Post # 1
Finally I am going to the doctor tomorrow for my first visit- I am a little shy of 8 weeks- I hope they do an ultrasound – these first trimester nerves a killing me- I had two days of light brown discharge sorry if tmi- but no frank spotting- praying for the best and so see twe little baby bean in there- anyone know what to expect on a first visit?
Post # 3
It seems like a lots of offices do things differently. I was told to schedule two appts. when i came in for a blood draw. The 1st one is supposed to be between 5 and 7 weeks and the second between 8 and 10 weeks. At the 1st one, they will draw blood, go over nutrition and Health history. At the 2nd, we will do an ultrasound. Maybe, you will do everything at once?
Post # 4
I had my first appointment at 10 weeks. They took a urine sample, an abdominal ultrasound where we got to see and hear the heartbeat, took our medical history, and took a blood sample.
Post # 5
For me it was different b/c I’m in Canada. The doctor’s appt was just a pee test to confirm pregnancy (at 5 weeks).
Ultrasounds are done at a separate place, a diagnostic center. At 8 weeks we had an ultrasound, it was done transvaginally with a full bladder. They could see the heartbeat (they don’t let you hear it in Canada) and then give you a picture of the little baby 🙂
Post # 6
I just had BM’s first appointment yesterday. I’ll be 5 weeks tomorrow (they saw me early because I’m leaving the country for 3 weeks starting this coming Tuesday).
They took blood to confirm pregnancy and do HcG and progesterone levels. They did an ultrasound even though they didn’t expect to see anything (they didn’t).
They actually are having me go back Monday since I’ll be 5 weeks and 3 days. The doctor wants to be able to see the amniotic sac and that usually isn’t visible until at least 5 weeks (so we still may not see anything Monday).
Post # 7
every doctor is different. it would be best to have asked what to expect so you dont get your hopes up! usually places will tell you when you’re getting an ultrasound. some places do an ultrasound that early for an official dating ultrasound. but a lot of places dont. so its hard to know what to expect. 8 weeks is very early to see a doctor i didn’t see a doctor until 12 weeks but i had an early dating ultrasound and lab work done as soon as i got a positive urine test.
Post # 8
@lollypop: I’m from Australia, and they seem to do things differently depending on the clinic and whether or not your are a private or public patient here.
The hospital I am attending for my antenatal appointments don’t see women until they are 10-12 weeks. I was 10 weeks, and it took 2 hours. All ours was, was sitting there with a midwife answering a bunch of questions and booking us in to our preferred hospital. We didn’t have a scan or even the chance to hear the heartbeat! I was a little disappointed.
I was surprised as they then didn’t book my following appointment in until 21 weeks, and since then I have been in for, 27 weeks, 31 weeks, 33 weeks, and my next will be 36 weeks. This is all public, but we plan on going private for our antenatal care with our next baby, simply for seeing the same doctor each visit.
Post # 9
We had the visit- we did get an ultrasound and saw the little heart beat! Mind a little at ease 🙂
Post # 10
@Lyndzo: wow really Im from Canada too i didn’t know they gave pictures of the ultrasound at 8 weeks i thought it would be around 15 – 20 weeks when you find out the anatomy of the baby then they would give the photo…..hmm but thats interetesting though.
Post # 11
@Serey: Yup you can get a picture if you ask, at my place they charge $5 for a picture. At 8 weeks we had a picture of our little baby blob (it was starting to look like a baby). Then at 12 weeks it really looked like a baby.
Post # 12
@Lyndzo: Thats aweseome thanks for sharing this info i’m totally going to ask for it! Im super exiting going to my first Doctor appointment this coming up Friday i think Im only 6 weeks. How far along are you? its so exciting!!