(Closed) What happens at your first appointment?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2080 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Swebs14:  I think it depends on where you are at. Are you in the US? I’m in the US. They did an ultrasound at 8 weeks for me during my confirmation appointment. They also got a urine sample. At 12 weeks they did my pap smear and blood work.

Post # 4
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

My first appointment was 8.5 weeks. They did an ultrasound to date the pregnancy, but only bc I have long cycles and based off LMP I should have been close to 11 weeks, I don’t think I they would have done the ultrasound otherwise at my first appointment. They also took a urine sample and did a pap exam. My next appointment was scheduled 3 weeks out and it will be just talking about what to expect and drawing blood for tests. 

Post # 5
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Swebs14:  My first appointment was at 11 weeks. At that appointment my doctor just got to know us a little, did a pelvic exam/pap smear, and just sort of led us through what we could expect from appointments and things over the next 30 weeks. We did also have an ultrasound, but at our clinic it is scheduled separately from the initial OB appointment, so that happened on a different day. Hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

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Swebs14:  At my first appointment I was only 5 weeks along and it was a confirmation ultrasound and confirmation of pregnancy.  I had bloodwork, and a pap smear along with a medical history.  For me this was like a 2 hour appt.

Post # 8
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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Swebs14:  This is also going to depend on if you have a private doctor or if your doctor’s office is in a hospital. My doctor was in a private office so while I didn’t have sonogram at first appointment I did receive papaers to go get a sonogram within in the following 2 weeks. But mostly you sit and talk with your doctor about any concerns and questions. You also take a urine sample which you will do at every single appointment you go to from now on.

Don’t be antsy and congratulations.

Post # 9
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first appointment was at 8+3 with the midwife. I am from England and that’s who you generally see over here.
It was just a lot of form filling and answering questions about the pregnancy, my medical history, DHs medical history and our families medical histories. I also had to provide a urine sample.

My next appointment at 10+2 will be for blood tests and then my next booked one is for my nuchal and dating scan at 12+1.

Post # 10
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My first appt was pretty short (it was an 8-10wk appt, but I turned out to only be measuring at 7w3d). I saw a doctor for about 5-10 min, all she did was perform a trans-vaginal sonogram and tell us the due date. 

Then I gave 5 vials of blood and a nurse handed is a huge packet of papers (hospital registration, FAQ pregnancy questions, list of what not to eat, etc). Nobody sat down to answer questions or anything. 

My next appt is at 12 week, where they will do a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and any optional genetic testing we choose. 

Post # 11
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My first appointment was the longest. Come in with any questions you have, and remember- no stupid questions! It’s always better to get the answers from your OB than from doctor google.

Post # 12
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My first appt I was just shy of 9w.. the nurse took a ton of info from us (family history, our health history etc), I was weighted, gave a urine sample.. we met with our dr (first time meeting her) and she went over everything with us, answered a bunch of questions, gave her advice on different tests we could do, and I had a transvaginal utlrasound and saw the baby and heartbeat! The appt lasted about an hour & 15 mins.

But as everyone said, every dr and dr office is different. 

Post # 13
9799 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just bloodwork and a urine sample.  And maybe review the things you’re not supposed to eat.  They would have given me a pap but I had one the month before.  My office doesn’t do any routine ultrasounds except 20w one.  They go off LMP so I am guessing if you didn’t know then they’d have to do an ultrasound.

If you’re 10w I think they might try to doppler the heartbeat if you’re not getting an ultrasound.

Post # 14
3695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We first went in and met with a nurse who got all our history, etc, and answered any early questions we had.  Our first appointment with the OB she did a pelvic and transvaginal u/s to see the baby and date the pregnancy (I thought I was 10.5 weeks, she said 11).  She talked to us for a few minutes, answered any questions, and gave us orders for a bunch of tests – I had to go to the lab a few days later.  It was definitely longer than the rest of them have been, but not super long.  

Since then it’s just been get weighed, check Bridal Party, pee in a cup, then the doc asks how you’re doing, listens to the heartbeat, now measures my belly, let’s you know anything to do/not do, and that’s about it.  Last time they let me know (more like reminded me) that my appointments would be getting closer together after this next one and I had to go get my glucose screening test.  

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