Post # 1
Hi Bees, I am fairly new around here and got my BFP this week (Yay!) This is our first child and I don’t know how anything works. I called my ob/gyn to notify my dr of my positive result and they scheduled me for my first appoinment around the 9 week mark. Is it normal to not go in and confirm the pregnancy? Should I take more HPT’s? I definitely have symptoms and I was pretty sure I was pregnant before I got the result (5 days after missed period). What did you bees do?
Post # 2
With both of my pregnancies, I didn’t have my first appointment until I was 10 weeks. I never went in for blood draws or anything. I took 3 pregnancy tests with each pregnancy.
Post # 3
Unless you have a history of miscarriage or other hormonal problems, it’s perfectly normal for the first appointment to be at 8-10 weeks! No need to take more tests. A positive is a positive! Congrats!
Post # 4
I didn’t have an appointment until 9 weeks either 🙂 It’s totally normal. Congratulations!
Post # 5
I had my first appointment at 10 weeks and they did a urine test. I didn’t do any early blood work. Blood work wouldn’t change anything if I was going to miscarry (which is pretty common at my age. . .35 at the time). I just followed common sense guidelines and took prenatals until I saw the doc.
Post # 6
Oh good!! Now I can just relax and let this sink in!
Post # 7
MandasAnnie: my first pregnancy I called and got an appt for an ultrasound at 8w. No pregnancy test at the doctors. With this pregnancy (different doc) they had me meet with a nurse at 6w to review medical history. Then I went back at 8w for ultrasound and exam with doc. When I got there the nurse asked if I brought proof of pregnancy. I had no clue what she was talking about was I supposed to bring my hpt with me?! Anyways, she just gave me a test there to confirm. It was odd lol.
Post # 8
MandasAnnie: I didn’t. I took two more HPT just for the thrill of seeing those lines and then had my first appointment at 11 weeks. I think I called to schedule it at 8 weeks. I didn’t have an ultrasound until 20 weeks. This doesn’t seem to be the norm on wedding bee, though.
Post # 9
I guess I’m in the minority. Once I got my BFP, I called and made an apt with my GP for the following week. I told them why I was making the apt when I called. I’ll be 5 weeks when I go in. This is my first too. I saw my doctor before TTC and she said to come back in once I was positive or had been trying for 6 months, whichever came first. I’m too nervous to wait. I assume she will do a blood test? I actually have no idea what to expect. Lol.
Post # 10
I went to the GP after my BFP, they did a blood test for HCG as well as a full check of all my levels. I think this is pretty standard in Aus. I am glad I did as my bloods came back with really high levels for what I thought I should be and as such was able to get an earlier appt at the OB. If I went by my hpt only, and booked in at 10 weeks, I would have been 14 weeks at the time of my first appt which wouldn’t have been good.
Post # 11
i didn’t actually meet with my doctor, but i met with the nurse (who i saw more than my doctor, anyway) in his office. they just took a urine sample to confirm, gave me my due date, told me to get some pre-natals and passed my records on to the ob-gyn clinic, who would see me when i was 8 weeks along.
if it matters, this was all at a military hospital.
Post # 12
Interesting how it varies. I did go in a month ago to meet a new ob/gyn and I had a bunch of bloodwork done. Kinda funny that we concieved in the same month as meeting the doctor.
Post # 13
TTC now, but I think I’d go on in and get the blood test done with my GP (she’s also an OB), just to make sure. Then, her and I can discuss the next steps since I have NO clue.
Post # 14
Their pee sticks aren’t any different than the home pregnancy tests. I only had mine confirmed by blood test after I had a previous loss. Otherwise they just schedule you for your first appointment with dating ultrasound around 8 weeks. Congrats!
Post # 15
Yes, I went in and did a urine test and they did an ultrasound to make sure it wasn’t ectopic. I was 6 weeks along at that point.