7 Factors You Should Consider Before Choosing A Fertility Clinic
Choosing a fertility clinic is an important decision to make and is most times dependent on what the couples fertility needs are. It can be a somewhat tasking decision when there are a lot of clinics to choose from. There are factors that should be considered in order to choose that which is best for you.
1) The Professional Team.
This is a very important factor. The whole fertility professional team should be taken into consideration,these includes the Doctors, Fertility Nurses, Embryologists and their customer service team e.t.c. Do they have a team that is trained in any of these areas of medicine?
- Reproductive endocrinology
The specialists should be trained, board legible although not absolutely important but if possible they should be certified also in the sub-specialty of reproduction and fertility. That will give you a bit of certainty that you are in the hands of professionals that knows the onions of their job.
2) Customer Service.
Another important factor in finding the right fertility clinic is their customer service. How do they attend to their clients? Any proper follow up during and after treatment be it success or failure?.
This is a very important factor. you need to be sure from the word go that they are professionals from the very onset both pre and post treatment period.
Is the clinic accessible? both in terms of its closeness to you and your ability to access any member of their team that matters to your treatment.
Personally visiting the clinic gives you more information that is not available online or on paper, and also allows you interact with staff members to have an idea of how they treat their clients.
The nearness of the clinic to you,is very important due to the fragility of your treatment, you don’t need a clinic that’s too far from your place of abode.
4) What does treatment entail.
Fertility treatment involves the use of different procedures and what is called protocols. So you need to find out which procedures are available to you in the clinic you are considering and also the range of infertility remedies.
You also need to know the kind of tests that are done there and the kind of drugs been used. Fertility treatment can involve use of strong hormonal drugs and can also be an emotional period. Consider how far you are willing to go with the procedure.
At the end of the day most of the details above requires you to conduct a meticulous research on your own on all that is involve in the entire IVF treatment process. This is absolutely necessary, but being at the right clinic with the right mix of professionals can make up for that.
5) What is the Cost.
IVF treatment can be quite expansive and treatment might be done more than once before success is recorded. So Knowing the cost of treatment ahead of time is important so you put the whole picture together and weigh your option.
6) What is their success rate?
IVF treatment success rate is an important factor in choosing the right fertility clinic for your fertility needs, but this is a difficult factor as most clinic will inflate their success rate just as so to look successful.
Other clinics do also decline clients of a certain age so as to maintain the success rate they have based on a particular age group they accept for treatment.
We all known that IVF is not 100% it ranges between 40-60% and its dependent on many factors. But still every good Fertility clinic needs a semblance of result which shows there’s one or two things that particular centre is doing right.
So It is important you do your own independent investigation as to ascertain the success rate of the clinic you intend to undergo your fertility treatment, and also try to know the underlining factors that drives the success rate.
7) Other Factors:
Is there age limit considerations at the clinic? some clinic don’t accept a certain age bracket so as to maintain their success percentage.
In conclusion,these are but few factors you need to consider in your search for a Fertility clinic. its very important you do your home work properly before registering to undertake a Fertility treatment at any centre as the long can be tidious,long and involves your whole being.