One of the big problems with IVF is the uncertainty which
surrounds it no one knows which cycle will work, or why perfect cycles fail.
What makes a bad problem even worse is that patients have
unrealistic expectations of the technology. Sadly, doctors compound the problem
by pandering to the patient's demands. They offer to provide answers by running
many expensive, complex, exotic and esoteric tests, even though they know the
reality is that these dont provide any useful information.
This is because embryo implantation is a complex
biological process, which we cannot control and we cannot monitor, and we still
don't know which embryo will implant , and which ones won't.
Doctors are worried that if we tell the patient the truth
that we dont have all the answers that patient will no longer respect us .
This is why we subject them to the latest and newest tests, to demonstrate that we're trying to
figure out exactly what the problem was.
However, this just means that we're taking the patient for
a ride, because we dont tell them to truth about the limitations of these
tests, and that they wont change their treatment options.
Yes, the patient ends up spending a lot of money, and this is good for doctors
because they can charge more, but the test results dont provide any useful
answers , which means the doctor remains in the dark but he can cloak his
ignorance using fancy medical jargon !
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?