Post # 1
I made a Pre-TTC Dr appointment this morning and i think im kinda bummed out on how it went. he didnt really touch on the fact that we will be trying to have a baby. I know i’m on a perscription that is hard on the stomach and he didnt mention it at all… he didnt weigh me or anything…
The only thing he touched on is these nodules the doctors found on my thyroid (and have been trying to get me to go get biopsyed but i’m too afraid to do it because of a needle phobia). He also mentioned that if in 8 months we dont get pregnant then to come in for testing.
He also didnt mention anything about prenatal vitamins either.
Should it have gone differently or do they do all this stuff once you finally get pregnant?
Post # 3
My doctor told me the same thing. She told me to chart and that’s about it. If we didn’t get pregnant within the year to go back and have tests done, which we did.
I decided myself to take the vitamins though, it never hurts!
Post # 4
Really basic question, but for the pre-TTC/TTC appointments are you meeting w/ your OBGYN or your Primary Care/Internal Medicine Dr. I have insurance, but haven’t meet w/ either and the wait time was 3 weeks last I checked so I might go back to Planned Parenthood for it if it’s OBGYN (I have an appt w/ PP in 1.5 wks to remove my BC implant.)
Post # 5
i went to my OB/GYN for a pre TTC appt (and also my pap test) and she went over prenatals and what will happen at my 1st appt once i’m pregnant. she said when i miss my period, i can either do an HPT or come in and they’ll do a test. she also told me there’s only one day to ovulate so i can either use OPK’s or just have sex every other day about 14 days after my period. did you go to your OB/GYN or a regular doc? it seems weird that he didn’t go over anything with you.
Post # 6
@calibee79: I went to my family doctor but i was surprised that he didnt mention to see an OBGYN… ill have to go back and ask.
Post # 7
I would get an OB/GYN now that you like and can discuss this stuff with. Although my original OB/GYN wasn’t too concerned that I wasn’t pregnant after a couple of years. I should have gone to a RE then….since I’ve been TTC for 9 years.
Your OB/GYN should at the very least do bloodwork to make sure your hormone levels are ok and possibly monitor your cycles. Best wishes in this journey!
Post # 8
@Pappy8: My doctor was more specific, she sent me out to get blood work done ( a whole physical) and she prescribed pre-natals, but told me the same thing that if i didnt get pregnant in 5-7 months to return for further testing, which i did, and now i have to go through all those tests. If you are not happy with your md, you still have time to find someone else or maybe just kinda “shop around” until you find someone who understands you. GL
Post # 9
@Pappy8: I’d definitely try to meet with another Dr or an OBGYN who you can talk to about more of this. I’d also be looking into that biopsy (needle phobia or not) as thyroid issues can really affect your fertility… plus, once you get pregnant (or if you are ever referred to a specialist for whatever reason) you have to give a ton of blood = more needles! I am seeing an RE and have my blood drawn every other day. I HATED needles/ giving blood before this and have just had to suck it up and deal… not fun but what can ya do. I know it’s not the most pleasant thing to go through, but I honestly think its in your best interest to get those looked at before or at least during TTC to make sure you are starting this journey with all your ducks in a row. 🙂
You could get them to do a baseline blood lab as well to make sure your levels are relatively normal, as sometimes they can find issues pretty easily with #’s that are out of whack.
Best of luck and dont be afaid to go to someone you are more comfortable with. It’s a very important subject matter and you should feel open to discussing your concerns/questions!
Post # 10
Did you ask any questions? I find it helpful to go in with a list of questions ahead of time. If he didn’t answer the questions you had you should go back or find another doctor.
As for your needle phobia – better start getting used to that now! There will be a fair share of needles when you get pregnant!