Even when we have full confidence in our doctor, we may still leave the office with some doubts or we simply want to be sure that all possible options have been evaluated before making such an important decision as motherhood.
However, some people believe that asking for a second medical opinion is going against their doctor. In our blog we give you some good reasons to understand why it is right to ask for a second fertility assessment:
A second medical opinion is good for everyone involved.
The purpose of a second medical opinion is not to prove your doctor wrong. The intention is to make sure that all the possibilities have been explored and to have as much information as possible. Every patient needs to feel that all diagnostic options have been explored and the best possible treatment has been recommended to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom.
In the area of Assisted Reproduction, specialists even being experts in fertility have group review sessions.
Each patient’s case of In Vitro Fertilization treatment is analyzed and discussed with the objective of evaluating second opinions among the same experts at each center and thus improve the prognosis of success of each patient who undergoes fertility clinic treatment. At Citmer, this happens every day and for us it is a common practice. So when a patient asks for a second medical opinion he is simply formalizing a process that already occurs regularly even in the medical area.
It is normal to ask for second opinions in all facets of your life.
People get second opinions every day when they ask for additional information for any important decision they are going to make. Seeking a second opinion when fulfilling your dream of being a mom is the most important thing, so why should it be any different?
Medicine is not black and white.
A second assessment can help give you a new perspective, especially when you are looking to have a baby.
Although many patients have already gone to a fertility clinic for a diagnosis, for different reasons they want a second opinion or they simply want to find a clinic where they feel more comfortable, calm and safe to undergo IVF treatment, but normally a second opinion involves a medical consultation at an extra cost, which they could well use for their fertility treatment and such an important decision as becoming a mother should be made as informed as possible.
At Citmer we understand this situation very well and that is why we provide free evaluation consultations to first time patients or those with previous failed treatments who want a second medical opinion on fertility before starting their treatment.