(Closed) first doctors appointment question

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went to my GP for a referral to a maternity clinic last week, and when I went there with the paperwork they said they’d ideally like to get me in for my first real appointment prior to 10 weeks. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@siimplycraziie:  Most OB’s won’t see you until between 8-12 weeks anyway, so you should be perfectly fine!

ETA:  You may want to find a doctor and make the actual appointment now though.  Sometimes it takes a few weeks to fit you in.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I switched insurance part way through and it was not a problem at all… seriously… not even a little bit.

Usually, the first apppointment is somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks depending on the OB. If you want an ultrasound before week 18 or so, you should definitely go by week 12 so you can have an NT scan.

ETA: make the appointment now. It took me almost a month to get in with my first choice OB office.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I called make my appointment as soon as I got a positive test and they scheduled me to come in at 10 weeks. You should be fine waiting until January to actually be seen, but try to make the appointment soon, if you can. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@siimplycraziie:  9 weeks is totally fine!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh 9 weeks is completely normal i think. i went at 6 but i had some other issues going on so i wanted to make sure everything was okay with me and with baby! i would definately schedule your appt now though… it can take a couple weeks to get it… especially with the holidays 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

One of my friends just went in for her first appointment with her midwife at 15 weeks. This is her second so she wasn’t super eager, I guess. I did an insurance change during my pregnancy btw, and there was no issue with coverage. 

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