Anywhere you go in South Africa, you can overhear at least one person complaining about the healthcare system. Trusting someone to successfully implant a bun in your oven is hard enough with the stress of the costs and the chance that even if you do everything right, it still might not work. Adding the worry of not knowing if you are able to trust your doctor or not to this can be unbearable. Fear not though, as much as some of what those negative Nellies you hear complaining may be true about some sectors of the healthcare system, South Africa is blessed to have access to tried and true fertility clinics that are trusted and well esteemed.
So, how do we know that we can trust fertility clinics in South Africa?
1) The Pregnancy Police
Any fertility clinic in South Africa needs to be registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). This ensures that any registered fertility clinic is regulated and adheres to the guidance and policies of the Health Department in the country. The HPCSA is also dedicated to constantly evolving the professional development of all medical institutes in SA.
2) Insemination Information
Upon walking into a South African fertility clinic, you will find yourself presented with an overload of information. At first it may feel like your head is spinning, but rest assured that you will have access to all you need to know about what the clinic has to offer, the safety of any procedure and the success rate thereafter.
3) As Always, No Means No
Now, as women, we are no stranger to this phrase. Still, it is always comforting to hear it. Nothing in the process of your decided fertility treatment can happen without your consent. As an added measure of comfort, the liability of obtaining your clear consent in regards to any decisions/procedures falls upon the clinic itself.
4) Who Doesn’t Need Counselling?
In today’s day and age, some form of counselling is not a new practice for most people. Counselling can be a vital tool in healing and dealing with major emotional decisions. Because fertility treatments can impact your life so greatly, more often than not fertility clinics in South Africa offer fertility counselling, which may even be included in the cost of your treatment.
Deciding to take part in fertility treatments is a huge decision and some scepticism is completely understandable. But do not be discouraged by what people have to say about South African healthcare institutes. There are many brilliant South African fertility clinics across the country, all of which home doctors and nurses who are dedicated to helping you start a family in the most efficient and safest way possible.
BioArt Fertility Clinic is proud to be one of these clinics. If you are considering opting into fertility treatments as a means to conceive, contact us today and we will assist you in any way we can.