(Closed) Can You Go Too Early for a Pre-Conception Appointment?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Nope, that’s the perfect time to talk to her because I’m sure she’ll tell you to start prenatals at least a few months before your wedding. And if you are going to stop bc pills a few months before the wedding, you may want to start the prenatals even earlier, in case you get pregnant.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Also, even though some women need a few months off the pill to get their system back in working order, not all women do. I got pregnant the first month after stopping the pill after our wedding last April. I stayed on the pill until right after our honeymoon so that I could ‘plan’ my period around our wedding and honeymoon. But if you don’t care about the possibility of having it during wedding/honeymoon, then I would stop it at least a few months before the wedding. If you stop shortly before the wedding, your cycle may be off and you won’t know when it is coming and your periods could be much heavier, too. Just my two cents. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Plus they will want to run blood work and some tests to see how up to date your vaccinations are, if you need any you can’t TTC for 30days after one of the shots.  It’s never too early to clue your Dr. in on what your planning…. have fun!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you’re going in in one month, just mention to her next month and ask her if you need to come back or if she has any advice for you. Mentioning that you plan to conceive in the next year makes plenty of sense, if you only see her for your annual

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

No I’m pretty sure that’s different. Unless she’s doing a pap smear and everything–it wouldn’t count as an “annual” exam, just an appointment. I go for appointments and trust me–i don’t get an exam every time =] Bloodwork isn’t traditionally covered under your pap and annual anyways–there’s probably a different billing category for that. All of mine is covered so just check. If anything you’re looking at the charge of an office visit plus any lab fees.  You could always call up your insurance company and check, too. Or go online…i check stuff out online all the time before i go in

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nope that is perfect timing. They say you should start planning about 6 mths out anyways. Also unless you haven’t had your annual which you are, they don’t do a pap and all that in your preconception appointment. Also they do not neccessarily do bloodwork right away for preconception stuff. Some do, some don’t.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think there is plenty you can talk to her about now.  I know by GP started talking to me when she found out we were engaged. 

They will give you advice about when to go off the pill, how long after going off before its safe to start trying (I want the BCPs out of my system for sure before the BFP), and when to take prenatals. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Never too early to start talking about it.  But, I agree with above poster about considering waiting to go off.  My dr. said, “So, let’s say you go off before the wedding and you accidentally get pregnant before the wedding…big deal, right?  your getting married anyway.  But, why risk not feeling well on your wedding day /honeymoon.  If you do get pregnant you never know how you will feel!”  I took her advice and went off right at the end of the honeymoon.  I also wanted to avoid the hassle of potential period during wedding/honeymoon.  I got married in July and we just found out we got pregnant in last month!  Didn’t take us too long.  If you do decide to go off soon I suggest reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We arent planning on TTC for another 2 years and I have already told my doctor! I had surgery on my cervix a year ago though so it definately came up then but even before I was asking How long before do i need to basically get a check up etc.

My doctor recommended 6 months out to check all vaccinations were up to date and then if they arent we have plenty of time to get them done. Also time to start pre-natal vitamins etc.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would suggest, just in case, that if you go off the pill before the wedding, that you don’t start TTC until after (ie. use condoms). 

I say this because when my sister got pregnant, she was sick at least 3-4 times a day. 

Also, my MOH’s Sister-in-Law was so sick that they put her on bed rest through her entire first trimester. 

Just in case, you don’t want to get sick at the wedding. I completely understand wanting to get it out of your system, but I would keep using protection until the wedding night 🙂 

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