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Find a South Dakota Fertility Clinic
Current guidelines recommend you make an appointment at a fertility clinic if you’ve been unable to conceive after trying for one year if you’re under 35 or after trying for six months if you’re over 35.
In South Dakota, there is one fertility clinic, Sanford Women’s Health, which is located in Sioux Falls. This fertility clinic offers diagnostics for infertility as well as a full range of fertility treatment services.
South Dakota Fertility Clinic Options
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of fertility clinics in the South Dakota area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of the website. You can also book an appointment directly through the site or by calling 855-955-BABY.
Choosing a South Dakota Fertility Clinic
There are a number of factors you should consider when choosing a fertility clinic. First, you may feel like turning right to the success rates. Success rates can tell you a lot about a fertility clinic, but they should not be the only criterion used. That’s because some fertility clinics may choose to work only with patients who have a greater probability of achieving pregnancy, which would make their success rates higher. When you are reading the success rates—which are available in the CDC’s annual Assisted Reproductive Technology Report—pay close attention to the diagnoses treated and age breakdown for the success rates.
Another important consideration is the fertility doctor. Before you sign up with a clinic, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with a fertility doctor on staff. This will give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one, learn more about his or her experience, and get a better feel of their treatment philosophy.
It’s also important to consider logistics when choosing a fertility clinic. Since many fertility treatments require frequent appointments, you’ll probably need to travel to the fertility clinic on a regular basis. For that reason, don’t forget to take the commute into consideration as well. You may also want to ask if the fertility clinic offers extended hours or weekend hours, which can be helpful if your job is not very flexible during the week.