, making a baby is quick and easy and fun! For others it involves cycle monitoring, daily self-injections and the dreaded two week wait. Some people decide to get pregnant and conceive within a few months of trying. Others have to go through painful procedures and terrible heart aches for years; working towards something they can only hope will one day happen for them.
Our fertility journey began over a decade ago when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. The challenges that we faced when trying to conceive a child started a few short years later. My husband and I met in high school. We are by any definition, high school sweethearts. And over the course of 15 years together, we accomplished many things – we bought our first home, found jobs we love and went on some amazing adventures together. However; the one thing we wanted more than anything – to start a family of our own – ended up being the most challenging thing we would ever face as a couple.
Although most people go through their infertility struggles with a partner by their side, when you are told that “you” are the reason why you as a couple cannot conceive, it feels like the loneliest journey you will ever take. I felt like I was failing as a wife and as a woman when I was unable to have a baby. After numerous specialists and even more surgeries, I was so relieved to be referred to Procrea Fertility in Newmarket. I had no idea if it would lead us to a happy ending or not, but it felt like a second chance – a new start – an opportunity to put our fate into someone else’s hands; and I am so glad that we did!
Going through fertility treatments isn’t easy. It takes you to new levels in your relationship. It pushes you further past anything you ever thought you could do. It constantly tests you both physically and mentally. It was an emotional roller-coaster full of fear, failure and loss that ended up making me into a stronger, more resilient and an even more appreciative person.
Fast forward past the daily tears; the pain and frustration that accompanied us each month. Past the disappointments and sorrows, to the successful round of IVF that resulted in a beautiful baby boy! We could not have been happier on that day when the blood test finally came up positive! And throughout every test, every appointment, every ultrasound, and every procedure, it was the support of my loving family and husband that kept this journey alive. And what was it that kept me going back to this particular clinic week after week? – It was the amazing team of health care professionals who were right there with us, throughout the whole process, as if it was their journey as well. They made me feel like there wasn’t anything wrong with me – that we just needed to find a different road that would lead us to having a family. The restored the fight I had within me.
So, to the doctor who always stayed on the phone with me explaining what the plan was; giving me hope that something would one day work when I had lost all confidence in myself and my body, to the nurse who held my hand when I cried before the egg retrieval, to the lab technicians and receptionists who were always happy to joke around with me during those early morning visits, to the ultrasound technician who offers up positivity and well wishes even if the lining or follicles are not growing at an acceptable rate and to everyone else who has made us feel welcomed, important and helped make our dream of starting a family come true – I want to say thank you! Thank you, a million times, over and over again.
And today I share a little bit about our journey to remind you that you are not alone. Today I share some hope that the journey is all worth it – no matter where it may take you.
We returned to the clinic a few months ago to try and grow our family again through the use of frozen embryo transfers and another IVF cycle. And although we have not yet had the same success as we did our first time around, I know there is an amazing team of individuals supporting us throughout it all.
September 2021 (from Google Reviews)
This centre is nothing but amazing!! The staff here is incredible. They want to help and educate you as much as possible. They never made me feel like a bother and that’s how a doctors office should be. This place is a PERFECT example of healthcare workers and how they work with their patients.
I have been going here for a few months and am still getting treated. However, every single one of my visits has been great. I drive an hour 1-way to come here and I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
The doctor is just great. He’s done all the testing and implemented strategies to help us get our rainbow baby. He’s so reassuring and gives us hope. Thank you guys for being so amazing!
August 2021 (from Google Reviews)
I was apprehensive when I was first referred here because my experience at another clinic made me feel confused, ashamed and I was left with so many unanswered questions at every appointment. I wasn't sure if I would be walking into the same experience with Generation Fertility. I definitely did not.
The doctor was straightforward and so kind-hearted when I spoke to her, I immediately felt comfortable with her and starting this journey again. She answered every question I had honestly and never left me confused about the steps being taken. The nurses were so welcoming and I always felt like I was in an environment where people were rooting for me. When the nurse was explaining how my trigger shot would be used, and I mentioned how I was afraid of needles, she gave me the biggest pep talk that made me feel so confident and comfortable.
By my second cycle monitoring, I had finally gotten to use my trigger shot. I had found out with a home test I was pregnant. They confirmed with bloodwork I was most definitely pregnant and the nurse who called with my results was so excited for me, I can't even begin to explain how that made me feel! By the second HCG test results, they were so ecstatic with my results and she sounded so happy and congratulated me so many times, I finally felt as if I had a team truly supporting me.
Whether this baby chooses to stick or not, I would still choose over and over again to continue treatment with Generation Fertility. I hope in 7 months I get to thank the doctor and her whole staff for helping us finally have our rainbow babies and a family. You're all incredible human beings and the support you give does not go unnoticed!
September 2020 (from Google Reviews)
So far we've had amazing experiences over the past year at both Vaughan and Newmarket locations. The doctor has been nothing short of fantastic, informative and compassionate. Being undiagnosed and not taken seriously for years came to an end at this clinic. We have not yet been successful in maintaining pregnancy, but we have a great team here and we're very happy.
April 2019 (from Google Reviews)
My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for 3 years when our doctor referred us to this clinic. Via testing they determined that I had hypothyroidism and was not ovulating regularly. Once my thyroid became regulated with medication, we completed an IUI and got pregnant our first round. I just gave birth to our precious daughter a few days ago. Thank you for helping us through our infertility journey!
Sept 2018 (from Google Reviews)
This is an amazing fertility clinic! The doctor was great, as were all the staff – always supportive, pleasant, friendly and helpful. I found the doctors were honest and realistic about all recommendations. All the testing and treatments were explained in detail, and the pros and cons were reviewed in depth. We ended up getting pregnant and are expecting next month! Our heartfelt gratitude to a wonderful clinic and staff for helping us achieve our dream of having a family after trying for 3 years. Highly recommend this clinic.