Many experts now recommend that women start seeing an obstetrician before they become pregnant for something called pre-pregnancy or preconception care . If you check in with a doctor and write down all of your questions, it might help alleviate some of your worry. FYI: A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health. Obstetricians care for women during their pregnancy and just after the baby is born. They also deliver babies. An ob-gyn is trained to do all of these things . Additionally, here's a link to a comprehensive health center with many features, tools and resources you can explore with your health care provider: A Couples Guide: Trying to Conceive .
And finally, please try to many any fertility-related stress. Not good for you or your relationship! (I found that gentle yoga was a life-saver before, during and after pregnancy)
Please check back in and let us know how you are doing and any recommendations you get from your doctor. I'm interested to hear what he/she says about coffee!
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It's completely normal to feel scared about fertility issues. I urge you to do what you can to control you stress level. It's not easy but can help with your mood and fears. What kind of activities/exercise/hobbies do you enjoy?
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That's a good question. A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health. Obstetricians care for women during their pregnancy and just after the baby is born. They also deliver babies. An ob-gyn is trained to do all of these things.
An annual pelvic exam should be performed in all females who are sexually active and in all women 21 years of age and older, unless your doctor recommends otherwise.
Lack of insurance is difficult if you want to see a specific doctor. However, there are options to get affordable or free medical care through your state, city or, if in school, the student health center. Please do make an appointment with a health care professional as soon as possible.