The success of your in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the healthcare practitioner you choose to help you achieve the dream of becoming a parent with the help of this artificial reproductive technology. Since IVF is a specialized treatment, a couple must judge the efficiency of the healthcare provider of the IVF treatment center based on the following parameters:
Find out about their professional qualifications
IVF is a specialized treatment that only a qualified professional can perform. Not all gynecologists, for instance, are qualified to perform this highly skilled task. For this you need to find a medical practitioner who specialises in the field of embryology, including gynecology and obstetrics. Obstetrics deals with pregnancy and its associated procedures and complications while gynecology involves treating women who are not pregnant.
Check their success rate
This is probably the most easily measurable to gauge the efficiency of an IVF specialist — their track record. Only a highly skilled professional would be able to keep a great success record, which can be tracked through various sources. Visit their social media pages, check past patient reviews, and try to find out the success rate. Also get in touch with people who have been able to achieve pregnancy working with the fertility ceter, if you can. While doing so, be mindful of the fact that all medical practitioners would claim to have an impeccable success rate for themselves. It is up to you to find out which one is actually great based on the testimonies from their patient list.
Make a personal visit to the clinic
While doing your R&D online is a great way to start your search for an IVF specialist, don’t decide on a professional simply by reading online reviews. Make a visit to the clinic to form a more conclusive opinion. Only then make up your mind about finalizing the doctor.
Meet your doctor and the staff
All IVF experts would tell you that being mentally calm and emotionally stable are very important for the success of IVF treatment. Well, your doctor has a big role in making you feel that way. Make sure the temperament and the demeanor of your doctor are aligned with this ultimate goal. A close look at the staff would also give you a fair idea about how professionally run the facility is.
Find out about the facilities
Having a baby through IVF is exactly the same as having a baby naturally. However, the process before you get pregnant is quite intricate and would require the medical centre to have various kinds of in-house facilities. Ideally, an infertility treatment center should have facilities like consultation and diagnostics lab, andrology lab, IUI room, embryology lab, andrology OT, IVF OT and other areas in addition to the counseling room, the sperm collection room, the recovery room, and the central processing room.