How to Choose an IVF Doctor By The Egg Donor & Surrogacy Program on September 04, 2018
Choosing the right IVF Doctor is a huge part of your journey when it comes to building a beautiful family with incredible but unconventional means. The right doctor can make all the difference in your process. There are many skilled IVF doctors out there with a lot of experience. However, there are many things to consider when choosing your IVF doctor. Reviews, referrals and success rates are just a few things to look at before solidifying a contract with any IVF doctor.
Have no fear, a guide on what you should consider when choosing your doctor is here:
1. Success Rates Truly, the proof is in the pudding. IVF doctors have track records. That’s just how this system works. Any honest IVF doctors will inform you of their track record if you just ask. Take a good look at your own situation, and then ask the doctor you are considering what their success rates have been for people in your shoes. This is not putting your doctor on trial, it’s asking how they’ve been successful in trying circumstances. If your doctor gets defensive or doesn’t appreciate you inquiring- then that’s a hard pass. You can find a doctor who will absolutely be transparent with you and share both their ups and downs with you.
2. Reviews Reviews matter. They matter for the hotel your considering on your next European getaway, and they matter here too. In a process that involves so many moving parts and people, reviews are important. This is a human experience. A journey through IVF requires a team of people to work together. If more people than not have a positive experience with the doctor you are considering, that’s a good sign! If the doctor you are considering looks appealing because of location or other factors but has multiple poor reviews, perhaps it is best to keep shopping. Choosing an IVF doctor for your journey is not the place or time to make a hurried decision. Read up, research, and ask questions.
3. Referrals If you have a friend who has worked with a certain IVF doctor that you are considering, then go ahead and have an in-depth conversation with them about their experience. This is much like reading reviews, only better. This is a first hand experience of someone you know and trust sharing their thoughts on the doctor they worked with. This information is invaluable. As they share their process, you can take that into your meeting with your IVF doctor and bring up certain things you’d like to add or change. Get all the nitty gritty details from as many referrals as you can to help you make a sound decision.
Simply The Best A great doctor can produce great results. From taking care of your surrogate and egg donor, to ensuring you have viable embryos, carefully analyze your choices and go confidently in the direction of your chosen IVF doctor knowing you are informed. When you are ready to begin your journey with some of the best IVF clinics and doctors in the world of IVF, ask us for some referrals today!