Post # 1
I am so sad that my husband will miss it (and so is he). He will be out of town for three weeks in February. I am five weeks today. My doctor sees patients at eight weeks, but he doesn’t have any appointments open. So, he has to see me at ten weeks. I know they will give me my payment schedule then, and they have asked me to fill out some paperwork before I come. What happened at your ten week appointment?
Post # 3
My 10 week appointment was a typical ‘well-woman visit’ as they call it, so a pap and breast exam. They talked to me about what to do / not to do and gave me some pamplets. That was really it. They tried to find the heartbeat with the doppler but baby was too stubborn at the time. I was taken for a quick sneak peak ultrasound to find it before I was on my way out the door. Typically they don’t do the ultrasound at this point to find it, but I had already been extremely sick since week 6, so they just wanted to make sure things were fine.
DH didn’t go to this appointment. If it’s your first, I can see bringing DH, just forwarn him what it could involve.
I had a 7 week appointment that DH went to. This appointment was an ultrasound for dating (due to abnormal cycle – I didn’t ovulate until after CD100) and a quick chat with the midwife for any questions.
Post # 4
I have an 8 wk (w/ NP) & a 10 wk appt (w/ OB), I really hope I get a u/s one of those days!
Post # 5
I’m just subscribing since I have my 10 weeks appt on the 29th (it’s my first one actually with my OB/midwife’s office, first day they could get me in..) and would love some info! 🙂
Post # 6
At my 10 week appointment I met my OB (my first appointment was just with a nurse and I had blood work done, and at 8 weeks I had an early ultrasound).
I also was able to hear the heartbeat at my 10 wk appt with the Doppler, which was exciting! Don’t be nervous if you can’t hear it at 10 weeks, though – a lot of people can’t hear it with the Doppler until about 11-12 weeks.
Post # 7
My 10 week appointment is next Friday. Though I think I will be 11 weeks at the time. Its all so confusing. Are you counting from LMP or O? This will be our first appointment with the doctor. DH is coming with. Hope we get a US!!
Post # 8
I am counting from LMP on December 11, so I am five weeks today and due Sept. 17. I will be able to see the heartbeat and sac on the ultrasound though even if I might not hear the heatbeat, right? We are wanting to tell our parents the week of March 11. I will be 13 weeks then.
Post # 9
I went in a few times between 4-5 weeks to have blood taken to check levels and a sonogram at 5 1/2 to confirm pregnancy/calculate due date. Then I went at 7 weeks for my second sonogram, we heard the heartbeat and made sure baby was growing at the right rate. Then at 10 1/2 I was just supposed to see the doctor (usually a sonographer does the sonograms) and she wanted to check the heartbeat but since baby was so little she said it’s sometimes hard to find on the dopler, so she did a quick sonogram 🙂 It was Christmas Eve so we got an early Christmas present, seeing baby flipping around in there. I went yesterday at 13 1/2 and she just checked the heartbeat. I go back at 17 weeks to find out the gender.
Post # 10
At my 10 week they did payment schedule, health history questions, bloodwork and we heard the heartbeat 🙂 Good luck, it’s so exciting!
Post # 11
At 10 weeks, I met with a nurse who went over my medical history, calculated my due date (which I already knew), answered any initial questions we had and give me some freebies and pamphlets to read. I then made my first appointment with the OB for later that same week. At THAT appointment, I was weighed, peed in a cup and had a pelvic exam/pap done.
I didn’t hear the heartbeat or have bloodwork done until a few weeks later.
Post # 12
At our 10 weeks, it was the first try to hear heartbeat with doppler. Ended up not hearing it on doppler, had ultrasound, everything was fine. So ours was probably more eventful than most! I think a lot of Dr’s don’t even try to hear HB until 12+ weeks.
Post # 13
I just had my 10 week visit today, and it was pretty boring actually. Just a basic checkup, would have been a pap if I hadn’t had one already recently, didn’t even try to find the heartbeat because they said it was too early. Took blood pressure, and chatted about whether we wanted to find out gender or take prenatal classes. General talk about nutrition and exercise and gave me a requisition for a urine test for chlamydia/gonorhea and a pee test for protein/glucose in the urine. Pelvic exam and breast exam. I left my husband at home even though he was actually off work today.
Post # 14
I had my first appointment at 11 weeks as my practice starts seeing patients between 10-12 weeks. I had my blood pressure checked, weight taken, filled out some papers, and the OB examined me (pap and physical exam). She also used the doppler to detect the fetal heartbeat and they have an old sonogram machine at my practice so I had a short ultrasound done.
Post # 15
The 10 week appointment was very similar to a regular visit, as others have mentioned. My husband came with me and that was a little awkward for him, but he was happy to hear that yes, we are indeed pregnant. The second appointment, around 14 weeks, is when we heard the heartbeat.
Post # 16
I can’t believe so many doctors make you ladies wait so long to come in/get an ultrasound! I’m only 14 weeks and I’ve been in several times to see my doctor/NP/sono tech and I’ve had 3 ultrasounds so far. I went 3 times between 4-5 weeks to have them check my blood levels to make sure baby is progressing properly that early on. We heard/saw the heartbeat at my 7 week ultrasound, and she checked again by ultrasound at 10 1/2, then by doppler at 13 1/2 weeks. Now I feel like my doctor wants me to come too often! I have a history of PCOS so I don’t know if they want to watch me more, if that’s how often they make everyone come in, or if they do so many ultrasounds because they’re all covered by my insurance.