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Just wanted to tell the bees it was totally worth it for me. I’m 28, DH is 23 and we’re about 3 months out from starting TTC, so I decided to get a preconception checkup so I know I’m healthy going into it (No reason to think otherwise but just wanted to play it safe!)
Mostly we just talked (probably the longest I’ve ever chatted with a dr.) I had a chance to ask all sorts of questions (like timing of BD and how much does it matter, medications that are okay, whether DHA matters etc.) I found it very useful because i’d rather hear it from my own doctor that will be walking through this journey with me than read 15 conflicting opinions in books/online.
She did recommend taking prenatals (which I was already doing) and said the DHA can’t hurt so if I can find a brand I like, might as well, but if I can’t tolerate it, not a big deal. I’ve now tried two brands that are nasty fishy: target up and up fish oil, and the DHA pills in a sample pack I got at that appt..not of fan of either so I’m trying the target up and up prenatal DHA that’s non-fish. We’ll see!
Also got the basic prenatal labs/std testing (urine/bloodwork) they typically do at the first prenatal visit, and that was it! I wasn’t due for any physical exams, so I was clothed and sitting in a chair the whole time. A med student was with my dr and the tech asked before they came in of that was okay, which I was fine with. She actually added to our discussion too, as her class had recently discussed Mucinex as a fertility aid and I was wondering about that. I also learned a bit about how they schedule first prenatal appts.
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That’s great! I assume you are not on the pill? I’m not sure how helpful the tests are if you’re on hormones anyway. Also, Mucinex as a fertility aid?? Huh?
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@RunnerBride13: Mucinex has been said to help increase the amount of fertile cervical fluid that your body produces, which helps carry little spermies up to their intended destination! 😉
@HeyJude72: If I don’t get a BFP this cycle, I’m scheduling a preconception appointment! Thanks for posting this!
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@HeyJude72: tell me more about what you learned about the Mucinex please!
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@HeyJude72: I take the up and up prenatals without DHA (the regular pill they have) and then I just recently added the up and up fish. I am taking both at night before bed, and I haven’t had any issues with either. No fishy burps or nasty tings like that the next day even though the fish oil is two HUGE liquid gels. Just thought I’d throw that out there cause I’m not sure what time of day you took yours, but it makes a difference.
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@edgebee: my obgyn said she’s never heard that but she did say Mucinex is definitely safe during pregnancy (same thing as robitussin). Her student said she’s heard it can help with fertility and they were discussing it in her class but she wasn’t sure what dosage or how much it helps: my obgyn did say “why not Try? ” Though. I just take it for allergies so I was happy I can keep taking it cause it helps a lot. Baby making would just be a bonus!
I tried the regular up and up fish in the morning and just couldn’t do it. I switched to the up and up prenatal DHA (non fish kind). It’s like $8/30pills which is way more than the big bottle of regular fish oil ($15/like 1000 pills) but it’s worth it for me : )
i am still on birth control because the earliest we’d like to conceive is June, so that’s when I’ll go off BC and then we’ll just see how it goes. We’re taking a fairly laid back approach..no charating unless we get a few months in with no BFP, just lots of BD!
By Prenatal labs I mean basic chemistry panel and CBC..which wouldn’t be affected by birth control. And then STD tests and a CF carrier screen aren’t either. These are just basic tests not fertility tests which definitely would be affected!