If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, it's important to know you're not alone. We often meet individuals and couples who feel like they don't have enough information, or suspect it's been taking a little too long to get pregnant. We also meet couples who have been doing all the right things and just need a little reinforcement.
We want to reinforce that it's natural to have questions, and it's reasonable to seek help if you think there's a chance your fertility may not be what it could be.
Conveniently located in North Toronto, The HOPE Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Centre (FRMC) offers a full range of infertility programs and services - from counselling to complex assisted reproductive technologies. Patients can be referred to our program on their own, by their family doctor, or gynaecologic specialist.
The HOPE FRMC offers the convenience of a one-stop on site laboratory and ultrasound services in addition to a variety of diagnostic and treatment options, counselling, education and support.
Our goal is to help couples conceive, by providing timely, cost effective, and appropriate treatment. We take a practical and compassionate approach that looks at the whole picture, and provides care that is as individual as you and your situation. Within 4 weeks of your first visit we can usually identify the cause of your infertility and define an effective treatment plan.
The HOPE Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Centre is directed by Dr. Nathan Roth, who is associated with the Markham Fertility Centre.
The HOPE Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Centre is directed by Dr. Nathan Roth, who is an associate with the Markham Fertility Centre program.
A graduate of McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Dr. Roth completed his residency training at the University of Toronto and served as a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on the Faculty of the New York University School of Medicine and the Bellevue Hospital in New York.
Dr. Roth is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. He is involved with a number of committees and associations for the advancement of women's health, including:
Dr. Rachel Forman is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist as well as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and infertility specialist in Toronto.
Dr. Forman graduated from the University of Toronto residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2004. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Casper who is a full professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Toronto. Clinical training in infertility took place at The Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology a well established centre for the treatment of male and female infertility. Her fellowship training also included minimally invasive surgery that is relevant to the treatment of infertility, medical endocrinology and andrology.
Prior to her beginning her medical training she completed a Master's degree in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Gideon Koren where her research focus included biomarkers of gestational exposure to cocaine and examining the role of folate in preventing neural tube defects.
Her current research interests include the role of mutations in mitochondrial DNA in reproductive biology and assisted reproductive technology. She is also engaged in studies examining the risk of congenital anomalies associated with the use of ovulation induction agents such as letrozole and clomiphene citrate, which are agents commonly used in patients undergoing treatment for infertility.
She currently has an academic appointment at The University of Toronto in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Dr. Forman has over 25 peer reviewed publications and has presented her research at national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Forman is currently the Chair of the Outreach to Women Physicians Committee at The Ontario Medical Association. In this committee the mandate is supporting medical women in practice.
"I came under Dr. Roth's care after trying to conceive over an extended period of time and after experiencing a number of miscarriages, Dr. Roth walked me through several different approaches with the goal of assisting my husband and I to get me pregnant. No matter what the situation, Dr. Roth and his staff were extremely patient. The organizational structures in the office helped make potentially overwhelming processes go smoothly and efficiently..."