What to expect at your first fertility appointment
The physicians at Dallas IVF realize that many patients wonder what to expect at their first fertility appointment. Our DFW fertility experts want to ease your mind by explaining what you can expect – and how to prepare – for your first appointment.
Preparing for your first fertility appointment
Preparation is the best way to make the most of your first fertility appointment with our DFW fertility experts. There are several items you should bring to your first appointment to help your doctor pinpoint the cause of your infertility.
- Details about your attempts to conceive: Write down important information, including when you started trying to get pregnant, whether you have tracked ovulation and how often you and your partner have been having intercourse. These facts can provide important clues about what’s causing your fertility struggles.
- Important medical information: List medical conditions that you and your partner have as well as the names and dosages of your medications, supplements and vitamins. Be sure to include details about previous infertility evaluations or treatments. All of this information can paint a clearer picture of your physical health and fertility.
- A list of questions: It can be difficult to remember everything you want to ask your fertility specialist, so a list of prepared questions can help you at your first appointment.
The first fertility appointment is used for information gathering
When you visit our DFW fertility experts, your first appointment will consist of an in-depth conversation with your doctor. It’s an opportunity for them to learn about your medical history and fertility concerns. It’s also a time for you to get acquainted with the fertility specialist who will direct your care.
At the appointment, your fertility specialist will review the information that you and your partner provide to determine the role that both female and male factor infertility play in your unique situation.
In addition to a discussion with you and your partner, your fertility specialist may also ask you to give a blood and urine sample and undergo a pelvic exam. These tests are important parts of the information gathering process because they provide critical details about your physical health and reproductive potential. A semen analysis also provides essential data.
Our reproductive endocrinologists realize that visiting a fertility center can be intimidating, and they strive to make the process as stress-free as possible. Please contact us if you struggle with infertility. Dallas IVF, with locations in Frisco, Plano and McKinney, has been helping treat infertility for more than a decade.