When IVF patients get a second ( and third opinion ) , they are often very confused when the experts offer differing advice . They are not sure whom to trust, and will often go by the pedigree of the expert his qualifications; whether he is foreign returned; or what his reputation is .

This is not a good idea , and it's much more important to follow what your heart tells you . Please learn to respect your own personal preferences , and dont leave everything upto the expert.

The truth is that every expert will have their own prejudices, based on their personal experience, and not all of them are interested in looking after your best interests.

When you are confused, listen to what your own heart is telling you . You gut feel and intuition are important . When the answers are black or white , its easy to choose. However, the fact that they arent should actually be reassuring , because this means is that there are no right answers, and that whatever you choose will be right for you.

Dont follow a path blindly just because some expert has endorsed it ! Rather than worry that you are not following one particular experts advise , you should be happy that you are following another experts advise ! Medical Science hasn't unable to come to a consensus for many areas, because few things in biology are black or white .

As a patient, take the path of least regret . Insist of dreaming only about happy outcomes , think about what you need to do to avoid bad outcomes, so you minimize your risks.

If you then choose for yourself, you will have peace of mind that you have done your best - and really thats all anyone can do, because both IVF and life are uncertain and probabilistic.

Need help in getting pregnant ? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you !

Source : https://blog.drmalpani.com/2020/12/how-to-make-sense-of-medical-second.html
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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