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10 January 2017

How to Get the Most from your Fertility Clinic Consultation

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Written by Dr. R K Sharma
What are the things you need to ask when you are going for the ivf treatment and iui treatment. Here are the things to know before going for ivf and iui.

What are the things you need to ask when you are going for the ivf treatment and iui treatment. Here are the things to know before going for ivf and iui.

If you are going to visit fertility clinic for the consultation then it is important to feel that you are getting the most out of your consultations. Your first fertility clinic visit will be an important milestone in your pregnancy tour: it's often a long appointment and visits, and it will set the tone of the interactions with the doctors, nurses, and clinic staff. You should have some sort of idea about IUI treatment and IVF treatment before visiting the fertility clinic for the consultation. This will help you understand what all doctor will explain you. 

1. You need to ask as many questions you can to clear all your doubts and fears regarding infertility treatment

2. Taking time out time to think things through every angle– there can be a lot of difficult issues that need to be considered

3. Always remember that the clinic staff is there to help you make the right choice for you.
 

What tests are done at the clinic?The medical tests that will be carried out by your fertility doctor, before starting any treatment you may be given further tests at your local hospital or fertility clinic. You should have some sort of idea about IUI treatment and IVF treatment before visiting the fertility clinic for the consultation. This will help you understand what all doctor will explain you. These may include: 

1. Medical test for women: 

  1.  A full hormone profile is taken between days two – four will be done of your period to assess for any hormone imbalance
  2. Blood tests to find out if you are ovulating or not
  3. An ultrasound scan that is done to look at your uterus and ovaries
  4. Follicle tracking – a series of ultrasound scans to follow the development of a follicle to see if an egg is developing
  5. Hysterosalpingogram HSG – an x-ray to check your fallopian tubes and uterus condition
  6. Laparoscopy – an operation in which a dye is injected through your cervix as the pelvis is inspected via a telescope (laparoscope) with a tiny camera attached to check for tubal blockage
  7. Hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) – a vaginal ultrasound probe is used to check the fallopian tubes for blockages

2. Medical test for men:

  1. Semen analysis to check sperm numbers and quality and motility of sperms
  2. Sperm antibody test to check for protein molecules that may prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg

3. What all you need to ask your doctor?

Once the doctor and nurses are over with their questions, it's your turn to ask! Be ready with a list of questions, doubts, and fears you have to ask your doctor before you go inside. You should have some sort of idea about IUI treatment and IVF treatment before visiting the fertility clinic for the consultation. This will help you understand what all doctor will explain you. Here are some possible questions to get you started:

  1. What kind of diagnostic tests do we need to go through?
  2. What are possible reasons we haven’t conceived naturally and why?
  3. What treatment do you recommend trying first and why so?
  4. What do you think our treatment plan will be and will be the success rate according to our case?
  5. What do you see as our likelihood of success?
  6. What are possible side effects with the recommended treatment?

4. What all you need to ask your doctor?

Once the doctor and nurses are over with their questions, it's your turn to ask! You should have some sort of idea about IUI treatment and IVF treatment before visiting the fertility clinic for the consultation. This will help you understand what all doctor will explain you. Be ready with a list of questions, doubts, and fears you have to ask your doctor before you go inside. Here are some possible questions to get you started:

  1. What kind of diagnostic tests do we need to go through?
  2. What are possible reasons we haven’t conceived naturally and why?
  3. What treatment do you recommend trying first and why so?
  4. What do you think our treatment plan will be and will be the success rate according to our case?
  5. What do you see as our likelihood of success?
  6. What are possible side effects with the recommended treatment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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