How To Choose an IVF Clinic
Choosing a clinic is a biggest & personal decision for an intended couple, being a personal part of your life that is being explored. Everything is new to you and it is difficult to find your way through a maze of information. It is important to feel comfortable with the choices that you make, it is worthwhile to find out as much as you can about a clinic before you start.
Specialists report that IVF patients nowadays are commonly all around, educated and proficient when going to a particular centre. It is to your advantage to be an informed patient and to realize what to search for.
You as an infertile couple need to ask some questions to your IVF clinic or your doctor before starting the treatment such as,
- Can I have a Natural cycle (No Drugs), if I wish ?
- During my stimulation will I be monitored for individual to let me inform about blood test, ultrasound and some other tests?
- From the starting to end of my procedure, over all how many visits are required from my side?
- Will my embryo’s incubator use 6% oxygen (the same as in the fallopian tube and uterus) or 20% oxygen?
- What is the clinic’s detailed experience with transferring day 5 blastocysts?
“Despite these questions, there are some more questions which are asked to us frequently by our patients such as”, and Delhi IVF welcomes questions on any aspect of infertility management and the services our clinic provides. Following are some questions that might help you to get a clear picture of what a clinic can do. We hope they will help you make good choices by understanding what your minimum expectations are.
Q: How does the clinic keep abreast of the latest technology?
A: Delhi IVF not only has ready access to latest technologies¬, in fact it pioneers them. Delhi IVF was the first program in Delhi with laser assisted hatching and we were the pioneers in ICSI treatment and clinically proven stage specific embryo culture medium. We are using Australia’s cook culture medium, which is rated best in the world for improving embryos development and blasotcyst culture (growing the embryos till Day 5).
Q: What is the percentage of success of your patients at the clinic and also explain the whole treatment required to become pregnant?
A: While considering the clinic its vital to get the complete information about that’s present and the previous treatment being completed. If you are under 35 at over 1 in 3 couples have a baby on their first attempt and on average, pregnancy is achieved within 2 cycles from one stimulation cycle (i.e. including frozen embryo transfers) you have a greater than 50% chance of having a baby. These are world standard success rates.
Q: What will a treatment cycle cost?
A: Results should also be taken into account when considering costs. A number of attempts with a low chance of success will end up being more expensive than one or two cycles with a top rated laboratory and success oriented program.
Q: Does the clinic offer preimplantation genetic diagnosis?
A: Yes, we carry this out in collaboration with IVIOMICS.