Post # 1
Tomorrow is my second pre-natal appointment. I went to my first when I was about 4.5 weeks along.
Since then, I’ve been having weekly blood tests to monitor quantatative HCG and Progesterone levels. Everything’s been super-deluxe!
My question is: When I first called the doctor (I was like 3.5 weeks along) they scheduled me for an ultrasound on the 20th and a meeting with the doctor on the 25th (of March). Well, last week, they called back and rescheduled me for tomorrow morning to meet with the doctor. I asked if this was a sonogram appointment, and she said, “No.”
Shouldn’t I have had a sonogram or SOMETHING by now? When did you have your first sonogram?
Post # 3
@Wed2Attn: Depends on your Dr and how things are going with you. Some only do one at around 20weeks others like my Dr do 1 each trimester. I would ask your Dr to see what is normal for that office. Also a lot of OB’s won’t even see a patient til 12wks.
Post # 4
@Izzy81: Yeah, I’ve heard that. That’s why I went with my doctor–I would NOT be able to have no pre-natal care before 12 weeks! I’d go batty!
Post # 5
It depends on the doctor and the hospital. It’s different for everyone. It usually ranges from 12-20 weeks.
Post # 6
I thought that sonogram and ultrasound were pretty much used interchangeably. I googled online and it says sonograms are the images produced by an ultrasound. As such, I guess you are having a regular consult tomorrow and that’s why she said it’s not an sonogram appointment. (http://www.diffen.com/difference/Sonogram_vs_Ultrasound)
FWIW, our first ultrasound is this week and they wanted me to reach 8 weeks first. Based on what I’ve read, this varies between different OBs.
Post # 7
My first ultrasound was at 8 weeks, and that was only because my cycles were irregular and they wanted to make sure my EDD stayed the same. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had one until 12 weeks for the NT scan – which is optional and not required.
Post # 8
It depends on your situation. If you had problems concieving, have had a miscarriage in the past or hve other serious health issues then they do a ultra sound ASAP… that is not always the case… some doctors do one dating U/S and one U/S to dertermine sex… thats it.