Should I Talk to My Gynecologist?
Physicians are now recommending that you see your gynecologist for an appointment dedicated to preconception counseling. The purpose of this appointment is to discuss optimizing your health for pregnancy; topics covered in these meetings include what your weight should be, and whether you need to lose (or gain) prior to becoming pregnant. You'll discuss any foods that you should eat or avoid, what role exercise should play, and what activities are safe and which ones aren't. Finally, it's also a great opportunity to discuss any health issues that may impact your pregnancy.
There are many gynecologists who will treat infertility in the preliminary stages. For example, if you know that you have polycystic ovary syndrome or do not have regular menstrual cycles, these doctors can prescribe a medication called Clomid, which can induce ovulation. However, it is important to know that Clomid often produces several egg follicles (and thus eggs) on the ovaries, putting you at a greater risk of having multiples.
If you are not pregnant within a few cycles, your physician will most likely refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) for more specialized treatment.