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FAQs

How do you know if you need treatment at an infertility clinic?

For women under the age of 40, we recommend discussing treatment options after a couple has not achieved a full-term pregnancy following one year of unprotected intercourse. For women over the age of 40, we recommend seeking help after six months of unprotected intercourse.

Is my KARMA physician from Waterloo region?

Yes, Dr. Campanaro, Dr. McCuaig, Dr. Wakim, and Dr. Stewart all reside in Waterloo Region.

Will my testing take place in Kitchener, or will I or my specimens be sent elsewhere?

All hormonal blood samples and ultrasound tests take place in the clinic, located at 18 Pine Street in Kitchener, across the street from the Grand River Hospital.

Does the clinic provide on-site cycle monitoring every day or just weekdays

KARMA offers blood and ultrasound monitoring 7 days a week, and only closes for Christmas and New Year’s Day.

How soon can I get an initial appointment?

Usually, we can see a new patient within 30 days of receiving their referral form.

How quickly can I get into the program after my initial visit with the doctor?

Testing begins at your initial visit. Testing for the purpose of diagnosis is completed within 6-8 weeks. After testing is complete, treatment can begin immediately.

How soon will my laboratory and ultrasound test results be available?

On-site laboratory and ultrasound facilities ensure same day reporting

What programs does KARMA offer?

KARMA services

Does KARMA treat both men and women for infertility?

Our treatments encompass both male and female factor infertility. Even if only one partner is actively undergoing treatment, we have found it beneficial for both partners to be present during discussions and procedures, whenever possible.

Does KARMA have counseling services on site?

Ann Louise Woodward specializes in infertility issues. She attends the clinic each week and assesses patients on site.

Once I'm in the program, how many tries will it take for me to get pregnant?

The answer to this question varies from patient to patient and depends on many factors specific to that individual, including diagnosis and age. Because everyone is different, it's best to discuss this directly with your physician at KARMA.

Will I get pregnant on my first IVF cycle?

Once again, the answer to this question varies from patient to patient, and depends on numerous factors, such as your age and your particular diagnosis. It's best to discuss this question with your physician at KARMA.

If I don't get pregnant the first time with IVF, how many cycles does it take, on average, with IVF?

There really is no average. Each patient is an individual. However, after a failed IVF cycle, Dr. Campanaro will review your chart to assess the cycle and develop a plan that includes next steps for you and your partner.

What are the fees for treatment?

Since medical requirements differ for each individual or couple, Dr. Campanaro will clarify the fees appropriate for you when you visit the clinic. Some services are covered by OHIP and/or private insurance plans.