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When to See a Vermont Fertility Doctor
If you’ve been unable to conceive, it may be time to transfer your care to a fertility doctor.
Current guidelines recommend you make an appointment with a fertility doctor if you’ve been unable to conceive after one year of trying—if you’re under the age of 35—or after six months, if you’re over 35.
Infertility can feel like an isolating experience, but it might help to recognize that you are not alone. According to RESOLVE, there are nearly 13,000 women in Vermont who have difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term.
There is one fertility clinic in Vermont, which is located in Burlington.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
Fertility doctors have been specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the reproductive tract. These include infertility, repeated miscarriage, or hormonal dysfunction.
The official term for a fertility doctor is a reproductive endocrinologist. These specialists have complete a two or three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Before they can be considered a fertility doctor, they must also pass a written exam.
Finding a Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all fertility doctors in the Vermont area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search.