Post # 1
Well it has come up that my Darling Husband is ready for us to get pregnant from this point on in time…..and it is fine to wait if I am not ready. I am ready…but trying to push it off a few months for another reason.
But I wanted to know if anyone went and saw their Dr. before hand, or talked with the Dr. before getting off BC and TTC???
I don’t have any health issues that I am aware of, but I have been on BC for the last 11 years of my life.. I was never ever off it. I just almost feel like I should go to my Dr. and find out things I should know before TTC….Maybe I am being totally weird!
So I wanted to hear what others did or think.
Post # 3
I mentioned it to my GP when I had my last PAP Smear and she told me to start taking prenatal vitamins and get myself ready healthwise (eating properly, healthy weight etc).
I also take medication daily for another health reason and so I rang the specialist to get the all clear to keep taking the meds until I fall pregnant.
My GP did ask me if I knew when the best times etc were to try for a baby and I had already began researching so I was able to give her the right answers. She told me that if we weren’t pregnant withing 6 months of trying to come in to see her. I would go and talk to the dr, just for piece of mind if anything.
Post # 4
I went to my obgyn for a well visit and discussed TTC. She made sure that I was healthy, gave me tips about how long to wait after coming off of bc, information on charting, a perscription for prenatals, and resources in the community. She gave me some tips and told me when to call certain issues came up. I was so happy I went for that visit. It was truly helpful.
Post # 5
@T28: I have been on BC for 12 years straight…. I just had my TTC visit this Monday. We are going to start trying on our honeymoon and since I was there for something else… I wanted to go ahead and have my TTC visit as well…. Each doctor will tell you something different I am sure…. However, my doctor told me that it does not matter how long you were on the pill… Whether it was 10 months or 10 years…. She also said that you do not have to wait to “cleanse” for two months afterwards… If we wanted to try to conceive the same day or next day we could and it will have no affect on the baby. She said that the reason for waiting for a couple of months after you stop BC is so that doctors can try to pin point when you actually conceived for your due date…but they can do a scan to find that out. She told me to continue taking my prenatal vitamins (which I have been doing now for almost a year)… Eat healthy and all of the other basic advice….
You should probably go ahead and get a regular check up done (Pap Smear, etc) to make sure that everything is ok…. and then go for it!!
Good Luck to you 😉
Post # 6
I did, at my regular annual visit.
Post # 7
Thank you all!!
All of my friends just got pregnant on BC or stopped taking BC and got pregnant like that. So I didn’t know who to ask.
My annual visit isn’t for another 5 months. But it sounds like going in and talking about it will give me a lot of information and the prenatals.
Now I am nervous 🙂
Thank you guys so much again!
Post # 8
I didn’t. My yearly appointment was in March. I got engaged in May and married in November. Our honeymoon was in March so I put off my annual appointment. It also takes about 3 months to actually get an appointment if you’re not pregnant, so I never made another appointment before I got pregnant. I stopped the pill in April, mainly because my prescription was up and I still didn’t have an appointment set. Well, I was pregnant by May, so never got a chance to talk to her before it happened.
By The Way: If you get pregnant before you get your annual Pap done, do not worry, the doc will just do one at your first pregnancy appointment.
Post # 9
@Vegas Pug: I didn’t even think about how long it will take to get an appointment. I definately don’t want to have more than one pap done unless I have to.
If we get pregnant and stay pregnant easily I will be happy and grateful! I heard how my mom had a few miscarriages before and after she got pregnant with me…and I watched my sister and cousin go through them. I know once we start TTC that will be my next worry, and I promise to try not to even think about it and remember…It happens!
Post # 10
I’m planning on it. My annual isn’t due until April, but we’ll likely be TTC before then. I have another issue I want to discuss with my doctor too, so I’m going to discuss going off BC while I’m there.
Post # 11
The best info I got from my primarcy care physician was what to look for in a prenatal. I told her our “schedule” at my regular annual exam and she said “start taking prenatals now, look for X% of Y . . .” And to contact her when I get pregnant because she could give a referral for an OB.
Post # 12
I had a preconception appointment with my regular doc. who also happens to be an OB (although not my OB now that I’m pregnant). He talked to me about prenatals, the amount of time we should try before worrying, general health, gave me a flu shot, did a Pap, and made sure I was up on my immunizations. It felt good to get “ready” and have all the info I needed before we started.