Aug 03

You go to many different physicians – the eye doctor, the dentist, the allergist and you wait for that one question from the doctor:

“Are you taking any medications?”

You dread this question because it always results in the same answer. You are taking prenatal vitamins and no doctor, I AM NOT PREGNANT. You always have to further explain that you have been trying for a long time and it hasn’t happened yet. You might as well be at a fertility specialist as the eye doctor or dentist then feels they have the right to advise on your infertility issues.

“Just relax and it will just happen.” Doctor Allergist will advise. Thanks a lot Mr. Allergist but just concentrate on my ragweed sensitivity. It gets more difficult as time goes on when you see the same doctor months later. You are forced to have the same conversation again and then listen to the same advise.

“You’re still trying for a baby?” Doctor Insensitive will say. “Have you tried during your peak ovulation period?” No offense doctor but please just remove my wart in silence.

12 Responses to “#935 The non-fertility doctor visit”

  1. Fertility Chick says:

    I hear you on this! I'm on Metformin for PCOS and whenever I have to tell a new doctor/dentist/etc. that I'm on it, I get, "Oh, are you diabetic?" I explain that I'm not, that I have PCOS, and then that opens a whole new can of worms! Bah!

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  2. Eileen says:

    I hear you on this. I always have to follow up the prenatal vitamin answer by "just trying to conceive, not pregnant." Otherwise you get the "How far along are you?" question and that always makes me want to cry.

  3. finding_ac says:

    i pretty much get to the point that i dont want to hear anyones advice on how to have a baby unless it is from an infertile who successfully is a mom now, or an infert doc. Maybe i should just say that!

    ♥ ac

  4. babyincredible says:

    One of my fave "laugh at infertility" moments was when the receptionist @ my dentist's office asked if I was on anything, and when I responded "Clomid", she decided to tell me all about how "Oh yeah, my sister was on Clomid and she got pregnant right away." Well la-dee-effing-da. I don't know you, or your sister, but I didn't get pregnant on Clomid right away, and since I'm ON it, I also want to strangle you…Yeah. Don't go to the dentist on Clomid.

    Have I mentioned that I'm in Utah? Where 3 months of trying is "infertile"? Where I guarantee you I will see at least 5 pregnant ladies when I go out in public? FML.

  5. Carly says:

    Fertility Chick, my dentist did the exact same thing! No I am not diabetic. And no, I am not pregnant. But thanks for asking.

  6. Anonymous says:

    When we first started trying, I had a dentist appointment during the two week wait. So I didn't get an x-ray. Same thing 6 months later. The hygienist made a comment about how if I wait until my next visit, it will have been two years since my last x-ray. Oh, I'm so sorry that I didn't get pregnant right away, so that I could keep to your schedule. I'm dreading going back in a week. If she says "I guess you weren't pregnant last time," I will probably get up and leave and find a new dentist. At least my appointment this time doesn't fall in my two week wait.

  7. InfertileNaomi says:

    The dentist visits are pretty bad. Who knew they were also infertility specialists!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I always ask now for someone who's not chatty bcause of this exact reason—ppl are too f'ing inquistitive!

  9. Anonymous says:

    LOL!! I dread my Dental vists because I was way too open when I first started ttc….. Allergist visits too. Sooooo glad I'm not alone in this!

  10. catjack1 says:

    Ok, I just came from my local GNC where I buy my prenatal vitamins. And did you know that they are fertility specialist there as well?? Unbelievable. I'm going to start ordering my prenatal vits online from now on.

  11. InfertileNaomi says:

    There seems to be fertility specialist everywhere! I bet our local florist could be one in disguise. Who knew you didn't need to be specially trained to be a specialist!

  12. Tara dS says:

    When they ask me, I just say "multi-vitamins." If I say I'm TTC, they always get all happy for me and congratulate me, like a pregnancy will happen any minute now.