(Closed) 5wks first appointment not sched til 10weeks is that normal?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

if it were a normal pregnancy, i would say, yes, that’s normal, but it’s weird to be that you took a plan b pill and they don’t want to check you out more. i don’t have any experience or advice. but hugs! 

Post # 4
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes, the OB wouldn’t see me until 10 weeks… You can schedule with a family doctor sooner if you are worried about ectopic, but usually they don’t screen for that unless you are symptomatic.

Post # 5
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

normal, i didnt get to see our little one until i was 9 weeks. its not fun to wait, but you’ll get us to it. but it is kinda werid that you took plan b and they are still not allowing a sooner appointment. im sure everything will be okay. good luck! & keep us updated.

Post # 6
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was scheduled to see my OB at 8 weeks, but had to go in at 7 weeks 4 days due to bleeding, so I’d say anything between 8-12 weeks is normal

Post # 7
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@shawndy:  I think plan B just works to inhibit ovulation (like the pill, but without having to take it all month). If you’d already ovulated within a short time of having unprotected sex, plan B wouldn’t work. The plus side of that is I don’t think plan B could do anything to harm your pregnancy. I did a quick google search out of curiousity and didn’t see anything to suggest it would raise your risk of an ectopic pregnancy (e.g. – http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecectopic.html), so I think you should be fine. Obviously, if you have symptoms, you should call your doctor back and make sure they see you! I know 5 weeks seems like a really long time to wait – I was shocked me doctor didn’t want to see me earlier. Try not to worry, but I know that’s a lot easier said than done!!!

Post # 8
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i found out i was pregnant at 7 weeks, and got a referral for an OB by 8 weeks, and then they scheduled me for 12.5 weeks for my first appt!  i hated waiting so long, but there was nothing i could do.

Post # 9
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, a first appointment at 10 weeks is normal.  Plan B, having not been successful, doesn’t pose any risk that I’m aware of to necessitate an earlier appointment, so try not to worry.

The only caveat is that if you start bleeding call your family doctor because they will need to confirm your blood type.

Post # 10
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

First OBGYN appointment at 10 weeks is normal. But they should have checked you regardless. I went in (this is my first pregnancy) at 5 weeks along. My doctor still saw me, congratulated me, allowed me to ask questions, gave me my first internal ultra sound (we saw the sac this early and no baby, but we have another appointment two weeks later and could see our litle dot of a baby) LOL

I think regardless they should have saw you. Although you can see a lot more at 10 weeks. They should have helped ease your concerns if anything. Thats their job. I think they were a bit insensitive. As a first time mommy you needed reassurance and they should have answered any and all questions you had prior to your leaving.

Post # 11
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My first appointment was at 8 weeks. I asked if I should have a “confirmation” appointment, and she said, “you took a test, right?” She was very nice, but said there was no need to come in before 8-10 weeks. 

Post # 16
65 posts
Worker bee

@shawndy:  I am with Kaiser Permanente and my first appt was at 11 weeks! Everything turned out to be ok, so (although I know it’s easier to say than do) don’t worry 🙂

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