For the Recipient Couple

Preparation for the Recipients

Before proceeding with the recruitment or selection of a donor, recipient couples will meet with their physician and a nurse. You will have these two consultations whether or not you are already an IRH patient. Your physician will discuss what is required of you prior to participation. During these meetings you will receive information about how the program works, what the costs are, the medical risks and the chances of success.

We also include at least one visit to our psychosocial consultant for the recipients as well. We believe that it is important to ensure that you are prepared emotionally as well as medically and that this meeting improves the care we give you. At this time the couple may inquire about issues such as bonding, disclosure, or any other topics they want addressed. It is an opportunity to talk about what infertility has been like, get help with decision making, and help looking beyond the cycle in the event that you are not successful.

Additionally, in this meeting, couples have the opportunity to learn from the experience of the many recipients who have gone before them. Questions and discussion are highly encouraged before, during, and after the procedure. Our goal is to minimize stress and optimize your understanding and peace of mind throughout all phases of your treatment.

For more information, please check out our Informational Videos.