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When to See a Westchester County Fertility Doctor
Women who have difficulty trying to conceive may be unsure when they should make the transition to a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend that women under the age of 35 should see a fertility doctor after trying to conceive for one year. Women over the age of 35 should make an appointment with a fertility doctor after trying to conceive for six months. Women with other conditions such as blocked fallopian tubes, severe endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or repeated miscarriages should also see a fertility doctor.
In New York, there are over 430,000 people struggling with infertility. In Westchester County, there are around 12 fertility doctors.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
The official name for a fertility doctor is a reproductive endocrinologist. Fertility doctors have been specially trained to treat disorders of the reproductive system, including infertility, hormonal imbalances, sexual dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, and recurrent miscarriage.
After earning their medical degree, fertility doctors complete a residency in obstetrics/gynecology. Then, they undergo more specialized training in the field of infertility with a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
In order to be board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, fertility doctors must pass a written an oral examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Westchester County
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in West Chester County. 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.
It is a good idea to schedule a meeting or an infertility consultation with the fertility doctors you are considering. Because you will be spending a lot of time with your fertility doctor, it is important you feel comfortable with him or her.
At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask your fertility doctor any questions you may have. Many patients find it helpful to prepare a list of questions beforehand so they can be sure they do not forget anything. Some questions to ask include your fertility doctor’s training, areas of specialization, and treatment philosophy.
Many fertility doctors prefer to have a copy of your medical records in front of them during this consultation, so make sure you bring a copy with you, or arrange to send a copy to the fertility clinic before your meeting.