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Salt Lake City Fertility Doctor: Is It Time to See One?
There are over 56,000 people currently struggling with infertility in Utah. If you are under age 35, and have been unable to conceive in one year, or if you are over 35 and have been unable to get pregnant in six months, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a fertility doctor. There are approximately six fertility doctors who work out of the two fertility clinics in Salt Lake City.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is officially called a reproductive endocrinologist. Fertility doctors go through special training that leave them qualified to treat reproductive disorders like infertility, hormonal disorders, miscarriages, menopause, and sexual dysfunction. After completing a residency in obstetrics/gynecology, a fertility doctor will spend an additional two-to-three years of training in reproductive endocrinology. Before they can be called a reproductive endocrinologist, fertility doctors must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Salt Lake City
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all Reproductive Endocrinologists in the Salt Lake City 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.
Before you choose your fertility doctor, it is a good idea to schedule consultations with those you are considering. You will have many questions for the doctor, so it is often helpful to prepare a list of questions beforehand so you don’t forget anything. Topics to cover include your doctor’s experience, specializations, and treatment philosophy. It is also helpful to the doctor if you bring your complete medical history with you, so you and the doctor may be able to talk more specifically about your infertility process.
After you begin seeing your fertility doctor, you will likely have many frequent appointments, some as frequently as once a day during certain aspects of your treatment. You may begin to develop a relationship of trust and security with your fertility doctor and the staff.
However, once you become pregnant, you will transition back to your OB/GYN, and will have less frequent appointments. This can be difficult to get used to, especially when you were meeting so frequently with your OB/GYN. However, it is important to remember that each doctor is working in your best interest.