Questions To Ask Your Fertility Specialist

Questions To Ask Your Fertility Specialist

Did you know that there is only a 25 percent chance of getting pregnant in every menstrual cycle? And while some women hit the mark and get pregnant easily, many others don’t, despite countless attempts over several years. It can prove to be one of the most stressful phases in their life.

If you fall in the second category and have scheduled an appointment with your fertility specialist, you must prepare your notes about important questions to ask.

There is a lot of information available on the internet regarding fertility health and pregnancy. Do your research about the basic treatment options available beforehand to make a well-informed decision collectively with your fertility specialist. 

Additionally, you probably know someone in your friends and family circles who has undergone a similar situation of infertility and treatment. If you feel comfortable enough to share your situation with them, it would be a good idea to ask about their experience, condition, and the relevant questions you should ask your fertility specialist.

20 Important Questions To Ask Your Fertility Specialist

Before your appointment with your fertility specialist, you can prepare a list of important questions like:

  • What tests do you recommend for us to diagnose the cause?
  • What could have been the factors leading to my infertility condition?
  • Is my fertility health going to worsen over time because of these factors?
  • Before getting started with any medication and treatment, can I make any lifestyle changes to give my fertility health another shot?
  • What are the benefits of fresh transfer?
  • Will you be doing IVF or ICSI?
  • What are the treatment options available at your clinic to help us overcome our infertility issue?
  • Do I need to lose or gain weight to become pregnant?
  • From the list of medicines that I am already taking, are there any particular ones that may be interfering with my pregnancy?
  • Which is the most fitting line of treatment for my case?
  • When is surgery needed to treat infertility?
  • How long after surgery should we start trying for a baby again?
  • What are the approximate treatment costs involved?
  • Does your treatment package cost include the costs of all medication and injections or are those to be bought separately?
  • Which ART technique is better for me – IUI or IVF?
  • How many cycles of IVF will I need to get pregnant?
  • Is IVF safe? Is it painful?
  • Will we need donor eggs/ sperms? Does your clinic offer these services? What are the costs of donor eggs and donor sperms?
  • How do you identify the donor of the egg/ sperm?
  • How do you identify the surrogate for our baby?
  • What are my chances of having multiple babies with IVF? What should I do if I want only a single pregnancy?
  • What is embryo freezing and what are the associated costs?

These are some of the important questions you should ask your fertility doctor. There could be many terms in the medical field that might sound like jargon to you. Never hesitate to ask for clarifications wherever you feel are needed.

  • What kind of stimulation are you planning for me
  • Will it be Day 3 or Day 5 transfer
  • What type of Injection you are going to use
  • Will you be doing fresh transfer or a frozen ?

Your fertility specialist and doctor too will have questions to ask from you and your partner. This will help them understand which is the best line of treatment or approach in your case, especially. Be open and upfront with all your answers.

Always remember, you must never conceal any information regarding your health and body from your doctor. The doctor must be aware of any medication you take, any lifestyle activities or habits you indulge in like drinking, smoking, junk food, etc. Even details regarding your work like the environment you work in can be important. Men who are exposed to high amounts of heat on a regular basis have higher chances of suffering from infertility than those who don’t.

Most importantly, before you can ask your fertility doctor any questions, ask your friends and family around for the most credible and reliable clinic for your fertility treatments. Look up clinics and their reviews online. Aveya IVF & Fertility Centre is proud to have helped innumerable couples overcome their fertility troubles and start a family of their own. All it takes is a little push and handholding from a trusted team of doctors and fertility specialists like at Aveya IVF & Fertility Centre.

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