An OB-GYN plays an essential role in a woman’s healthcare throughout her lifetime. She is there for general health, birth control, preparation for pregnancy, pregnancy checkups, delivery, and postpartum care. So why should one ever make the switch from OB-GYN to a fertility doctor?
Why You May Need a Fertility Specialist
An OB-GYN can play an important role in helping you get pregnant by ensuring you and your partner are both healthy enough to conceive. However, a fertility specialist can help take couples through the next steps toward actually getting pregnant if there are underlying fertility issues at play. Here are some reasons you may want to seek the help of a fertility specialist:
1. You Have Been Unable to Achieve Pregnancy
When you are finally ready to begin building a family, it can feel defeating each month when the pregnancy test reads back negative. Women under the age of 35 should give themselves a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse before seeking out a fertility specialist. Women over the age of 35 should have unprotected intercourse for six months before seeing a fertility specialist. When you go to a fertility specialist, the doctor will examine both you and your partner so that you can begin taking the right steps toward building a family.
2. You or Your Partner Have a Medical History
Medical conditions in women such as PCOS, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids can all impact her ability to conceive. Men with heart disease, diabetes, Erectile Dysfunction, or a number of other medical conditions may also have trouble conceiving without help. If you and/or your partner have a medical condition that may impact fertility, you should seek out a specialist’s guidance to understand your options.
3. You Have Had More Than Two Miscarriages
Having a miscarriage is extremely common. It is so common in fact that many doctors consider it a normal part of the reproduction cycle. That insight does not make it any easier for a family trying to have a baby. While one miscarriage is normal, women with a history of two or more miscarriages should seek the help of a fertility specialist. They will be able to determine the cause of the miscarriages, and potentially fix the issue so that you and your partner are able to conceive without the heartbreak of another miscarriage.
4. You Have Been Told that you Cannot Have Children
Has your OB-GYN told you that you will not be able to have children? A fertility specialist has more resources readily available to help couples seeking to start a family. While you may not be able to get pregnant without medical intervention, we can provide the extra care and support to help you achieve a healthy live birth. Whether you need IVF, IUI, or even a donor egg – there are many options available to you.
Fertility Specialist in New York
If you are ready to seek the care of an experienced fertility specialist, Reproductive Specialists of New York is at your service. We have a wide range of services available for men and women who would like to take control of their fertility problems. At RSofNY, we are proud to serve the communities of Brooklyn, Mineola, Stony Brook, and West Islip. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can begin to help you build the family you have dreamed of.