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A Guide to Choosing the Right Fertility Clinic

September 30, 2019 2:17 pm

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right fertility clinic. Some of the main factors are the cost of treatment, location of the clinic and the success rates. However, it is also important to consider what treatments are available and which one is right for your individual needs.

Selecting the right clinic is an important decision and it can feel overwhelming when there is so much to consider. To help you decide which fertility clinic is right for you, we have put together this helpful guide…

Cost

Prices of fertility treatments will vary from clinic to clinic, however it is vital that you do not choose a treatment simply because it appears to be the cheapest option. Make sure that you have done your research and you are happy with your final decision. It is also wise to ask for a written breakdown of treatment prices to ensure that any essential extras, such as blood tests or ultrasound scans, are included in the price.

Location

You will need to visit your clinic regularly, so it does help if you chose one that is close to home. This will not only help to reduce travel time and costs, but it can also help to reduce stress and fatigue before and after treatment.

Available Treatments

There is a wide range of fertility treatments available and the choice of treatments will vary from clinic to clinic. Researching these treatments can be confusing, especially with so many medical abbreviations such as, IVF (In vitro fertilisation), ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and IUI (intrauterine insemination). This is why it is important to visit each clinic and discuss treatment options in as much detail as possible.

At Concept Fertility, we provide a one to one consultation in which we review your individual situation and your medical history in depth, before discussing your treatment options.

Success Rates

If you are considering fertility treatment, you will want to know that the clinic you choose has a good success rate.  This is a key factor for most people when researching potential clinics, however, it is important to know that national data suggests that there is not a huge difference in the success rates of clinics once you allow for the different types of patients treated. In fact, the sector Regulator states “most clinics are broadly as good as each other”. Given this independent fact, you should investigate further if any clinic claims that their success rate is significantly better than the national average.

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