"They" say you should see a doctor after 1 year of not getting pregnant, or 6 months of not getting pregnant if you are over 35.
What kind of doctor? Your regular GP, or an OB/Midwife, or someone else?
I was seeing my OB before we were TTC since I have PCOS. He started me on Metformin and Clomid to help me O and he monitored me each month to see how well I O'd. When the Clomid got to be too much for me and he said he wasn't comfortable prescribing something else he referred me to an RE who gave me a different drug that worked right away. I'd only been trying for about 6 or 7 months when I went to the RE. Because it was determined that I had PCOS and wasn't O'ing properly they took me anyway. I say if you're feeling frustrated, see a doc. It certainly can't hurt.
I also started with my OB. I had an appt about 7 months into our full on trying (with charting and everything). She did some tests and sent DH to a specialist. She also prescribed clomid and did our first three IUIs in her office. When we had officially been trying for a year she recommended us to the RE. They did a much more thorough job at monitoring everything which was really nice.
Caitlin & James
Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
(3 sweet babies in heaven)
I went to my OB after a year of TTC. He did all the bloodwork and set up my HSG after that came back fine. He also did DH's SA and prescribed Clomid. I would say start with your OB/MW. If necessary they can send you to an RE.
Leah, I just found out I have PCOS. did you try anything herbal to help the process or just the metformin and clomid? I don't see a doctor until July and was hoping to help it in the mean time with D-Chiro Inositol and Vitex. Do you follow the pcos diet?? Hope you don't mind the questions!