The Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE)
Many couples don't need to see an RE, or fertility specialist. But for those who are unable to conceive after a year of trying (six months if you're over 35, or sooner if you or your husband have a history of reproductive problems), it can be a necessity.
According to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, when fertility is at issue, it's best to look for a board-certified or board-eligible RE -- that is, an obstetrician/gynecologist who has completed five or more years of specialized training in this area -- rather than continuing to work with your primary caregiver. After your pregnancy is established, most REs will refer you back to your regular doctor or midwife.
RESOLVE has a referral list of more than 700 REs worldwide. Call 617-623-0744 for more information.