Post # 1
My appointmet is next Tuesday, what should I expect? I’m not going to lie, I’m really freaking out! What kind of questions will they ask? I’m on CD 42 with no period and no bfp and so I FINALLY caved and called the hospital. Any info/ advice would be greatly appreciated! Also, how do you calm yourselves down before appointments?
Post # 3
I don’t hsve any info or advice, just wanted to say good luck!
Post # 5
So sorry you will have to see an RE. I know you must be a little nervous about what to expect. I was referred to my infertility doc due to many fibroids found after a miscarriage, so I’m not sure exactly what tests/questions you will encounter. Every doctor does things a little differently. I assume he/she will run some tests and ask a lot of questions. And be sure to write down any questions you have for the doctor so you don’t forget. I wish you all the best!
If you want, come and see us on our infertility thread here on the Bee. Great bunch of very supportive women there! 🙂
Post # 6
@JewishBride: I am also going to see a RE later this month for the first time. I’m a little nervous, but also excited that maybe they can figure out what is wrong with my cycles.
Did your clinic send you a packet? If not, call them and see if they is anything they can send you or check their website. Mine did with lots of information and paperwork to fill out. They said the first appt was usually 1.5-2 hours long. It makes me feel good that they will actually spend that much time with us.
Good Luck and let us know how it goes!
Post # 7
@JewishBride: & @KoiKove: Just wanted to say good luck with your appointments and please let us know how they go.
Post # 8
Good luck with your appointments, ladies. I hope you’re able to get some answers soon.
Post # 9
Thank you, ladies:)
I should have clarified that I’m going to see my normal gynecologist. This is the first time that I’m going to be bringing up fertility worries and I’m a little scared. I know it’s a step in the right direction. It’s better to know if I actually have anything to worry about rather then going on the way I am.
@Jenn23:Thank you! I’m definitely going to take you up on your offer! I’ve been stalking that thread for the past couple weeks:)
@KoiKove:I hope your appointment goes well and you get all your questions answered! Hopefully we’ll both be holding our babies soon.
Post # 10
@JewishBride: Don’t expect too much on the first visit. For doctors, they start with routine stuff. So they’ll probably get your history and then order tests. I actually first saw my normal OBGYN just to discuss possible infertility, then had to schedule the actual infertility appt where Darling Husband had to be there too and we had to fill out a packet ahead of time. That’s when they schedule Day 3 bloodwork for me and an HSG and Semen Analysis for him. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t want to check out my charts or talk about my cycles. Just think about all of the questions you have ahead of time because you’ll forget when you’re in there!
Post # 11
good luck! hope it goes well
Post # 12
Good luck. It was really hard for me when I first discussed my fertility problem with my family doctor. The first time is usually pretty painless, really, we just did a history, and a bunch of bloodwork, then I started on metformin for PCOS
Post # 13
@Ms Mini:Thank you for the info. I wish everyone was able to have children easily!
Post # 15
After my first Myomec, my Gyn and I always discussed fertility. Earlier this year, I switched GYN and was referred to my RE. I’m high risk cause of age. My RE explained everything and we have a great gameplan. Discuss everything w/ your Gyn but ask to see a RE. RE will request your history, etc, discuss why your there, and do an exam if needed. Since we knew my issue, it was an hour appt w/ exam.
I have several friends that have had fertility issues so I wasn’t nervous @ all. But then again, I’ve known for sometime that I had fertility issues.