Endometriosis explained:  The 3 types, diagnosis, and impact on fertility

Understanding endometriosis and its implications Dr. Geoff Zeni joins us on EP03 of My Fertility Podcast. He is a minimally invasive gynaecologic surgeon currently practicing at Markham Stouffville Hospital with a particular interest in fertility sparing surgery. He currently does really complex gynaecologic surgeries involving endometriosis, fibroids and Mullerian anomalies. He also has a particular…

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Fertility preservation: A guide to egg freezing and patient story

In today’s fast-paced world, many women are seeking ways to balance their personal and professional aspirations with their fertility plans. Fertility preservation: egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, has emerged as a revolutionary option, offering a sense of empowerment and future planning. This comprehensive guide delves into the intricacies of egg freezing and why it’s becoming…

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Fertility care should be more accessible, no matter the distance

Accessing fertility treatments when you live hours from the nearest fertility centre Undergoing fertility treatment is hard.  It’s hard on your mental and emotional wellbeing; it’s hard on your relationship; it’s hard on your body; and it’s hard on your pocketbook.  When you live hours away from the advanced fertility care you need to become…

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Fertility Awareness: Green Ribbon Campaign

April is Fertility Awareness month; wear your green ribbon with pride Each season has its symbolic meaning and spring is one of the most impactful.  From the cold of winter in Canada, emerges spring, a time of rejuvenation, hope, life, and vibrant colours.  But, for many, the proliferation of life around them is a cruel…

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Prenatal vitamins: folate vs. folic acid and understanding the MTHFR mutation

Why prioritizing prenatal vitamins matters for your pregnancy journey You’re embarking on the journey towards motherhood, and undoubtedly, you’re seeking the best possible start for your baby’s health. In the whirlwind of information out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So, let’s clear the misinformation around prenatal vitamins together and take a closer look at…

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6 things you need to know about the menstrual cycle

Trying to conceive and the menstrual cycle  The menstrual cycle is the engine for fertility and for all the ways we, as Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialists, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Wais at Markham Fertility Centre, can help someone get pregnant! We think about the menstrual cycle a million times a day and once someone…

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Getting pregnant: 10 factors that contribute to your chances

A common question: why am I not pregnant?  As physicians at MFC, we get asked this question all the time! And, to be honest, it’s not easily answered. The answer truly varies for every person or couple we see. But, it’s still important to talk about it. More importantly, we want to review how we…

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