You are ready to start a family and you know that there are different specialists to help you achieve it. But the question arises: should I go to a gynecologist or an assisted reproduction specialist?
Both play an especially important role in the pregnancy process and both are gynecologists. However, the specialist carried out a subspecialty in reproductive biology, so each one has different areas of expertise and this influences the success of an assisted reproduction treatment.
For this reason, on the Citmer blog, we tell you the differences between each one:
The gynecologist specializes in female reproductive health. He or she attends issues related to the health of your uterus, vagina and ovaries. In addition, it provides advice on issues of conception and sexually transmitted infections.
This doctor can be involved in three important stages of your pregnancy: before, during and after delivery. It can also prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases such as the Human Papilloma Virus.
Women usually see a gynecologist because:
However, your gynecologist will not always be able to help you during conception. If she finds a probable cause of infertility, her professional recommendation will be that you consult a specialist who analyzes in detail what your condition is and if you need fertility treatment.
This specialist has specific training to treat fertility problems. His professional background is having a specialty in gynecology and obstetrics, plus a subspecialty in assisted reproduction, among other occupations.
The specialist can diagnose both men and women when there is any difficulty or infertility problem, while a gynecologist is focused solely on the reproductive health of women.
Normally, a couple goes to the specialist when:
In addition to making a diagnosis, this professional creates an individualized plan for each patient, depending on their medical evaluation and needs.
For fertility treatment, it is important to consider the experience of the specialist, the quality of the laboratory and the facilities of the clinic where the procedure will be performed. These play a fundamental role to achieve, in the fewest number of attempts, the dream of having your baby.
A useful tip to choose between a gynecologist or assisted reproduction specialist is to create an action plan where you analyze your goals and the options that exist to have a baby. Remember that time is unbelievably valuable to make this decision.
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