Should you get a checkup before getting pregnant?

Do you need to see a doctor before trying for a baby?

It’s a good idea to have a general medical check-up before you try for a baby. You can talk to your doctor about any tests you might need, and whether you should avoid any medicines you might be taking. If you or your partner have a family history of genetic conditions, you can talk to your doctor about screening.

What tests do I need before getting pregnant?

1. Make an appointment with your doctor.

  • Rubella, or German measles immunity.
  • Chickenpox immunity.
  • HIV.
  • Hepatitis B immunity.
  • Herpes.
  • Other STDs (such as chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea)
  • Thyroid problems (with a TSH test)
  • Other conditions, such as toxoplasmosis and parvovirus B19 (also called fifth disease)

How long should you try to conceive before seeing a doctor?

If you’re under 35, healthy overall, and have actively been trying to conceive for a year or more unsuccessfully, you should make an appointment with a fertility doctor. Women older than 35 should seek the advice of a doctor or fertility clinic after six months of trying.

When should you go to the doctor when trying to conceive?

If you’re under 35 and have been actively trying to conceive for 12 months or more without success, make an appointment with a fertility doctor, or reproductive endocrinologist (sometimes referred to as an RE). If you’re over 35, wait only six months before getting help.

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What not to do while trying to conceive?

If you want to get pregnant, make sure you DON’T do any of these:

  1. Lose or Gain a Lot of Weight. …
  2. Overdo the Exercise. …
  3. Put Off Starting a Family Too Long. …
  4. Wait Until You Miss Your Period to Stop Drinking. …
  5. Smoke. …
  6. Double Up on Your Vitamins. …
  7. Amp Up on Energy Drinks or Espresso Shots. …
  8. Skimp on Sex.

Can your regular doctor check fertility?

Your family doctor or gynecologist can test you for infertility, or refer you to a fertility specialist. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can also help you find fertility testing in your area.

Can an Obgyn check fertility?

Your gynecologist can perform a preliminary fertility evaluation, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. A common problem for couples with fertility struggles is how to properly time intercourse with ovulation, says the National Infertility Association.

What can the doctor give you to help you get pregnant?

Fertility drugs generally work like natural hormones — follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) — to trigger ovulation.

Fertility drugs include:

  • Clomiphene citrate. …
  • Gonadotropins. …
  • Metformin. …
  • Letrozole. …
  • Bromocriptine.