First doctor appointment

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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essie347 :  My first one was at 9 weeks.  Honestly, there wasn’t much done at that appointment.  They tried to use a doppler to find a heartbeat, but they couldn’t yet.  I think that’s also when they ordered all the initial bloodwork.  Otherwise it was just a “get to know the practice” type of appointment where they gave me packets about everything from pregnancy to classes offered.  You could call back just to be sure. Mine was based off my my LMP – my LMP would have put me at 8 weeks, but I had short cycles, so I was technically 9 weeks.

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essie347 :  I went around 9 weeks to my old gyn but since she doesn’t do ob anymore she only did a sonogram and we got to see the heartbeat. I saw my OBGYN that delivered my DS at 12 weeks and that’s when we did all of the bloodwork, sonogram, doppler, etc.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think with my daughter my first appointment was near 10 weeks too. I’m in the UK and our first appointment is the booking in with the midwife. 

They take your medical history and some bloods but that is it. 

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I was 10 weeks when I went for my first doctors appointment

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essie347 :  I did IVF so I had follow-up appointments with the clinic at 5 and 8 weeks, but my first regular midwife appointment was week 10 or 11. I wouldn’t have those earlier appointments if I didn’t do IVF. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

Mine was at 9+1.

I know it’s so hard to wait, but there’s a good chance with an earlier appt, your doc might not be able to find a heartbeat just because the baby’s so small, and I know that would’ve sent me into a panic. There’s not much early appts accomplish anyway if you’re low risk.

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Bee Keeper

Usually it’s done around 7/8/9 weeks depending on LMP because they are guessing, you could end up being further ahead or behind.  When I went in I ended up being about 6 weeks instead of the normal 8 due to a previous miscarriage right before.  And then I went in for a follow up at around 9 weeks to confirm pregnancy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I saw my GP around 5 weeks and saw her every 4 weeks until 14 weeks, then saw my obgyn at 16/17 weeks. I don’t know what doctor you are referring to, but where I am it’s common to not see the obgyn until close to halfway. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My Dr. sees people at 8 weeks and does an ultrasound then. While 10 weeks is in the normal range too, I think there’s no harm in calling back just to confirm whether or not the appointment could be bumped up by 1-2 weeks if the Dr. is willing and available to do 8 or 9 weeks. I know how hard the wait is! 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My doctor saw me around 5-6 weeks to get blood and urine tests to confirm the pregnancy. My next appointment wasn’t until 12 weeks when I had my first ultrasound. My appointments also based on my lmp. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was 10 weeks. That’s pretty normal timing. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My first appointment was at 6 weeks, but this is only because I had two prior early miscarriages and they wanted to see me ASAP. I got a transvaginal ultrasound and we saw our little tadpole and it’s heartbeat which was measuring at 125bpm. We went back two weeks later at 8+5 and our little bean grew by so much and we saw little limbs and little bean had a heart rate of 175!!! My OB is really great and is so flexible and will schedule appointments even if it is a little early. Patients well being and anxiety is very important to them so I’m lucky they let me see our little one every two weeks. Good luck mama

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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My OB scheduled my first appointment at 7 weeks ,this is my first pregnancy .  I havent gone yet so im not sure what happens during that appointment . 

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