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Points to Keep in Mind to Find a Good Fertility Clinic
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Points to Keep in Mind to Find a Good Fertility Clinic

Points to Keep in Mind to Find a Good Fertility Clinic
Dr. R K Sharma
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Dr. R K Sharma

If you are going for the IVF treatment or IUI treatment these points should be kept in mind. IVF or IUI fertility clinic should be good to go for fertility treatment

When you are looking for a good fertility clinic, there is a way more to consider while doing so than proximity and insurance. You are about to step on an intimate and emotional journey, and you will be benefited from finding a fertility clinic that meets your needs on a number of levels and standards. Here are four important clinic research tips to help you make an educated and fine choice.

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1. Always read up on clinics reviews and its success rates

Fertility clinics and centres should all be upfront and truthful about their success rates that are available both at Statistics and Documents. While papers and documents don't prove everything, a clinic’s success rates are a fair way to gauge credibility when it comes to IUI treatment and IVF treatment. It can also be helpful to get to know the past patient's experiences with the clinic.

2. Always be warned

The clinics with the highest success rates aren't always the best ones and this is true! Some clinics can fake claim about their high success rates of IVF treatment and IUI treatment because they want to turn away patients who will likely have a more difficult time getting pregnant and conceive. For this reason, its important to consider IUI treatment and IVF treatment success rates alongside details about patients age or transferred embryos, and successful live birth rates that will help present the complete picture of a clinics performance and treatment. 

3. Always make sure that doctors are Board Certified

The doctors at the IVF and IUI clinic should have both the general Obstetrics and Gynecology certification from the governing council to practice their profession. 

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4. Always go to multiple consultation appointments to decide one best out of all

You will always learn a lot from just stepping into an IVF and IUI clinic, and you should be always willing to check out at least two or three to compare and contrast the staff, the atmospheres, and what you learned from your IVF and IUI clinic visits.

5. When you are at the clinic, here is the list of things to keep in mind precisely

  • How nicely you are welcomed to the clinic and who do you meet with when you visit there?
  • How thoroughly the IVF treatment or IUI treatment is explained, and is a treatment plan is discussed with you?
  • What services does the clinic provide (it should be more than only IVF)
  • Are there other support services like counseling and all is available?
  • When is the clinic open and close and when is staff available?
  • What are the diagnostic tests the clinic will perform for a new patient who come to them workup and what these tests will reveal for treatment planning?

6. What are the location and insurance coverage?

You should not make a fertility clinic decision based only on location and insurance coverage, its likely that these are very important factors for you. 

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Reproductive treatments are very expensive, and you should have a thorough understanding about your insurance coverage before investing on treatment. Assess your various payment options with each clinic and make decisions about what your treatment will cost you at every clinic you visit. 

Then finally, take into account location. There is a reason this is last on the list: While there will definitely be a lot of appointments scheduled. And, if it is a toss between a great clinic an hour away and a runner-up clinic you visited down the street, it is worth to go the extra mile for the best clinic of IVF treatment or IUI treatment. To know more about  IVF, please read our article on IVF Procedure. In case you are looking for IVF treatment then explore our article on Best IVF Centre in Delhi with highest ratings and reviews.

Dr. R K Sharma

About The Author

Reproductive Endocrinologist, Hysteroscopic Surgeon

Dr. R K Sharma

Delhi

Dr. R K Sharma has completed MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Pune University in 1981 and 1989 respectively. Dr. R K Sharma is one of the pioneers in the field of IVF treatment in India. He specializes in IUI, IVF, Embryo transfer and Hysteroscopy procedures. He is also a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India (FOGSI). Dr. R K Sharma is presently practicing at Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Chanakyapuri, Delhi. To know more, visit elawoman.com

SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

  1. Branswell, Helen (15 December 2008) Success rate climbs for in vitro fertilization. The Canadian Press.
  2. Chatterjee, Paramita "IVF: Fertile Ground" BW Businessworld. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. Goldstein, Jacob (19 August 2008) California Doctors Can’t Refuse Care to Gays on Religious Grounds. Wall Street Journal.
  4. IVF costs to NHS 'must be capped', says fertility expert.BBC News. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. "IVF Treatment Step Four: Final Oocyte" Infertility.about.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  6. Natural cycle IVF Archived 12 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority homepage.
  7. "NHS access to IVF being cut in England"BBC News. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.

2 Comments

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Trishna Sahpathi
Sept. 5, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
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Before going for an IVF or IUI clinic, one must find all the possible ways to get it done in a cost effective way. There are centres which provide cheap IVF treatments but they need to be studied well before visiting.
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Meetu Jindal
Sept. 5, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
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One must take proper opinions from those who have been in the field of IVF treatment before going for it. As it's a complex process and needs to be researched thoroughly.
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