(Closed) First OB appointment at 10 weeks??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

It seems pretty standard to have the first visit until 8-10 weeks. That way you are nearly out of the time when most miscarriages happen. I know my doctor doesn’t do a pregnancy test either, the at home ones are just as accurate.

It is tough, but I would wait it out. Congratulations!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard that a lot of women go for their first appointment around 8/10 weeks. If the tests say you are pregnant, then you are pregnant. The first appointment usually consists of getting all your vitals for a baseline and doign a Pap if you haven’t had one in a while. I do remember reading all the what to expect books and everything said that most doctors won’t see you until 8 weeks, so I was actually surprised when my doctor took me earlier.

You also said you are going to a PCP and as a new patient,  which may make a difference. I was already an established patient with my Obgyn and am considered high risk so my first appointment was at 4 weeks and my 1st ultrasound was at 6 weeks.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Pretty standard – I know the practices here won’t see you until 8-10 weeks. Now, if you start having issues or need something, you can still call them and see about getting in earlier. I had to do this due to extreme morning sickness.

I was seen at 7 weeks as I had to get a dating ultrasound done due to my LMP being in February and not ovulating until May (I was charting, but they wanted to make sure). It was basically just an ultrasound, some dos/donts, then I was on my way. My next visit around week 11/12 was a pap and all the standard first visit things.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Congratulations!   Do not worry, many places will not even see you until you are 7 or 8 weeks along, and I have been to an OB who does not even do follow up pregnancy tests (I was working there while in school and was surprised at that)  They will do an exam and ultrasound and make sure everything is healthy with baby, and do cultures to make sure everything is healthy with you.  Just take your prenatal vitamins and don’t stress!  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I agree that 8-10 weeks is pretty standard. The only reason I went earlier is b/c I had prior losses, so they wanted to monitor me more closely! I think you’re fine at 10 weeks!

Congratulations!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i went in at 9 weeks and 4 days. i found out super early, 3 weeks 5 days, so it was a long wait! so yes, fairly standard. i ended up with major complications toward the end of my pregnancy, so for my next one, i will be seen as soon as the line turns pink. happy and healthy 9 months to ya!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I went in at 8 weeks for the first appointment.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ll be 11 weeks for my first appointment.  It seems like we were always waiting for something… waiting to ovulate, waiting for AF, waiting during TWW, waiting for a BFP, waiting for an appointment, waiting to meet our new babies UGH! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yeah, this is pretty standard.  It surprised me, too, and my ob/gyn explained it more delicately than this, but the purpose of not seeing people sooner is to weed out the early miscarriages. 

I was seen at 6.5 weeks, but only because I got pregnant on the pill and had no idea how far along I was since I was only having periods every 3 months.  I had an ultrasound to date the pregnancy.  My next appointment will be at 12 weeks.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My experience is shaping up to be the same as everyone else’s – intake appt at 7 weeks, an ultrasound and meeting with the doc at a later appt. I’ll have the 7-week appt on Monday, and from there we’ll schedule the next appointment.

I desparately want to get it scheduled before I travel to California. I’m mad to see a heartbeat.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Popping in to add that our first U/S and appt  is next Tuesday, I’ll be 7w6d…can’t wait, this board has definitely helped to calm some fears!!  Your appt will come soon and Happy Early Anniversary!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@iheartnerds:  without a transvaginal ultrasound, probably not. doppler usually can’t pick it up until later.

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