There comes a time at which you know that it’s taking longer than it should to fall pregnant. Your doctor is also concerned and before you know it you are being told that you may be infertile. “It’s a deeply distressing discovery; a turning point that suddenly alters your entire outlook on life and brings a whole new dynamic to your relationship. But, it’s not the end of the road.
The treatment of infertility has gained enormous ground in the last decade with new technology greatly increasing the chances for successfully overcoming infertility. The global average for success is 50% per cycle.
If you suspect you are having problems conceiving, or if your doctor has suggested you may be infertile, it’s recommended that you visit a fertility clinic. There is a lot of new information to take in, so what should you be looking for?
The most important thing, says Van Waart, is that you feel comfortable with your chosen clinic. You should have an instant connection with the environment and the staff. You need to feel respected, and able to trust the clinic with your case. If you don’t feel this connection, don’t be afraid to try another one.
In addition, you should be wary of any clinic who assures you that you will have a baby at the end of the process. There are no guarantees and no absolutes. Your clinic doctor should be able to tell you the truth and the facts, without giving false hope.