What To Expect From An Appointment With A Fertility Specialist

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by Isabella Biedenharn

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples in the U.S. struggle to get and stay pregnant? Although there are more resources and options available than ever before, taking that first step can feel overwhelming. That’s why, in partnership with Fertility Out Loud, we’re helping to demystify the acronym-laden process of fertility testing and treatment—starting with what you can expect from an appointment with a fertility specialist.

Doctor Who?

You might be thinking, “I already have an OB/GYN. Aren’t they fertility specialists?”

Not quite. OB/GYNs are doctors who focus on anything related to female health, from annual exams to birth control and Pap tests.

A REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST (FERTILITY SPECIALIST) is an OB/GYN who has completed an additional three years of intensive, focused training in the field of reproductive health and infertility.

Keep tapping to learn what kind of tests a fertility specialist might conduct.