(Closed) For those who are thinking they want to start TTC within the next year…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Congrats!  Those are all great things to start doing before getting pregnant!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congrats! I also had I guess what you could call a preconception check up last month/this month. I had the genetic testing as well–are you Jewish, by any chance? I ask because I only thought that specific genetic testing was done on Ashkenazi Jews (which I am) for diseases that tend to appear more in that population. I am unfortunately a carrier for two things, so Darling Husband got tested on Friday as well.

Hmm that’s interesting about needing to be off the pill..did the doctor tell you why?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I go annually for my Pap, and talked to him last year, just in case, although I’ll make it to him again before we start trying since we have no definite plan. He also suggested being off the pill for 3 months before trying, as well as getting on pre-natals during that time. That was about all he said. I’ll probably just check with him in May when I go again to be sure nothing’s changed. 

He didn’t mention any vaccinations, so maybe I’ll ask about that. And I already go to the dentist every 6 months, anyways, so I won’t be too worried about anything in that department.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

That’s awesome for your Dr.  I’ve mentioned it at 2 different appts, one with my OB, one with my GP and they basically just said to take a pre-natal vitamin.  They must not get paid for prenatal visits!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@roxy821:

How did you know you needed those shots?

I went into my preconception visit knowing I should get booster shots if I needed it. Completely forgot to ask my OB/GYN.

Was it through bloodwork?

I think this year would be the year I need a tetanus shot.

P.S. I did the genetic testing as well and I was cleared! I was happy because my brother is a carrier of the gene that gives you Thalassemia, which is hereditary and I wanted to make sure I was not a carrier as well.

And I scheduled my dental checkup / cleaning when I set up my preconception visit. Had all those done in Feb 2010.

Yay for being prepared to TTC!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Great advice.  Thanks, I’ll get that scheduled soon. We were planning on starting at the end of this summer but there are ‘things’ that might be push our timeline back.  This ‘thing’ will be good if it happens but I really will be a bit disappointed that we have to push having a kid back a tad.  Maybe 6 months or a year. :/

Sorry, I’ve being secretive about this thing. Still seeing if this thing will happen.

Anyway, I’m going to schedule an appointment anyway. Thanks!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@roxy821:

Thanks!

I already did my preconception visit back in Feb 2010 and have been taking multivitamins since then. My OB/GYN told me that’s fine as long as it has enough folic acid in it, which it does.

I have a yearly physical coming up with a new primary so I guess I’ll ask her about the booster shots!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@regberadaisy: They can also do bloodwork to see if you are immune already to some diseases (aka, you don’t need the vaccines). That’s what they did for me, and I found out I’m immune to chicken pox, even though I’ve never had it and had the vaccine like 15 years ago 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@roxy821: I haven’t done a “pre-conception” visit with my gyno since my last pap in late Sept. 2010. When I told her our schedule, she wants some of my medical records and to take a multi-vitamin. Since then, I’ve been to the dentist, first time in 5 years, had a physical, still need an eye doctor, allergist, and maybe a dermatology appointment all before July 4 (freedom from the pill day). Also, I switched to a gummy pre-natal vitamin with a calcium supplement as well. All in all, we’re getting closer to being ready to TTC.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh… I feel so behind on all of this! I didnt even know I needed to have a “pre-conception” appointment. My plan was just if it happened, then great! Now i feel like I need to find ob/gyn and go in for a visit!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@cheert16: My OB/GYN has some idea of when we’re going off the pill, so I don’t tihnk that there’s a need for a pre-conception appointment before my annual if I’m not pregnant by then. Doing the appointments beforehand has been the first step in the process for us. In our first year of marriage, we relaxed and got comfortable in marriage. Now in our second year of marriage, we’re getting ourselves ready for TTC, babies, and doing trips. I still like that we’re embracing marriage as marriage not just as a means to have children right after.  

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Wow, that’s a lot! When I went my doctor pretty much said to get off my meds and that’s it. My insurance wouldn’t let me do genetic testing until I was actually pregnant, which I thought was very silly. Luckily it came back fine.

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