Knowing When To Contact An Infertility Clinic If you want to know when a good time to get in touch with a clinic that can help you through the fertility process the answer is probably right now. Most people if they are trying to have children generally go through a process that seems natural to them and in the end leads them to enquiring about Infertility Clinics. The process follows something like what is described in this article. The beginning stages In the beginning family planning for most couples involve discussing how many children they want, can afford or dream to have. This discussion can include parenting intentions, how to raise the children and financial concerns for their education. However most people do not consult or talk about the necessary how-to steps involved in pregnancy. This honestly is because at this stage, most people recognize the self-evident steps; intercourse equals pregnancy. It seems pretty simple, and for most people it can be. Contacting your physician After deciding to get serious and have fun trying many couples realize after a month or two of trying that maybe its time to get serious. At this point many couples will consider researching 'getting pregnant' online and start taking prenatal vitamins. The conversation gravitates to more serious overtures about capabilities. At this stage, most couples tend to stick with their known physicians, gynecologist for woman and either family physician or urologist for men. Through these physicians standard testing can be completed to determine virility, however at this point there could be suggestions from two different sources. Importance of an Infertility Clinic As the process progresses it becomes apparent that an infertility clinic should have been consulted much earlier in the process. If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for at least two years, it is time to consult with professionals that deal with reproductive medicine. A proper infertility clinic has specialists that can properly assess and treat infertility problems. Before approaching a clinic however there are important issues to consider. One is the success rates of clinic, which can be found on the CDC's website. Although it is not imperative to have a top ranked clinic, it is wise to know that the clinic has a success rate equal to or better than the national average. Another consideration that many couples fail to realize is that infertility clinics, their treatments and the commitment to having children can be a very expensive proposition. Ensuring that the proper financial measures have been made can make the process easier. By asking the proper questions when contacting an infertility clinic for the first consultation can avoid clinics that are less than they appear. Some of these questions include: • How long has the clinic been in business? • How long has the director, primary physicians and staff been there? • What procedures does the clinic perform and how often? • Are there age limits or restrictions on their treatments? • How many cycles per year are allowed? • Who has final say on how many eggs go back in? • What are the treatment costs? An infertility clinic can provide success where most other options have failed. Not only does the clinic provide treatment options but they offer support, various counseling offerings, different treatment plans and options not available in ordinary medical offices.