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Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Albany
If you have been unable to conceive after trying to get pregnant, you may want to consider making an appointment at a fertility clinic. There are many fertility clinic options to choose from, and each fertility clinic varies regarding procedures offered and areas of specialization.
In New York, there are 32 fertility clinics, two of which are located in Albany. These fertility clinics are either primary locations or satellite locations of other clinics located throughout New York.
Albany Fertility Clinic Options
Visit the Find a Clinic search on FertilityAuthority.com to find a fertility clinic in the Albany area.
What to Look for When Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Albany
Fertility clinics vary depending on areas of specialization or procedures offered. Some fertility clinics may have experience with a great number of donor egg IVF cycles, while others may focus more on fresh, non-donor IVF cycles. Some fertility clinics work with surrogates while others do not.
A helpful tool when beginning your fertility clinic search is the Assisted Reproductive Technology Report. The ART Report lists information for each fertility clinic in the United States, including type of procedures offered, success rates, and diagnoses treated. This report is compiled by the CDC.
The ART Report lists the number of IVF cycles performed at each clinic for each type of IVF, including fresh non-donor egg, fresh donor egg and frozen donor egg IVF. It also includes success rates for each procedure. The number of IVF cycles performed and success rates for fresh, non-donor egg IVF cycles are also broken down by age group.
The ART Report provides a helpful start in beginning your fertility clinic search. However, it is also helpful to supplement this knowledge by making a personal visit to each fertility clinic you are considering.
Visiting each fertility clinic personally gives you the opportunity to gauge the atmosphere at the clinic. Does the office staff seem relaxed, and do they deal with their patients courteously and respectfully? You want to choose a fertility clinic where the staff is available to answer all your questions and put your fears at ease.
Fertility clinics employ a wide range of professionals to help their patients through the fertility treatment process. Along with the fertility doctor, they also include nurses, counselors, embryologists, infertility therapists, financial advisors, and lab staff.
When deciding upon a fertility clinic, it is also important to take distance and location into consideration. It is common to have frequent appointments, even daily appointments. It can be very stressful to have to travel a couple hours each way for an appointment, so keep in mind the location of the fertility clinic and how that may affect your schedule.