What should I expect from my first visit?
When an individual or couple has been attempting pregnancy for quite some time, there is often a high degree of frustration or anxiety already present. Knowing what to expect when heading into the first consultation, may reduce some of that anxiety. The fertility specialists of Houston IVF have provided the following information so you know what to expect when you arrive for your IVF consultation.
During your initial visit, you will have a chance to meet with all the potential members of your medical care team. This infertility clinic team will interact with each other and with you during your entire treatment to ensure that every detail is considered, you have everything you need, and your questions and concerns are addressed. First, you’ll meet with your reproductive endocrinologist, who will review your medical history and records and share his or her observations based on this preliminary information. Usually, this last approximately an hour and will include but is not limited to, discussing any prior fertility testing and treatment, home monitoring information, (hormonal patterns and tracking menstrual cycles) and family history that is relevant; such as a history of miscarriages and/or genetic disorders. Based on your health status and age, your doctor will go over all of the recommended testing and treatment options available to you along with their success rate percentages. Together, you will decide what course of action you are most comfortable taking. Next, you’ll meet with your primary nurse. This nurse will review your recommended testing or treatment plan and will help you schedule necessary procedures. She will be your primary contact during your cycle, providing day-to-day instructions and facilitating the entire process. After consulting with these fertility specialists, you will also meet with one of our financial counselors to help you understand the extent of your benefits and the estimated cost of treatment.
We want not just the initial consultation, but your entire experience at Houston IVF to go smoothly. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about anything you don’t understand. The best way to obtain the answers you are looking for, is to provide your team with as much information as possible about your medical history and previous test or treatment results.