my husband and I have been referred to a fertility clinic...our family doctor has done all she can for us... and as far as she can tell we are both "normal"... was wondering if anyone could/would share their fertility clinic experiences... kind of nervous... would really appreciate it... thanks
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replied May 26th, 2007
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Sorry i couldnt be much of a help as we have never been to a fertility clinic.

But just wanted to wish you good luck for your up coming appointment. Hope you Get your BFP soon.

*******Baby dust******
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replied May 27th, 2007
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Fertility clinics, obviously, specialize in helping people struggling to get pregnant. The doctors at the clinics have more training than normal ob/gyns on identifying and solving fertility problems.

Did your ob/gyn test you and your husband already? Your specialist will probably run additional tests to diagnose and problem and figure out what solutions might work. Possibilities include prescribing drugs, recommending surgery if that might solve a problem, or recommending procedures such as iui and ivf.

Don't worry about the fertility specialist. Just keep in mind that they have more tools at their disposal than your family doctor.
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replied May 27th, 2007
my family doctor tested my husband.. and his results were normal. I had both an internal and external ultrasound done...which came back normal. I had blood work done (testing for hormones) starting at day 3 of my cycle and ending at day 21... and all those tests came back normal as well. I guess I am just nervous... as I never really thought I would have to go this route... but obviously I am not the only one. thanks for the insight.
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replied May 28th, 2007
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I just recently started going to a reproductive endocrinologist. She has done many more tests than my ob/gyn did and had some didfferent opinions of what is going on with me. My ob/gyn had said that I didn't have pcos and the RE said that I do have pcos. The ob/gyn had said that I wasn't ovulating on clomid because my progesterone levels were so low, but the RE said that I was "responding" to the clomid because I had a period on 100 mg clomid and that I may or may not have been ovulating. Overall, I feel that the RE is being much more detailed/ comprehensive in finding out how to treat me and get me pregnant. I am going in for another test next week- an Hsg test to see if my tubes are blocked. Also, my husbands dr ordered a SA for him previously, but she is ordering another one done through her fertility clinic for a more detailed analysis. The previous SA came out good as far as sperm count and basic motility, but she wants more detail on the shape? tail type? Your first visit will probably involve a vaginal exam and then a talk with the dr in her office. If your husband can come with you, I would highly recommend it. The dr. gave us a lot of information and it was helpful to have him along for support and to make sure that we got all of the correct information. I have found the first 2 visits very informative and helpful. My RE has said that the next step for me is induction of ovulation with a clomid and a trigger shot, and maybe IUI. Good luck and babydust to you.
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replied May 28th, 2007
thank you suzie for sharing your experience with me... I am looking forward to possibly taking a step closer to becoming pregnant. my doctor says that it will probably be a couple of months before we get an appointment. so we'll keep trying until then... thanks again... and baby dust to you too...
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