Maybe baby? Please?
November 17, 2011 3:31 PM Subscribe
My partner and I have been trying for a while to conceive. We’ve used charting and ovulation predictors and, after six months, it’s not happening. I’m 38, he’s 37, and we want to get ourselves to a fertility clinic stat. Where we are, there are three to choose between. How do I make that choice?
posted by t0astie to health & fitness (15 answers total)
We live in a remote area of Australia and our respective GPs are pretty useless. (GP: Have sex! Me: Uh... thanks. We'd thought of that actually.) We have no option to go to anyone else. Because there aren’t any other GPs here for us to change to.
There are no specialists where we live either – no IVF clinic, no reproductive endocrinologist, no gynaecologist, or, if we’re lucky enough to need one eventually, no obstetrician. All these things do exist about 400km away though. So it’ll be a 800km round-trip and leave from work for both of us to check these places out and then leave for me to go and get whatever treatment is needed. It’s doable, but I’d rather do as much research as possible over the phone before heading off.
But when I’m looking at information about the three clinics nearest to me, and phoning up to ask questions… what am I looking for? And what questions should I be asking? I'm stumped and so stressed about it I'm not really thinking clearly.
Added complication: I'd ask friends or family for referals, but I don't have either here.
Help. I'm quite stressed about making the right choice of clinic and, given our location, feel, well, pretty isolated.