I offer my consultation/concierge services to patients traveling abroad for IVF or donor IVF treatment (including patients using IVF with a surrogate).
My “concierge” services include helping you select a clinic based on your criteria, arrange a date with the clinic (you will contract directly with the clinic and pay them directly), assist with clinic communication, help you find the most cost effective option for medications, recommend budget friendly travel tips, assist with planning your local pre-treatment screenings or tests and ultrasounds, help with sperm or egg donor selection (if applicable), help you understand your specific protocol, and generally answer questions to help you prepare for all of the details of coordinating your cycle abroad. Often patients find that having someone in the US that is English speaking and available by phone, email or text during US waking hours can be helpful and reassuring.
With my assistance, I can usually help patients save more money on just medications and travel planning than the cost to cover my reasonable concierge service fees. My services are very personalized: I can assist you with just the clinic selection process, or I can also provide the full concierge service to assist you throughout your treatment preparations through the first trimester of your pregnancy.
In addition to personally going through IVF treatments (at top fertility clinics in the US and abroad), I have provided my consultation services to over 200 patients traveling abroad for IVF treatments. And if you decide to work with me, you can rest assured that you will be working directly with me, not an assistant or other staff member. Upon request, I am happy to provide references of people who have used my services.
Not everyone needs this type of assistance, but for even for experienced travelers, sometimes it is nice knowing someone else has experience and knows what questions to ask before they even come up. It can be helpful to know that I will stay on top of the details and provide encouragement, information and reassurance helping you focus on being relaxed, confident, and well-prepared for treatment and your IVF vacation.