(Closed) Fertility Clinic looks… shady?!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StaceyA:  I never experienced this, sorry it doesn’t look as nice as you might had hoped, but can you maybe talk to your md about it and adivse of your concerns…maybe he can tell you something promising. GL and keep us posted.

Post # 4
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I haven’t been through the clinic thing, BUT on a similar yet different note we chose Grampa’s Bakery in Dania Beach as a restaurant we wanted to go eat at because it was on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and the resteraunt looked crappy on the outside (and the neighborhood was disgusting and scary) but the inside was amazing and I have never eaten food like that in my life.

Anyway, don’t judge a book by its cover, and you know you can change your mind if you decide you don’t like them. Good luck! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@StaceyA:  Haven’t had this experience yet but wanted to wish you luck!!!! I hope things happen for you so soon! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t had this experience either, but I think you should of course go to the intial consult and feel them out. As PP’s have said, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. FX’d your appointment goes well!! Good luck dear!

Post # 7
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes, I totally know what you’re talking about. While the clinic I go to is in a nice, new-ish building, the office itself is pretty standard. No frills. I guess I just expected… more. Still, the people who work there are really nice and professional, and I guess that’s the most important thing. But if you’re feeling uncomfortable about it, is there any chance you can go to the nicer looking one instead? I know it’s not all about looks, but it’s important to be comfortable and confident! 

Post # 8
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d wait and see how the first consult goes and make a decision based on that. Just because the outside looks shoddy and unkempt, doesn’t mean the people inside are any less nice, or any less capable at helping you. That said….it would totally put me off too. If you go through with using their services you’re putting your dreams in their hands and trusting that they’ll do everything within their power to make them come to fruition. Pulling up to a “clinic” that looks rough, rundown, and not cared for can be off-putting to say the least – you expect a “clinic” to be clean, white, pristine, and well…clinical. Plus, the outside is the first thing your patient sees, if it were me I’d want that to make a good impression at first glance. So….I don’t know. Do the consult, and see what happens I guess. Maybe they prefer to use all their time, talent and resources to help patients rather than paint and create curb appeal? Maybe they’re just so awesome and busy that they just don’t have time to deal with it?

Post # 10
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@StaceyA:  hi lady, reading this made me think of a few different experiences…

1. i’m a teacher, and our faculty used to teach in the ugliest part of the school. Two years ago we shifted to probably the nicest part. I honestly think that it made us much happier to come in to school each day, and the students also seem to be more positive too. So that could be support of going to the nicer clinic.

2. I see an Osteo who works from an old house. He is INCREDIBLE and has greatly improved my back and my overall well-being. I used to go to a Chiro, who just seemed lazy – he’d do the same manipulation on me no matter what my complaint was. He’d have people lined up, and pump them through the rooms for 5 minute appointments – he even removed the doors do he could move between rooms more quickly. He has just re-built his practice into a beautiful, modern building that looks very impressive – people rave about how nice it is. But I’d take my Osteo’s care over his ANY day.

3. I’m looking to change specialists after two appointments, not because of the rooms that she works from, but because I didn’t feel like she treated me with any respect or consideration of my feelings, plus I didn’t agree with her treatment plan but she didn’t really give me a chance to talk about it.


I really hope you find what you are looking for – hopefully the office is beautiful on the inside, but more importantly, that it is filled with caring, considerate and knowledgable experts who will look after you and get you pregnant!!! And if not, you sound like you are happy to move on.

Make sure you update us on how it goes!!!

Post # 11
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Have you seen Gordon Ramsay talk about diet and male fertility? Apparently being a chef and around all those hot appliances lowered his sperm count, so he went on a special diet and voila! He was a sperm machine. If you Google “Gordon Ramsay Male Fertility” you’ll get a video of him talking about the diet. It’s worth a shot.

Post # 14
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@StaceyA:  So happy for you!! Glad the clinic is gonna work out and hopefully he is able to get you guys preggo!

Post # 15
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@StaceyA:  SOOOO happy for you!!! I am relieved that though the place looked dumpy it turned out to be wonderful! I have so much confidence that this awesome doctor is going to get you your BFP so soon!!!!

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