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RE or OBGyn? Both?

Hi, Ladies.

It's time for my annual exam, and I've always just gone to my local ObGyn. She's wonderful but is one of those OBGyns who is very good *once* you get pregnant (so I'm told) but not very helpful (in my opinion) if you have questions/concerns about trouble TTC.

DH and I have been trying for a year now (I'm 32; he's 34). I have always had irregular but mostly longish cycles (22 days to 55 days). I'm charting, and most (not all) of my charts *seem* like the "normal" ones shown in TCOYF--despite the irregular and longish cycles--but when I use my CBEFM, I rarely get two bars and only once have gotten a peak. I wonder, though, if this is because of the types of cycles I have, and the monitor is trying to sort through a mess of data, it's not designed to compute.

So my whirlwind of questions is: Should I schedule an appointment with an RE this year instead of just going back to my regular OBGyn? (I don't need to be referred to see the RE I have in mind. And this RE is supposed to be wonderful.) Or should I go to both? Or find a better OBGyn?

Thanks for any advice...

 

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Re: RE or OBGyn? Both?

  • REs are specialist who deal with infertility so it is best to go directly to see them when having issues TTC. Ob/gyns are far from specialists when it comes to this type of thing!!!

    Not all REs do PAPs or breast exams though, so you should go see your gyn for that.

    A lot of years and a million tears finally led me to you.
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  • Thanks so much for your advice. I made an appointment with my regular OBGyn at the end of this month and an appointment with the RE at the end of next.

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  • Good luck!
    A lot of years and a million tears finally led me to you.
    After 7 years trying to concieve, 3 failed IUIs and 2 failed IVFs, my third IVF was a success!
    My Christmas baby turned into a turkey bird! Dillon Richard was born at 34 weeks, 5 days on November 28, 2009 after 10 weeks on bedrest for preeclampsia.
    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v705/arriinthere/PJ/?action=view
  • I would go to the RE, you don't know how lucky you are if you can get in, especially without a referal
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