(Closed) Did your DH go to first doc appt?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 3
    2597 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Mine didn’t come with me until the latest ultrasound at 20 weeks, but this had to do a lot with his work schedule.

    However, I don’t think it would have been worth it much to him to come (unless he really wanted to) unless there WAS an ultrasound involved because otherwise, it’s not quite as interesting. Most OBGYNs have the capability to do ultrasounds, but at least in my area (L.A.), major ultrasounds are outsourced to imaging companies who have the better technology. So even though I had a couple of routine appointments in which my doc would hook me up to the monitor or have me listen to the heartbeat, I had to make a special appointment with a referral from my doc for the “official ultrasounds”, so if it’s the same deal for you, you might have an easier time scheduling your partner to come with you for those.

    I’ve had two thus far–most women have at least one at 16-20 weeks (when you can learn the sex), but a lot also have one earlier at 6-10 weeks.

    Post # 4
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    How far along are you out of curiosity? OB’s in my town won’t see people until like 9-11 weeks and I was wondering if this was the norm. I work for a family doc that does OB once per month, and her pregnant patients (though she doesn’t have more than handful at a time) do not have their husbands with them. Maybe one of them brings him. I do not think I would bring mine either; no reason in particular…

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    Post # 5
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Also, congrats!! =)

    Post # 6
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My first appointment was scheduled for 10wks (earliest most clinics do it). They did a confirmation test, and then did a vaginal ultrasound to confirm how far long I was by baby’s size. So we got to see our baby at the first appointment! I’m so glad he was there for it, and so was he. We immediately took pictures of the ultrasound pic with our phones and sent them out by way of announcement. 😀

    Post # 7
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My FH came with me to almost every single appointment with both of our babies. I think he missed like 2 or 3 all together.

    Post # 8
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Unfortuantely my SO, was not present when I got the prego confirmation. I was actually at the doc’s office for an unrelated reason and realized I hadn’t gotten my period the month before. Well the month before was a short month (FEB) so I figured I still had a few days. Anyway, they mademe take a test and voila.. found out I was prego! However, he did go to almost every single appointment after that. I think he might have missed one or two, but that was when I was seeing my doc every week after my fetal endoscopic laser surgery. Almost 3 months of weekly ultrasounds and he only missed 1-2. Pretty damn good to me!

    Post # 9
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My husband has came to all the appointments with me so far. (I’m currently 26 weeks along.)

    When we go to an appointment scheduled every 2 weeks or every week he probably won’t come to as many.

    Post # 10
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine came to my first appointment at 8 weeks. We were able to see the baby with the internal ultrasound, which was really cool. My dr. also decided I should have my annual done at that time and gave me the option of having him stay in the room – I figured why not, he could hold my hand when it got uncomfortable!

    Post # 11
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mine came with me for the 8 week pregnancy confirmation appt, 13 week ultrasound, and 21 week ultrasound. The 15 minute checkup appointments he hasn’t attended. I just tell him if there’s anything new or of his interest during those appointments.

    Post # 12
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    My husband came with me for almost all of mine in my pregnancy with DD. We had a lot of ultrasounds in the begining so he came with to see those. He might have missed a few towards the end once we started going every week.

    He plans on doing the same with the pregnancy. Our 10 week appointment is next week.

    Post # 14
    7294 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i went to confirm my pregnancy at a walk in clinic and then also got a referral for an OBGYN, so DH did not come with me for that appt.  But for my first appt with our doctor, he came.  And he came to my first ultrasound. that is all i have so far.  i know we will try to schedule the appts around his work schedule, but he may end up having to miss a couple.

    Post # 15
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @bluewolverine:  My DH missed my first doctor’s appointment because of work, but it was also a pregnancy confirmation appointment and they did a transvaginal ultrasound where I saw the baby & heard its heartbeat. I was 6w2d. I would take hubby, but that’s just me.

    Post # 16
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    No, due to my work schedule I could only get an appt during the day when he works. It was just a confirmation and history questions anyway.

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