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Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Greenville
Once you have decided to see a fertility doctor (reproductive endocrinologist) to help you in trying to conceive, you may feel overwhelmed by the fertility clinic options available and considerations that must be taken into account. There are two fertility clinics located in Greenville, and a total of four fertility clinics located throughout South Carolina.
Greenville Fertility Clinic Options
Visit the Find a Clinic search on FertilityAuthority.com to find a fertility clinic in the Greenville area.
What to Look for When Choosing a Fertility Clinic
It is natural to feel overwhelmed when choosing a fertility clinic. You may wonder what you should focus most on in order to make the best decision. Choosing a fertility clinic should be a multi-faceted approach. It is most helpful to take both research and personal accounts into consideration.
The Assisted Reproductive Technology Report can help you compare the objective details of each fertility clinic. This report is compiled by the CDC, and includes fertility clinic success rates, procedures offered, and types of patients accepted for each fertility clinic that is currently operating in the United States. It also lists what kinds of diagnoses each clinic treats and whether the clinic is a member of SART, as well as if the clinic works with egg donors and surrogates.
It is important to read this information carefully in order to get the clearest, most accurate picture of each clinic. It is also important to note that fertility clinics are very competitive about their success rates, so make sure you read this section carefully and pay close attention to the age breakdown.
You will be treated by and working with an entire team of professionals at your fertility clinic. Along with your fertility doctor, this team will also include nurses, counselors, embryologists, and perhaps financial advisors.
Try to visit each clinic you are considering beforehand. This will give you the opportunity to observe the atmosphere in each fertility clinic. You can also observe how the staff interacts with their patients. Arrange a consultation with one of the fertility doctors on staff.
You may not think location is one of the more pressing concerns when choosing a fertility clinic, but it is something that should be taken into consideration. Because you will have frequent appointments, it is important to choose a fertility clinic that is easily accessible. You will be under a lot of stress during your fertility treatment process, and you don’t want to add to that with a difficult commute if you can avoid it.