Post # 1
Hi everyone. I spoke with my gyno during my last annual checkup, and mentioned that we might start trying to get pregnant SOMETIME during the next year (before my next annual appointment). She told me to make an appointment with my General Practioner to make sure that all of my immunizations were up to date. I’ve heard that a lot of GP’s will do bloodwork to determine what immunizations are in your system, and whether you need any additional shots (not 100% sure if this is true).
I made an appointment with my doc last week and mentioned that it was a pre-conception appointment & they didn’t say anything. I had to call back today to reschedule, and when I asked whether she did bloodwork and I got the immunizations that day, or if I had to come back in, she said she didn’t know what I was talking about. When I explained my thoughts to her in detail, she told me that a GP does not do a pre-conception appointment and that I should talk to my gyno.
But my gyno referred me to my GP! I explained to her that it should be my GP, since it has to do with immunizations, etc.
Has anyone had a similar experience with a pre-conception appointment? Should I be going to my GP? Did your GP or your gyno do a pre-conception appointment?
Post # 3
Maybe the fact that you called it a pre-conception appointment to your GP threw her off. All you really need to do, I’d imagine, is call up the office and tell them you would like to ensure that your immunizations are up to date and if you need any shots. THEN you can go in and get it. But they should be able to confirm that with a phone call.
Post # 4
Yeah I’d assume you’d do a “pre-conception” appointment with your gyno. Couldn’t they do bloodwork there as well? I’d assume that you could just call your GP to make sure you’re shots are current.
Post # 5
My gyno told me that there is no need for any sort of formal ‘pre-conception’ appointment. She said to make sure my immunisations were up to date and to start taking pre-natal or womens vitamins for added folic acid. That was pretty much it.
Post # 6
My Gyno did the bloodwork to see if I needed any extra shots. Just and FYI- if you do need shots there are some that you’ll need to wait up to 3 months to start trying…so get in there early.
Post # 7
It’s just bloodwork .. either office should be able to do it. My gyno did it, and found i needed a few shots, yeah me! but they weren’t as bad as I remembered from the first go round LOL