After you've decided to seek help, you may be wondering who to call. Your best bet is to start with your gynecologist. He can take a basic history, get started on some basic fertility testing, and refer you, if necessary, to a reproductive endocrinologist.
Some gynecologists are comfortable with prescribing very basic fertility treatments, like Clomid. On the other hand, gynecologists who are not fertility doctors may not monitor treatments as closely, or they may not offer thorough testing before treatment.
Something else to keep in mind: the best fertility doctor for you may not be the one your gynecologist personally recommends, or the fertility doctor who helped your friend. You should find a doctor who has experience with your particular treatment needs.
Sometimes this will mean switching fertility clinics after fertility testing with another doctor or after numerous failed treatments. Don't worry about hurting your doctor's feelings by seeing someone else. You should do what's best for you, not what's "nice."
Finding a fertility doctor:
- Fertility Specialists: Who They Are and How They Can Help You
- Finding the Best Fertility Clinic for You
- Doctor Directory for the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Can You Always Trust Your Doctor's Recommendations?
- How to Change Doctors
Click next to learn how to track your cycles, to help your doctor help you faster.