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What Happens During Your First Visit to a Fertility Doctor?

  • Category: Fertility
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  • Written By: Mark Denker, M.D.

For those struggling to become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse, one of the most difficult steps to take is scheduling an appointment with a fertility doctor. It can be intimidating or emotional to see a fertility specialist, and many couples struggle to seek help when trying to conceive.

If you do manage to call a fertility center and schedule an initial appointment, the rest is easy. Palm Beach Fertility Center will walk you through what happens during a first appointment, so you know what to expect.

Welcome and Sign-In

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we do our best to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Our friendly staff will have you sign in and wait to be seen. Please feel free to ask our staff questions or bring forward concerns.

History & Patient Information

When you see our fertility doctor, we will ask you questions to get a better understanding of your personal situation. We will ask questions about how long you have been trying to conceive, your medical history, and more. These questions are designed to uncover a potential cause of infertility. There is nothing wrong with struggling to conceive, and these questions are not designed to make you feel ashamed or embarrassed. Our staff wants to uncover the best possible way to help you achieve your goals!


There are three usual causes for infertility, and we evaluate each one:

  • Ovaries – Many women do not produce eggs or ovulate on a regular basis, impacting their ability to get pregnant. It is also possible that age is hindering or depleting the eggs in the ovaries.
  • Fallopian Tubes – Sometimes, the Fallopian tubes can become blocked, which prevents sperm from fertilizing the ovulated eggs.
  • Semen – A very common cause of infertility is insufficient numbers of normal sperm to achieve a pregnancy.

At your first appointment, we will discuss how we will go about evaluating these potential sources. If you have questions, our Boca Raton fertility doctor will take the time to answer them and provide further advice and insight.

If you are ready to schedule your initial appointment, contact Palm Beach Fertility Center today.