(Closed) TTC Dr. Appointment

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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 # 7
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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!

good luck!!!


Post # 10
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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!  

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