How soon to go to doctor?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Usually they won’t see you until 6-8 weeks unless you are spotting or if something else is wrong

Post # 3
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My doctor told me to come in right way for blood tests as soon as I get a positive test. But by “right away”, I would assume she meant “within a couple days”. September 2nd is probably fine. If you’re really uncertain, can you email or call your doctor’s office and ask if they’d prefer to see you sooner?

Post # 4
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think I came in around what was supposed to be 6-7 weeks or so?  It was just bloodwork

Post # 5
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

pink_champagne:  well aside from getting the blood tests done to confirm, and the first dating U/S ….Ive only “seen” walk in clinic doctors….and it was basically just for that. I got pg faster then expected and hadnt set up a family doctor yet lol…. so I’m actually 14w today and will be having my first REAL appt on tuesday NEXT WEEK! 

When I went in to get my official blood test done I asked the walk in guy what I had to do and he said really nothing until your at least 6-8 weeks….he set me up with an U/S and I did that at 8.5 weeks…..I went back in to go over the results and get the form to have the NT scan done (for chromosomal abnormalities) because that test needs to be done by the end of 12w or else its too late. But I havent had any kind of exams done or anything. At the time I had called the maternity clinic to get a doctor (where I will be going from now on) but they couldnt fit me in until now….they said theres no issues in waiting unless when I was at the walk in clinic they saw reason I would be high risk (high blood pressure….anything out of the ordinary in my blood tests, heavy cramping, or any bleeding, or if my last pap was abnormal etc) otherwise they said I could wait until I got in.

Post # 6
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My doc wouldn’t see me until 8 weeks.. Even then they didn’t so blood work. And then at 9 weeks I got rhe u/s. 

Post # 7
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

pink_champagne:  Like others have said, many doctors won’t even see you until after 8 weeks.  I would call, though, and let them know you’re pregnant – hopefully they can just make a note that the appointment you already have scheduled will be a prenatal appointment (rather than just a consult for meds).

Post # 8
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My OB saw me right away but I have to be on blood thinners during pregnancy. Normally it sounds like they make you a “new OB” appointment at ~8 weeks along with an ultrasound that day. I’d just call and ask.

Post # 9
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

pink_champagne:  My first appointment wasn’t until 11 weeks. We heard the heartbeat with the Doppler and they took blood and we talked a lot about me and my husband’s family medical history. Congrats to you and good luck!

Post # 10
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just posted a thread with a similar question. I decided to just call my doctor and let her know I’d become pregnant, and I’m glad I did because they canceled my existing appointment and gave me a new, earlier one. Maybe they won’t change your appointment, but it’s good for them to know that you’re pregnant so they can be prepared to give you a test or do whatever it is they want to do. 

Post # 11
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My first appt was at 10 weeks, 3 days. I had an ultrasound that day.

Post # 12
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My office schedules you for a 6 week appointment when you call to tell them you got a positive test as long as you don’t have a history of issues or are having anything troubling like spotting or irregular pain.

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