(Closed) Pregnant!! Now what?! :)

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro

YAY CONGRATS!!!! (I don’t have any specific advice, but YAY!)

Post # 4
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@PandasWifey: First, congratulations!  I actually asked the nurse on the phone if I needed to come in for a blood test or a urine test in the office and she said no.  She told me that the tests nowadays are really accurate and unless something seems to be going wrong, they’ll see me between 8-10 weeks. 

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats! I think you took the right steps by scheduling a doctor’s appointment.

Post # 6
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Congratulations!!!  They don’t confirm with a blood test or anything like that now, or at least my doctor didn’t.  The digital tests are pretty darn accurate.  I happened to have a visit scheduled the week I found out just to meet a new OBGYN I was interested in switching too and when she found out I had just received a positive they did have me pee in a cup and confirmed I was pregnant but otherwise we mostly just spoke about what I should and shouldn’t eat, my risk profile, and then made an appt for 8 weeks for an ultrasound and my first visit.  So I don’t think what they said is out of the ordinary.  Sticky baby dust to you!!  How have you been feeling?

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


I asked for a blood test confirmation, they just faxed paperwork over to the lab and I walked over during lunch. I wanted bloodwork confirmation.

I do know some offices won’t do it though.

Post # 9
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@PandasWifey: Congrats!!!! my dog pooped on the floor in another room last night and I immediately smelled it. Yuck!

My doctor doesn’t see people until 8-10 weeks, so I will go in next Friday, December 16, for my confirmation appointment. THen, we will do an ultrasound, etc. My doctor’s office only does urine tests to confirm that early and the nurses at the front were like, “After 3 tests, I’m sure you are pregnant.” So funny! My girls are way sore–already gone up a bra size and I’m gassy. Gotta love what our body goes through for a baby!

Post # 10
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

The only reason I went to the doctor for a urine test when my home pregnancy test was positive was because my fiance refused to believe me! So I had the doctor write a note for him! haha



Post # 11
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Congrats!!! I went in to get my pregnancy confirmed I think only because I wasn’t TTC and I hadn’t ever been to the women’s health center. They had to meet me and start my file, talk to me about not drinking etc. I think they basically went over with us what they would go over with a patient who was TTC. After that they had me wait until 8 weeks.

Post # 12
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

When I went in for my first pregnancy appointment (at 10 weeks), they never did anything to confirm the pregnancy.  The fact that I said I received a positive at home and that I didn’t have a period was enough for them.  The nurse practitioner said that the home tests are good enough these days and the other symptoms are pretty telling.

Post # 13
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

First off, congratulations!  That’s such wonderful news!

The only thing I wanted to say is regarding the Nexium…PPIs haven’t really been studied for use in pregnant women, so I would recommend maybe not taking it for the next couple of days until you see your PCP this week.  It’s *probably* fine, but you’ll want to hold off on it until you can get the green light from an MD. 

Congratulations again! 

Post # 14
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@PandasWifey:  I asked to come in for a blood test to confirm the HPT.  I’m sure you could call and ask for the same.

Post # 15
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I have no advice, but CONGRATS!!

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