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Should You See a Minneapolis Fertility Doctor?
When you are struggling with your infertility, it may often feel as if you are alone. However, there are over 115,000 people living with the same challenges in Minnesota. If you are not yet seeing a fertility doctor, it may be a good idea to make an appointment with one. If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for one year or over 35 shave have not conceived in six months of trying, you should see a fertility doctor.
There are two fertility clinics in Minneapolis, which are served by approximately six fertility doctors.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
Reproductive endocrinologists are known as fertility doctors, because they specialize in reproductive disorders such as infertility, menstrual disorders, miscarriages, and sexual problems. Your fertility doctor completed rigorous training in the field of reproductive endocrinology. After her OB/GYN residency, your fertility doctor also completed a two-to-three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Your fertility doctor is considered board-certified if she has passed an oral and written examination.
Finding a Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Minneapolis 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 making a decision about which fertility clinic to work with, it is important to meet with your potential fertility doctor. It is helpful to prepare a list of questions beforehand, so you can be sure to ask whatever is on your mind. Bring your complete medical history with you to the consultation, since this can help the doctor talk more specifically about treatment options. You may also ask about your doctor’s experience, specialization, and treatment philosophy.