Coming to terms with the fact that you are unable to conceive without medical help, can be very difficult. With that, if you also throw in confusion regarding available fertility treatments and their procedures, it has the potential of becoming a full blown nightmare. So what do you do when you do when you have no clue where to begin?

Consult Your Doctor

Now that you have figured out that you are not able to have a baby on your own (most couples would realize this after trying unsuccessfully for a year), consult your doctor. 

It is more important for you to get tested, so you can reassure yourself that everything is normal. And even if there is a problem, the sooner you find out about it, the sooner we'll be able to find the right solution for it

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Check Available Treatments

After you have gone through the fertility tests and your doctor has been able to pin point the problem, the next step is to explore the available treatments for your condition. If you have a good doctor, you will be advised about treatments available for you. Still, it does not hurt to do your own research. This way, you will at least know about everything you could try, and then make an informed choice.

Watch an IVF Video

IVF is usually the most successful of all fertility treatments, so it is highly likely that your doctor may recommend it for you. If you want to know more about what IVF is, and what your body will be going through, there is no better way than to watch an IVF video.  Browse through the available IVF video lists, and find one that you are most comfortable with. This will help you understand what the process and procedures of IVF involve.

Make Your Final Decision

Considering the availability of time and other resources, you will have to make a final decision on the kind of treatment you want to pursue. If it is IVF you want to go with, there is a possibility that you might have to go through more than one cycle. Make your final decision and then stick to it. It may take some mental, physical and financial preparation on your part to embark on this journey.

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Hope can be a great driver, and the rewards are well worth it ! Success depends on the skill of your doctor, your stamina and chance.


Understanding IVF treatment procedures can help you better prepare for them.

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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