(Closed) What happens at an 8 week appointment?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would call your doctor and ask. It seems every doctor does something a bit different. 

I don’t think you can hear the heartbeat at 8 weeks on a Doppler. You can see it on an ultrasound

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMath:  my first appt was 8 weeks. We got info, dating ultrasound, and full exam with pap by the ob. Also did blood work. It was probably almost 2 hours total, 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lots of blood work, health history and ultrasound to confirm.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Every office is different, mine would not do an ultrasound at that time contrary to other posters. It would be health history, going over the dos and don’ts of pregnancy, answering any questions, complete blood workup and urine test. No heartbeat check or ultrasound assuming no prior pregnancy issues (history of miscarriage, etc.). 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsMath:  Before our ‘actual’ appt began, we sat with a NP and answered questions for about an hour – wasn’t expecting it as this is our first pregnancy, so that was fun haha. We got a script to get all the initial bloodwork done (it was a lot of vials), a script to have our NT scan in case we decided to do that, which we’re having done on Friday, and a vaginal/pelvic exam. She said it was usually still too early to try to hear for the HB so we didn’t do that until our 12week appt. I think, had I not had an early U/S at 7 weeks due to spotting, we would have gotten a script for an U/S as well. Like PP’s said, I think most offices handle it differently.

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