Post # 1
I have my first appointment with my OB tomorrow (8 weeks) and I’m not quite sure what to expect – U/S, bloodwork, heartbeat?
Or like, am I chatting about my boring medical history and then just going home?
What did you do at your first appt?
Post # 3
I did all of the above at my first appt, minus hearing the heartbeat. At my doctor’s office, they don’t listen for the heartbeat until after the 12 week mark, but we saw it on the transvaginal sonogram. Basically it went like this: I came in, peed in a cup so they could test it to confirm the pregnancy, I filled out a medical info sheet/family history of disease type sheet. Then I went in, and I didn’t realize that the sonogram was transvaginal- I thought it was all gel on the belly, on the surface, but that was just for my 12 week NT scan and my 20 week anatomy scan. I had 3 appts in my first tri because I had some spotting at one point, and each time it was transvaginal sonogram, pee in a cup and give blood. A lot of people do get to hear the heartbeat at their appointments though, so you might get to hear it- depends on how your doctor works. Hope that helps! Good luck!
Post # 4
I had already done a phone appointment where they went over my and DH’s family medical history. At the in-person appointment, they took my weight, checked my blood pressure, and had me pee in a cup. Then we met our midwife and chatted for a bit just to get to know eachother and how the hospital works, she went over our medical history and gave us a basic idea of what to expect as far as timelines and such go. Made sure I was taking prenatal vitamins and knew what things were unsafe for me to eat or be doing during pregnancy. Answered any questions we had. She couldn’t find the heartbeat with the doppler because it was too early, so she got out a very basic ultrasound machine – nothing fancy, but we were at least able to see the baby’s heartbeat.
Post # 5
They took blood and a urine sample. Then we talked about any concerns we had, prenatals, and family history. Set up our U/S appointment then we left to go home. It was about a hour.
Post # 6
My first appointment was at 10 weeks; I met with a nurse and discussed medical history. I went back later that week and met the OB. She did a pelvic exam/pap and I peed in a cup. All the other stuff (heartbeat, ultrasound, bloodwork) happened at my next few appointments.
Each practice does things their own way so unfortunately it’s hard to know what to expect.
Post # 7
Thanks all. I am so tempted to call and ask, but I guess I will find out soon enough!
Post # 8
At my first one I met with a nurse and she asked Qs about my medical and family medical history and DH’s. She gave me a pregnancy binder with info and went over what to eat, what not to eat, things like that. I got a bunch of blood drawn. When I met with the OB she did a breast exam (I did not have to- she asked when my last one was and I thought I should have one) and then we saw baby’s heartbeat with a bed-side ultrasound (vaginal) to confirm. There is a baby in there!
Post # 9
Weight, blood pressure, pee in a cup. Went over medical history with the nurse midwife. Had a dating ultrasound because I wasn’t sure when I conceived (had I had a better idea, I wouldn’t have had an ultrasound until 12 week scan). I was 6.5 weeks along, so it was a transvag ultrasound and I could see the heartbeat but not hear it that early.
Post # 10
My first appointment was interesting. I was almost 9 weeks. We had been up all night in the ER the night before because I was bleeding. So that was the very first thing we discussed. We went over my health history and medications. They tweeked some of my meds because not all of them were good to be taking during pregnancy. I had a pelvic exam so they could check my cervix probably because of the bleeding. I had a breast exam. They took TONS of blood. I had a transvaginal ultrasound and had a chance to see our baby and hear the heartbeat. Then I was set up with another appointment for my 12 week NT scan. I also asked a few questions about food and symptoms.
Post # 11
10 weeks: I had already sent in paperwork, but they did ask me about my current meds. He talked to me about nutrition, exercise, no-nos, etc. Then urine test, vaginal sono, HB, BP, pap smear, blood draw, info about hospitals and pediatricians.
Post # 12
My first appointment was at 6w6d. I hadn’t had a pap smear in awhile, so they did that. After filling out paperwork, my husband and I met with the doctor in his office (he is my new doctor, this was the first time we met) and he asked me a TON of questions about my medical history, my husband’s history of disorders, etc. in his family, and allowed us to ask questions. Then he took me in for a transvaginal ultrasound. We got to hear the heartbeat! I also had bloodwork done – they took about 4 vials. And that was it! Next appointment is on March 13th.