Post # 1
My OB doesn’t want to see me until 6 weeks, I am only 3w5d today. Do I just continue testing to be sure the line continues to show since I am not having my HCG levels checked? I don’t want to be surprised at the 6 week appointment.
Post # 2
Commenting to follow – I was wondering this too! 🙂
ETA: My midwife doesn’t schedule the first prenatal appointment until between 8 and 12 weeks. I’m assuming most people just check for blood and don’t keep testing until they’re past 8 weeks, but you never know aha 😉
Post # 3
Count yourself lucky! I wasn’t seen until 10 weeks with both of my pregnancies. You could continue to test, but I’ve seen people drive themselves crazy like that. I would say to just check for blood when you use the restroom, and try to remain as calm as possible.
Post # 4
Unfortunately theres no way to really know how/if the pregnancy is progressing Without blood tests. This stage sucks. Basically if you’re not bleeding then you’re doing good. Sorry, not any easy news. :/
Post # 5
you could go to a GP I get your hcg levels checked? That’s our first step here. Positive hpt, gp for blood then ob/midwife eyc.
Post # 6
You wait, pray, and hope. I wouldn’t take tests because they don’t necessarily get darker (Google hook effect). Plus, even after a baby dies you get positive tests.
There’s really nothing that can prevent that awful news (I’ve been there), just assume all is well. Good luck and congrats!
Post # 7
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I actually went and had an appointment with my GP and he confirmed then (not long after I got my positive). I am not sure I would have been able to get in with the OB without seeing my GP. My OB won’t see most patients until 8 weeks and I didn’t start seeing him until 16 Good luck 🙂 (BTW I am now 34 weeks and never had any HCG levels tested)
Post # 8
said — by continuing to test regularly as a stand-in for hCG data, you could wind up stressing yourself out. Past a certain point, the lines do not progressively darken and might actually lighten in weird ways.
Hard as it is to embrace, there is not much you can do at this stage. Take your prenatals, keep an eye out for bleeding, and try not to worry too much. Everything is very likely going to be just fine, mama 🙂
Post # 9
That’s actually really early to be seen. It’s usually between 8-12 weeks and in many places no OB will see you before 12 weeks because there is nothing they could do to prevent anything from happening. I learned in my first pregnancy that constantly testing and seeing darkening lines does not mean the pregnancy will be successful. With this pregnancy, I tested to confirm things were progressing and then just had to wait and hope.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies. I’ll just hope this little one stays where it is. I am seeing my OB early because I am high risk.
Post # 11
I took 6 pregnancy tests within a week. Had my first appointment at appx 5.5 weeks. It made me feel better and it got me through my first appt. Thank goodness the dollar store sells them. 🙂
Post # 12
I didn’t have my pregnancy confirmed until my scan at 12 weeks. I agree with others and wouldn’t keep taking tests because it will just make you paranoid if one day the line is slightly lighter than the day before. I would just keep myself busy, enjoy those days before any potential pregnancy symptoms come in (if they haven’t already!) and take folic acid.
congratulations by the way!