(Closed) should i see family dr before ob ?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6436 posts
Bee Keeper

DiamondnLovey:  I saw my OB first.  Only because I liked her more over my regular doctor, also that’s what my OB specialized in pregnancy.  I saw my OB regularly instead of my regular doctor.

Post # 3
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I only saw an OB during my pregnancy.

Post # 4
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Some family doctors take OB patients and deliver babies. Is this the case for your family doctor? There may be some confusion about who’s managing the pregnancy..if the family dr thinks they are, then that’s probably why they want you to make an appt. If you want the OB to manage the pregnancy, then make an appt there for your prenatal care. Either way, at 9 weeks it’s probably time to see someone and start regular prenatal care. 

Post # 5
9636 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You don’t need to see a general practice/family doctor.

Post # 6
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Where are you located?  I know things are done differently in other countries. I’m in the US and only saw my OB for my pregnancy from the start. 

Post # 7
47254 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


DiamondnLovey:  Practices vary in different countries. Normally in Canada, you don’t even get to see an OB unless you are considered high risk or likely to need a section. Family doctors still deliver the majority of babies.

If your family doctor called you and wants to see you, I would make an appointment and go see her. You didn’t make it clear if your GP knows that you have already seen an OB. Nevertheless, just because you are seeing an OB doesn’t mean you won’t be seen by your GP at all during your pregnancy. This appointment will be a chance for you to clarify with your GP when you should be seeing them vs your OB.

Post # 8
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Are you in the U.S.?  If so, go right to your OB, they are the ones who normally see pregnant patients!

Post # 9
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You must not be in the US, because here we just see OBs (or midwives) from the moment we find out we’re pregnant. 

Post # 10
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m in Canada, so my experience may be different.  I was told I’d see a family dr till around 20 weeks, and then have my care handed over to an OB.  That said, I was referred to an OB at 6 weeks, cause my family dr didn’t like being asked questions (I really didn’t like her).

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