Timing of first meeting with fertility doctor

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Call them and ask them?

Post # 3
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

did you ask the RE  if they would like you to bring your husband? Mine said it would be ideal for husband to be present but not absolutely necessary. After doing RE workup I would go before your period as they will likely want to do Day 3 labs. Otherwise you would have to wait another cycle. 

Post # 4
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

My first RE appointment is May 30th. It was the earliest available date. While scheduling, I asked if my husband needed to be present and was told no because this is just a consultation. We both do have to fill out medical history forms online and fax any relevant documents from the OB/urologist. Call and ask. 

I didn’t want to waste my husband having to take a day off from work if he absolutely didn’t need to be there. The appointment falls a week after my next period (assuming I don’t get a BFP this cycle! Wishful thinking!). Since it’s just a consultation, I didn’t really think it mattered where I was in my cycle. It was mostly important to just get in the door first and form a plan.

Post # 5
753 posts
Busy bee

Take the first available. They’ll just go over your history, talk about your TTC efforts to date, talk about a plan and schedule initial tests. The tests may be cycle dependent, but the first appointment won’t be. It can be really hard to get appointments around here, so I’d take the first available! Also, it takes…. forever … to get things moving because everything is cycle dependent. Good luck!

Post # 7
1613 posts
Bumble bee

littlefig :  Nice update, and thanks for asking this question. I have a feeling that something like this might be in my future and it’s nice to know what to expect. 

Post # 8
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

littlefig :  Did they order a sperm analysis for him?  Sounds like they got you set up for all your tests!  I’m glad you got in and were able to get the process moving quickly.

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