Post # 1
So, I took 2 tests yesterday and they were both strong positives. My last period started 17th May, which means I should be around 4 weeks pregnant. Now I have no idea what to do. My Father-In-Law (he is a GP and surgeon) says it’s too early to see an obgyn. I have started folic acid, iron and vit D 3 months ago so I think I am covered with that. I already did my rubella test last year and I know my antibodies are in order.
Am I supposed to test again every couple of days or should I go to my GP here and do a blood test? Help!
Post # 2
Call your ob and schedule an appointment. They usually won’t want to see you until about 8 – 10 weeks.
Post # 3
I only took 2 tests (and only took the second one because I thought the first was a false positive) and never had a blood test done, I don’t think peeing on a billion sticks and getting blood tests is actually very common.
Other than the prenatals and folate, it’s really just about waiting until that first appointment. You can go out and get some ginger tea or something in case you get morning sickness. I also took a DHA supplement.
Post # 4
Here they want you to see a doctor to confirm the pregnancy. Then from there you can set up an ultrasound and prenatal appointments. I’d just make an appointment and see when they want to start those things.
Post # 5
Call the obgyn and set up an appt, it won’t be for a few weeks. They’ll prescribe you prenatals though right away.
Post # 6
You don’t need to take any more tests (in fact, I’d recommend that you stop testing altogether). Just make an appointment with your OB (will be a few weeks away) and try to relax and enjoy. Congratulations!!!
Post # 7
Congratulations!! No need for more tests or blood tests at this time unless you begin spotting. Call your OB to make your first appointment, usually they want to see you around 8 weeks. Keep taking your vitamins and just take care of yourself in general 🙂 It’s so weird when you’re newly pregnant but don’t have anything to “show” for it! Congrats again!
Post # 8
Congratulations! It’s actually surprising how little you need to do during your entire pregnancy, other than take your vitamins and try to take care of yourself as best you can with diet, exercise, sleep, and fresh air 🙂 Your body knows what to do. Doctor’s appointments, starting from 8-10w, will really just be checking on things to ensure baby’s growth and your vitals look good. Best wishes for your pregnancy!
Post # 9
Nothing more to do but schedule your first appointment. And don’t test everyday… that will drive you crazy. Especially if you get fluctuations in the tests. My midwife group saw me at 9 weeks. Congratulations, and I hope you have a happy, healthy 9 months!!
Post # 10
I definitely would not keep testing- that would make me crazy! If you don’t already know where you want to deliver and know what practice group you’re using, start researching. Then just call and make the appointment. I’m five weeks two days and my first appointment is at 8 weeks on the dot. It’s kind of a letdown to be honest–so much excitement surrounding TTC and now that it’s worked you just…wait.
Post # 11
I would just call either your regular GP or OB if you have one and don’t need a referral, tell them you’ve had positive tests and are pregnant, they’ll book you in for an appointment whenever is their “usual”
Post # 12
Thanks ladies – I had my first visit but no scan yet because it’s too early, I’m booked for the first scan in about 10 days and I should be a bit over 6 weeks by then, but it might still be early.