If you’re traveling abroad or relocating and wish to seek treatment at a fertility clinic located in the United States, it’s important to understand your chosen clinic’s protocol and properly prepare for the process. Consider these three important steps for international fertility patients receiving treatment at Fertility Centers of Illinois.
1. Contact the Fertility Clinic
The first step for any international fertility patient is to contact the fertility clinic of choice to schedule a physician consult. Once the consultation is scheduled, a nurse coordinator will contact you by phone to help you review your treatment plan. A concierge service representative will also contact you to plan out the necessary details of your care.
2. Schedule Your First Visit
Next, you will schedule an in-person visit for a date approximately one to three months in the future. This will allow the fertility clinic to coordinate a physical consultation and exam, saline sonogram (if needed) to evaluate the uterine cavity, nurse consultation, review and signing of consent forms, and sperm drop-off for freezing and IVF treatment. Your appointment will also include a consultation to review your potential egg donor or gestational surrogacy plans. You may also set up a consultation with a psychologist and your attorney for this visit if necessary.
3. Follow Up
The last step will include a follow up conversation with your third-party nurse who will help you schedule a return visit for any planned procedures, including a pregnancy test approximately two weeks after embryo transfer.
If you’re an international fertility patient who is looking for a comprehensive fertility center, then look no further than Fertility Centers of Illinois. Let us help you start a family by contacting us online or calling our office at (877) 499-8730.