Post # 1
Last month was my first cycle TTC. I went to the dentist right around the time I was ovulating. At the time I thought I may have already ovulated, so I told the dentist I could be pregnant and she decided not to do x-rays at the time. I realize I was being overly cautious in hindsight, but they were nice about it. They let me get my cleaning and scheduled a follow up appointment to do x-rays if I ended up not being pregnant.
As it turned out, I did not get a BFP my first cycle. I was pretty upset about it last week when AF showed, but I’m feeling more optimistic now that I’m gearing up to try again in a new cycle. Yesterday was my follow up appointment and I was hoping that they wouldn’t ask me too many prying questions.
The dentist was really nice about it again, asking me if I got the okay to get the x-rays. Then she proceeded to ask me if I was taking anything to help with TTC – like fertility drugs! I’m only in my 2nd cycle TTC! I know she’s a medical professional, but I really feel like this crossed a line. I guess she was just making small talk, but that’s a very person question and not at all related to my dental health.
Has had been asked you a rude or nosy question about TTC?
Post # 3
Not yet, but that’s because I haven’t really had to tell anyone but my ob-gyn and my mom (simply because I tell her everything).
I have to say my mom’s not so much nosy as opinionated. I swear it’s gotten worse with age. Sometimes I just want to tell her it’s my life, if I get pregnant now or later it’s totally my business. I know it’d hurt her feelings though. She really does mean well. One example of this is her concern that we are TTC now vs. in a few months. We are in the middle of moving closer to DH’s workplace which is an hour away right now. Understandably being pregnant before December may be a little hectic, but DH and I really wanted to start ttc this past month as we aren’t sure how long it will take and want a baby in the next year. Maybe once I get pregnant she’ll shut up and simply be happy for us instead of thinking of the worst case scenario and jumping to conclusions. She’s a worrier.
Sorry to hear about your BFN- here’s to hoping for your next cycle! Baby dust!
Post # 4
@Macintosh: Sorry about your BFN! I’m sure your dentist was just making small talk, but she did take it to another level with jumping into questions about fertility drugs. I think people forget don’t realize what a sensitive subject TTC can be. I hope you get your BFP soon!
Post # 5
some people just forget that they arent questions that you ask people that you dont know. even if you do know them i wouldnt be asking questions. its annoying. and a bit weird, but it does happen. hopfully you get a BFP very soon!!