It is worth remembering that the first visit to a specialist centre does not have to mean the beginning of advanced treatment - it is an opportunity to consult with a specialist, access all necessary tests, and establish a plan of action for the coming months.
Before you enter the clinic for the first time, it is a good idea to prepare for your visit so that you can get the most out of it for yourself. The more information you provide, the more constructive the conversation will be. Your fertility doctor will certainly ask about:
Observing the course of the last 2-3 cycles - When were the periods, how did they go, etc.
The approximate date of your first-ever period
How long have you been trying to have a baby
Regularity of intercourse
Collected medical records (not only gynaecological but also a history of diseases, treatments, operations, test results, ultrasounds, etc.)
Set yourself up for an in-depth medical interview, during which the doctor will want to know about your lifestyle, occupation, eating habits - in other words, external factors that can have a significant impact on your fertility potential.
It is worth knowing that the first visit may take place on any day of the woman's cycle, as opposed to subsequent visits, which may be subject to greater rigour.
NOTE: Before the first visit, each patient should complete the medical questionnaire form available on the Patient Portal. An account on the Patient Portal is set up by a telephone and e-mail conversation with the reception desk of the clinic you have chosen. It is worth filling this out. This will make the course of the meeting smoother and speed up the selection of appropriate diagnostic methods.