Post # 1
I finally took a pregnancy test after 3 weeks of telling myself I was not pregos..and it’s positive!! This wasn’t planned, but we are excited. I have an apt. for this week and I think I will be at least 7 weeks along. Will the doctor do a sonogram also besides another pregnancy test? I’m just nervous and want to make sure everything is ok with the baby..
Post # 3
My first appointment I didnt have a sonogram. They have to check to make sure your for sure your pregnant first. at 7 weeks everything will most likely be fine 🙂 good luck!
Post # 4
I think this depends on your Dr. Some will have you see the heartbeat at this point, some will wait. I saw my Dr at 7 weeks and basically it was just a office visit with dos and don’ts, a pap smear, and of course their official pregnancy test. I go back this week (week 12) to hear the heartbeat and who knows what else. Its been nervewrecking waiting this long to make sure everything is okay but it is managable. Good Luck!
Post # 5
I had a vaginal ultrasound, where they stick the camera stick UP THERE instead of a bely ultrasound. Be prepared!
Post # 6
I went in around 6-7 weeks and met with a nurse. For their practice the first meeting was just to get your information and give you information about being pregnant. Then, between 8-10 weeks they do an ultrasound to date you and make sure everything is peachy. Maybe you can call and find out because it seems like different offices really vary in what they do. For me, they didn’t even do any blood work or in any way confirm the pregnancy, which I was really surprised about, they just asked how we found out and I said several pregnancy tests, and they said good enough. We get our first ultrasound this week, so I’m looking forward to that, but for us the first visit was just filling in medical information.
Post # 7
I had a vaginal ultrasound at my first appointment (and a ton of bloodwork) too. My husband was horrified. LOL!
Post # 8
Did you girls mention to the receptionist before the appt the reason you were coming in so they were prepared for ultrasound?
Post # 9
I don’t think all offices do an ultrasound on your first visit. In fact, some doctor’s office don’t have the ultrasounds in office (like mine, they only have the sonogram or the small portable one that you can hear the heartbeat).
At my first visit I was about 8 weeks along (I think) they did a pap, gave me some information and took a bunch of blood work and asked if I had any questions. The one thing I figured for the first visit, but didn’t know about the rest, was be prepared to pee in a cup at EVERY OB visit. Maybe this is common sense, but I didn’t know and I wish I had because I didn’t have to go (shockingly) at my second visit.
Also, try not to worry too much about everything with the baby. If you haven’t had any spotting or anything chances are pretty good the baby is perfectly healthy! The more you worry, the worse off everyone’s health is so try to relax and enjoy every second because it seriously flies by!
Post # 10
When I suspected I was prego, the first doctor’s visit included a urine test, blood test, and the transvaginal ultrasound. The ultrasound wasn’t any more traumatic than a pelvic exam, so don’t worry too much. And if you get one, you can get visual confirmation of the pregnancy sac, which was pretty cool. Once your pregnancy is confirmed and if you have a ‘normal’ (non high risk), the monthly visits are pretty easy until your 3rd trimester–just urine test and blood pressure check. Just relax and enjoy the good news!
Post # 11
At my office, one of the bigger obgyn offices in my area, they typically only do a sonogram at 18-20 weeks if you don’t have complications. Our office has 2D and 3D ultrasound lab right in the office. They use a fetal doppler to hear the heartbeat and that’s it. Darling Husband and I opted to do the sequential screen (blood work and sonogram) so that I could get an early sonogram.
Post # 12
@FinallyMarried82: at my office they do as standard “early ultrasound” at the first appointment. My practice is pretty cool!