Going to see OBGYN tomorrow!

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glwolf's picture
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Going to see OBGYN tomorrow!

I made an appt with the OBGYN here! I figured since I don't have one here I should get one anyway... i've just been getting paps when I see my family dr. and I also wanted to ask if there were any tests I should be looking at since I'm 36 now.

Do any of you know of any ? I should ask while i'm there? Is it stupid that I'm going before I even get pregnant? I just wanted to be prepared but all of a sudden I feel like I'm over thinking this :rolleyes:

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You're not over thinking it! I did the same thing. In fact I spoke with mine nearly a year before we were TTC. At the time I thought it would be longer before we'd be able to try but it worked out that we didn't have to wait that long. I have mild PCOS and have been concerned for a long time what that would mean when TTC so I talked to the doc about that. He looked at all of my old tests when I was diagnosed and said it wasn't that bad and that he thought a low dose of Clomid would work for me fine and that I probably wouldn't have any trouble. He also got me started on Folic Acid early. I started Metfomin, Actos, and Folic Acid back in April. He said I needed to be on them and off of BC for at least three months before TTC. So that's what we did. I think it's good to have a plan with your doctor if your doctor is willing to work with you. My doc also does day 21 progesterone tests teach month whether I'm on Clomid or not. That helps him keep track of how well I'm ovulating each month. Either way I think it's a good thing and a lot of women do this so you're definitely not over thinking it. Good luck! Smile

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"Leah261" wrote:

You're not over thinking it! I did the same thing. In fact I spoke with mine nearly a year before we were TTC. At the time I thought it would be longer before we'd be able to try but it worked out that we didn't have to wait that long. I have mild PCOS and have been concerned for a long time what that would mean when TTC so I talked to the doc about that. He looked at all of my old tests when I was diagnosed and said it wasn't that bad and that he thought a low dose of Clomid would work for me fine and that I probably wouldn't have any trouble. He also got me started on Folic Acid early. I started Metfomin, Actos, and Folic Acid back in April. He said I needed to be on them and off of BC for at least three months before TTC. So that's what we did. I think it's good to have a plan with your doctor if your doctor is willing to work with you. My doc also does day 21 progesterone tests teach month whether I'm on Clomid or not. That helps him keep track of how well I'm ovulating each month. Either way I think it's a good thing and a lot of women do this so you're definitely not over thinking it. Good luck! Smile

awesome thanks so much! i'll let you all know what he says after tomorrow Wink

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Not stupid at all! I think it's a great idea to meet and talk with an OB now. they might be able to give you some tips and you can also make sure your personalities are a good fit!

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"belindab" wrote:

Not stupid at all! I think it's a great idea to meet and talk with an OB now. they might be able to give you some tips and you can also make sure your personalities are a good fit!

very good point!

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I went today and I love my new OBGYN!!!! I'm so excited! I haven't had one since we moved here in 2009 cuz I didn't really see a need for one. I thought i was done having kids Smile So he said he's not concerned about my age cuz I'm very healthy and have a really low blood pressure etc. and he said I should be just fine! He gave me the green light and said "i bet I see you very soon for a pregnancy appt!" He is so nice Smile So now I just have to wait for AF to go away so I can start trying for this month. AHHHHHH i'm so excited I want it to happen now!

Oh and he said he doesn't feel I even need to get an amnio done. He said he will do a Level 2 ultrasound and if he sees anything concerning in that we would go from there. I'm excited about the level 2 though... I always wanted one they look so cool!

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Yay! This is exciting! So glad you like your new doc! Good luck this month! Go away AF! Haha.

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So glad your appointment went so well and that you like the new DR Smile

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I forgot to post this but the nurses said I should be back pregnant soon because Dr. Reeves has the magic touch LOL I guess alot of women show up pregnant after seeing him Smile yay!

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Glad your appt went well! Hoping you get your BFP this month!

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Hey that's awesome! I wish my doc had a magic touch. Haha. Mine told me that he thought it would only take a round or two of Clomid before I'd get pregnant. He said he didn't think it would be difficult or complicated once I was on the Clomid and he says he's really confident about that. Well this is my second round of it so I hope so bad that he's right. Maybe this will be the month of both of us!

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That is great your appointment went welL. I love my obgyn also, but I have not been in 4.5 years. My last appointment was my 6 week check-up with DS.

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"dea8885" wrote:

That is great your appointment went welL. I love my obgyn also, but I have not been in 4.5 years. My last appointment was my 6 week check-up with DS.

don't you go for a pap smear? I had been going every year but then when we moved out here i got it done at my family dr instead of finding an OB since i didn't think i wanted any more kids.