Before considering an IVF or GIFT
programme, ask the following questions to help you make an informed decision.
Cost and Convenience
How much does the entire procedure cost,
including drugs per treatment cycle?
Do we pay in advance? How much?
What are the modes of payment?
How much do we pay if my treatment cycle
is cancelled before egg recovery? Before embryo replacement?
What are the costs for embryo freezing,
storage and transfer?
How will the treatment schedule affect
our commitments at work?
If I must have lodging, is there a low
cost place for me to stay? Do you help arrange this?
If I do not get pregnant, when do I
make my next appointment for further evaluation and counseling?
How many doctors will be involved in
To what degree can my own doctor participate in my treatment?
What types of counselling and support
services are available?
Whom do I call day or night if I encounter
Do you freeze embryos (cryopreservation)?
Is donor sperm available in your programme? Donor eggs?
Do you have an age limit?
When did this programme perform its
first IVF procedure?
How many babies have been born from
this program's IVF efforts?
In the past two years, how many treatment
cycle have been initiated for IVF?
How many deliveries resulted in twins
or other multiple births?
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