Learning that you need IVF treatment can sometimes be scary. There are many myths surrounding infertility treatments and it can be hard to determine what is truth and what is not. Your chosen fertility clinic and specialist should always be ready to answer all the IVF treatment questions you may have, but here are our top questions to ask:

Your journey 

First and foremost, you need to make sure that you are clear about what the diagnosis and the course of action is. This is different for everybody so you are unlikely to get the answers you need from Google. You will need to get specific answers from your fertility specialist.

From this, it is a good idea to have a roadmap about the exact process and your journey you will take. How long each stage is likely to take as well as what to expect during each part of the journey.

  • Are there any critical points in the journey you need to be aware of?
  • Are there any tests that will happen, when and what are they for?
  • Are there any parts that are not currently included in the cost?
  • Is there anything else available to consider to improve success rates?

At this stage, you can also ask about success rates. You should know all the factors affecting your infertility and how likely is it that you’ll get a healthy baby.

Clinic’s staff 

Finding a doctor or a team that you can trust is very important when undergoing IVF treatment. Ask if you’ll have your dedicated doctor or it will be a team approach. IVF can be overwhelming and there is a lot of terminology so it is important you feel comfortable asking for clarification of anything you are not sure of.

Very often, your gut feel or intuition will dictate whether this is the right clinic or team for you to work with. This is a long term commitment, a relationship, so it is important that it feels good so there is no additional anxiety on you during the journey.

  • There are a few points to clarify too:
  • How will you communicate with your specialist?
  • Are you able to check in regularly?
  • How often will you meet?
  • Will you have a dedicated team?
  • Is there an emotional counsellor on board?
  • What additional support is offered?
  • Is there someone available 24/7 in the case of an emergency?

General questions 

Very often, the general questions are the ones we forget to ask and remember after the appointments. Here are some to get you focused on any you would like to ask.

Lifestyle Questions: 

  • Is there anything you can change in your lifestyle that can increase chances of getting pregnant?
  • Can they recommend any specific diet changes?
  • What supplements and vitamins can you take to increase chances of successful IVF?
  • What are the restrictions for exercising?

Financial Questions: 

  • Does the cost include everything I need? What exactly does it include?
  • Does the clinic have 100% money back guarantee or some other payment options?
  • What makes this clinic different from other clinics?
  • What is the clinic’s success rate, in terms of live births?
  • Is there a payment plan available?

Assured Fertility is always available to you in the case you have some questions. You can contact us on 0333 234 0895; info@assuredfertility.co.uk.

Our goal is for you to have a baby in the fastest time. We offer a refund policy if you do not have a successful pregnancy and we also have low interest payment plans to make IVF accessible to everybody.