Preconception Dr visit?

posted 1 year ago in TTC
  • poll: What did you do BEFORE starting TTC? (to prepare yourself)
    preconception doctor visit : (5 votes)
    24 %
    eat healthy/exercise : (7 votes)
    33 %
    nothing special, just stopped using birth control : (5 votes)
    24 %
    pregnancy began unexpectedly, so no time beforehand to plan : (1 votes)
    5 %
    other (please comment) : (3 votes)
    14 %
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    Sugar Beekeeper

    Well when I got pregnant with my son I was in high school so it wasn’t planned but I doubt I would have done anything differently before planning. He turned out perfect and I didn’t even know I was pregnant for months. In fact my DH and I might start trying in a year or so and were just going to stop the POM and see what happens naturally. I won’t be changing anything else though until I actuallly get pregnant.

    Member
    880 posts
    Busy bee

    My hubby and I recently had a preconception appointment as we are currently ttc.  Mine was covered by insurance I believe…just the regular copay.  The appointment was fine, I got blood drawn to run a whole bunch of tests to see if I carry any random recessive genes or other diseases and was told to make sure that I take a multi-vitamin and have sex around ovulation.  My doc also told me to go get my teeth cleaned and get a flu shot.  I also had some other questions answered as I have pcos and don’t ovulate/have periods all that often.  As for baby blogs/sites, I don’t really know of much.  I lurk here quite a bit but that’s about it. 

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    5164 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I asked my OB/GYN at my yearly appointment before we started TTC “what should I be doing now if we want to have a baby in a year or two?”. She told me take a prenatal vitamin, take fish oil, and eat plenty of protein. That was it.

    I think unless you have a medical condition that may hinder your efforts, there’s no reason to have a preconception appointment; it would just be a waste of both your time and the doctor’s time.

    Member
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Last time I was in for a yearly physical I mentioned to my doctor that we might be TTCing in a year or so. She gave me requistions for bloodwork to make sure everything is in order and for an ultrasound to make sure everything is good with my ovaries. We also discussed my weight and my thyroid condition in relation to pregnancy. It was helpful!

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    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had a preconception appointment with a midwife (where I get all my well woman care). I had been charting and taking prenatal vits for years. 

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