IVF guide: How to choose a fertility clinic in Croatia?
If You are having problem to get pregnant, you should contact and visit your gynecologists. At the same time Your husband should test the semen characteristics and perhaps visit an urologist. If the problem has been diagnosed, then You should do a little homework and search for the best fertility clinic. It is known that You should immediately visit an infertility specialist if:
- If You are under 35 and haven’t gotten pregnant after 12 months of trying
- I You are over 35 and haven’t gotten pregnant after 6 months of trying
- If Your husband has a poor semen analysis
- I You have endometriosis
- If You have history of abdominal or pelvic surgery
- If You had any pelvic inflammation disease
- You have had more than one miscarriage
What to consider when choosing an infertility specialist?
- Do they communicate with patients via email and are they willing to meet You before choosing them?
- Where were they trained and does the group has all the specialists like reproductive endocrinologists, urologists and anesthesiologists?
- Do they have experienced clinical embryologists who are constantly trained abroad?
- Do they have clean room technology?
- Are they members of well-known reproductive societies?
- Do they perform hysteroscopy?
- Does the clinic have an andrologist and reproductive surgeons?
- Which hospitals are they affiliated with?
- How long has the staff been with the clinic?
- How long has the fertility clinic been in business?
What to consider when choosing a clinic?
- Are all the steps of each assisted reproduction techniques (ART) clearly explained?
- Is there an age cutoff for treatment?
- Is the safety the most important in the clinic?
- Is the clinic in terms of OHSS (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) safe?
- Do they perform freeze all technology?
- What is their Delivery Rate/Live Birth Rate for each age group?
- Do You need to do any blood tests elsewhere or everything can be done in the clinic?
- What procedures are possible at this clinic? Do they do IVF, ICSI, IMSI, PESA, TESA, PESE, TESE? Are the procedures performed at the clinic or elsewhere?
- Who does decide how many embryos are transferred in one cycle? It is not recommended to transfer more than 2 embryos for women under 40.
- Does the lab cryopreserve embryos, oocytes and sperm? Do they perform slow freezing or vitrification that is known to have better success?
The clinic that meets most of your needs and expectations should be considered as a fertility clinic of your choice.