(Closed) BFP but Dr’s office doesn’t want to confirm?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Should I request a blood test from my doctor?

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    No

  • Post # 17
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    Honey bee

    We did not do a blood test. I scheduled a intro/wellness appointment and they had me POAS while I was there to confirm.

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee

    Congratulations! Very exciting news!

    When I got pregnant, my doctor didn’t want to see me until my 8 week ultrasound. It was only when I started bleeding that they did the blood tests to make sure that my levels were going in the right direction. I think that’s pretty normal.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Congrats!!!!

    I called my doctor when I got my BFP and they didn’t want to see me until 8 weeks. I actually called a couple different offices because I was looking for a new OB/GYN and they all said the first appointment would be at 8 weeks.

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wahoooooo!

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I just had my first u/s today it was 3 weeks into the future of when I got a BFP. I wanted a bloodwork confirmaton so I asked the nurse and she just faxed over a worksheet to the lab. That same day during lunch I walked over to the lab for bloodwork and got results the next day.
    My first OB appt is wednesday. 🙂

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    For me, I was going through fertility treatments and had already miscarried, so bloodwork was ordered right away.  But if I had been “normal” then I would have been told to wait for the first appointment.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My doctor didn’t want to see me until 8 weeks.  They also didn’t require a blood test, but I asked for one, so they said I could just walk into the lab and ask for one.  If you’re worried, then I would say just take an extra pregnancy test or 2, and splurge for the more expensive ones.  They’re supposed to be very accurate and should not give you a false positive. 

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

    I just showed up at the office as soon as they opened and told them I had a positive and wanted to confirm. Just because I was like you, and wanted the “official” confirmation!

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

    Congratulations!  My doctor’s office operates as yours does. They didn’t confirm the pregnancy until my 8th week when I had an orientation.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No. I asked for a confirmation, so I went in and did a pee test there. I also met with my OB’s nurse who wrote a letter for my employer and talked about options with me.

    That just seems odd they wouldn’t do it.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Wow, my doctor said the exact same thing to me! I had two BFPs, so I called the Dr. office and they said that coming in for a blood test would be a waste of time and money and that I should just go straight to an OBGYN for a prenatal appointment.

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Congrats!

    My Dr’s office just confirmed with another pee stick and gave me a paper saying when the EDD was and scheduled my 10 week appointment.  No blood test for me until the 10 wk appointment. 

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it depends on your doctor.

    My OB/GYN’s office did not have me come in for a confirmation. They just schedule your first prenatal visit sometime between 8-10 weeks, unless you are diabetic or have some other medical condition. However, I have friends that go to a different OB/GYN office and they had to go in right away for a urine test and blood tests later. I think it is totally fine that your office did not bring you in for a blood test. Congrats!

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