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Posted by on Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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We've been TTC for a year and we're eligible for a referal to a fertility specialist now. Yay! So we got our referal and they scheduled our appt for March 12!! It feels like a long time away. I was hoping that I could get some ideas on what to expect? TY

by on Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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Angelgift
by on Jan. 31, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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Hopefully the time will go fast. My first appointment was mainly about questions. I was then scheduled for lab work. I guess it depends on your situation. Good luck. Hope this helps hon!
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Tinabee88
by on Feb. 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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It's just a consult. Bring your husband along because the fertility doctor will need to ask him questions too. They'll also run bloodwork and do an ultrasound on you.
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TiffanyCtx
by on Feb. 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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I just had my first fertility appointment last week and it was awesome. I sat down with the doctor and she asked questions about my fertility history. It also helps if you can send your medical records from your ob to the fertility clinic ahead of time. The doctor was very sympathetic and spoke to me like I was an educated person. It was so nice to finally have a sense of control in this process. She went over the tests she wanted to run, what issues those tests would rule out or find, and we set up a plan of action for this cycle, with the goal of resuming our ttc efforts next cycle after all the testing. It's been a really great experience so far and now I'm really hopefully that we'll have a healthy pregnancy soon. Good luck to you!

laura37
by on Feb. 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Thanks! Good to know, I have my medical records I just wasn't sure if I should bring them. But I will! Thanks!


corrinacs
by on Feb. 10, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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That's fantastic.  It was a sad but really invigorating time for me. On the one had I was saddened I hadn't gotten a BFP by this point and that I was too broken.....but at the same time I felt better because I was doing something about it :). 

So, waht to expect....probably a ton of questions at your first consultations.  I would bring anything and everything you have regarding your cycles......visuals like BBT charts would be super handy if you have those (if not, I'd start making those).  Just try to think about how your cylces have been your whole life, birth control methods you've used, etc.  Its long and drawn out...they may then refer you to do a ton of testing.

Your next month will probably be rather painstakingly taken up with appiontments for blood work, ultrasounds and the HSG.  This will help them find the root of the problem (at least see if any of the initial testing comes up with anything).  This also includes your hubby's Semen analysis....sorry dudes, you can be teh cause of IF too!  Its not so bad, my hubby did it three times, once for SA and twice for IUI.

Good luck, I hope this brings you some answers and a pathway to your BFP :)

laura37
by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Thanks you guys! Thanks Corrinacs! That is what I was wanting to know, I guess. Now it just comes to the appointment tomorrow.  I think i'm a little stressed, worried, etc.. I'll come back and let you all know how it goes.

If only i could go to sleep now!! :)

mothie
by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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Best of luck today : )

laura37
by on Mar. 13, 2012 at 3:56 AM

Thanks! They scheduled a few labs, looks like three different sets, a HSG or hysterosalpingogram <- which sounds intimidating a little, and did a pap exam today and a semen analysis for my husband. Since tomorow is day one of my cycle, it all sounds like it is going to go pretty fast! We were even told his wait for an appt would be a month but its next week.

I'm pretty happy with how it sounds like it is all going to go. The dr.s were very supportive, did not speak down to me or discourage me at all, and definitely left me with the feeling that they cared about us.

After all the tests, if no specific problem is detected, they will treat me with clomid or go over my other options. If a prob is detected, we'll treat it.

Does this all sound pretty standard? I'm very very happy with it all.

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