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Pre conception vitamins/ pre conception doctor app

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missfit86 Fri 03-May-19 08:28:38

I stopped my pill a couple of days ago and will be trying for our first in July. What pre-conception vitamins are the best and when should I start taking them? I thought June? Did anyone here make a pre conception doctor’s appointment? Thanks

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 08:35:55

@missfit86 I had an appointment with my GP when we decided we wanted to start TTC. GP said pregnacare conception are the best ones to use. She also talked me through coming off anti depressants.
GP said start taking vitamins up to 3 months before to help increase your levels pre conception.
Hope that makes sense

missfit86 Fri 03-May-19 08:40:07

Great, thanks. I’m not sure if I need to make one. I wanted to ask about the vitamins (which you’ve advised me on) and also about the fact that I’m rhesus - (my husband and I had a termination 11 years ago) so technically this would be my second pregnancy so I don’t know how alert I need to be about being AB-. My other question was whether I can stop the mini pill mid pack as I’ve read conflicting answers but I’ve already decided to stop it now!

missfit86 Sat 04-May-19 23:23:52

I asked the pharmacist today and he advised that I take the pre-conception vitamins a month before and my husband to take them 2 weeks before we start trying. We bought the pregnacare ones. Did anyone else get similar advice?

Anoushka1986 Sun 05-May-19 03:09:30

I went in for a preconception check up recently. The dr prescribed a blood test to check my immunity to various diseases. I think the blood test also looks at whether I’m lacking any vitamins etc. I’m going back tomorrow for the results.

Sparkle0109 Tue 21-May-19 21:57:42

I am currently taking the pregnacare conception but read alot of reviews about delaying ovulation and I think it's happening for me now .. but dont let me put you off as plenty of other women have positive review

missfit86 Wed 22-May-19 00:07:22

How did you get on and did you find the appointment useful?

missfit86 Wed 22-May-19 00:10:18

hmm interesting. How long before did you start taking them? I’ve just come off my pill and still waiting for things to happen first but it’s taking a while!

Sparkle0109 Wed 22-May-19 07:24:49

I've only been taking them for 2 weeks. Still no positive today just a high on CBFM

Sparkle0109 Wed 22-May-19 07:26:36

If you do decide to stop pregnacare for whatever reason if you find it doesnt suit you make sure to take your folic acid 😊

crazychemist Wed 22-May-19 07:30:41

I took pregnacare conception vits when trying for DD. I didn’t find they affected my cycle, however I took a few months to return to normal cycles after stopping the pill. I kind of took that as an advantage as the recommendation is to take folic acid for 3 months before conceiving if possible.

You don’t need to see your GP unless you have specific concerns e.g. medicines you already take, health issues that may complicate things e.g. diabetes, heart problems. I never saw my GP for anything relating to my pregnancy, the community midwife handled everything, which I think is the norm for a straight forward, low risk pregnancy.

Pre conception enjoy some time doing things you won’t be able to do once ttc/pregnant/with newborn. Maybe get yourself/your house/your finances in good shape if you can! Then you’ll feel mentally prepared and ready for whatever comes your way.

Good luck!

Spam88 Wed 22-May-19 07:35:17

As others have said, no need to see your GP unless you have an existing medical condition that might be an issue, you're on medication or you're not immunised against rubella (might be able to see a nurse for that one, check with the receptionist).

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