The dictionary defines the word pivot as “the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates”. However with the recent tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, the reference to basketball seemed a bit more appropriate to the direction my thoughts were going in this month.
In basketball this term is used to define both the act of keeping one foot in place while moving the other and...Learn More
You may be surprised to learn that quite a lot of our patients come to Barbados with their parents for treatment. Recently we sat down with David Turcot (one of Jasper, Canada’s favourite sons) to discuss a parents view of the island of Barbados, fertility treatment abroad and supporting his daughter Katrina going through this process.
Listen to the Podcast here:...Learn More
It’s 2020 and we are kicking off a New Year and a new decade!
This is a time where people normally set their goals and resolutions. Personally I love doing this but it also can come with a sense of anxiety and pressure that we need to establish these fundamentals. Instead today I want us to do something a little bit different. Today, I invite you to please grab a chair and join me here at my...Learn More
Before we can talk about the mosaic embryo, we must understand more about genetics and embryos…
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 22 chromosomes labelled 1-22 in descending order of size and a pair of sometimes matched (XX) in women and sometimes mismatched (XY) in man, sex chromosomes.
In general, when an embryo becomes an embryo, it has a perfectly matched set of 23 chromosome pairs...Learn More
The month of October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This provides an opportunity to educate the public on such sensitive topics as miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the death of a newborn. It also acknowledges those who have endured such a loss to let them know they are not alone.
How it is honored globally
Globally, the fifteenth...Learn More