After Your First Fertility Consultation
At University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine, we want to help make your fertility treatments and testing as efficient and hassle-free as possible. Everyone’s journey to fertility is different, involving personal consideration of medical and financial issues. And remember, don’t be afraid to ask questions you may have.
Before you leave your initial fertility consultation, our fertility specialists will make sure you have personalized answers to the following questions.
Things you need to remember
1. What lab tests or other diagnostic procedures do I need?
You will likely need a blood test, ultrasound or x-ray exam in order to complete your fertility consultation. We will tell you which ones you need, as well as where these tests will take place.
2. What tests does my partner need?
Your partner may also need to take certain tests (such as a semen analysis) before you can move on to your next steps in the fertility process. If this is the case, your fertility specialist will discuss this with you and tell you where and how the testing takes place.
3. Do I need to make any appointments with other doctors or specialists?
In some cases, you may need to see another doctor or healthcare professional in order to start your treatment. Your fertility specialist will be able to let you know during the initial consultation whether you will need to do this.
4. How much will all of this cost?
It’s important to understand all of your options regarding costs, such as for in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as financial arrangements or insurance coverage for your treatment. Our administrators can discuss financial options with you which will help you plan ahead and reduce the chance of unexpected costs.
5. How do I stay connected?
Once you’ve decided to treat your infertility at University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine, register with My Health Connection, a secure online portal for patients to communicate with their doctor and office staff via email.
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Additional health resources
The most important first step people experiencing infertility can take is to educate themselves on the issues, conditions and options for treatment. Find quick links to common medical conditions and treatment info below, or browse our health library and doctor’s blog for further information.
- Infertility diagnosis and testing
- Causes of male infertility
- Causes of female infertility
- How to get pregnant
- Donors and surrogacy
Have more questions? Contact us today