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When to See a Kentucky Fertility Doctor
Infertility can feel like an isolating diagnosis, but it’s important to recognize that you aren’t alone. In fact, according to RESOLVE, there are over 93,000 women in the state of Kentucky who have had difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.
You should make an appointment with a fertility doctor if you’ve been unsuccessful trying to conceive for one year if you’re under 35, or for six months if you’re over 35.
There are four fertility clinics located in Kentucky, in cities like Louisville and Lexington.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
Fertility doctors are officially referred to as reproductive endocrinologists. Reproductive endocrinologists have received specialized education and training to help them diagnose and treat infertility, disorders of the female reproductive tract, menstrual problems, or hormonal dysfunction.
In order to be considered a fertility doctor, physicians first complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and then go on to more specialized training with a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Then, they must pass a written exam.
Finding a Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in the Kentucky area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search.