Went to the Dr. and the Dr. Said…

So, naturally since we’ve never had children before and know next to nothing about what we are doing, we figured the first place to start was to go to the OB/GYN and ask some questions about this baby-making stuff. Jenn made an appointment for herself and went today. No one needs the nitty-gritty details, but long story short, she asked some questions and got some good answers. Dr. C wants her to stick to eating healthily and told her she wasn’t allowed to diet once she’s pregnant! Dr. C also assured her that she shouldn’t have a problem continuing her asthma medications throughout the trying to conceive (TTC) process and the eventual pregnancy, and she won’t need a special-risk OB/GYN. Dr. C also said her chances for pregnancy were good – she’s in her “prime” right now! Its also good that she has a regular period, even with having polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and that indicates that she probably ovulates regularly too. We are going to start charting her basal body temperatures (BBT) every morning as that can indicate when she ovulates and can help us narrow down our window of opportunity when the time comes to start TTC. We also need to buy an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) and she’ll start peeing on those sticks after her next cycle starts. Dr. C also wants to get an ultrasound and check up on her ovaries and make sure there are no cysts due to the PCOS and just make sure everything is in good working order. Dr. C said we could definitely TTC at home and that she’d sign off on any paperwork that Cryos needs for shipping the sperm to our house. So all-in-all, good news and a productive visit! It feels like after all the talk about starting a family, that we are finally taking some baby steps (pun intended) towards it!

-B

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