Welcome to Olive Fertility Centre near Nanaimo

Our goal at Olive Fertility Centre is to give each patient efficient, compassionate care. Being a top fertility clinic near Nanaimo, we focus on creating individualized treatment programs specific to each patient's needs.

 

Contact us if you are looking for a fertility clinic close to Nanaimo to learn more about our services and how we can help you start or expand your family.

The Olive Difference

You come first at Olive. Always.

“Our team is dedicated to bringing our commitment and expertise in fertility treatment to extending the Olive vision to our Vancouver Island community. You, the patient, will always be at the center of everything we do.”

Dr. James Graham, Clinic Director

Featured Blog Articles

BC's New Public IVF Funding: What We Know, What We Don't, and What's Next

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Fertility Care Trends 2024: Embracing Personalization, Advanced Diagnostics, and the Rise of AI

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Explore the evolving landscape of fertility care in 2024 with Dr. Beth Taylor. From the importance of personalized treatments to advancements in diagnostics, discover how the field is embracing more accurate testing and encouraging a shift towards earlier adoption of IVF. Dr. Taylor also delves into the role of AI, sharing insights into its application in optimizing treatment and laboratory protocols. Join her optimistic outlook on the rapid advancements shaping the world of infertility care.

Navigating the Path to Fatherhood for Gay Male Couples through Surrogacy and Egg Donation

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Discover the steps to parenthood for gay male couples through surrogacy and egg donation. From consultations to joyful pregnancies, explore the emotional and financial aspects, with over 90% success. Reach out for support on your family journey.

Understanding Natural Killer Cells in Pregnancy: Testing, Treatment, and Insights

By Dr. Beth Taylor

If I go a week without being asked about natural killer cells, I’d be surprised. The topic of natural killer cells is really messy: do they cause miscarriage? Do you want a lot of them or none of them for a successful pregnancy? Should we be testing for them? If so, where do we test for them: blood or uterine lining? Do they even matter?

Clinic Health and Safety Information | October 2023 Update

By Olive Care Team

B.C. Mask Mandate | Starting October 3, 2023 we will be complying with the B.C. Ministry of Health mask mandate in health-care settings. All Olive Fertility patients will be required to wear a mask when attending appointments at all clinic locations.

Reflections on "The Retrievals" & pain management in fertility care

By Dr. Beth Taylor

In reflecting on the popular podcast The Retrievals from Serial Productions and The New York Times, Dr. Taylor considers when pain management is and isn't done well in IVF-related procedures and how the field should move forward.

Updates for Kelowna patients

By Olive Care Team

Instructions for Olive Fertility Kelowna patients due to current state of emergency in Kelowna and surrounding area.

DHEA: does it really help?

By Dr. Beth Taylor

If you are infertile or work in the world of fertility you know the hot topics of the day. Some current ones are ERA, age, immune testing, and sperm DNA fragmentation. Every now and again a hot fertility topic will spill into mainstream media and this week DHEA spilled over.

Clinic Information for Patients | April 2023 Update

By Olive Care Team

Important details to note when visiting our clinics.

Evaluating sperm donor options

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Three options for acquiring donor sperm.

What personalized medicine looks like during IVF

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Personalized medicine is not just a new “buzz phrase” but an important paradigm in fertility care.

The relationship between sleep and IVF success

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Dr. Taylor looks at new research on the impact of sleep quality on IVF success rates

Egg freezing for fertility preservation

By Dr. Beth Taylor

The pros and cons of freezing eggs upon breast cancer diagnosis.

A Decade of Egg Freezing: Olive Fertility has the most experience in egg freezing of any clinic in Canada

By Dr. Gary Nakhuda

Is egg freezing right for you? Dr. Gary Nakhuda looks at the last decade of egg freezing, and what you can do to determine if it is the right step for you.

8 Steps to Family Building for Gay Male Couples

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Are you part of a gay male couple (cis-gendered) and would like to have biological children?  The process may seem daunting, but in this article Dr. Taylor lists the 8 steps required making it feel less overwhelming.

Services For A Journey of Success

We can offer you an excellent chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.

At Olive Fertility Centre, we are committed to helping our patients by offering a wide range of fertility tests and treatments. Our experienced team of fertility specialists works to provide patients with advanced treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), which has consistently led to some of the highest pregnancy rates in Canada.

 

Our extensive variety of fertility tests and treatments includes fertility assessments, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT).

 

Please select any of the services offered on our website to learn more if you are interested in fertility testing or treatment.

*Victoria IVF patients will complete their egg retrieval and embryo transfer procedures at the Vancouver flagship location of Olive Fertility.

Services For A Journey of Success

We can offer you an excellent chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.

We can offer you an excellent chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.

