You have been trying to get pregnant without success. Now what do you do? It may be time to consult with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), sometimes also called a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist (REI). Although it’s recommended that women under age 35 wait for one year of trying to conceive (or six months if the woman is over 35) before scheduling a consultation, the time it takes to conceive varies greatly between couples. If you or your partner notice any fertility red flags-- see our Guide to Seeking a Fertility Specialist for warning signs--or just have questions about your fertility, schedule a visit sooner rather than later. If you have already discussed basic fertility treatments with your REI and are considering IVF as a course of treatment, stay tuned for our next guide.
With so many things to consider in your initial consultation, this guide provides you with a list of general questions to help you take your next steps.