Studies by the American Pregnancy Association show that approximately ten percent of all couples in the United States struggle with infertility. Fortunately, an experienced fertility doctor can help couples understand their diagnostic and treatment options.
There are several questions you will want to ask your infertility doctor during your initial consultation. One of the first things you’ll want to do is ensure that your doctor is a licensed reproductive endocrinologist, rather than an OB GYN practicing infertility medicine. You’ll also want to check if your doctor and/or his or her practice is a member of SART and reports success rates to CDC.
The next question you’ll want to ask your fertility doctor is what is causing your infertility. This means that you’ll want to choose a fertility clinic that offers a number of diagnostic services and screenings using the latest technology to help identify the source of your infertility problems.
Once your fertility doctor has determined the cause of your infertility, he or she can help you understand and choose the best treatment options suited for your specific needs to boost your chances of conceiving a viable pregnancy. Your options may include assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-uterine insemination, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Also, remember to inquire about treatment financing options and payment, as some insurance companies may only cover a portion of infertility treatments. Find out whether or not your fertility clinic offers self-pay discounts, honors the Attain IVF refund program, or has other financial plans available.
Whether you’re in need of diagnostic testing, IVF treatment, or third-party reproduction, Fertility Centers of Illinois are here to help. Contact us at (877) 499-8730 or visit us online for more information.