Trying to figure out which clinic to have your treatment in is a big deal. After all, IVF is not cheap, and nothing could be bigger than the search to help find a team of amazing, trusted people who are going to help you make your dream of starting a family come true
But where do you begin? How do you make sure you are choosing the right clinic? And what questions should you be asking a clinic when you finally choose one that feels right for you? We have put together a list of questions for you that might help you come to a decision.
When putting together a shortlist of clinics, make sure that they are reputable and registered with the country’s IVF regulatory body.
One you have chosen a shortlist of clinics in your location of choice, request a consultation, (ask if and what the cost of the consultation is) and ask them as many questions as you can think of.
If you are unsure as to what to ask, we have put together a list of questions that you might find useful:
How long following a consultation can someone start treatment?
IVF is very expensive, so do you guide your patients very carefully through the cost, not only for treatment, but for extra tests and medication?
Does your clinic offer a shared risk program/refund schemes?
Where can people see your success rates?
What is your policy on embryo transfers?
Do you do your own testing or have others handle them?
Do you recommend performing embryo transfers on the 3rd or 5th day?
Do you prefer fresh or frozen embryo transfers (FET), and why?
Is there always someone that a patient can call 24/7?
What support do you offer patients whilst they are going through IVF?
What support do you offer patients after a failed round of IVF?
Do you have an age limit at your clinic?
If you would like more help in understanding what you need to ask in order to make a more informed decision, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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