Although In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most popular treatment options today, many couples still feel surprised as they navigate through their IVF cycle. The IVF specialists at South Jersey Fertility center share some insight on what no one tells you about IVF.
- It’s just as much emotional as it is physical. While you may be prepared to give yourself daily injections or experience the mild physical side effects of hormonal medications, some patients do not expect the emotional aspect of fertility treatment. It’s important to remember that support groups are available both in person and online. Sharing your feelings and your journey with family or friends can also be helpful to assist you through the process.
- Financial counselors are crucial. Insurance coverage, authorizations, selecting the correct IVF plan – it can all be so confusing! While New Jersey offers some of the best fertility insurance coverage, there are still barriers that can hold up the process. Making such a financial and emotional investment requires the help of someone who understands both your financial situation and the clinical recommendation from your fertility specialist. Having an experienced financial counselor can make all the difference in alleviating the stress associated with cost of fertility treatments.
- There are frequent appointments. While less aggressive treatment options require some follow up, IVF is a more advanced treatment, requiring more of commitment to attending appointments. To properly monitor follicular growth and make necessary changes to your medications, fertility specialists require blood work and ultrasound every 1-3 during the period of follicular stimulation.
- Your care team will be your best friend. No matter the outcome, we frequently have patients who never want to part from their care team at South Jersey Fertility. Your dedicated IVF nurse will be there for you through each step of the way, offering not only clinical counsel but emotional support. Whether you are graduating to continue pregnancy monitoring with your OB/GYN practice, or are pursuing other family building endeavors, the IVF team that was by your side through such a significant journey, will always remain close.
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