My husband and I have been together for 6 years and married for a year and half. I'm finishing up school my BSN...have had my ADN for 3 years. When i graduate again we want to start having babies... only 2. hehe... anyhow I want to start taking prenatals but i'm unsure of what brand is good. I haven't went and had a preconception visit because we don't want to start for about 6 months.... But i do want to start taking my vitamins. Just wondering if there is any over the counter ones that md's have recommended.
Another question... I guess i just wonder when you start to want to get pregnant do you make an appt with your regular family doc and then they refer you to a obgyn? i don't have an ob doc just a primary? Or do i need to set up an appt with an obgyn without a referal?
Nov 12, '06
I would arrange a pre-conception appointment NOW (even if you do not plan to start trying for several months)---- with your OB/GYN or family practice doctor. Beyond that, no one here can advise what you should do. This is up to your doctor/midwife or nurse practicioner to make the proper recommendations and/or prescriptions. It does not take a specialist to help you plan a healthy plan for conception. A visit to a family practice provider would do just fine at this point, unless for some reason, you are high-risk.
That is as much advice as we can give you on these boards. We may not give you advice about medications, supplements or other such things here at allnurses.com. One of the rules of our Terms of Service is to disallow the exchange for medical advice, for the safety of all involved. Please see your family health care provider about all of this; the investment will be worth it.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 12, '06