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When to See a Wyoming Fertility Doctor
If you have been diagnosed with infertility, it may help for you to recognize that you are not alone in your struggle to conceive. In fact, according to RESOLVE, there are nearly 11,000 people of childbearing age with infertility.
You may have brought up your fertility concerns with your ob/gyn, but when should you make the transition to a fertility doctor? Current guidelines recommend you see a fertility doctor if you have been unable to conceive without success for one year, or for six months if you are over the age of 35.
There are currently no fertility clinics located in the state of Wyoming. However, there is one fertility clinic in the nearby state of Montana, the Department of Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Care at the Billings Clinic. This fertility clinic maintains offices in Billings and Bozeman, two cities located just north of Wyoming. There are also fertility doctors who work out of clinics in Idaho and Colorado.
What is a fertility doctor?
A fertility doctor is officially called a reproductive endocrinologist. These doctors are specially trained to treat disorders of the reproductive tract and how they relate to conception and pregnancy. Along with infertility, they also treat conditions like menstrual problems, hormonal disorders, or sexual dysfunction.
After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, an aspiring fertility doctor will then complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. This two to three year fellowship will give them more in-depth training on how to diagnose and treat infertility. They also must pass a written exam afterwards.
Finding a fertility doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in the Wyoming area. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of the website. You can also book an appointment directly through the site or by calling 855-955-BABY.