Week 20: Making their decision

Picture of an eight cell embryo

An eight cell embryo.

Before Matt and Lindsay make their final decision to receive IVF treatment they go back to the clinic for another appointment and an information session. There are several other couples attending the information session about IVF. The counsellor talks to them about what her role is and explains that patients can have as many counselling sessions as they wish. The nurse co-ordinator talks them through the IVF procedures.

After the information session Matt and Lindsay decide that they definitely want to receive IVF treatment. They see the matron nurse-manager and sign consent forms. Before they start the treatment Matt and Lindsay will have to have blood tests to make sure that they do not have a hepatitis or HIV infection.