Choosing an IVF Clinic can feel like a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there are so many to choose from all promising to offer you the same high level of service.
In this Blog we take a look at some of the most important factors you should consider when choosing an IVF Clinic.
Read Clinic Reviews
Clinic reviews and so important and invaluable as they will offer you an insight of what you can expect as a patient before deciding to book an appointment. Patient testimonials on Clinic websites and independent websites such as the HFEA, and Doctify are a great way to see how patients rate their experience and fertility journey.
Arrange a Personal Visit
Most IVF Clinics offer free 1-2-1 appointments or Open Evenings which are a great way of visiting the Clinic to meet the team and find out what they offer. It’s so important that you feel happy and comfortable right from the very beginning that you will be cared for and thoroughly looked after throughout your fertility journey.
Success rates can be confusing as not every Clinic displays them in the same way, which makes it difficult to understand which Clinic is going to offer you the best chance of success. Unfortunately, Clinic success rates are not based on each individual treatment, but more on the overall performance of the Clinic which is broken down into age groups.
Most IVF Clinics display their Clinical Pregnancy success rates, whereas the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA) display Live Birth rates which gives you a better indication on success rates when comparing IVF Clinics.
Look for an IVF Clinic that has experience and expertise and specialises in the field of infertility can make all the difference during your fertility journey. Look at the level of their experience and the length of time they have been at the Clinic.
Also look at Clinics that offer the very best technology such as embryo glue and time lapse imaging as not all IVF Clinics offer the same or state of the art technology.
Personalised & Individual Treatment Plans
Each fertility patient is unique, which is why it is important when comparing IVF Clinic to look for Clinics that offer personalised and individual treatment plans, rather than one protocol that fits all.
Starting fertility treatment can be a daunting and emotional experience, so it’s important your Consultant talks through every step of your treatment journey based on your individual circumstances so you feel happy and positive the Clinic really will offer you the best chance of a pregnancy.
Transparent & Honest Pricing
Clinic prices can often be confusing as almost all IVF Clinics display them differently making it hard to make a direct comparison. Some prices may include medication for example, and others may not.
The Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA) advise all Clinics to be honest and transparent regarding treatment costs with a ‘no hidden extras’ approach. IVF Clinics following this guideline will be open and honest with you the costs involved in your complete treatment from the very beginning.
If you’re currently researching IVF Clinics, then why not book a free 1-2-1 consultation with IVF London at a time to suit you to find out how they can help you. With experts in both female and male infertility offering a range of specialised treatment options that cover every aspect of fertility, they will be able to advise you on the best way forward.
Free 1-2-1 consultations can be booked by calling 0208 207 4115 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can complete a booking form on-line by visiting their website: ivflondon.co.uk/book-appointment/.
IVF London offer all free 1-2-1 consultations with a Fertility Consultant.
Visit IVF London Website: www.ivflondon.co.uk