Women who are generally healthy and have been unsuccessful in conceiving after several months of unprotected sex should consider getting help from a specialist. American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines recommend that women under the age of 35 consult with a fertility specialist after one year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, while those 35 or older should schedule a consultation after six months. For women over the age of 40, a consultation with a fertility specialist is highly recommended as soon as possible.
In addition, if you have a known pre-existing condition that may prevent you from conceiving, it is time to seek medical help.
Answers and Options
Shady Grove Fertility is one of the few fertility clinics to provide a fully staffed, well trained team of specialists dedicated entirely to answering your questions. We are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Many patients considering fertility treatment do not know what to expect or even what questions they should ask to get started.
- Is fertility treatment something I need at this point?
- How does it work?
- Will it be time consuming?
- How will I pay for it?
- Will it work?
These are just a few of the fears and concerns our patients face. Our staff is here as a resource to listen to you, answer your questions, address your fears and prepare you for your next steps. Our focus is to help set your course for the journey ahead from the first phone conversation.
The New Patient Center staff is well versed on all programs offered at Shady Grove Fertility Center. They are able to speak to you in depth and with detailed knowledge about all aspects of our Shared Risk 100% Refund, Shared Help, Fertility Preservation and Donor Egg programs. Our goal is to provide as much information about program benefits, qualifications and pricing.
Once you are comfortable, our staff will assist you with scheduling a New Patient Consultation with one of our physicians.
Your Fertility Evaluation
The initial consultation with your physician is nothing overwhelming, just a comprehensive evaluation of your history and medical records. It may last up to an hour. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and to participate in developing a plan for further evaluation and treatment options. Over 70% of patients find that their insurance covers the cost of this initial evaluation so there is virtually no risk in making that first appointment to get some answers. Learn more about Your First Visit.
We’d be happy to speak with you at any point of your journey. Please don’t hesitate to contact our New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or email@example.com with any questions or to schedule your appointment.
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