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Is It Time To See A Fairfield County, CT, Fertility Doctor
Struggling with infertility can feel like an isolating experience, but there are many people going through the same situation as you. In fact, there are over 75,000 people with infertility in Connecticut.
If you have been trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should make the transition to a fertility doctor. The current recommendations encourage women under the age of 35 who have tried to get pregnant for one year and women over the age of 35 who have tried to conceive for six months to make an appointment with a fertility doctor.
There are six fertility clinics in the Fairfield, CT, area, and many fertility doctors who work out of these clinics.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A reproductive endocrinologist, commonly called a fertility doctor, is specially trained to treat the disorders of the reproductive system, including infertility, sexual dysfunction, recurrent miscarriage, hormonal disorders, and menstrual problems.
After completing a residency in obstetrics/gynecology, fertility doctors go on to further training. They complete a two-to-three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, and must pass an oral and written examination before they are considered board certified reproductive endocrinologists.
Finding a Doctor in Fairfield County, CT
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in the Fairfield County area. Simply type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of every page on the website. And if you make an appointment, tell the doctor we sent you.
When you are choosing a fertility doctor, it is helpful to schedule a consultation with the ones you are considering. This gives you the opportunity to ask the fertility doctor some questions, like his areas of specialization, training, and treatment philosophy. It is helpful to prepare a list of questions before your appointment, so you can be sure not to forget to ask something important. Also, make sure to bring a copy of your complete medical history with you to the meeting.