(Closed) Pre-Conception Dr. Visit?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would make the appointment with your primary care doctor first to make sure the “plumbing” is in good working order, but may start looking for a midwife so you know who you will be going with when the time comes.

Post # 4
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Depending on the amount of testing you feel comfortable with or the amount of testing you can afford, my OB/GYN gave me one test at my yearly exam and then recommended I come back when we were ready to start (which might not be for a while now), but he said we could do the rest of the testing later. As an aside, the testing he ran was to see if I was a carrier for a particular disease which looks at your genes. Any kind of genetic testing like this can get pricey, so if that is a concern, you should ask ahead of time about the cost.

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not TTC, but at my annual exam, my ob/gyn gave me the speech about getting in shape for having children. She went over the medications that I take & reviewed which might cause concerns if I got pregnant. She also mentioned some blood tests I could get to test for certain nutrient deficiencies and offered me a prescription for pre-natal vitamins. If nothing else, it might be worth it to go to your doc so you can get a script to start taking the vitamins.

Post # 6
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I went to my current ob/gyn even though I will probably have to switch doctors when I’m pregnant because of insurance stuff.  I got some genetic testing done for diseases that my background makes me susceptible to.  Otherwise, it was mostly a regular annual exam. He recommended just taking over the counter prenatals about 2 months before we start trying. 

I would say go to your current doctor for now, then start with the midwife once you’re actually pregnant.

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