If you have been trying to conceive for over a year with no luck it might be time to visit a professional. An OB /GYN might be your first call, to check if all is in order down under or alternatively head straight to one of our chosen fertility specialists. Your OB/GYN will be vital “before & after....” Once you have been referred to an infertility specialist by your OB/ GYN it’s time to get started with your infertility treatments.
So, what is Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN)?
Unique profession really. They spend their days looking at vaginas, conducting screenings, delivering babies, and generally doing all they can do to make sure you’re completely healthy below the belt. Combine all that with extremely long hours, overnight hospital shifts and unpredictable patients, and you got yourself a pretty cool dedicated human with a passion for trying to figure out the female body.
The consistent connection with your infertility team would have been very reassuring, but understand that there will come a time when you will have to leave your infertility team.
When a patient conceives through Assisted Reproductive Technology (like, IVF) early diagnosis, appropriate assessment and management of the pregnancy is imperative. However, as your pregnancy advances, frequent monitoring visits will no longer be needed. See this as being positive! It means your pregnancy is proceeding as it should be progressing. Typically, most transitions to your chosen OB/GYN takes place around 7-9 weeks gestation.
It is a good idea to set up your first OB/GYN appointment once you are pregnant and a heartbeat has been detected. Before going to your OB/GYN, make sure you obtain a copy of all your medical records and laboratory results. It’s always a good idea to keep a copy of your own medical records.
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who went into private practice in 2000 when he joined Medfem Clinic as an Associate. He has extensive experience in general obstetrics and gynaecology as well as expertise and strong interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, surgery for uterine fibroids, treatment of infertility and subfertility (in association with Medfem Clinic) and treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Dr Divanovic does his surgeries at Medfem Clinic and deliveries at Sandton Mediclinic.