Questions to Ask at OBGYN Appt.

Updated on June 14, 2012
S.H. asks from Harvest, AL
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I have an appointment with my OBGYN next Wednesday. I am getting my Mirena removed so that hubby & I can start TTC in August at the earliest :)

Our daughter is 6, so it's been a while since I've been pregnant! And she wasn't planned, so this will be our only time to actually be planning ahead! ha!

What are some questions I might ask my doctor on Wednesday? Anything about preparing to conceive, or anything about the whole pregnancy?

I am going to ask her about prenatal vitamin options (I need chewable or gummy!). I hope insurance covers something I can have, but no biggie if they don't. Also want to ask her if I should go ahead & start taking them to make sure my body is good & ready :)

Thanks for your suggestions! I'm excited to actually get to plan this one! :)

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answers from Chicago on

I guess my first question would be when should I expect my first period after the Mirena is removed?
How long should it last?
Will it be a normal flow or extra heavy, or light?
Will having had the Mirena delay my chances of getting pregnant?
When will my body be back on schedule - you'll need to know this for sure if you are going to TTC.
What side effects should I expect after it's removed. My OBGYN told me it would be more painful to remove than put in and I'd probably have some cramping - I didn't hardley feel it coming out and there was no cramping.

I'd probably just take a multi vitamin and eat healthy while you are trying to get pregnant. Then take the prenatals after you conceive, as they are more expensive - but not terrible.

Good luck!

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answers from Albuquerque on

I would go ahead and start the prenatals. I would also ask about any extra vitamins (iron, folic acid, zinc if you are a smaller person, it helps an underweight person carry an at weight baby). Exercise would be good to discuss, I personally very strongly recommend yoga. Diet in general and weight, if you are at a healthy weight to conceive.

I would also go ahead and discuss your background if you have a new OB.

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answers from Omaha on

I couldn't take prenatal vitamins because they upset my stomach. My OBGYN told me I would be perfectly fine taking folic acid and a multivitamin. Multivitamins bother my stomach too, so he said it was fine to take a children's chewable. I still take them to this day. My kids are perfectly healthy and smart. I saved a ton of money too because I could buy these items at walmart or grocery store.
Also, if you are TTC. I would suggest trying for a few months to see what happens, but if you don't get pregnant, it would be in your best interest to invest in a digital fertility monitor. It took awhile for us to get pregnant with our first. Even did some fertility treatments/meds. Finally got pregnant on our own. With our second child we used a monitor and got pregnant in 2 months! Good luck!

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answers from Houston on

I asked mine if he wanted me to get a general physical. He said yes and he also suggested taking care of any dental work. For my peace of mind I asked him for a reasonable rough guess on how long he thought it would take for me to get pregnant. He gave me a timeframe and told me not to worry until we reached a certain point. When that time arrived, he said he'd have me come back in so we could try other things. My regular doctor was also helpful during the physical. He gave me his guesstimated time frame for becoming pregnant and told me not to stress during the process. He too gave me a point at which I was allowed to think about stressing if I still wasn't pregnant. The consistency in information was really reassuring as was knowing all things were in order before even trying to get pregnant. I started taking folic acid and a multivitamin when we decided we wanted a baby and before we even tried to conceive. All with the aim of being healthy long before pregnancy. I switched to prenatals when I found out I was pregnant. Good luck.

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answers from Kalamazoo on

You can start taking them anytime. If you have Meijer where you live they do prenatals free with a script.

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