(Closed) First Doctor’s Appt.

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I did mine a little differently, bc I was out of town.  I just went to a walk-in clinic to get the blood draw.  I believe this is all they usually do and maybe talk to you about things like prenatals.  Doctors vary when they do your first ultrasound, but it will probably be at your second visit.

Also, do you think it was 3-4 weeks since conception or 3-4 weeks from your period start?  I was shocked when I found out your # weeks pregnant is calculated from your last menstrual period (basically adding 2 weeks to how far along you are)!  Mine got moved further in when they did my u/s, since I ovulated earlier than the average person.  (LMP put me due 9/5 but actual EDD is 8/30.)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Congratulations to both of you!!!

@cannotwait: Good info!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My OB wouldn’t see us until 8 weeks.  Then she did the gyn exam, ultrasound, blood draw, and an expectant counselling session.  I was most nervous about this visit because I was really hoping to see a heartbeat and  everything was a big unknown.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my first apt they just had a big preggo orientation with a few girls there and then they had me do bloodwork. the second they did an exam on me, and the third was when they look for a heartbeat. i’d call your doctor and ask, b/c every place is different.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My 1st dr apt is on the 30th, at 10 weeks. She said that they’ll do a full physical, listen to the heartbeat on the fetal doppler, give a lot of information/education, and meet with billing. I think it varies a lotfrom office to office and also depending on how far along you are. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Our first appoint was at 4 weeks and she offered a blood test but didn’t feel it was necessary unless I wanted one.  I’d already taken three HPTs so I said no thanks.  She did a transvaginal ultrasound just to see, sometimes you can see the sac that early, most times you can’t.  We didn’t see anything but she wasn’t concerned.  She let me ask all the questions I wanted and started me on extra Vitamin C and D (I was already on prenatals). 

We came back the following week (week 5) for another ultrasound to see the position of the sac and she added the packet of info she gives to newly-pregnant women (medications, hospital routes, when to call with questions/concerns, etc). 

Then we went back for another ultrasound during week 7 to see the heartbeat and she then said I’m leaving baby alone until the end of the first trimester.  I go back this week (week 11) and she’ll be doing the pap, blood work to check vitamin levels and such, etc.  I had read in all the books that the first appointment was the longest since you do the medical history, pap, etc but since we started going so early, for us that is going to be appointment week 11.  I was kind of disappointed since I had expected more but I’m also really pleased that have three ultrasound photos as baby develops from nothing to something. 

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