OBGYN or RE?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Should I cancel my OB appt and schedule an appt with an RE?
    Yes, cancel your appt with the OB : (5 votes)
    28 %
    No, do not cancel your appt with the OB : (13 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
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    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I wouldn’t cancel your appt. with the OB, but I would also get an appointment with a RE. Whether you can make an appointment or not will depend on your insurance, does it cover infertility or just the initial diagnosis of infertility? And do you need referalls for specialists?

    If it doesn’t cover infertility then you probably don’t need a referall, if it does it’s best to get one to cover your bases.

    Post # 4
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    1948 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d keep the ob appt because you’ll need to have one eventually, especially if you do get pregnant!  

    as for a RE appt, it totally depends on your insurance.  Some insurance you need a referall, some you don’t.  Some insurance covers infertility diagnosis only, some have a set $ amount towards infertility.  Usually you can do some research on your insurers website. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with the other ladies.  Keep the OB appointment, but definitely get an RE appointment.  My experience with OB’s has been that they are pretty much lacking in fertility treatment knowledge even if their title is “fertility specialist”.  I know that’s not always the case, but I’d look around at RE’s first.  As for if an appointment is needed or not, it really depends on both the RE and your insurance.  If you have any coverage for infertility under your insurance, then you’ll want to check with your plan and see if there are rules that you have to follow.  If not, and it’s completely out of pocket, then most RE offices will allow you to make an appointment without a referral.

    I’d recommend looking at online reviews and seeing what people have to say (what they REALLY say) about the RE’s in the area.  That’s usually a very telling indication of whether they are good or not!  Good luck! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Go to both. Your going to need an ob after you get pregnant and it’s better to need them first. 

    Post # 7
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d keep your appt, but since you’ve been TTC for over a year i’d definitely get a referral for an RE so they can start monitoring you closely, run any further tests and help you get your BFP! I was referred after 6 months TTC as I had super long cycles, and I was pregnant in my second month in seeing my RE. They are super good at what they do, and since that’s ALL they do, I found that we got results much faster than what we expereinced with our OB.

    Post # 8
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @FutureMrs.Wood:  schedule both. I have an appointment with a new OB/GYN next week that I intend to move back only because I just went to my old OB/GYN Thursday and it seems pointless to go again. I’m scheduling an appointment with an RE for ASAP. youll need and Ob/GYN eventually anyway, so why not get to know him/her now so you can decide if this is who you want doing prenatal care on you 🙂 

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