Sorry for the break from exciting modern products and cupcake recipes. (Kelli here.)
I know this is an unusual (and quite personal request), but hey.. we're a women's/mother's blog and what better place for me to ask for help? I wasn't necessarily going to ever bring this topic up, but I'm a little stuck: As you know, I moved to Midway, Utah (the Park City area) from Boston nearly 2 years ago. And with every move comes that search for new doctors. (I dread it!) I initially found a recommended OB/GYN office about 45 minutes away from me, which I've been to once for a routine checkup and all was fine. But, 2 years later, due to issues (not ovulating, extremely irregular cycles, etc.) that take me a long time to get pregnant (I've only had one pregnancy.. but that was a feat) , I've recently started a cycle of Clomid with the help of that same office. For those of you have have been there done that, that's another story/post all together and I'm feeling it today. But since I'm the last in my family to experience infertility (one of my sisters is going on 3 1/2 years of trying and treatments), I get Clomid. And I know that although it's considered a safe drug, it should be monitored. I'm only mid-cycle (of my first round), but my doctor's office is already extremely unaccommodating and not only doesn't require an ultrasound or blood test (other than to check progesterone levels on day 21 of the cycle), they won't (can't?) get me in for an appointment this month. As a matter of fact, they simply need me to fax in my chart for a nurse to get back to me at the end of my cycle. I've called several times with typical questions for the doctor to only talk to a medical assistant. None of this sounds right. A lot of red flags. Plenty of frustration and a little fear that my health/success is in the hands of an office that is treating me as though I'm just another number. I'm not one of those do as you please type of women when it comes to my body/my future/my family. (Oh, how I loved living in the medical mecca called Boston!)
So, my call for help is this: please send in any recommendations for a thorough and brilliant OB/GYN that has knowledge of infertility. I'm not necessarily looking for a fertility specialist (because I don't think I'll pursue this beyond Clomid right now due to infertility currently not being covered by our insurance), but I just want to feel safe and respected. And if I do get pregnant, that I'll be happy to see her/him through a pregnancy. I honestly don't have a gender preference and I'm willing (and even anxious, given my options) to travel to Salt Lake. Some love the U, some St. Mark's. Where do you go? And If you're not in Utah, maybe you just have advice of how your doctor handled all of this? I don't think I'm being dramatic, but maybe I'm just being overly.. sensitive? After all, I'm no expert.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you would prefer over commenting. Thanks for the help!