If you are trying to get pregnant but are having issues with fertility, you are not alone. Recent studies suggest that 1 in 6 Canadian couples suffer from infertility. Luckily, with the help of assisted reproductive technology, you may still be able to realize your dream of becoming a parent.
Here are some reasons you should choose the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) as the fertility clinic in Vancouver to help make that dream a reality:
At PCRM, we have in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates that are among the highest in Canada. We understand that every case is unique, and your chances of a successful pregnancy may be higher or lower than the averages. Your age, number of eggs, sperm count and motility and uterine receptivity are factors our fertility experts will take into consideration when discussing your individual chances. We also know that IVF might not be the best option for you depending on the cause of infertility. That is why we provide a range of fertility services that are designed to help couples and individuals with a range of specific reproductive needs.
Range of services
The services at our fertility clinic include egg freezing, IVF, intrauterine insemination (IUI), sperm freezing, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), genetic testing (PGT-A and PGT-M) and cancer fertility preservation. As the only level 1 fertility facility in British Columbia, we can perform advanced reproductive surgical procedures such as tubal ligation reversal, vasectomy reversal, microsurgical testicular sperm extraction, and operative hysteroscopy.
In order to improve your chances of success with fertility treatments, our physicians advocate for a healthy lifestyle. We go even further to provide an infertility patient support group where those suffering from infertility can receive emotional support and education. Additionally, PCRM is the first and only fertility clinic in the province with an on-site licensed pharmacy for patients requiring reproductive medication. In addition to added convenience, you’ll find that our pharmacy accepts most major insurance plans.
At PCRM, our laboratory was constructed to optimize embryo growth for IVF. The lab was designed and commissioned with the highest quality assurance from the experts in assisted reproductive technology and is furnished with advanced equipment. We place a strong emphasis on air quality and risk management. To ensure that your embryos and banked samples are protected, we use a sophisticated security and monitoring system. In the event there is a power outage, we have a high-capacity generator for back-up power supply. Your medical records are safe with us as well since we use the latest electronic record-keeping methods.
PCRM is very active in both clinical and laboratory research. We constantly review the latest developments in our field to ensure we offer our patients cutting-edge care. A list of our own research publications and other notable publications in the realm of fertility can be found in our Physician Resources section.
Our team is committed to educating medical students, family physicians and obstetrics/gynecology residents at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta. All our physicians are university faculty members who participate in both clinical teachings at our sites and lecturing on campus. Our fertility clinic in Vancouver was the principal training site for the UBC sub-specialty residency training program in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. PCRM also pioneered the only first-trimester screening program in British Columbia certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation. Each year, we host an annual Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Symposium at BC Women’s Hospital for over 180 physicians who want to further their knowledge of fertility care.
At PCRM, we believe that each patient’s journey to fertility is unique. Our philosophy is to put the patient first, and the right treatment will follow. Although we are one of the largest clinics in Canada, our team focuses on these values to create an atmosphere of personalized fertility care with excellent service. However you choose to build your family, PCRM strives to support you with knowledge, experience and kindness.