1. When you call the office of your choice, ask them what you should expect. Every office is different. Your entire first appointment will probably last no more than an hour. After completing forms, discussing insurance, and perhaps being examined, you’re left with only 30 to 40 minutes of real “consultation.” To make the most of that talk time, you’ll need to be prepared.
Bringing all prior records with you pertaining to your fertility will make your appointment much more informative for you. You can go ahead and request records from your ObGyn’s office to be sent ahead of time but make sure before your first visit that the documents are there. Don’t assume that they are. Sometimes you need to do a little bit of leg work calling to make sure ahead of time that they’ve arrived. If they haven’t arrived, call your ObGyn’s office in advance and request that you pick them up in person. This way when you meet with your fertility doc, he/she has all the info in front of them and can start talking about treatment plans in advance. Youwant to have all bloodwork and semen analysis available to be reviewed. Have your own set of records also.