How to Find and Choose the Best Fertility Clinic: Tips and Resources

This article is written together with Bumpy, an app that helps you find, compare and contact fertility clinics across Europe and get support.

Today, we'll explore an important and often challenging topic: finding and choosing the right fertility clinic. This process can be incredibly daunting and stressful, especially when you're making such a significant decision for your future. 

We often turn to our friends for advice on everything from picking out the perfect outfit to finding the best brunch spot. But when it comes to fertility struggles, it can be so much harder to ask for help. The topic can feel so personal and stigmatized. Plus, you might not have anyone in your close circle who has walked this exact path. Unlike planning a fun weekend getaway, where there are countless resources and websites to guide you, finding the right fertility clinic can leave you feeling isolated and unsupported.

How to Find Your Perfect Fertility Clinic:

Choosing a fertility clinic is a very personal decision. You need to feel comfortable, understood, and confident in their care. With so many options out there, it can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you’re considering treatment abroad. 

Many people start by searching for ‘the best clinic,’ but remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The right clinic for you depends on your unique needs, preferences, and circumstances. Here’s what to consider:

  1. Patient Experiences: Check out reviews from other fertility patients. Look for stories from people with similar needs and preferences.
  2. Quality of Care: Reputable clinics will have experienced, specialized staff and use advanced techniques. Don't be shy to ask about their training, credentials, and years of experience.
  3. Transparency: Choose a clinic that is upfront about their methods, prices, success rates, and treatment options.
  4. Success Rates: While high success rates are great, remember they can be influenced by the type of patients a clinic accepts.
  5. Emotional Support: Infertility is emotionally taxing. Good clinics offer emotional support, via platforms like Tilly, counseling services or support groups, to help you through the process.
  6. Cost: Make sure you understand all costs involved, including consultations, procedures, medications, and any extra services.
  7. Location: Decide whether you prefer a clinic close to home or if you’re open to traveling for specific treatments.

In the end, choosing the right clinic is about finding a place where you feel safe, seen, and supported. Once you find that “right” clinic, you’ll know it – trust your gut!

To make this journey even smoother, check out the Bumpy app. It’s a free tool that helps you find, compare, and contact fertility clinics all in one place. You can read honest reviews from real people and share your own experiences to help others.

The founders of Bumpy, just like Tilly’s founders, know how difficult the path to parenthood can be. They’ve been through it all – miscarriages, operations, countless hormone injections, and IVF treatments. They created Bumpy so you don’t have to navigate this journey alone.

So, take a deep breath and remember, you’ve got this! Stay strong, stay hopeful, and take care of yourself. You're not alone on this journey. 

Warmest wishes
Jenny Ann, founder of Tilly and Andrea co-founder of Bumpy


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