(Closed) Going to talk to my dr about TTC for the first time! :) What do we ask?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m pretty sure it *can* cause people to miscarry if they get pregnant on BC, but I’m not sure what the actual likelihood is. I do know a couple of people this has happened to.

If you don’t mind my asking, what are your reproductive issues? Are you one of the PCOS bees? (I am). If that’s the case I think your questions might be different than the “normal” questions.

Definitely ask what prenatal vitamins they recommend, how quickly people usually get pregnant with you and your H’s specific situations, etc? And if there are any myths you want clarified by a medical professional, charting..

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

some methods of birth control (like nuvaring) cause your uterine lining to be thinner, so a miscarriage is more likely. most of the pill varietes don’t have this problem though.

you’ll need bloodwork (to check if you’ve had shots like rubella and if you or dh is jewish you’ll need to test for tay-sachs). your doc should also prescribe prenatals and tell you to start exercising now — you can’t increase your workouts when pregnant, but you can keep them up.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

ooh this is a good post. I could use this info too

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

FI and I recently were engaged July 2010 and since I found and bought my dress, we have stopped TTC for now. Its been hard let me tell you that! We’ve been NTNP (Not trying, Not Protecting) since Summer 2007!

I too am a PCOS’er and I STRONGLY suggest the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility! Best book for people with or without PCOS and all those TTC! =]

And I am also a part of the website BabyCenter.com and find much comfort and information on there! Best of luck!

I dont know much about Lupron! But dont let Endo and PCOS keep you from making your dreams come true!

**Added!

Studies, Dr.’s, Researchers say that Birth Control does more DAMAGE to your body than good! I wish I knew then what I know now!

RESEARCH everything you hear! Dont only get 1 opinion get 3, 5 or 7!

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Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

ewwww lupron. lupron is evil. I was under the impression it could stick around for up to 6 months or you could still have side effects like hot flashes.

Talk to your Dr about a timeline of what is acceptable for your situation. My dr told me if i’m not knocked up in 6 months, it’s off to the specialist i go. Since you have fertility problems, you obviously want to make the most of every single month, but you should also have a good idea of what’s feasible for your situation and when it’s time to bump it up to a specialist. The “try for one year” rule may not apply to you–and in fact, may be harmful as you continue to menstruate month after month.

Ask about calcium…lupron certainly didn’t help and it may be a good idea to start a supplement.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Sorry I don’t have a clue what to ask.  But I wish you the best!!

I do know they will probably suggest increasing your calciumm and folic acid intake.

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i would suggest just natural family planning (ie. pulling out) if you are trying to conceive eventually and forget the BC all together. i talked to my doctor actually about 3 weeks ago.. I’ve been on the pill for about 2 years and i plan to nix it as soon as i get married (i dont want kids right away) but if it happens then i’d be happy. he said stop taking it, instead take a prenatal vitamin and we can actively start trying 2 months after im off the BC.

good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@CupCakeMeg: a coworker of mine (and his wife) have been trying to conceive for almost 2 years now with no luck. she has PCOS…(i had no clue what this was until recently) but happy to say she is just over 12 weeks preggo!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@totheislnds

That is terrific to hear about your friend!!! CONGRATS! Its a lot of work but I am sure the miracle was ALL worth it!

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