Post # 1
I was wondering how far along everyone was when they were first seen by the OB. What did the first apointment consist of? I am anxoiusly waiting for my OB referal to get aproved and have no idea how long it will take.
Post # 2
I’m 5 weeks now and I’m not going to be seen until 8 weeks, not even a blood test to confirm before then! I’m learning pregnancy is a bunch of “hurry up and wait!”
Post # 3
Vanilla-latte: This pregnancy, I was about 6 wks pregnant- and I only made that appointment because I wanted to talk to my OB about some specific things. All she did at that appointment was confirm I was pregnant and discuss a few things with me that I wanted to talk about.
My first appointment with my first pregnancy was at about 9 weeks- they took a urine sample, full bloodwork, and then had me make an appointment for an earlyl ultrasound which was within the following week (around 10 weeks).
I know that unless you have any specific concerns, were on fertility treatments, or have any known conditions, they generally have no reason to see you until 9-10 weeks- or even 12 weeks in some cases.
Post # 4
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I was about 6 weeks along, but my LMP dates were messed up. I ended up being only 6 weeks at my first OB appointment, which was confirmed by ultrasound. Usually they wait until around 8 weeks for your first appointment. You will have bloodwork and a pelvic exam, and they will have you pee in a cup. There isn’t much to it. Transvaginal ultrasounds aren’t common – I had one because I wasn’t sure about my dates.
Post # 5
They won’t usually see you until you are at least 8 weeks. I had my first at 9 weeks. They did a transvaginal ultrasound and and went over health history and any questions we had. Congratulations on your pregnancy 🙂
Post # 6
My OB’s policy is that they won’t schedule any appointments before 8-10 weeks. I had my first appointment at 8 weeks. They did a transvaginal ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and check dates, did a very complete health history (wanted mine and my husband’s family history, so brush up on that), did a pelvic exam (including pap smear), took urine and blood samples (for blood type and Rh factor, and I opted to do STD screenings too, they can also do a cystic fibrosis carrier screening), gave me time to ask questions, and they sent me home with a folder of info on pregnancy, optional tests, safe medications, etc.
Post # 7
Vanilla-latte: Hmm…I went in when I found out I was pregnant (well the following Monday, found out on a Saturday. LMP said I was nearly 9 weeks along, in actuality I was only about 5-6 weeks along. But I got the ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, and all of the bloodwork then and there, along with a pap smear, or similiar to one since I had one in February and I went into for pregnancy in May. I saw the doctor again at 8 to confirm ultrasound age (to make sure she was actually as old as they figured). I think I did everything they would normally do at a 8 or 10 week check up at my 5 week. After 8 weeks, I went in once a month until I was 30 weeks.
Post # 8
I’m 5 weeks now and my Dr. wouldnt see me until 9 weeks. They mailed me a questionnaire to fill out before the appointment which is nice. I really hope there is an ultrasound to confirm it’s a viable pregnancy!
Post # 9
I’ll be 10 weeks at my first.
Post # 10
They had me come in as soon as I found out, but I have other health issues that need addressing during pregnancy. They scheduled my first OB appointment and US at 8 weeks.
Post # 11
I think I was about 8 weeks with my daughter. I can’t remember with my son!
Post # 12
I am following this thread just because I am curious.
My question to you ladies is if you are not suppose to see the OBGYN until you are btwn 8-10 weeks, how do you know how far along you are?
Post # 13
Vanilla-latte: I had an appt yesterday. I am 5 weeks today based off my O date. I have an ultrasound scheduled for when I am 7 weeks.
Daizy914: They calculate off the first day of your last period. At your first ultrasound they may adjust your due date.
Post # 14
I think I went when we thought I was 7 weeks but I was actually around 9 weeks (didn’t know at the time). All they did was bloodwork (a bunch of stuff like hcg levels, syphilis, hiv, iron levels, etc) and maybe felt my uterus. She would have given me a pap but I had had one just the month before with a different OBGYN (actually pregnant at that appt but no one caught it lol) so she skipped it.
My OB doesn’t given routine dating ultrasounds, they just go off your last period. I opted for a NT/first trimester screening so that was my first ultrasound, otherwise I would have only had one at 20 weeks.
Post # 15
I’m not pregnant yet, but I asked my doctor about it at my last appointment. She said she likes to see you right after you have a positive test, so probably about 5 weeks. I think she is the exception to the rule, and she says she likes to do this to have a baseline for your general health. I’m not sure whether they do anything specifically pregnancy-related at that visit.