Post # 1
Thank you for all the support yesterday! I just called my doctor’s office and made an appointment. The receptionist said that they would not see me until August 9th. Right now I am calculating that I am over four weeks along (I know the first two weeks you’re not actually pregnant, but I believe they still count for counting the weeks), which would make me 10 weeks by then. I thought most first appointments were 7-8 weeks. I have a feeling the receptionist made a mistake calculating because she asked me when my period was due, not when I had my last one. I don’t want to be that person questioning the doctor’s office but I also don’t want to wait that long. When do people usually first go?
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
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I was 10 weeks when I went for my first doctors appointment
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
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
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.
Post # 10
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!
Post # 11
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.
Post # 12
I called and the receptionist seemed confused again, but changed my appointment to 7/29, which is more like 8 weeks, which sounds a lot better to me. Thank you for sharing your experiences!
Post # 13
I was 10 weeks. That’s pretty normal timing.
Post # 14
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
Post # 15
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 .