Questions to ask GYN at pre-conception appt

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Just curious myself….maybe ask how much caffiene you should intake as well not just wine?

I know that when i looked up what to avoid when ttc…it was a strange answer but believable….hairdye!? weird but true the chemicals in it can be hazardous to babies if you do concieve.

Personal experience…dont drink lots of water before you “get in the sack” excuse my language(how does one phrase that)! because its like when you take a pregnancy test..you cant drink lots of fluid or it will affect the results….i.e…..it’ll make you have to pee after ttc and you’ll flush out the little buggers. lol

i like seeing what other people say and their views so i saw this website hope it helps you…(http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1312204/preparing-to-ttc-wwyd

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got a tdap vaccination at my pre-conception appointment, went over a few health concerns that I had and asked what to expect from her office if/when I became pregnant. (i.e., when should I call for the first appointment?) She also referred me to a cardiologist for a checkup because I’d had heart surgery to correct a defect when I was younger and told me that I should expect to be considered high risk (because of that repaired defect and being overweight) and that I’d need to choose a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to monitor me when I get knocked up. We talked about folic acid and healthy eating before and during pregnancy, she advised me to increase my activity level to get ready for the physical demands of pregnancy and we talked about the pros and cons of waiting until I lost more weight vs. doing it now before we get older. 

My husband didn’t come with me, but I also didn’t want him to. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I told my gyno that my husband and I were going to start trying this summer (my annual exam was in April) and she said, “Great. Just have sex every third day and call us when you get pregnant. Oh, and start taking a pre-natal vitamin with folic acid.” And that was that. Maybe some doctors or more thorough, but I didn’t mind at all…..we’re having sex a lot more often than every third day, though 🙂 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ajillity81:  yeah i know that large amounts of caffiene will affect it but im sure you could have some i would ask….i like looking everything up and have a positive question list and negative question list for the doctor lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

This may seem like a no-brainer, but if you intend to keep the same doctor, make sure he/she does OB. My GYN office has 4 doctors (out of ten) that do not do OB. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Good point @Mrs. Gremmlin:!  When I informed my gyno that we were going to start ttc soon, he basically said well I guess you need to find an OB.  Didn’t say squat about vaccinations or anything!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just told her and I had some vaccinations, and general bloodwork.  It wasn’t very thorough at all and I ended up reading 2 books that week to get “real” answers.   Oddly enough my GP has better information and “real” advice, turns out her and her husband are trying too.  We talked charting and things.  

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