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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 13:58 PM   1
AmeliePoulain
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Pre TTC check up in the UK?


DH went to the docs last week and got a bit of an interogation from the lady doctor about our plans for a family (he only had an appointment for a clicky jaw!)....anyway the doctor has said that she definitely wants me to come in a minimum of 6 months before we start TTC (earlyish December for us).

I just wandered if anyone in the UK has any experience of what a pre TTC check up might involve?

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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 14:02 PM   2
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I don't know I'm waiting to have one myself!

I mentioned it to my doctor last time I went and she gave me a blood test form so I can be tested if I am immune to measles, if not I need to get my Rubella, and she advised me I need to start taking folic acid.

Apart from that I am none the wiser.



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 14:07 PM   3
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I went in and asked the Doctor who got me to back a nurse's appointment and took blood to do the Rubella test, gave me a wee brochure on healthy eating and told me to start taking folic acid. We also discussed when to come off the pill.

I'd recently had a smear test but I guess they might recommend that as well if you are due one soon.



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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 14:08 PM   4
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I was definitely vacinated against Rubella when I was a kid...can it sometimes not take/or does immunity only last for a limited amount of time ??? I suppose these are all good questions to ask the doctor!

Also I think I will ask for a smear test - I have never had one seeing as I am under 25 and I'm guessing that would be a sensible thing to do before TTC...



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 14:12 PM   5
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Rubella vaccinations like all vaccines only last for a certain amount of time hense you need to get a check up and a boost! someone I know got Measles during a pregnancy and had to have a termination because of it I couldn't even imagine having to go through that.

I have never had a smear test either, I went of my own accord at 18 and was turned away! lol



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 14:17 PM   6
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I have never had a smear test either, I went of my own accord at 18 and was turned away! lol
I have heard similar stories...rubbish isn't it...

I did have a smear of sorts last November when I had an operation to remove a cyst but I don't think it was a cervical cancer smear - I think that they were more checking for infection

Ok well definitely need to get the Rubella thing checked out - I'm guessing they will just want to have a chat about diet, lifestyle etc etc.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 04:44 AM   7
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I am too scared to go and have a pre-ttc check up as I know I will just get told off because of my weight, so I am trying to just be as healthy as possible, taking folic acid and I have just had my smear test which thankfully came back clear, phew! x



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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 06:02 AM   8
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Is everyone supposed to have a pre-TTC appointment at the Dr's? I was thinking of contacting my surgery to request a pre-TTC appointment but was frightened incase they didn't know what I was talking about.



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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 06:05 AM   9
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I had one a couple months ago, basically had blood pressure taken, height & weight, asked lots of questions about 'do you smoke? do you drink? etc) and then had blood taken to test cholesterol & iron levels. Short and sweet really



 

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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 06:28 AM   10
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I don't want to go for one when the time comes because they'll take blood :'(



 
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