(Closed) First Prenatal Dr. Appt

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I saw the doctor at 4 weeks and they did blood work and got my weight and all of my levels for the beginning of pregnancy. I also had a pap smear so that if anything needed to be addressed then it was covered in the beginning. I then went back at 6 weeks for my first ultrasound and more bloodwork. I however am considered a high risk patient and see a very proactive doctor. Most people I know don’t usually get seen until about 8 weeks. If you got a BFP then you are pregnant! Congrats! Just call your doctor if you experience an bleeding or cramping more severe than PMS.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went in at 4 weeks to have blood/urine work done to confirm the pregnancy and also to check my progesterone and HCG levels. At 8 weeks I had my first (internal) ultrasound where they dated the pregnancy, more blood work as well as a PAP. As for the pain you’re experiencing – does it feel like period cramps? That’s normal in the beginning, as everything is stretching. I was toid that it was completely normal unless it felt like the worst pain you’ve ever had and there was bleeding with it. Congratulations!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First, congrats on your pregnancy 🙂

I had to look back in my blod to remember when and what my first appointment was like lol..

Ok, so according to my blog I had my first appointment at 4w5d – just a few days after I found out I was pregnant.

That first appointment my general practitioner calculated my due date, made sure I was taking prenatals, etc. Then he booked my first “official” prenatal appointment for a month later.

At that appointment we went over a long questionnaire of questions about my health, family history, financial stuff. He booked me for blood tests and that was that. Pretty basic.

Here, they don’t really do ultrasounds until 18 weeks unless you don’t know when you got pregnant, or there is an issue that requires one.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, and it’s also VERY normal to have pain in your lower abdomen. That’s the egg implanting nice and deep into your uterus!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

The wait for that first appointment is torture, I know! I found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks, 6 days, and my first appointment wasn’t until 7 weeks, 6 days. There isn’t much they can do that early on besides confirm the pregnancy, which three tests have already done for you. And an ultrasound this early wouldn’t show much of anything at all, which would wind up probably just stressing you out and making you nervous for no reason. 

So, for now, just let that little baby get a little bit bigger and work on a list of questions you can bring to the doctor once your appointment rolls around!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@PrncssDva:  don’t despair and congratulations :-). my experience: i went to the doctor too early (5.5 weeks), we could barely see anything on the ultrasound and i had to schedule another appointment in two weeks while being a little disappointed… so maybe better to wait a little and then have a glorious moment!! courage!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I experienced pain as if I was expected my period for up until about 8 weeks. The doctor confirmed that it was completely normal.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My first appointment is after the 7th week – do all these “first” appointments include ultrasounds? Darling Husband is trying to decide whether he should come with.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I went for blood work right away with my first two pregnancies b/c I was also spotting after I took the testes. With my third, b/c I had two prior losses, they took blood work within the first week, and then went in for an U/S at 7 weeks. 

Waiting is really the hardest part. Everyone is going to tell you to try to relax, but it’s so not that easy! I would say just keep taking your prenatal vitamins, drink lots and lots of water (my doc told me at least 80 oz/day) and try to eat well. Morning sickness might kick in around week 6, but it doesn’t always kick in for everyone…so don’t be alarmed if you never feel sick!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m currently 7w2d, and my appointment is at 7w6d.  My OB/GYN had told me before that he likes to see patients at 6 weeks, but I think the 4th of July holiday bumped me into the next week.  I’ll come back after my appointment and give the scoop of what happened.

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