Post # 1
Hi all. I had some spotting in the early weeks of pregnancy. Im 9 weeks and was approached by an ob at the hospital when i was there for bloodwork and u/s. He has agreed to take me on. After my second u/s my family drs office called and wants me to make an appointment. Im confused at who i should with first. when i was pregnant with my daughter i didnt see an ob until i was almost 20 weeks.
Post # 2
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
I only saw an OB during my pregnancy.
Post # 4
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
You don’t need to see a general practice/family doctor.
Post # 6
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
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
Are you in the U.S.? If so, go right to your OB, they are the ones who normally see pregnant patients!
Post # 9
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
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).