(Closed) Dr. Visit Necessary before TTC?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Did you seek medical advice before, during or after TTC/getting a BFP? How did you stop BC/BCP?

    I sought medical advice before TTC

    I sought medical advice only once I got a BFP

    I sought medical advice after X number of months/year(s) TTC

    I stopped BCP on my own

    I sought medical advice before stopping BCP


  • Post # 2
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I didn’t go in for an appointment the first time. I just stopped my pills and started TTC then, I was pregnant 3 cycles later.  The only reason I saw a doctor the second time was because I had an IUD so I needed that removed, other than that I wouldn’t have gone in.  The doctor just told me to make sure I was taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid, that was pretty much it.

    Post # 3
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I did because I am on several medications and I wanted to double check that she was ok with them.  I can’t think of a reason why extra medical advice would be bad.

    Post # 4
    3003 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    skkd1:  I really don’t see why a doctor needs to be made aware that you’ll be TTC, unless you have some sort of medical condition that needs monitoring during pregnancy. I mentioned to my gynecologist that we might start TTC that summer. She said to take a prenatal if I’m not already, have sex every third day, and good luck. That was it.After getting a BFP I decided I didn’t want to go the hospital/OB route so I made an appointment at a birth center. They didn’t see me until I was 11 weeks pregnant. They take a much more laid-back, hands-off approach as they see pregnancy as a natural state. Anyways, good luck, relax, and have fun!

    Post # 6
    84 posts
    Worker bee

    Yup, doctor here.  Unless you have some medical issue don’t need to see your doctor.  start prenatal  vitamins and know that it can take up to a year.  Your period can be abnormal first few months as your body re regulates itself after BCP.  good luck!

    Post # 8
    4888 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    skkd1:  I had my yearly back in April, and had a brief discussion with my doctor about the possibility of TTC within the next year. She said just to start taking prenatals after the current multi-vitamin was done, but she didn’t think there should be any other issues. I’v been on the pill for 13 years, and she’s been my primary that entire time.

    I did have to get another BC prescription, as DH was not on board with really talking about our TTC timeline at that point and my current prescription would run out in August (so now, next moth). So, I did get that refilled just in case. But, since then… he’s come around so we’ll have another talk within the next month to see if I start that new BC prescrip, or we go forward with TTC. I’m hoping the latter!

    Post # 9
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wanted to get some genetic carrier screening done prior to TTC, so I did that shortly after we got married. I also discussed with my PCP at that point. He recommended that I go ahead and start prenatals and just take BC up until I was ready to start TTC, and then just stop taking the BC. I wasn’t on any meds and he didn’t need to do any testing (other than the genetic screening, which I wanted). So I just took prenatals and stayed on my BC and, many months later, when we were ready to TTC I went off BC and didn’t contact my doc until I got my BFP. 

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