The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

The Difference Between an OB/GYN and a Fertility Doctor

If you’re ready to start your family, many specialists can help you, depending on your needs and wants. At The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, we have many talented and experienced reproductive specialists who find passion in helping infertile individuals and couples have a baby. During the process of conception, many people start with an OB/GYN. However, there are certain procedures a fertility doctor can do for you during the conception journey that an OB/GYN cannot.

What an OB/GYN Does

OB/GYN stands for Obstetrician and Gynecologist. This specialist is an expert on female reproductive health. When you visit your OB/GYN before conception, he or she can give you information and help with your overall health. However, there may be times that your OB/GYN cannot help you during the journey to conception. For instance, if you’re over 35, you have been trying to conceive for over 12 months or you have been diagnosed with a condition that is likely to cause infertility, your OB/GYN cannot help you beyond that point. They’ll most likely refer you to a fertility doctor for help with conception.

fertility doctor can help start your familyHow a Fertility Doctor Can Better Serve You

A fertility doctor is an OB/GYN with extra training specific to fertility issues. After finishing with OB/GYN training, a reproductive specialist continued their education in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, which could equal three to five additional years of schooling and research. They may even continue to do research every year, as reproductive medicine is constantly changing and improving when new information is discovered.

Your fertility doctor can diagnose both female and male patients for issues that cause infertility, while an OB/GYN only focuses on women’s reproductive health. Reproductive specialists can also create a more individualized plan for fertility treatments, depending on what is causing infertility.

Find Help at Our Fertility Clinic

Here at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, we have access to the most advanced fertility treatments in reproductive medicine. If you have been trying to conceive for over a year with no success, you should consult our office for information on how fertility treatments can help start your family. A fertility doctor can support you, teach you and treat your infertility. Contact us today.

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