(Closed) doc consult before TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you consult your doctor before TTC?
    yes : (17 votes)
    59 %
    no : (12 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I mentioned to my OB/GYN that I wanted to TTC within the next year or so. She just told me a couple things to do, like start taking prenatal viatmins and fish oil. We didn’t really have an in-depth “consultation” about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just mentioned it at my yearly checkup in October, that we might TTC in the New Year and we chatted a bit about prenatal vitamins. 

    I have PCOS, so he told us just to “have fun” for a while and come back if it doesn’t take in a couple months.

    Post # 6
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I talked to my Dr. ahead of time also.  She mentioned starting on prenatals as well.  I also recently changed OB/GYNs recently (after we started TTC because I knew I wanted a dr closer to home and one who was a little more inline with my personal birthing beliefs).  We had a really good conversation about TTC and put my mind at ease about it not happening yet (we really hadn’t been trying that long).  He said keep taking the prenatals and call me when you have a positive home test.  We were so excited on Christmas morning to get that positive test and I have an appointment next week!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My OB had given me the go ahead during my annual.   Then, we waited a bit, and I went ahead and got a regular physical at the GP & bloodwork.  I am so glad I did, bc they discovered 2 vitamin deficiencies!  I’m so glad I got those resolved before getting pregnant, but I’m sure that is pretty rare for that to happen.  I figure, if you have good insurance, though, why not go ahead and get some basic bloodwork…it’s always a good baseline if nothing else.

    Post # 8
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I scheduled a visit with my OB/GYN purely for the purpose of talking about TTC. My husband and I both have huge concerns so I wanted to do everything “right”. We talked about prenatal as well, things to do to keep both our bodies healthy. Most importantly is sending in bloodwork to see if we might be predisposed to any conditions and for genetic screening.

    Also, one thing I was concerned about was toxoplasmosis because we have a dog and I love to garden.

    I think it’s responsible to schedule one, better safe than sorry.

    Speaking of which, did you girls schedule a visit with your PCP as well?? I don’t really have one right now -my old PCP moved to another state- so how involved is the PCP during pregnancy?? Thanks.

    Post # 9
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

    I voted “yes” even though it was more of a “during” than before. We’d been TTC for about 5 months at that point. I’d just moved, needed my yearly pap, and decided to mention TTC. I have symptoms of hyperthyroidism (large, prominent eyes, slim figure), so I got some blood work done. I was very glad I did, just to know that once the results came back a-ok, that it wasn’t really a case of infertility. In our case, we conceived after 7 months, which is on the longer end of the average for couples our age. It’s nice to go to the doc beforehand and talk about your concerns, they give you great advice!

    Post # 10
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I saw my OB/GYN for birth control, got it, started it, waited the proper amount of time before having unprotected sex (didn’t even have sex until after the “wait time”), and got knocked up the first time we had sex.  So, no … my Dr. consult was to avoid pregnancy.  I didn’t consult my Dr. prior to any of my subsequent pregnancies. 

    Post # 11
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I’m not TTC or preggo, but I would recommend a pre-TTC visit. The doctor can discuss prenatals, diet/lifestyle, and also make sure that you are up to date on your vaccines (esp your MMR – is a live one and you can’t get receive it while pregnant).

    Post # 12
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    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We’re currently TTC and haven’t consulted fully with my doctor. I told him at my last appt that we were looking to do so in the next year and he just told me to start taking prenatals. I have an appt with him coming up in Feburary and I’ll mention that we’re full force now and see if he recommends anything else.

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