(Closed) Did you talk with your Dr. before TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I mentioned it to my GP when I had my last PAP Smear and she told me to start taking prenatal vitamins and get myself ready healthwise (eating properly, healthy weight etc).

I also take medication daily for another health reason and so I rang the specialist to get the all clear to keep taking the meds until I fall pregnant.

My GP did ask me if I knew when the best times etc were to try for a baby and I had already began researching so I was able to give her the right answers. She told me that if we weren’t pregnant withing 6 months of trying to come in to see her. I would go and talk to the dr, just for piece of mind if anything.

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went to my obgyn for a well visit and discussed TTC. She made sure that I was healthy, gave me tips about how long to wait after coming off of bc, information on charting, a perscription for prenatals, and resources in the community. She gave me some tips and told me when to call certain issues came up. I was so happy I went for that visit. It was truly helpful.

Post # 5
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@T28: I have been on BC for 12 years straight…. I just had my TTC visit this Monday. We are going to start trying on our honeymoon and since I was there for something else… I wanted to go ahead and have my TTC visit as well…. Each doctor will tell you something different I am sure…. However, my doctor told me that it does not matter how long you were on the pill… Whether it was 10 months or 10 years…. She also said that you do not have to wait to “cleanse” for two months afterwards… If we wanted to try to conceive the same day or next day we could and it will have no affect on the baby. She said that the reason for waiting for a couple of months after you stop BC is so that doctors can try to pin point when you actually conceived for your due date…but they can do a scan to find that out. She told me to continue taking my prenatal vitamins (which I have been doing now for almost a year)… Eat healthy and all of the other basic advice….

You should probably go ahead and get a regular check up done (Pap Smear, etc) to make sure that everything is ok…. and then go for it!!

Good Luck to you 😉

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did, at my regular annual visit.

Post # 8
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I didn’t.  My yearly appointment was in March.  I got engaged in May and married in November.  Our honeymoon was in March so I put off my annual appointment.  It also takes about 3 months to actually get an appointment if you’re not pregnant, so I never made another appointment before I got pregnant.  I stopped the pill in April, mainly because my prescription was up and I still didn’t have an appointment set.  Well, I was pregnant by May, so never got a chance to talk to her before it happened. 

By The Way:  If you get pregnant before you get your annual Pap done, do not worry, the doc will just do one at your first pregnancy appointment.

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m planning on it. My annual isn’t due until April, but we’ll likely be TTC before then. I have another issue I want to discuss with my doctor too, so I’m going to discuss going off BC while I’m there.

Post # 11
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The best info I got from my primarcy care physician was what to look for in a prenatal. I told her our “schedule” at my regular annual exam and she said “start taking prenatals now, look for X% of Y . . .” And to contact her when I get pregnant because she could give a referral for an OB.

Post # 12
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had a preconception appointment with my regular doc. who also happens to be an OB (although not my OB now that I’m pregnant). He talked to me about prenatals, the amount of time we should try before worrying, general health, gave me a flu shot, did a Pap, and made sure I was up on my immunizations. It felt good to get “ready” and have all the info I needed before we started.

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