Olive Fertility Centre is committed to offering a wide range of fertility tests and treatments to support our patients' needs. Our skilled team of fertility experts strives to provide cutting-edge treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), which has consistently resulted in some of the highest pregnancy success rates in Canada.

 

Our extensive variety of fertility tests and treatments includes fertility assessments, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT).

 

If you're considering fertility testing or treatment, explore our website's services.
 

Fertility assessments help identify potential fertility issue causes to create personalized treatment plans.

An advanced treatment option where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in our laboratory, and then transferred back into the uterus.

A first-line treatment where washed sperm is placed in the uterus, at the time of ovulation to improve the chances of pregnancy.

Technologies to tailor treatment more precisely to your unique fertility profile to increase chance of pregnancy and birth.

Options such as mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga to help reduce stress and improve treatment outcomes.

Third-party reproduction solutions to help those in need of an egg donor, sperm donor or gestational carrier.

For over 20 years, Olive Fertility Centre has been helping LGBTQ2SIA+ family groups and individuals grow their families.

If you are a single and want to have a child on your own, there are several options that you can discuss with your Olive doctor.

An option for those who wish or need to preserve their fertility potential for elective or medical reasons.

Fertility assessments help identify potential fertility issue causes to create personalized treatment plans.

An advanced treatment option where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in our laboratory, and then transferred back into the uterus.

A first-line treatment where washed sperm is placed in the uterus, at the time of ovulation to improve the chances of pregnancy.

Technologies to tailor treatment more precisely to your unique fertility profile to increase chance of pregnancy and birth.

Options such as mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga to help reduce stress and improve treatment outcomes.

Third-party reproduction solutions to help those in need of an egg donor, sperm donor or gestational carrier.

For over 20 years, Olive Fertility Centre has been helping LGBTQ2SIA+ family groups and individuals grow their families.

If you are a single and want to have a child on your own, there are several options that you can discuss with your Olive doctor.

An option for those who wish or need to preserve their fertility potential for elective or medical reasons.

Address & Contact Info

545 Superior Street, Suite 210, Victoria, BC  V8V 0C5 (Google Map)

 

Phone:  250-410-1664

Fax: 604-559-9951

After Hours Emergency Phone: 778-994-9950

This phone is intended for use after 4pm by healthcare providers and patients with urgent emergencies only, such as heavy bleeding and errors with trigger medications. If you are calling after hours with a non urgent emergency, please call the main nursing line (604-559-9950 ext. 2300) and leave a detailed voicemail. The nursing team will return your call the next day when phone lines reopen.

 

Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Getting Here

Olive Fertility Centre Victoria is located at 545 Superior Street in the Capital Park Building between government and Menzies Street. Underground public parking is located on Menzies Street across from Floyd's Diner and under the Greater Victoria James Bay public library.

Olive Team

We bring together our diverse backgrounds and expertise, to put you at the centre.

Dr. James Graham

MD FRCSC

Current Olive Patients

Quick resources and support to help you in your fertility journey

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Stories to Inspire

Patients sharing from the heart

Erin and Roberto

I always wanted to be a mom and never would have believed it would be such a challenge for me to become one. I know what it’s like to go into the clinic multiple times a week hoping for good news every time. Feeling hopeless in the middle of a cycle that isn’t going how I wanted it to.

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Maddie

2 years of trying naturally, one egg retrieval, 4 embryo transfers that lead us to our sweet girl born May 2021.

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Shayna

I underwent egg retrieval/freezing in July of 2021. From the very beginning, the staff at Olive was absolutely incredible. I had flown to Vancouver from Northern BC and was staying alone to do all of my injections since my husband wasn’t able to attend due to the current COVID regulations. The first shot was the scariest but it gave me an immense amount of confidence for the subsequent shots that were required for retrieval.⁠

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The Smiths

Our journey to parenthood still feels surreal. Infertility is a rollercoaster that you don’t want to be on, taking you slowly up each hill and barreling you down, only to climb another. Initially when my husband and I started trying to grow our family, we “didn’t stress” (which ended up being the most common and unwelcome piece of advice offered by well-meaning friends). When we didn’t get pregnant after a few months of trying, I tried not to worry even though I was desperately afraid that something was wrong.

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Natalie

Like many middle class educated professional women, I was unable to find a suitable mate. I spent my 30s pining for Mr Right, so I could get on with creating a family much like the one I grew up in. After some challenging relationships my 40th birthday marked a turning point in my search. I was no longer going to look for “him” I was going to create my own family.

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Gladys and John

John and I met in 2002 and got married in May 2004. We started building our dream together of having a family and building lots of memories with our children. We tried getting pregnant for years with no success. After consulting different doctors we found out that I have Polycystic Ovaries, which is the main reason why I couldn’t get pregnant.

