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Choosing the right fertility clinic can be a daunting task for hopeful individuals and couples who are trying to get pregnant! Fertility clinics can run the gamut of experience and offerings. How do you even get started with this critical decision that will affect your fertility journey and its success? We compiled the following handy tips to help you make the best decision for your family.
Since getting fertility treatments often require regular appointments and monitoring, you’ll want to consider how easy it is to get to your fertility clinics. Your appointments may also have to be at certain times to fit your work schedule. How far away is the fertility clinic from where you live – or work? What hours are they open?
Does the clinic have a variety of treatment options for fertility? Other than IVF, there are so many other treatments such as IUI, timed intercourse, and surrogacy that a fertility specialist could recommend to you. Make sure the clinic you choose has expertise in a wide range of fertility treatments so that they can give you the best course of action after assessing you as an individual.
The most effective state-of-the-art clinics will use extensive testing to provide context and to make the best decisions for your fertility treatment. The clinics should be administering pre-genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic screening, and other tests to understand the genetic makeup of yourself, your partner, and your embryos.
In most cases, your OB/GYN will refer you to a specialist when their initial infertility evaluation and more traditional reproductive assistance medications are unsuccessful. If you’re not sure how to go about choosing which fertility specialist is going to be the best “fit” for your individual needs, remember that word of mouth can be a powerful indicator of the right fertility specialist for you. Seek friends who have had success with fertility treatments or go online with your search by checking out reviews on Google. Recent Google reviews for Alabama Center for Reproductive Medicine include:
“Highly recommend ACRM. Doctors do thorough testing to diagnosis the fertility issue. Very nice and clean office with very friendly and sympathetic staff.”
“I am currently using Dr. Long & I feel as if he’s a great Dr. He’s very laid back & caring. He does his due diligence in trying to investigate your fertility issues before just suggesting any old money making procedures. He wants to try to find and treat the problem as conservatively as possible. He will suggest many ways to help other than going straight to IVF or anything else. He will investigate both parents to see what may be the problem. Hopefully it will all work out but I do feel the care I’ve received has been thorough & makes sense.”
“I love ACRM! I am an Egg Donor Coordinator and we use them for monitoring for our patients. They have been so accommodating and seem to really care about making sure we have the best experience. I am especially thankful for Arielle!”
Fertility is a journey that doesn’t just require medical expertise, prescriptions, and labs. Great fertility clinics also provide supplemental support services for the whole person such as support groups, counselors, and nutrition to make the fertility journey easier for families. These are integral aspects of fertility treatments that are helpful to patients.
Since paying for fertility treatments are one of the most significant concerns for patients, finding a clinic that offers the best pricing and financing options is a big consideration. What are the prices for treatments and testing? Can you get the same quality services at a lower price at another clinic? Do they offer payment plans? Do they recommend financing options? Do they accept your insurance – which may cover some aspects of the treatment? The amount of financial counseling and advice you might get from the clinic could be a huge help to your family.
We hope this brief guide on how to choose the right fertility clinic has been helpful to you as you embark on this journey. To find out more about the Alabama Center for Reproductive Medicine, call 205-778-4819 for a consultation today.