Question to ask your fertility doctor



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Navigating your first fertility consultation can be daunting. Arm yourself with a notebook and pen, and consider asking these key questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of your fertility journey:

  1. Would you recommend starting with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?
  2. If we opt for IUI, what are the chances of success?
  3. How many IUI cycles would you suggest before considering a transition to IVF?
  4. What are my personal success rates with IVF?
  5. Would you advise Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) on the embryos? Could you explain why?
  6. How frequently will I need to visit the clinic during my IUI or IVF cycle?
  7. Are there any lifestyle changes my partner and I can make to enhance our fertility?
  8. Are there specific supplements we should consider? (CoQ10, DHEA, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12)
  9. Are there any measures he can take to improve sperm quality or quantity?
  10. Should we abstain from sexual intercourse during treatment?
  11. Should we avoid activities like using saunas or hot tubs?
  12. Are there any physical activities we should refrain from during this period?
  13. What sets your clinic apart from others?

And lastly…

  1. Are there any pertinent questions I may have overlooked?

Remember, understanding your menstrual cycle, tracking ovulation, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can play a significant role in your fertility journey. Tools like fertility apps can be a great aid in this process.

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