Going to Infertility treatment centers can be exciting and scary at the same time. Most people have no clue as to what to expect. Here, we will discuss what you need to know to be prepared for your first visit.
Be prepared with your administrative requirements
The duration of your visit should only be an hour. For most of that time you will fill out the necessary forms and health questioners and of course you will discuss insurance. After that you will have to be examined and some blood tests and other labs will have to be taken. So, this process is relatively fast and efficient. It is advised that you send for your medical records before your appointment and send them in ahead of you. This is because there may be something missing from those records and in order to make the appointment go more efficiently, you should give yourself time to request any vital documents that you may be missing.
Your partner should be factored into the mix
This decision you have made will affect both your lives so it only stands to reason that your partner should be with you at least for the first visit. This is where you both can ask questions that as yet have been unanswered. This will give the two of you the peace of mind that you deserve and that will have a positive effect on your fertility. When you are relaxed and can concentrate your chances of conceiving will double.
Last but not least, the fertility plan
If all your papers are in order and all your necessary labs are done you can begin to formulate a fertility treatment plan with your doctor and your partner securely. At the infertility treatment centers, you should feel as if you have a family there. This is a serious and positive life-altering decision and the experience should be with fertility treatment centers that you can trust.
• Feel out the fertility clinic and make note of how you and your partner feel in the place
• Feel out the staff, are they friendly? Are they eager to answer questions or is it more like they are working an assembly line? In other words do you feel rushed or like you are being pushed out the door or are they taking their time with you?
• How well do they acknowledge your concerns? Do you feel you could consult with them should anything change? Do they offer counseling to assist you in this most emotional transition?
In conclusion, there are more variables than you can imagine to having a successful and enjoyable experience. Most people are unaware of what they can expect and at first blush, they begin making decisions based on opinion. This can lead to misinformation and some disappointment but fortunately you can use what you have learned here to get an idea of not only what you will experience but what you need to do to enhance the experience and not be caught off guard at infertility treatment centers.