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Fertility Assessment

Whether you are just starting your conception journey or hoping to have a family down the road, getting a comprehensive fertility assessment by a Kitchener Waterloo fertility specialist may be the best decision you will ever make.

With infertility cases rising across the country, proactive fertility management is a smart approach for your fertility journey, your physical health, and your peace of mind.

ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo is an exceptional state-of-the-art fertility and IVF clinic that focuses on scientific-based evidence, as well as compassionate care and support. We provide individual fertility assessments for customized treatment plans.

Our world-class fertility specialists are a team of physicians, nurses, lab technicians, and administration members ready to assist you on this incredible journey.

Why Should You Get a Fertility Assessment Done?

Male and female fertility depends largely on genetics, health, and lifestyle factors. An early fertility assessment can help prepare you for the journey to parenthood. Any existing or potential issues that could impact your fertility will be addressed during your assessment with the goal of increasing your chances for a successful pregnancy and birth.

In 2021, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society revealed that 1 in 6 Canadians experience infertility. Male infertility issues contribute to 1/3 of cases of infertility while ovulatory disorders are seen in 15% of infertile cases.

Presently, the fertility rate in Canada stands at 1.484 per woman and has been on a slow decline in recent years. While the numbers are based on varying principles, a fertility assessment can uncover any risks you or your partner might have for infertility.

Female Fertility Assessments Available at OFKW

ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo offers safe and effective female fertility assessments at our clinic. All tests, assessments, and procedures are performed by experienced fertility specialists using advanced technology and equipment.

During the initial consultation, we will discuss your medical history, including details about your menstrual history, sexual history, history of previous pregnancies/losses, hormone levels, and surgical history.

We will perform blood tests and ultrasounds before the next appointment to collect baseline data about your fertility.

Hormonal Tests

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test: The follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) promotes egg growth within the ovaries. This test measures if hormone levels are high which indicates insufficient egg production.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) Test: The anti-mullerian hormone tests provides the fertility specialist with an estimate of the number of eggs within the ovarian reserve. This hormone is produced by the follicles containing the eggs.

Estradiol Test: Estradiol is a form of estrogen found in the bloodstream. Estradiol supports ovulation and the development of healthy eggs.

Progesterone Test: The female hormone progesterone is produced during ovulation to prepare the endometrium for implantation. Low levels can be a cause of infertility issues.

Imaging Tests

Pelvic ultrasound: A pelvic ultrasound is performed to identify whether there are any obstruction, abnormalities, or diseases within the vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): Designed as an x-ray procedure, a hysterosalpingogram traces the movement of an injected liquid dye as it passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes. This allows the fertility specialist to observe whether there are any blockages, such as fibroids or polyps, that may explain infertility.

Sonohysterogram: A sonohysterogram (Sono-HSG) assesses the uterine cavity and endometrium for any signs of polyps, fibroids, adhesions, or other abnormalities. Salt water (saline) is inserted into the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound is performed to examine the structure of the uterus.

Male Fertility Assessments Available at OFKW

ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo offers a range of fertility tests. All male testing is done discreetly.

Semen Analysis

A semen analysis assesses the quality, quantity, shape, and motility of the sperm. Any inconsistency of the sperm can cause infertility issues. As sperm levels fluctuate, two or more tests may be performed within a two-week period. In Ontario, a lack of sperm production is the number one reason for male infertility.

Hormone Level Testing

Blood tests are performed to establish a hormone profile of testosterone, FSH, LH, prolactin, and dihydrotestosterone. These hormones directly or indirectly affect the fertility of males with testosterone being required at a steady level for quality sperm production.

What to Expect During a Fertility Screening

Fertility assessment and screening procedures at ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo are designed for both male and female partners. Our fertility clinic offers compassionate care and confidentiality throughout the entire process.

With a referral, a consultation appointment with one of our specialists will be scheduled within one week. Those involved in your fertility journey will need to be present and bring a completed health history form and their OHIP card.

This first screening can last up to two hours as you will be meeting with a Clinic Nurse and our Medical Director. A follow-up appointment will be made for six weeks later to discuss the results of any test performed.

When Should You Get an Assessment Done?

There are specific parameters within the fertility journey that help indicate when a couple or single person should seek a professional consultation. Age plays a role for women; women that are 35 years or older should consider fertility assessment if they haven’t been successful in becoming pregnant after six consecutive months of trying. Women under 35 are advised to wait for at least one year before having fertility tests.

Both men and women should undergo fertility assessment and testing if they have:

  • A history of infertility or miscarriages
  • Irregular periods or other menstrual problems
  • A chronic medical condition, such as diabetes or thyroid disease
  • A History of pelvic pain or surgery
  • Testicular damage
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • A history of cancer treatments
  • A prior mumps infection
  • A history of urinary tract surgery
  • Taken or are currently taking medications that could affect fertility

ONE Fertility Provides Comprehensive Male and Female Fertility Assessment Tests

ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo offers a broad range of IVF and fertility treatments within a world-class setting lead by a team of experienced experts and specialists. Our fertility assessments and treatment plans are customized to the individual’s medical, physical, and emotional needs to reach high levels of success.

Contact us today for a fertility consultation appointment.


4271 King St East, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON
N2P 2X7

Working Hours

Monday-Friday: 7am-3pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-12pm

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Phone: 519.650.0011
Fax: 519.650.0033