Prior to IVF or donor treatment

Things to consider before the initial visit for IVF (in vitro fertilization) or donor treatment at Göteborgs IVF-klinik

During the initial visit, you and your partner will meet with the doctor to review your medical history, fertility investigations, and any previous treatments. It is important for both of you to bring all medical records and test results from any previous investigations and treatments. We will discuss treatment options, assess your individual chances of success, and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your medical history and any previous treatments. A gynecological examination with a vaginal ultrasound will be performed during the visit (menstruation does not affect the examination). If necessary, blood tests may be conducted during the visit, and there may be additional costs associated with these tests.

For those who have a male partner: During the medical visit, the doctor will decide if a sperm sample needs to be provided before the treatment. It is possible that an examination of the testicles may be necessary.

For those who have a male partner: During the medical visit, the doctor will decide if a sperm sample needs to be provided before the treatment. It is possible that an examination of the testicles may be necessary.

Things to consider before the first medical visit:

  • If you are in a partnership, both individuals must come to the clinic for the first visit.
  • Bring ID cards for both of you.
  • You can find the health declaration form on our website under “Forms.” Fill it out and bring it with you to the visit for yourself and, if applicable, your partner.
  • Medical records and test results from previous healthcare visits. You need medical records and test results for both individuals if you are in a partnership. Order copies of your medical records (specifically requesting test results) well in advance of the visit. Bring all copies to your scheduled new visit with us. If medical records are missing, it will delay the start of the treatment.
    • Fertility investigation: All copies of medical records from the investigation are needed (including any passage examination/HSS/cavity examination). Request original copies of all tests you/both of you have taken, including any sperm samples.
    • Previous IVF or donation treatments: All journal notes, original copies of blood tests, sperm samples, and embryo protocols (if you have undergone IVF previously) are required.
    • Testing for certain infectious viral diseases (HIV 1 and 2, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, HTLV 1 and 2, chlamydia, and gonorrhea) is a requirement by authorities before treatment. If you are a blood donor and have recently taken tests, please bring the original copies of the test results to the visit. These test results must not be older than 2 years at the time of treatment.
    • Cervical cytology (Pap smear) should be taken within 2.5 years. If it has been longer than that, we recommend that you go to your healthcare center or midwifery clinic where you usually receive the test. If you are unsure about when the last test was taken, you can log in to 1177 (Swedish healthcare portal) and request the results of your most recent cervical cytology test.
    • Other healthcare contacts relevant to your treatment – bring copies of medical records and test results.
    • If you have any medical conditions that you are being treated for or monitored, please contact your treating doctor as soon as possible and inform them that you are planning a pregnancy. If you are taking medications, they may need to be optimized or changed in preparation for pregnancy (applies to both women and men) or once you are already pregnant. Bring a record of this visit/conversation to your new appointment. If this plan is already established, treatment can be initiated as soon as possible. If the plan is not yet clear, it may need to be awaited before starting treatment. This is to ensure that we can take care of you, your partner, and your future child in the best and safest way possible.
  • Please feel free to read “A Little Book About IVF,” which you can find under the “Patients in treatment” tab on our website.
  • Please go through the price list before your visit. The doctor will discuss the financial aspects with you during the conversation.
  • If you have any hereditary diseases in your family, such as those affecting your mother, father, or siblings, try to gather as much information as possible about them before your doctor’s visit. If any of your immediate family members (mother, father, or siblings) have had a blood clot before the age of 60, inquire whether they underwent a blood clot investigation to determine if there are hereditary factors involved. If no investigation has been done, visit your healthcare center to undergo a thrombosis investigation and bring the results to your visit. If this investigation has not been completed before your doctor’s visit, the woman who will carry the child will need to undergo this investigation before starting hormone stimulation, which will extend the time before you can begin the treatment.
  • All individuals who may become pregnant within a few months are recommended to take folic acid supplements. The recommended dosage is 400 micrograms of folic acid per day. Folic acid is available over the counter at pharmacies. It is advisable to start taking folic acid even before your visit.

All doctors at the Göteborgs IVF Klinik are chief physicians and specialists in Gynecology and Obstetrics. The doctor you meet during your initial visit will become your PAL (Patient Responsible Physician). Your PAL will have the main responsibility for planning and monitoring your treatment. During the treatment period itself, all doctors collaborate, which means you may encounter other doctors during ultrasound scans, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer.

Welcome to our clinic,  Göteborgs IVF Klinik!

IMPORTANT! If you are unable to attend your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible! For missed appointments that have not been canceled at least 48 hours in advance, the full price of the visit will be charged, as stated in the price list.