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What are some questions to ask at the in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic?

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IVF is a complex and expensive procedure for infertility. Questions you may want to ask include:

  • What is your pregnancy ratio per embryo transfer?
  • What is your pregnancy rate for couples in our age group and with our fertility problem?
  • What is the live birth rate for all couples who undergo this procedure each year at your facility?
  • How many of those deliveries are twins or other multiple births?
  • How much will the procedure cost, including the cost of the hormone treatments?
  • How much does it cost to store embryos and how long can we store them?
  • Do you participate in an egg donation program?
Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017
Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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