Last GYN visit before TTC..anything I should ask?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Boxerlover24:  I wish I had advice to offer but I just wanted to share I totally have the same fear!

FI and I are getting married next May. My last annual before not worrying about getting pregnant, should be around April. While we aren’t sure when we’re going to officially start trying, we’re going to wait until after our delayed Honeymoon for me to go off the pill. I totally plan on talking to my OBGYN about it during my annual before our wedding 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Boxerlover24:  Most doctors won’t do infertility testing until you’ve been trying for over a year. An annual exam should be good. It will address any big health issues, like high BP, obesity, abnormal cervical cells (not saying you have any of these…). Other than that, most docs will just tell you to be at a healthy weight, exercise, eat healthy, take a prenatal or folic acid at least 3 months before trying and have fun! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Boxerlover24:  I could’ve totally written what you just said lol We’re totally crazy! But yes ask your doc and best wishes to you when you are TTC!! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Boxerlover24:  I had this conversation with my doc yesterday!  I am getting married in June and planning to TTC right after.  She had me get tested for chicken pox and rubella (german measles) immunity; if I don’t have it I’ll want to get vaccinated for both before TTC.  She also said to start taking prenatal vitamins at least a few months before TTC.  Otherwise, nothing else to do – she said just to call back to set up an appointment once I have a positive pregnancy test!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Have them check your immunities to anything you may have been vaccinated for in case you need a booster before you get pregnant.  For example, I didn’t find out I was no longer immune to measles until after I got pregnant.  The vaccine carries a risk of miscarriage or birth defects, so it’s not something they can give while pregnant or TTC.  I will have to be vaccinated after giving birth.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

goblueca:  Looks like you were posting as I was typing my post!  LOL!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Boxerlover24:  Make sure to let your doctor know you are planning to TTC in August. Get as much info from him/her regarding TTC. Write down any questions that happens to come across your mind and ask them at your appointment. I would certainly ask your doctor about Prenatals, I’m sure they may even suggest that (as most doctors do at least 3 months before TTC). 

Not to scare you, but it’s good that you are aware that TTC can have some bumps in the road. My partner and I tried for 12 months, and then my yearly came around. I mentioned to my doctor that we had not conceived in a 12 month time frame. This alarmed her. We ran tests. I knew I had PCOS, but didn’t realize it would cause me to never ovulate. I still get regular periods each month, so I just assumed I was ovulating. Wrong. Thankfully I brought everything up to my doctor, and from there I gained information. Again, not meaning to scare you, just make sure to tell your doctor everything.

Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 

Boxerlover24:  Following for advice also! I have my appt next month. We get married in March and I will be 35 right after we get married. I have an IUD that is scheduled to come out Dec 2015 but want to have it out right after our honeymoon as I’m worried my age will prevent me from getting pregnant right away

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Boxerlover24:  I’ve always had this fear of being infertile, even with no health issues.  I had my last PAP last November and informed my Dr that we were going to start TTC in January.  I asked if there were any tests I needed to have done to make sure everything was ok.  She said since I’ve never had an abnormal pap or STD that we just needed to quit preventing whenever we wanted to and for me to go ahead and start taking pre-natals.  Her exact words were “Just stop preventing and when you get a positive HPT call me and we’ll get you in for a confirmation”.  Well, we’ve been TTC for 12 cycles and nothing, and my pap is scheduled in two weeks, so we’ll be talking about this again. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Boxerlover24:  My OB did bloodwork that she called a “preconception panel.”  You could ask for that, although TBH I’m not sure what she was testing for besides immunities!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was actually just at my annual yesterday! I asked my OBGYN what hospital he delivers at (because there are literally like 10-20 to deliver at in our city and I had no idea which one he was affiliated with, maybe I’m just an idiot), I also made sure to ask him if he had any concerns about me getting pregnant (not really sure what I was looking for there), if he would be monitoring my thyroid once I get pregnant or if my thyroid doctor should continue to monitor it, also, because I’ll be high risk (double cervix and double uterus, here!) I wanted to know how soon I’ll have to go in after I get a BFP, and if he thought that with my condition I might end up on bedrest early on and deliver early (the answer was yes to both of those, unfortunately!).

They ended up doing blood work to screen me for the cystic fibrosis marker and also rubella immunization.

Ask anything you think of, they really don’t care how simple your questions are.. anything your remotely curious about, ask them!

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  MrsFNL.
Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Boxerlover24:  In my experience the female docs are always a bit rougher, but I actually prefer my female dr over my previous male dr because I feel more comfortable asking questions or explaining things to her.  

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