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The Majors

After almost 5 years of trying to conceive and working with doctors, plus 4 failed rounds of IUI we looked at the thought of proceeding down the journey of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Neither Bryce or I had anything medically wrong that prevented us from having children or impacted the process, it just simply wasn't going to happen on its own.

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How to Book

Getting a referral from a family physician

You will need a referral to book a consultation with Olive Fertility. Ask your physician (or a family physican from a walk-in clinic) to complete and submit this referral form, and we’ll be in touch.

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Other Referral Options

Getting a virtual referral

Don't have a family physician? Here are some options to get a referral:
 

Option 1 - Rocket Doctor: Rocket Doctor provides no-fee virtual appointments and can refer you to Olive Fertility. With your request, Rocket Doctor will typically book your appointment with them same-day. Following your Rocket Doctor appointment, they will send a referral to Olive Fertility. When we receive the referral from Rocket Doctor, a member of our intake team will contact you to book your fertility appointment.  Click here to request a referral appointment with Rocket Doctor.

 

Option 2 - Telus Health MyCare: Use the Telus Health MyCare app to book an appointment with a virtual family physician.

Featured Events

Maximizing Your Fertility Potential

Tuesday, April 16th 6:00 PM PT to 7:30 PM Pacific Time (PT – Vancouver BC)

Register for this FREE April 16th Zoom Event with Beth Taylor, MD, FRCSC and Lorne Brown, DR TCM, FABORM Tuesday, April 16th 6:00 PM PT to 7:30 PM Pacific Time (PT – Vancouver BC) Join the Live Zoom Webinar to gain valuable insights shared by Dr. Brown and Dr. Taylor. This is your opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and ask questions directly to these esteemed professionals.

Let’s Talk Endometriosis and Fertility

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Painful periods? Heavy Bleeding? Painful intercourse? Difficulty getting pregnant? Bring your questions! One in every 10 women suffers from endometriosis and many don’t even know. Endometriosis is an aggressive disease and should be treated as early as possible. Join fertility expert Dr Woolnough to find out the latest advancements in testing, diagnosis and treatments that can relieve symptoms and help you get pregnant.

Let's Talk Egg Freezing

Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm PST

Join us for an informative webinar on egg freezing with fertility and egg freezing specialist Dr. Kristy Cho. Egg freezing is all about options. Whether you aren’t ready to have a baby yet, or you still haven’t met that special someone you can take control of your fertility future.

Webinar: Navigating the Holiday Season When You are Trying To Conceive

Tuesday December 5th, 2023 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Join our compassionate seminar and find support and expert insights on how to manage the emotional challenges of infertility during this festive time.

Webinar: Understanding Male Infertility

November 29th, 2023, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Join fertility specialist Dr. Gary Nakhuda for an enlightening Zoom Seminar on male fertility. Discover the fundamental aspects of male fertility assessment and why a semen analysis is the cornerstone of diagnostic testing. Gain valuable insights into how this test not only reflects reproductive health but can also offer essential clues about overall well-being.⁠

Webinar: Let's Talk About Egg Freezing

Tuesday, November 7th | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Are you thinking of freezing your eggs? Join us for an informative webinar on egg freezing with fertility and egg freezing specialist Dr. Niamh Tallon. Egg freezing is all about options. Whether you aren’t ready to have a baby yet, or you still haven’t met that special someone you can take control of your fertility future.

LGBTQ2SIA+ Paths to Parenthood

Wednesday, July 5th 6:30 to 8:00 pm⁠ PST

There are many ways to create a family. Join Dr. Beth Taylor for an online discussion on LGBTQ2SIA+ family building options.

Let's Talk About Egg Freezing⁠

Wednesday, June 21st 6:30 PM-8:00 PM⁠ PST

Are you wondering if egg freezing is right for you? Watch fertility and egg freezing expert Dr. Kristy Cho MD to learn more.

Navigating Your Fertility Journey

Wednesday April 26th | 6:30-8:00 pm PST

Are you struggling to conceive? Watch fertility experts Dr Bonnie Woolnough, MD, FRCSC and Stephanie Curran, R.TCM.P for information and practical tools you can use to optimize your fertility and well-being.

Fertility Experiences Study

Ongoing

The Department of Psychology at UBC is interested in learning more about people's experiences with different events in their fertility treatment journeys.

Everything You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

Saturday, April 30th 12pm PT

Are you thinking of freezing your eggs? ⁠Watch fertility and egg freezing expert Dr Niamh Tallon discuss everything you need to know.

Let’s Talk Endometriosis and Fertility⁠

April 13th, 2022 6:30PM Pacific Time

Painful periods? ⁠ Heavy Bleeding? ⁠ Painful intercourse? ⁠ Difficulty getting pregnant? ⁠ Bring your questions!⁠

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Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.

Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).

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