Post # 1
We found out two weeks ago that we’re expecting our first child, and I’m currently 7 weeks according to all my calculations I’ve done and found online. I haven’t been to a gyno regularly since I had a surgery done in ’07 so I don’t have one. I’m currently looking for ones that deliver to hospitals nearby and all that. My real question is this, how soon do I need to get in? My work is changing insurance providers at the beginning of the year, and if I go before then, I will have to use my old provider and deal with all the paperwork that comes along with making sure things are billed properly, etc… plus from what I’ve read on the new coverage, things change and are better with the new [we’re changing from Aetna to Anthem Blue Cross] I know some women don’t find out until closer to 8-9 weeks depending on situations, so my thinking was that I would be fine to wait until the first of the year when things switch and get into the doctor with my new insurance. I’ll be right around 9 weeks at the beginning of the year. I haven’t had anything going on that makes me overly concerned and feeling like I need rushed into the doctor to be checked, and my mom and MIL [who is an RN] have both told me I should be fine .. but part of me still worries … anyone have any tips or advice for me?
Post # 3
I went to my GP for a referral to a maternity clinic last week, and when I went there with the paperwork they said they’d ideally like to get me in for my first real appointment prior to 10 weeks.
Post # 4
@siimplycraziie: Most OB’s won’t see you until between 8-12 weeks anyway, so you should be perfectly fine!
ETA: You may want to find a doctor and make the actual appointment now though. Sometimes it takes a few weeks to fit you in.
Post # 5
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I switched insurance part way through and it was not a problem at all… seriously… not even a little bit.
Usually, the first apppointment is somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks depending on the OB. If you want an ultrasound before week 18 or so, you should definitely go by week 12 so you can have an NT scan.
ETA: make the appointment now. It took me almost a month to get in with my first choice OB office.
Post # 6
I called make my appointment as soon as I got a positive test and they scheduled me to come in at 10 weeks. You should be fine waiting until January to actually be seen, but try to make the appointment soon, if you can. 🙂
Post # 7
@siimplycraziie: 9 weeks is totally fine!
Post # 8
oh 9 weeks is completely normal i think. i went at 6 but i had some other issues going on so i wanted to make sure everything was okay with me and with baby! i would definately schedule your appt now though… it can take a couple weeks to get it… especially with the holidays 🙂
Post # 9
One of my friends just went in for her first appointment with her midwife at 15 weeks. This is her second so she wasn’t super eager, I guess. I did an insurance change during my pregnancy btw, and there was no issue with coverage.