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    Default I want to get pregnant. Where do we start? Please help.

    Hi, forgive me if this has already been answered again and again.. I can't seem to find consistent, easy, jargan-free step -by-step guides as to what exactly I should be doing... I've spent days on the internet trying to sort all this out, and now I just feel anxious and confused.

    I live in Ryde, Sydney NSW. I am 28 years old, I have PCOS and haven't had a period in about 8 months. I am about 4kg heavier than I should be according to my BMI. Hubby and I want to be pregnant.

    Please please help with:
    Who do I see for a preconception checkup? (I don't have a regular GP, and I would like a female dr to give any papsmear tests and what not.)

    Does the GP do the checkup or refer me to someone else?

    Should I be seeing a gyn, an obs, etc? (I don't really know what all these things mean...)

    Is there anything else I should be doing?

    Can someone recommend who to go to in Sydney, preferrably female?


    Thank you!

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    Please please help with:
    Who do I see for a preconception checkup? (I don't have a regular GP, and I would like a female dr to give any papsmear tests and what not.)

    Yes you need to go see a GP for a general check up first. Thats to check that all your vaccines are up to date and do some random bloods. I dont live in Sydney so cant help you with finding a finding a gp.

    Does the GP do the checkup or refer me to someone else?

    Yes because you have PCOS. The GP will refer you to a specialist. I have endometriosis and they are giving me 6 months before going on fertility treatments.

    Should I be seeing a gyn, an obs, etc? (I don't really know what all these things mean...)

    (Gynecologist, obstetrician)
    You will be referred to a specialist when you go see the gp. You wont need to see a ob until you are pregnant.

    Is there anything else I should be doing?

    You need to start taking some pre natal vitamin's. That contain folic acid.

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    The first step is to find a regular GP. They can order blood tests to check your hormone levels. The next step is to take a pre-conception vitamin, and any other vitamins or supplements you wish to try and correct any hormone imbalances or to increase your chances of conceiving naturally.
    After you have your blood test, there are heaps of posts here about vitamins and supplements if you feel you want to take them.
    Next is to try for 6 months (6 because you have a diagnosed issue, it's usually 12), and if you don't conceive naturally after 6 months your GP will refer you to a fertility specialist to pursue fertility treatment.

    Good luck!


 

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