If you are having a difficult time getting pregnant you should see your doctor. Your doctor will begin by ordering a few tests to help evaluate the problem. Tests like a semen analysis or an X-ray dye test that checks the uterus and fallopian tubes called hysterosalpingography, as well as hormone level to evaluate ovulation. Depending on what your specific medical condition is, there are a variety of treatments available to you. And you may also be referred to one of numerous fertility doctors who specialize in infertility.
If you are thinking about seeking out a fertility specialist, you want to do your homework. Just having a basic understanding of what is involved with infertility treatments can save you the hassle of wasted time and money.
Choosing a fertility doctor
When choosing a fertility doctor you want to use someone with whom you can be comfortable with. This doctor is going to looking extensively into you and your spouse’s history as well as possibly performing some invasive procedures that can be uncomfortable.
You might want to bring a list of questions you have to your first consult. One thing to look at is what role the doctor will be playing in your treatment. Some doctors have a routine they follow, while others may have an authoritarian approach. In either case they may not listen to what you want.
Remember that infertility treatments sometimes take awhile, you may have to try more than one procedure to get pregnant. And keep in mind that there is not always a happily ever after, you may not get pregnant. You may have to use a donor egg, use a surrogate, or adopt. Artificial insemination can work on the first attempt or may take several months, you may require an aggressive treatment process before you get pregnant. You may want to seek therapy while you are going through this process, because the process can be quite stressful on couples.