(Closed) Preconception check-ups…How/where?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would just call your ob/gyn and ask what they think is best. I told my doctor at my annual appointment in July that we were thinking about TTC within the next year, and she gave me basic advice but didn’t recommend any tests based on my medical history.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The preconception visit at my OBGyn just consisted of a prescription for prenatals and asking if I knew how my cycle works.

My PCP actually did a bit more when I told her. She went through my medical history and asked me about various vaccines that are important to have when you get pregnant. She also gave me the usual advice of taking prenatals, eating healthy, exercising, and decreasing my alcohol and caffeine intake. I got a flu shot, too.

If you have a family history of PCOS, then I think they might check you for that. But they usually don’t otherwise.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I needed to get a referral to an OB. And my PCP was a lot more helpful than the OB was too! She is also a family friend but very discreet. She’s the one who diagnosed me with PCOS so she was able to go through all of my charts and past test results and formulate a plan with me. It was very helpful 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@LoveliestLove: Your PCP should not tell your family, since this would be a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. To be safe, just tell her you don’t want your family to know yet. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@LoveliestLove:I’d go for it and tell her! I’m sure she’ll be very discreet.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What does PCP stand for? 

When I went in for my annual a few weeks ago I mentioned we would be trying within the next year, and the doctor really didn’t go over anything specific. I feel like “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and information from other Bee’s has been more helpful!

Post # 13
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I’m hoping the RE visit will help with a lot of the things you’ve mentioned (like checking hormone levels again, uterine lining, etc etc) – so you might need a referral if you don’t get the answers you’re looking for!

Post # 15
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would consider going to a Reproductive Endocrinologist, they deal with hormone disfunctions like PCOS.  There are a lot of bees on here who go to one.

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