So, apparently, I have a visit at tmy OBGYN on Monday. I had completely forgotten about it. My question is this: Do I have to go? I think all the are going to do is do a pap smear, weight, etc, and I had all that done at my local health dept when I went to get my bc.
They weighed me, took some blood, did a pap smear, all that good stuff.
I've never had a 6month checkup either, but I would say go. You may not have to take the pap smear if you haven't been sexually active since your health department visit, but Its always important to go for any kind of blood test at a OBGYN visit because it's always for something different. I've had 3 different SETS of blood work done during my pregnancy, one during my 6 month. It was actually for gestational diabetes, but my results came back that my iron was extremely low, that im anemic and need to get iron supplements to take twice a day for the rest of my pregnancy. Besides, you have nothing to lose. You should go, just to be sure. And the weight, they ALWAYS track your weight. Try not to miss appointment. Suppose they discover something wrong later on down the line, something that couldve been caught earlier had you not miss an appointment. Think about it. Its better to be safe than sorry
If you already had that stuff done, make a copy of it and bring it with you. That way you can talk about whatever and not have to do all the exam part again. I can't remember doing a 6 month, but I did go in once or twice after my daughter and it was mostly to make sure my body was going back to normal, no PPD, everything was ok kind of thing