Infertility is a $4 billion dollars a year industry. Nobody has your best interests at heart. You need an advocate to walk beside you, warning you of financial and medical pitfalls and giving you the tools you need to make the best decisions for you and your family
There aren’t any guidelines or rules about who can become an infertility consultant and you have a number of different choices. How do you know which infertility consultant is the best fit for you?
Many women have experienced infertility and find they want to encourage others on the same journey. However, many infertility consultant do not have any education or formal training in women’s reproductive health or infertility.
Make sure your infertility consultant does not accept marketing money from doctors – even if it is for a good cause on the side. How can you trust a referral once you know the doctor just made a hefty donation to her cause?
Respect is earned
Because you don’t just need someone who keeps you company. You need someone that other doctors, health care providers and fertility partners know, trust and have seen evidence of their ability over time.
Read their work
Just because someone says they are knowledgeable doesn’t make it so. Can you go read their books to verify their credentials? Can you read reviews of their research or publications?
Fees are reasonable
You can easily find out prices and the fees are within a typical couple’s ability to pay. Some infertility consultants are only for those with deep pockets. Be wary of services that cost more than a cycle of IVF.
Infertility consultants do not determine a client’s treatment plan, but once a plan is determined, My Fertility Plan consultants can help facilitate the treatment plan set by your doctor by sourcing donors, surrogates, or other professional resources. My Fertility Plan consulting also provide a Risk-Benefit analysis to help determine chances of success for a given treatment option.