October 31, 2017
The Importance of Choosing the Right Fertility Clinic
Choosing the right fertility clinic is an extremely important factor for those who are having trouble getting pregnant. A fantastic fertility clinic isn’t just somewhere that provides an effective treatment, but also one where patients feel comfortable, safe and feel compassion and support from staff. We’ve put together our top tips to help you choose the right clinic for your fertility journey.
Taking some time to conduct online research is a good place to start. If you have any friends or family who have been in a similar situation may be able to help give their own experiences of a clinic. Many clinics offer open days for you to take a look around and get to know the staff too. Here at Nurture Fertility, we hold our open evenings once a month.
Infertility can be down to a number of reasons. Treatments are also constantly evolving, so it’s important the clinic you choose has already treated similar cases successfully. Don’t hesitate to ask the clinic about their success rates and treatments. As a patient, it is your entitlement to know them, and these figures should be an important factor in your choice.
Although finding a reputable clinic is imperative, staff who take the time to listen, answer questions, return phone calls and generally make you feel comfortable are vital too. Infertility programmes are likely to challenge yours and your partners emotions. If you feel comfortable with the clinic and medical team from day one, it’s a good sign.
Fertility clinics must give clear and concise information on its current costs and charges, including any extra costs that may apply to certain drugs or surgery. Prices vary between different clinics, so if you’re on a smaller budget or it’s an important factor in your journey, you’ll want to ensure you find out costs when you conduct research.
Even if counselling and support aren’t something you’re necessarily after, it is a required part of fertility treatment; HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authorisation) necessitate it to take place with all patients. You should feel confident and at ease with receiving support from your chosen clinic.
Choosing the perfect clinic can be difficult, which is why Nurture Fertility make it as easy as possible. You can find where we’re based, our range of treatments, success rates, costs, staff and reputation over on our website here. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we carry out, or would like to attend one of our open evenings, get in touch with the team by calling 0115 896 1900 or via our contact page. We hope to welcome you to the clinic soon.