Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

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Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby Babyprayin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:10 pm

Would you suggest going straight to a fertility specialist instead of going to Obgyn first?

We've been ttc for 15 months, however we did end up pregnant twice and lost both during that time. Even with the two losses, we have been ttc for going on 8 months since my levels dropped to zero and still absolutely nothing.
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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby Cadenceoflife » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:17 pm

Hey,
I don't know if it's the same for you but I called the OBGYN and told them that we had been trying for over a year and they put me with an OBGYN that specializes in infertility but isn't a 'fertility specialist'. I don't know how old you are either but especially with 2 losses I would think they'd want to do a blood work up on you too.

But, I would call the obgyn and ask them if they have a doctor that specifically works with couples that have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully. I'd suspect they do, that way your doctor can let you know when you need to take the next step ect.
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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby mimimama » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:46 am

Hi there, I think the best option is obgyn that specializes in infertility at the fertility centre
Me 31, DH 40. TTC 5 years. Unexplained infertility.
December 2015- IVF #1 BFN
May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
October 2016- IVF #2 Invicta BFP!!!
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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby ABelle » Tue May 17, 2016 5:25 pm

Reproductive Endocrinologist. A fertility specialist. Their job is to get you and keep you pregnant
Me {Anne}- 33 :hi: (Hypothyroidism, Single A1298C MTHFR, Endometriosis, ANA neg)
DH- 42. (amazeballs) :wiggle:
Married since 2005. TTC 60 months before finally getting our positive!

2 Lap Surgeries, 3 HSGs, 4 rounds of Clomid, 3 IUI's, 1 IVF cancelled (cysts) = all :bfn:

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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby mimimama » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:20 am

I personally opt for a fertility specialist
Me 31, DH 40. TTC 5 years. Unexplained infertility.
December 2015- IVF #1 BFN
May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
October 2016- IVF #2 Invicta BFP!!!
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Re: Fertility specialist or Obgyn?!

Postby queenfolly » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:29 pm

Since I am 35, my OBGYN recommended I start working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist after 8 months of trying with no luck. It became clear very quickly that the RE is better equipped to help me than my OBGYN. If you're under 35 and have been trying for a year, or over 35 and have been trying for at least 6 months, an RE may be the way to go.

Upon going to an RE, I learned that our infertility stems from my diminished ovarian reserve and septate uterus. So time is of the utmost essence. I'm glad I didn't wait before going to a specialist.

Best of luck to you.
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