Why should I visit a fertility clinic?
If any of the following apply to you, it may be time to visit a fertility clinic (find a fertility clinic near you):
- you are under 35 years old and have not been able to get pregnant after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse
- you are 35 to 37 years old and have not been able to get pregnant after 6 months of regular, unprotected intercourse
- you are over 37 years old (women over 37 do not need to wait 6 months before seeking help for fertility, because waiting too long could harm their chances of conceiving)
If you are having difficulty conceiving, a fertility clinic can help you find out the reason for your fertility problems and offer treatment options.
How can I find fertility clinics near me?
Fertility clinics are available across the country. Use the fertility clinic locator to find nearby clinics. The clinic locator uses your postal code to search for clinics in your area.
Keep in mind that location is not the only factor to consider when choosing the right clinic. Learn how to find a fertility clinic that's right for you.
How do I choose the fertility clinic that's right for me?
Choosing a fertility clinic is a very personal decision. Here are a few things to consider when making your choice:
- Choose a clinic that's conveniently located: Use the fertility clinic locatorto find a clinic that's close to home.
- Check the success rates: Visit the clinic's website or contact the clinic to learn about their success rates (chances of becoming pregnant). Learn more about understanding fertility clinic success rate statistics.
- Contact clinic patients: To get a feeling for what it is like to be a patient at the clinic, reach out to others who have been through treatment at the clinic. You can find them through infertility support groups or blogs. Remember that everyone's experience is different, so try to contact more than one person.
- "Interview" a few clinics: Contact the clinics to find out which services, support, procedures, and payment options they offer.
- Take a field trip: Once you've narrowed down your choice to a few clinics, visit them in person to get a "gut feeling" for the clinic. Does it seem clean and organized? Do you feel comfortable and welcome?
Learn more about finding the right fertility clinic for you.