There is online and offline resources for those who are trying to get pregnant. Lisa Olson Pregnancy Miracle is an excellent online resource and fertility clinics are valuable offline resources.
Becoming pregnant is a team effort that usually works well with two on the team. Sometimes other members may be recruited under the direction of the wife, and the husband team.
For example a gynecologist runs the blood tests and hormone panels for the wife. But I don’t know of that many husbands who are comfortable visiting a gynecologist to check their private parts. Urologists may enter the picture for that.
Pretty soon, you may have too many cooks in the kitchen. That is where the pregnancy strategies may need to be reevaluated, and a fertility specialist who can work with both the wife and the husband plays a significant role. They could play the role of a director with a lot of specific information that could help a very specific group of people that includes.
- Women over the age of 35 with a history of multiple miscarriages.
- Men with poor semen profile.
- Couple who have unsuccessfully tried for two years.
Fertility clinics are not the same and doing your homework could quickly eliminate the ones are not a fit for you. Questions below could help you get started.
- What kind of tests do they run?
- How invasive are their tests?
- How much do this procedure cost?
- Are there any potential emotional and physical side effects if drugs and hormone therapy are suggested?
A helpful research resource is a Federal database from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with success rates of fertility centers around the country.
Just remember that the information in this database is infrequently updated and may be outdated and inaccurate. It is a good start.
It is up to you to ask questions and lots of them before settling on a fertility clinic that could help you.