How To Choose the Right Fertility Clinic for Your IVF Surrogacy Journey

July 25, 2022

Choosing the right IVF clinic is a huge part of any journey when it comes to building a beautiful family with incredible but unconventional means.

The right clinic can make all the difference in the process. There are many skilled IVF doctors out there with a lot of experience. However, there are many things to consider when choosing your IVF clinic. Reviews, referrals, and success rates are just a few things to look at before solidifying a contract with any IVF clinic.

How to select the right IVF clinic

Have no fear, a guide on what you should consider when choosing your doctor is here:

1. Success Rates

Truly, the proof is in the pudding. IVF clinics have track records. That’s just how this system works. Any honest IVF doctor will inform you of their track record if you just ask. Take a good look at your own situation, and then ask the clinic you are considering what their success rates have been for people in your shoes. This is not putting your clinic on trial, it’s asking how they’ve been successful in trying circumstances. If your clinic gets defensive or doesn’t appreciate you inquiring - then that’s a hard pass. You can find a clinic that will absolutely be transparent with you and share both its ups and downs with you.

2. Reviews

Reviews matter. They matter for the hotel you're considering for your next European getaway, and they matter here too. In a process that involves so many moving parts and people, reviews are important. This is a human experience. A journey through IVF requires a team of people to work together. If more people than not have a positive experience with the clinic you are considering, that’s a good sign! If the clinic you are considering looks appealing because of location or other factors but has multiple poor reviews, perhaps it is best to keep shopping. Choosing an IVF clinic for your journey is not the place or time to make a hurried decision. Read up, research, and ask questions.

3. Referrals

If you have a friend who has worked with a certain IVF doctor that you are considering, then go ahead and have an in-depth conversation with them about their experience. This is much like reading reviews, only better. This is a first-hand experience of someone you know and trust sharing their thoughts on the doctor they worked with. This information is invaluable. As they share their process, you can take that into your meeting with your IVF clinic and bring up certain things you’d like to add or change. Get all the nitty gritty details from as many referrals as you can to help you make a sound decision.

Simply the best

A great doctor can produce great results. From taking care of your surrogate and egg donor to ensuring you have viable embryos, carefully analyze your choices and go confidently in the direction of your chosen IVF clinic knowing you are informed. When you are ready to begin your journey with some of the best IVF clinics and doctors in the world of IVF, ask us for some referrals today!

Meet PFCLA - Our In-House Fertility Clinic

PFCLA is the leading fertility clinic on the west coast, with world-renowned fertility doctors responsible for the birth of over 13,500 babies across 75 countries. Intended parents that come to PFCLA can access comprehensive fertility services, from male and female factor infertility testing to egg freezing and IVF.

The fertility clinic has played a significant role in supporting the LGBTQ+ community throughout their family planning process, bringing over 1,500 babies into their homes. They have state-of-the-art IVF facilities and perform all preimplantation genetic screenings by your fertility doctor. You’ll even receive a dedicated team of nurses and doctors to guide you throughout this process, every step of the way. 

PFCLA’s success rates are among the top in the nation, with a 53.1% live birth rate per embryo transfer than the U.S. average of 37.8%. That means intended parents coming to PFCLA have a 40% higher chance of taking home a baby than the national average. 

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