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Breaking Up with Your OB-GYN or Fertility Doctor

If you’ve been with your OB-GYN since your very first pap smear, it can be difficult to think you might be leaving their care, or worse, somehow offending them if you seek medical treatment elsewhere. The truth of the matter is all doctors are professionals and will not take it personally if you do consult another medical professional. It is NOT a breakup!

If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for one year, or over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months, it is time to thank your OB-GYN and gracefully bow out to the fertility clinic for a fertility evaluation.

Similarly, if you have failed three cycles of a particular fertility treatment with your fertility doctor, it is either time to consider a new protocol or get a second opinion. Your fertility doctor will understand and ultimately, he or she shares the same goal of getting you pregnant!

The good news is Fertility Authority’s Patient Care Advocates can help you find a fertility doctor near you. We are current and former fertility patients who have experienced every concern and asked every question you have. We can match you according to location, costs, success rates, insurance, and specialty. Do you have insurance and need an Endometriosis specialist in New York City? No problem! Dealing with pesky PCOS and want high success rates in Los Angeles? Diminished Ovarian Reserve in Houston and want to see a female doctor? Looking for low cost IVF in Atlanta? We’ve got you covered! Just give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or email

Still not sure what to look for in a fertility doctor? Bill Yee, M.D. of Reproductive Partners Medical Group explains some important considerations when choosing your reproductive endocrinologist:

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