Getting Pregnant FAQ
Q) Should I see my gynecologist before I try to get pregnant?
Optional, but preferred. We recommend you see your regular gynecologist before tying to conceive so that he or she can make sure you're physically and emotionally prepared to begin your journey to parenthood.
Q) Should I research the best methods of getting pregnant?
Yes, but take what you find with a grain of salt. You should learn what you can about how to get pregnant. But, take your sources into account. "Dr Google", chat rooms and articles found on Facebook pages often can be misleading, confusing, or just plain stress you out. Speaking to your doctor is best.
Q) Are there any special vitamins to take or changes in diet I should make?
Yes. Dr Morgan or your regular OBGYN can prescribe prenatal vitamins and review your current diet in order to make dietary changes that will boost fertility. You will want to begin taking a folic acid supplement as well. You can also check out our Facebook Page for great recipes and ideas.
Q) Should I stop my medications while trying to conceive?
Maybe. It depends on the specific medications. Some drugs severely impact fertility chances. That's why talking to your doctor before trying to conceive is important.
Q) Should I quit smoking?
Q) Should I stop drinking?
Studies prove limiting alcohol intake while trying to conceive does increase success rates. There is no evidence to date that shows eliminating alcohol altogether results in better success rates than a person who only drinks occasionally.
Q) When should I see a fertility doctor?
If you're under 30 and have been trying for more than 12 months, or are over 30 and haveb been trying to concieve for more than 6 months, it's time to schedule a consultation with a reproductive endocinologist-infertility (REI) just to discuss things and get some simple testing. Remember, early detection is key.