I found this list, on Fertility LifeLines, of questions you should ask your new fertility doctor if you end up taking that route. I thought they were awesome. I wish I would have known about them when I first started seeing mine in 2008. Since I know some of you are seeing fertility docs for the first time, I’m posting them here for you. Enjoy!
•What specific tests would you recommend to diagnose my infertility? How much do they cost?
•How long will it take to diagnose our problem?
•Based on the results of those tests, what are my treatment options, and how much do they cost?
•What is the national success rate for those treatments in terms of live births?
•How many Ovulation Induction (OI) cycles do you recommend before moving to in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
•How many embryos do you typically transfer per cycle?
•What is the success rate for IVF in terms of live births per embryo transfer?
•If necessary, can you help me access donor egg, embryo, or sperm programs?
•Will my insurance pay for the testing and/or treatments? Will your clinic help me determine what my insurance will cover?
•How will I communicate with you during this whole process?
•Does your clinic provide emotional counseling, or can you refer me to a counselor who deals with fertility problems?
PS- If your new doc is giving you a hard time about asking questions, or doesn’t have time for you to ask them, then find a new doctor. Seriously. Fertility is not a simple or easy thing to go through. You need a doctor who makes you feel comfortable and takes time for you.