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When to See a Tucson, AZ, Fertility Doctor
If you’ve been having difficulty trying to conceive, you may wonder when it’s time to see a fertility doctor.
Current guidelines recommend you make an appointment with a fertility doctor if you’ve been unsuccessful trying to conceive for one year if you’re under age 35 or if you haven’t conceived after six months of trying if you’re over 35.
While infertility can feel isolating, it may help to realize that you are not alone. In fact, according to RESOLVE, over 137,000 women in the state of Arizona have difficulty getting
pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.
Thankfully, Tucson residents have options for infertility treatment. There are two fertility clinics in Tucson and a total of 10 in the state of Arizona.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is officially known as a reproductive endocrinologist. Reproductive endocrinologists have been specially trained to diagnose and treat problems in the reproductive system. Along with fertility, they also see patients for hormonal dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, repeated miscarriage, or sexual dysfunction.
Fertility doctors under specialized training in the field of reproductive endocrinology. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a soon-to-be fertility doctor must also complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Following this two-to-three year training, he or she must also pass a written exam.
Finding a fertility doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all fertility doctors in Tucson and in the greater Arizona area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search. You can also book an appointment directly through the site or by calling 855-955-BABY.