(Closed) How long did you have to wait to see your doctor?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had to wait until I was 8 weeks for my first appointment. Some practices wait until 10 weeks as well.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had to wait until I was between 8 and 10 weeks.  I ended up going when I was 8 weeks 5 days.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think mine first scheduled me at 9 weeks. I called to set up an appointment the day after my missed period, which was a Sunday. I had already tested positive a few days before. I think it’s typical for them to wait until you’re 8-9 weeks, though. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Different doctors have different routines. I saw my OB for the first time at 6 weeks but it was mostly a consultation, they took blood samples and urine samples and gave me a prescription for prenatals plus lots of information. They then referred me to a hospital for my first ultrasound which was done at 7 weeks and 4 days.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MARIE901:  That’s how my doctor was. When I went in to make an appointment, the receptionist said that based off my LMP, I would be about 3 wks and that was too early to find out. So, she went back a month and that would have put me at 9 wks. So, we made the appointment and went in. Turns out, we were only 5 wks. It was an okay appointment, but that early you really can’t see anything. We ended having a 2nd appointment in 2 weeks and it was a HUGE difference in what we could see. RIght now we are 11 wks and 1 day, but we’ve seen our doctor twice and that’s only because they had the wrong starting date. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been seen until January when we found out we were pregnant at the end of November. I know it’s hard to wait because you want to check on everything and make sure it’s okay. My doctor didn’t even do a blood test to confirm or anything.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh, my husband’s been with me at both appointments. He didn’t stay for the pap and examine, but he’s seen both ultrasounds. Even the transvaginal one.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had to wait until I was 9.5 weeks pregnant to finally see my dr! It was the longest wait ever!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MARIE901:  If you have a transvaginal ultrasound they should be able to hear the heartbeat by 8 weeks. My first ultrasound was at 7 weeks 4 days and I got to see and hear the heartbeat. 

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