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Have you had no luck getting pregnant the old-fashioned way and have found yourself turning to the marvel that is modern day fertility treatment to help you realise your dream of motherhood? Congratulations are in order as you’re about to embark upon an incredible journey!
As exciting as making the decision to visit a fertility clinic is, it’s not as easy as you may believe. This is largely due to the fact that because so many women turn to fertility treatments to conceive there are many different options to pick from.
Picking a fertility clinic is highly personal and no easy feat. We’re here to do what we can to make this difficult decision a little easier on you. Here are four questions to ask when searching for your perfect potential pregnancy partner.
What Do Others Have to Say?
In today’s day and age, you can discover pretty much everything there is to know about an establishment by merely entering its name in an online search engine. The beauty of pregnancy is that those who have experienced it LOVE to talk about it. This means that you’ll have no problem finding reviews written by past and present customers detailing their experience with a certain clinic.
Where Is It Located?
Certain fertility treatments like IVF require you to physically be at the clinic every day for a specific part of your cycle and so you’re going to want to find a clinic that is located nearby. Of course, you should also consider the neighbourhood in which the clinic is based and how close it is to hospitals, your home & your place of work.
What Does It Charge?
There’s no point denying that fertility treatment is expensive. But some clinics charge MUCH more than others. It’s highly recommended that you shop around and get different quotes before settling on one clinic over another. Putting aside the actual cost of the treatment, consider the following:
- How much do you have to pay in advance?
- Does the clinic offer any kind of payment plan?
- Is there any IVF refund program in place?
- What, if any, insurance providers are accepted?
- Are things like embryo freezing and storage included in the price?
What’s Its Customer Service Like?
It seems odd to mention something like customer service when discussing something as personal as pregnancy, but this is a hugely important consideration. Customer service covers everything relating to your experience with the clinic from the receptionist who answers the phone to the endocrinologist who answers your questions.
Keep the questions we mentioned today at the front of mind and your shortlist of potential fertility clinics is bound to be a heck of a lot shorter. Always remember that you need to do what is best for your own needs and only you can decide which clinic will best meet them. We wish you luck and a positive pregnancy test!