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#1 scotiabrat

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:15 PM



As you probably know, recently the Liberals regained power in Ontario. One of their election promises was to pay for one cycle of IVF treatment for Ontarians. What do you know about this? Is it one cycle per couple or per person? When does it come into affect and how do we get more information about cashing in on this, especially since IVF is so pricey. Thanks for your help everyone!



#2 ollie2013

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

it was huge in the news a couple months ago but i have not heard anything new about if it is actually happening or when or how it will be implemented



if i come across anything i will definitely post it on here

me 26, dh 32

ttc for almost 3 years

one ectopic pregnancy, lost one tube- 2013

one miscarriage- 2014

poor egg quality, unstable hormone levels. AMH dropped from 4 to 1.5 in 4 months.. had it retested and came back at 1.4

RE predicts that i will go through menopause around age 30..27 or 28. Suggests one round  of ivf and then it is time to move onto another option.

1st ivf booked to begin in september

Sept 17- B/w and U/S, Starting Stimulation

Clinic Error and IVF cycle cancelled in October- took some time to think about my options


November- Moving onto donor eggs-

donor #1 selected through little miracles

Dec 29- Lupron Injection

Jan 22- Estrace Started

Estimated Retrieval day for donor is Feb 6. 5 days into the cycle, donor was found to have cocaine and marijuana in her bloodstream- cycle cancelled.. heartbroken and very disappointed

Donor egg cycle round 2 - let's hope things go well this time!

Donor #2 selected... Retrieval in April!

#3 ociwoman


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

I believe they are aiming to have a program in place by early 2015 to partially cover the costs of one cycle (e.g, won't cover medications or ancillary costs like embryo storage). 


I am pretty sure they mean one ivf cycle per woman/couple.


Also, last I heard the government had not decided how the new funding will be delivered – whether directly through OHIP or via tax credit. They are still looking at the options. Should see an announcement of some sort in the new year.


Better than nothing, that's for sure!

#4 nugget

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:28 AM

Just wondering if anyone has heard any updated info on this recently?  

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#5 Clairey

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

No developments.

#6 ilovemydogs

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:03 PM

I heard a committee was working on it, but we probably won't hear more until the summer.
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#7 nugget

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:58 AM

Thanks!  I also heard about the committee being formed, but nothing beyond that. I just wasn't sure if I'd missed something somehow :)

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#8 wiwi

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

I'd also be interested in that information. I will keep an eye on this thread in case anyone has an update to share.

#9 SherryLevitan

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

As at April 12, We are all still waiting for some concrete news!