(Closed) Pre TTC – help! What should I do/ask?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would stop the bc right now if I were you, in can take up to a year to get pregnant after the pill. Also, you might start charting so you can get a feel for when you ovulate.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I went in I just let my doctor know we were thinking about it and she recommended getting a whooping cough and flu shot, so that is something to think about.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@Glasgowbound:  Immunizations: Make sure you are UTD on MMR, varicella, TDaP and flu =)

Dentist: Make an appointment with your dentist to be sure you don’t need x-rays any time soon.

Maybe bump up your multivitamin to a prenatal when you run out?

Consider reading Taking Charge Of Your Fertility now. You will probably learn more from it that your doc…most docs say have sex on day 14 of your cycle – as most of us know, that’s not always the key day to have sex!!! =)

Get off the pill as soon as you feel comfortable. GL!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

ChuckNorris has a good list.

 

When I asked this question to my OB/GYN (a year before we were actually going to TTC), she told me 3 things:

  1. Prenatal Vitamin (since you’re already on a multi-vitamin, I would just start prenatals when you run out of what you’re currently on)
  2. Fish oil
  3. Eat plenty of meat/protein

I would also add to that: Take Vitamin D! At least 4000 IU a day.There’s information about why Vitamin D is so important in this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-brand-of-prenatal-vitamins-are-better

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Everything the previous posters said…

I would talk to your dr about getting off Birth Control asap to regulate your system, switching to a multi-vitamin instead of your current vitamin, and any immunizations you & dh will need, setting up any dentist work you will need done/for x-rays.

I’m pro-charting & temping, so see if the dr has insight to that for you, or else read Taking Charge of your Fertility (or use the Fertility Finder app on a smartphone – they sent “chapters” to my email every day that helped us in charting & temping… that’s all I needed, plus some help from the girls on the TTC boards).  It really helps to get in tune with your body and see when you are ovulating and when you should be taking tests.  Good luck! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with all the previous advice you were given! GL

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went in for my yearly and just mentioned to my Dr. that we were going to start trying.  She sat with me for about 30 minutes going over such a great amount of information and sent me home with an entire folder full of great info.

Just mentioning it to your Dr. alone will open up the gates and she/he will most likely fill you in on everything. 

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