(Closed) Did you confirm BFP at the Dr??

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
7426 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t have an appointment until 9 weeks either 🙂 It’s totally normal. Congratulations!

Post # 5
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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 # 7
276 posts
Helper bee

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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
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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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
893 posts
Busy bee

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
1341 posts
Bumble bee

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
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 13
4888 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
9845 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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