PCP, OB/GYN, or both?

posted 1 month ago in TTC
  • poll: PCP or OB/GYN
    PCP : (1 votes)
    7 %
    OB/GYN : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Both : (11 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 2
    230 posts
    Helper bee

    You should have a PCP for physicals and illness, and also an obgyn for reproductive health.  Once you are pregnant you will 100% need an obgyn and it’s a good idea to establish history with one prior to becoming pregnant.  But an obgyn isn’t going to help you when you have the flu or a sinus infection. 

    Post # 3
    7297 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    kooshball5 :  my PCP did my pap smears so it was easy one stop shopping for all my annuals. I got my midwife once I was pregnant and I’ll now keep using her for regular gyn issues since I like her better than my primary lol

    Post # 4
    2558 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I have a pcp for general care, OBGYN for pregnancy and reproductive health checks. 

    Post # 5
    9249 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    PCP for regular health care and OB for pap, TTC, birth control stuff etc.

    Technically my PCP can do paps but I feel a lot better with someone who specializes in that area.

    Post # 6
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

    I have both – but I only see my PCP for issues here and there (had to have a tick head removed last year; flu vaccine, etc). I would start with an OB since if you’re TTC that will be more important right now. But keep an eye out for a PCP you’d like, or even ask your OB for recommendations.

    I do intend to start seeing my PCP for an annual as well at some point, just haven’t gotten that far yet since I don’t have ongoing health issues.

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