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Choosing an IVF Centre

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Especially in the current times, infertility is something that affects more couples than we can imagine and most of them suffer in silence owing to the taboo surrounding the subject in India.  The current fertility rate for India in 2021 is 2.179 births per woman, which happens to be a 0.95% decline from 2020.

Couples seek treatment for infertility through IUI, IVF, GIFT or ZIFT. The success rate of IVF can range from 30% to 35%. When couples opt for getting procedures like IVF, choosing the best IVF Centre has a big role to play in the overall outcome. Here are some of the important factors that should be considered before zeroing in on a final choice;

Reputation of the Centre – The best way to start is by evaluating the reputation of the IVF Centre. Do extensive research on this and ask around. Reputation is not something that can be fabricated so talk to previous patients to know about their experiences or get your information from the public online forums. Find out what people have to say about their quality of service or about their personal opinions. Check on the credibility of your sources as well.

Success rate of the Centre – A Centre’s IVF success rate is a major determinant of their service quality. Make sure the numbers that they portray are credible and believable. You can request the Centre to share their annual report and learn more about how much surety they are giving to get into the process of treatment. Most centres will mention their success rate on their website but these numbers must be verified in order to build trust.

Doctors’ Experience – No two cases are the same so it is important to ensure that the doctor chosen has the experience of dealing with a wide variety of cases. The doctor and the centre must be adept in dealing with extreme to simple cases by employing latest technologies and advanced treatment methods. You have to be comfortable with the doctor and the attitude of the other staff as well. See to it that the centre has their own in-house team of specialists.

Centre Facilities – Regardless of the cost every couple must be cent percent happy with the quality of the services and facilities offered by the centre throughout the IVF journey. Maybe even pay a personal visit to evaluate that the infrastructure of the centre is state-of-the -art.

Treatment cost – IVF is definitely an expensive procedure but the centre should be able to provide a total estimate before you commit to the treatment and there should be no ambiguity with regards to this. It is important to be prepared so as to avoid future stress about expenses so make it clear to them that you would not be agreeing to unforeseen or surprise bills and costs. The cost can also fluctuate depending on the location of the IVF centre. This can vary from one city to another as well. But just the cost alone should not be a factor for you to compromise on the quality.

Transparency – Transparency in dealings is crucial to the trust that you lay on the IVF centre. The best IVF centres have a transparency policy and always keeps the couple informed about the procedure every step of the way about the test results, any complications or even the response of the patient to the treatment method. All important decisions about the treatment must involve the couple’s final say and secrecy should have no part in this.

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