I was watching Season 4 Episode 13 of Bull last night on CBS in which Bull and Benny represented a couple being sued by their baby’s biological father for custody after a fertility clinic mistakenly used the wrong man’s sample. As family court cases are solely decided by a judge, Bull and Benny worry about their best strategy at trial without a jury for TAC to analyze. It got me to thinking about the process, how mistakes can happen, and steps you can take to ensure everything works smoothly.
Some couples get pregnant after a few weeks of trying, while other couples take a lot longer. But for some people, it just doesn’t happen at all. If you are struggling to get pregnant and it’s been a long time, you should speak to a doctor. Hopefully, they will tell you that everything is fine and you just need to keep trying. However, they may tell you that you have fertility issues and you may need IVF treatments if you are going to have a baby.
It’s a tough pill to swallow, but if it’s the only way that you can conceive, you need to get started with the process. IVF can be very expensive and the success rate is not that high, so you may only have one shot at it. That’s why it’s so important that you choose the right fertility treatment center for your IVF. These are some of the main things to look out for.
The first thing that you should look at when comparing fertility clinics is the success rate because it varies a lot. It’s important that you find a clinic with a high percentage of live births from IVF. For example, fertility treatments at AFCC have a success rate of 62%, which is significantly higher than the national average. The best way to increase your chances of success is to find a fertility clinic that is experienced and has a high success rate or IVF treatments.
Next, you need to consider the cost of the treatment. It’s important that you find something that you can actually afford, which can be tough because insurance coverage for fertility treatments is not very good at all. Look around a few places and compare prices, but don’t just go for the cheapest treatment that you can find. You need to consider their success rate as well, and find the best possible fertility clinic that you can get for your budget. If you cannot find any good clinics that are within budget, you should consider waiting another year or so and saving up some more money so you can afford to go to a better clinic with more experienced doctors.
The Procedures That They Offer
Even though you are opting for IVF treatments, it’s a good idea to look at the full range of fertility treatments that a clinic offers before you make your decision. The reason for this is that it gives you an idea of how experienced they are in fertility issues. If they offer a wide range of different treatments, that suggests that they have a lot of experienced fertility doctors working at the clinic, and that can only mean good things for you.
Your Impression Of The Doctors
When you meet with your doctor, your overall impression of them is important. This could be a long relationship so you need to find somebody that you feel comfortable with. If you really clash with a doctor, that isn’t a good start.
Finding the right treatment center for your IVF is a start, but you need to be prepared for a long and difficult road ahead.