What to expect at your first doctor’s appointment
Your first doctor’s appointment
Your first appointment is a great place to ask questions, get tests done, and understand your options.
Your doctor will ask a number of questions and undertake some basic tests to help identify factors contributing to your difficulty conceiving.
Your appointment may include:
- Talking through your medical history, including possible family conditions
- Discussing any past fertility tests you may have had prior to your appointment
- A physical examination for both you and your partner (if appropriate) and a vaginal scan (if appropriate).
As well as a physical examination, you may have blood tests to look at hormones, ovulation and ovarian reserve. Your doctor will then talk to you about your options – this may include trying for a bit longer, some simple treatments, or one of the range of fertility treatments, such as IVF or IUI.
Tests you may have to check your fertility include: