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Preparing for Your First Fertility Clinic Visit

Preparing for Your First Fertility Clinic Visit
Dr. R K Sharma
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Dr. R K Sharma

Infertility can be female or male infertility. To combat it, we have fertility clinics and infertility treatment. Know all about the first fertility clinic visit

You have finally found the best fertility clinic according to your situation and case, and you are ready to get started with your infertility treatment now. 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.

1. Things you want to ask on your first visit

Prepare a list of what you need to ask for the first visit to be a lengthy one there's a lot of things to cover! First, you’ll likely to meet with your doctor to discuss your important family building goals and medical history of your background. Based on how aggressively you want to pursue those interventions and your medical history, you will then have to discuss with diagnostic tests which are appropriate for you and your partner seeking for the infertility treatment. Your doctor needs to learn and investigate more about your signs of infertility as well as the possibilities of male infertility issues before proposing which treatment to go for? Doctor need to diagnose female infertility or male infertility. 

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During your first clinic visit for the treatment, you will also likely meet with your fertility nurse who will help you in this phase and a number of others on your treatment team, those are embryologists, genetic counselors, psychologists, financial counselors, etc.

2. How to prepare for your first visit for the infertility treatment?

You'll get a lot of questions coming to you from your doctor and nurses during the first fertility clinic visit, and it can be very helpful to map out your answers beforehand. Those things can be:

  • Medical background and history (for both you and your partner seeking for the infertility treatment).
  • Details of your failed attempts to get pregnant. How long have you been trying to conceive and failed? How often have you intercourse and duration? About your period, fertility and ovulation time.
  • Medications, vitamins, or supplements that you are taking regularly.

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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. Here are some possible questions to get you started:

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

Read How to  Conceive via Ayurveda if you want to increase fertility through Ayurvedic medications. Also, explore Best IVF Doctors in Delhi With High Success Rates if want to utilize technological advancement for achieving pregnancy.

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

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3 Comments

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Cherish Cogswell
Aug. 24, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
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Male infertility can sometimes be irritating. Do not let your partner feel low for a better result with the treatment. Both the partners should feel relaxed and stress free.
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Soni Singh
Aug. 24, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
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While choosing fertility clinic, get your thyroid, PCOS, hypertension tests done. This will help you conceive better with the fertility treatment.
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Sheila Saxena
Aug. 24, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
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Do not hide if you've gone for any other infertility treatment before. You need to tell your doctor your complete medical history before going to take such treatment.
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