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When to See a Brooklyn Fertility Doctor
If you have had difficulty trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should transition your treatment from your ob/gyn to a specialized fertility doctor.
Current guidelines recommend you see a fertility doctor if you have been unable to conceive after trying for one year if you’re under age 35, and after trying for six months if you’re over 35.
According to RESOLVE, there are over 441,000 women in the state of New York who have had difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a child to term. Thankfully, there are many fertility doctors in the state who can help. The 2011 ART Report by the CDC lists two fertility clinics in Brooklyn, and a total of 38 fertility clinics in the greater New York City area and the rest of the state.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is a physician who has been specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the reproductive system, including infertility, menstrual problems, hormonal dysfunction, recurrent miscarriage, or sexual dysfunction.
Fertility doctors undergo specialized training in the field of reproductive endocrinology. In fact, they are officially known as reproductive endocrinologists. After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, an aspiring fertility doctor must then complete a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Following that, they must pass an exam.
Finding a fertility doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in Brooklyn and the greater New York City area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search.