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When to See a Denver Fertility Doctor
If you are struggling with infertility, you may feel like you are alone. However, there are over 100,000 people with infertility in the state of Colorado. Colorado is home to eight fertility clinics, five of which are located in the Denver area. There are approximately 20 fertility doctors (reproductive endocrinologists) associated with fertility clinics in the area.
If you have had difficulty trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should see a fertility doctor. The current recommendation is women under the age of 35 should see a fertility doctor after trying to get pregnant for one year, while women over the age of 35 should make an appointment with a fertility doctor after six months of trying.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor, officially referred to as a reproductive endocrinologist, is specially trained to treat disorders of the reproductive system. This includes infertility, as well as hormonal disorders, recurrent pregnancy loss/miscarriage, sexual dysfunction, and menstrual problems.
Fertility doctors first go through an obstetrics/gynecology residency. Following this, they undergo more specialized training in the field of reproductive endocrinology, with a two-to-three year fellowship. Board certified reproductive endocrinologists also must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Denver
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in Denver. 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 a fertility doctor, it can be helpful to schedule a visit with the doctors you are considering. This will give you the chance to ask some questions, including possible treatment options, areas of specialization, and experience.
Try to bring your complete medical history to the visit. This will allow the fertility doctor to speak more specifically about your situation.
It is normal for a relationship of trust to develop between patient and fertility doctor, especially since you will be having frequent appointments. Some patients find it difficult once they transition back to their OB/GYN after they become pregnant for prenatal care, since appointments are much less frequent. However, try to keep in mind that your health is kept foremost in mind when considering the number of appointments necessary.