Tips for Talking to Your Doctor

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You and your health care team are working toward the same goal of parenthood.
 
We recognize the sometimes difficult and emotional choices that can be involved in your care. You can use your visits with your doctor to gather as much information as you need to become a partner in your care.
 
We will provide advice based on our experience and knowledge to help you make the best decisions for your situation.

In order to make the most of each doctor visit, you should prepare in advance.
 
Following are a few suggestions to help you prepare:
  • Write down what you want to tell your doctor and any questions
  • Consider bringing your partner or another person with you so that more than one person hears the information and can ask questions 
  • Be clear and direct when you describe your infertility problem. These are some things you should be prepared to discuss:
    • How long you have had the problem
    • The tests you have had
    • What you expect from us
    • What options you are comfortable trying. Think in terms of: time commitment, financial burden and ethical issues based on your family's circumstances.
  • Ask questions - Ask your doctor what is causing your problem and what you can do about it.
  • Make sure you understand the plan. Repeat what you have heard to make sure you know what was said.
  • Make sure that the plan is right for you. If it is not, let us know. We may be able to alter the plan to better meet your needs.
  • Ask for more information if you need it
  • Take notes