Anxious for my first appointment with my OBGYN…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I was with my GP until about 29 weeks, then I ‘graduated’ to my OB and had my first appointment with them at 31 weeks. I had already had my 12 week and 20 week untrasound with my GP, as well as my glucose test and all the lovely bloodwork that comes along with being pregnant.

With my first appointment with my OB we discussed birthing options at the hospital. They of course weighed me, took my blood pressure, measured my belly and listened to the baby heartbeat. I was also given a pap-smear to test for GHB bacteria and generally make sure my cervix was good. As I have been suffering from a little bit of depression I was also evaluated on the severity and counseled on what my support options were for the remainder of my pregnancy, and where to get help after the baby is born if it persists or worsens. I was also issued another blood test to check my iron levels, my thyroid and general health.

I will say I have a relitively low risk pregnancy (albeit I am 34 weeks and still very breech), so there isn’t much to do for me. I have yet to spend more than 10 minutes with my OB. My SIL however recieved WAY more ultrasounds and blood tests because of her advanced age, weight, and she had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Everyones experience is going to be a little different based on your medical needs, and the general policies of where you go…for example, I’m told my GP hung onto me a little longer than the norm, while SIL was refered to the OB at the beginning of her second trimester.

My best advice would be to wear a nice pair of socks, and make sure ‘down there’ has had some basic grooming…just in case 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I believe they usually do STD testing along with general bloodwork, and they went through all the foods / medicines / activities etc that should be avoided during pregnancy. I had a vaginal ultrasound to see the baby.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had my first OB visit at 7 weeks. I had bloodwork done, had to pee in a cup, and had a vaginal ultrasound. We got to see the heartbeat flickering on the screen. Didn’t get to hear it till 12weeks. It was very exciting, but I was soooo nervous for that appointment! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

almostmrse2016 :  I don’t remember if they were able to hear a heartbeat at 8 weeks, but it was still reasurring to have all my preliminary blood work come back as normal and happy. They aren’t 100% sure, but they THINK I am having a girl…they couldn’t get a clear look so they are going by the fact that they couldn’t see a penis. The technician admitted it was 75% girl, 25% boy odds.

Seeing as I originally planned on being ‘team green’ (only Darling Husband knows we are potentially having a girl), I don’t mind that they aren’t 100% sure 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

almostmrse2016 :  mine mostly talked. They did do a urine test and I think she pressed my belly some to feel around. I also got my first ultrasound because it was convenient. I didn’t get properly excited, it was pretty meaningless to me – just a little glob.

i switched to a midwifery, not because of issues, jus because of wanting to give birth in a different hospital, which happens to be in a different state. JUst had my first appointment with them at 12 weeks.  More feeling around inside and out – she felt the uterus from outside and checked cervix texture inside. Then a Doppler for heartbeat. That was a thousand times more awesome than my 6 wk ultrasound. Next ultrasound is in 2 months, I expect to be a lot more enthusiastic when it looks like a baby.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

almostmrse2016 :  I had my first appointment with a midwife right after I got a BFP at what I thought was 7 weeks, but it turned out to be closer to 5.5 weeks.  The appointment was about 1.5hr long. She did a pretty extensive interview and told me what I should and shouldn’t be doing/eating/what to expect etc., I had a pap smear, breast exam and some STI testing (urine and blood). Then I had a vaginal ultrasound (where they figured out I was earlier than I thought). They didn’t do a doppler or anything but I saw the little embryo with its little heartbeat flicker on the ultrasound at that point which was pretty cool; the ultrasound tech said that it probably had literally just started that day or the day before so we were lucky to catch it. I went back at 8 weeks for another vaginal ultrasound to more accurately date the pregancy since I was so early the first time. I’m 18 weeks now.

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hope it goes well!  I’ll be 8 weeks on Saturday, and still haven’t gone to mine.  I’m scheduled to visit a nurse at the OBGYN office just to take testing next week (I’ll be a little over 8 weeks), and then the following week, I’ll finally get to see the doctor, and get to the dating/ heartbeat ultrasound.  I’m excited and nervous- I’ve known I was pregnant for 3.5 weeks already and it will be 5.5 by the time I see the actual doctor, which seems crazy, but it is what they recommend.  

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