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When to See a Maine Fertility Doctor
If you’ve been having trouble trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should transition from your ob/gyn to a doctor who specializes in helping couples get pregnant.
According to current recommendations, women under the age of 35 should make an appointment with a fertility doctor if they have been unable to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. For women over the age of 35, they should only wait six months.
While there are no standalone fertility clinics in Maine, Boston IVF maintains an office location in South Portland for Maine residents looking for help trying to conceive.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
Fertility doctors are specially trained to help treat reproductive problems. This ranges from everything from infertility to menstrual disorders, and hormonal imbalances to sexual dysfunction.
Fertility doctors are officially called reproductive endocrinologists. They have received specialized training in the field of reproductive endocrinology with a two to three year fellowship after their residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Then, they must pass a written exam.
Finding a Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in the Maine area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search.