Fertility specialist referral?

Natalie ā€¢ Baby Nolan born 6/17/15 after 16 months TTC šŸ’œ
Looking for some input from you ladies who have been ttc for 6 plus months. I went today for my annual check up and I told my dr that I was concerned bc I have been trying for nearly 8 months with no luck and she said she's making a referral to a fertility specialist which kind of freaked me out. Wondering if anyone else has been to a specialist prior to one year?