Post # 1
My husband and I are thinking about starting a family this year and I have my annual OB appointment this afternoon. For any of you ladies that are pregnant now or trying is there anything specific I should ask my physician? I am a healthy weight, no family history that should be a problem…I’m just curious if there is anything specific that you ladies have asked.
thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I have irregular periods. have been off bc for 4 months and only had aunt flow once….multiple negative pregnancy test…..i have an appt in 2 weeks with my OB…so my main question will pertain to that and how to better prepare ourselves considering i have irregular periods…that and i want to know what my OB thinks about everything being okay with me trying to get pregnant in the first place, like whether i should take some tests to make sure everything’s working or not….
Post # 4
I can’t think of anything medical-ish that you’d need to ask (though I’m sure if you tell your OB that you’re thinking of TTC s/he will be able to give you suggestions on things to do or think about).
Do you know that you’d want this same doctor to follow you through a pregnancy, or would you be interested in “shopping around” for an OB? We hadn’t lived in the area too long before TTC, so I visited a couple obstetric practices before picking one, to see if I liked the doctors, talk about which hospital they delivered at, etc. If you really like the idea of seeing the same doctor every time, and having that person deliver your child, but your current practice has 6 docs that you might see and any one of them could be on call the night you deliver, that might make a difference. Also, if you have any really strong feelings about pregnancy/birth (“I MUST give birth at home while standing on my head in a baby pool”) you might want to run those by the OB to make sure that your desires are compatible with what they are able to offer.
Post # 5
I never really see a doctor unless I’m sick so I didn’t ask anything.
If I had to go back I think the one thing I would ask about though is getting blood work done just to make sure you’re not low or deficient in any vitamins. I was anxious about getting my results back once I was pregnant, even though I take a multivitamin, eat really balanced and had blood work done in the past and never have been deficient in anything but I still was really nervous that something had changed and I’d spent my first trimester with something awry. Luckily, everything was still fine but it might be worth getting checked beforehand.
Post # 6
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this is probably too late for your appointment, but some people ask about when to start taking prenatals or multivitamins, and how long a couple should try before going to see a doctor about it. hope the appointment went well!