Post # 1
So I called the clinic I usually go to so I could schedule my first prenatal appointment. Turns out my OB/GYN for the last 3 years got engaged and moved to another city. I liked her! We were very much on the same page on health topics, and she was so nice!
So now my first pregnancy appointment (Jan 6) is going to be with someone I’ve never met before…
On a side note: How soon should I expect pregnancy symptoms? I just got a BFP yesterday, but I don’t feel any different.
Post # 3
My current OB is someone that I only just met, too. My OB has throat cancer (awful!) so I am being seen by another OB in the group (who was recommended to me by a friend). It’s been fine for me and I rotate with seeing the midwife, too. Chances are, even my current OB won’t be on call when I deliver.
I didn’t feel much different until after my missed period. Then started getting sore boobs and very hungry and hungover feeling.
Post # 4
I used to see a family practitioner, so I met my new OB at my 8 week appointment.
I didn’t have any major symptoms (except a little hungrier and more tired) until a few weeks after the BFP.
Post # 5
Congrats! I didnt have an OB until I got pregnant either, My pregnancy symptoms started about week 5..I started with sore and slightly bigger boobs and then by week 6 I was seriously exhausted every minute of the day and had nausea and bitter taste in my mouth
Post # 6
Awww congratulations!! I got my OB referral from my GP. She has him for her OB and he came highly recommended. So far he is fantastic!
Everyone is different with pregnancy symptoms. I was just so tired at first (still am!). I slept the entire week after ovulation before I found out I was pregnant that Sunday.
Post # 7
Congrats! I started out with a new OB office with this pregnancy and will see three OBs total. Not so personal, but still I’ve had a positive experience. Hopefully you’ll get lucky and click with your new OB, otherwise, know you’re in the driver’s seat. If you’re not comfortable with them, try a new one out.
I don’t think I really felt noticeable symptoms until about week 6. I had that sharp pulling in my lower abdomen before I even got my BFP, but didn’t feel pregnant until 6+ weeks.
Post # 8
Congrats! I had a very close relationship with my OB from my hometown, so I kept seeing her whenever I went home for annuals instead of getting one where I have lived for the past 10 years! So it wasn’t until we were actively TTC that I got one out here. I met her for a pre-conception visit and then jumped right in to having her as my new OB. I don’t think it’s a big deal even though I still get sad that my old doctor can’t be my doctor now. As for symptoms, I was nauseous even before my bfp, starting at 9dpo, but it’s different for everyone. You might not feel anything until 6 or 7 weeks, I think that’s the most common way it goes. Good luck!
Post # 9
@abbyful: my morning sickness hit me at 7 weeks pretty hard.
until then (in between 5-7 weeks) i only had sore nipples and mild cramping. oh, and of course the endlessly runny nose, which i still have at almost 19 weeks!
Post # 10
I didn’t have any symptoms at all until I was about 4 1/2 weeks along (about 3 days after my BFP), and then the MS hit with a vengance, but I am particularly unlucky, because I am still sick at almost 20 weeks.
I didn’t have an OB when I was first pregnant, but I got a referral to one I knew was good through work, and so far it has been great. It can be tough to find the right fit though, and not everyone has the luxury to work with them on a regular basis to figure out the best fit for them.
Post # 11
I started getting sick around week 6, the horrible fatigue started around week 5.
Post # 12
Congrats! I didn’t have an OB until I got pregnant, so my 1st appt was also with someone brand new. The good news is, if you don’t like your new doctor there is plenty of time to switch find a new one.
Post # 14
When I called to tell my regular primary care/gyn office that I was pregnant and needed an appointment they informed me that I would need to call the women’s center because my doctor didn’t do that, lol. Who knew?
So I had no idea who I was meeting with and after talking to the nurse practicitioner at the women’s center I asked her to match me with an OB that she felt would be good for me. I’ve LOVED this new doctor. She’s been so wonderful.
Post # 15
Congrats! I was always hot at first, but my symptoms didn’t really kick in until around week 7 or 8.
Post # 16
I just moved to a new city and shortly after found out I am pregnant (!). So, I’ll be starting with a brand new doctor as well. I decided that if I don’t like her, I’ll look for someone else 🙂