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When to See a New Orleans Fertility Doctor
If you have been trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should make an appointment with a fertility doctor. According to current guidelines, women under the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive for one year should make an appointment with a fertility doctor. Women over 35 should only wait six months before making an appointment. Additionally, women with certain conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), severe endometriosis, or blocked fallopian tubes.
While infertility may feel like an isolating diagnosis, there are more than 100,000 people with infertility in the state of Louisiana. There are around nine fertility doctors who are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine located in the New Orleans area, and a total of 18 practicing throughout the state of Louisiana.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is actually officially called a reproductive endocrinologist. Fertility doctors undergo specialized training in the field of reproductive endocrinology. After completing their residency in obstetrics/gynecology, a fertility doctor then completes a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
Board certified reproductive endocrinologists also must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in New Orleans
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in New Orleans. 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.
Because you will be spending a lot of time with your fertility doctor, scheduling a meeting or consultation can be a helpful step. This will give you the opportunity to ask your fertility doctor questions about his areas of specialization, experience, or treatment philosophy.
At your fertility doctor consultation, make sure to bring a copy of your medical history with you, so the fertility doctor can refer quickly to prior diagnoses or first-line treatments.