(Closed) What to expect at a 7 week apt?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

This is my internal ultrasound at 6 w 5 d with twins…we also got to see the heartbeats!

Post # 3
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should be able to see a heartbeat at 7 weeks if they do a transvaginal ultrasound! good luck!! 

Post # 4
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This first appointment and the 20 week ultrasound are the ones that you will want DH to attend with you. They will be a lot longer than monthly(usually those are less than 15 minutes with the doc, no vaginal exam, listen to baby’s heart) visits and are great milestones to share. 

Btw make sure not to pee before going! Dropping a specimen is standard procedure for each appointment. 


Post # 5
7308 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

It depends on the machinery in the office. If they only have abdominal u/s machines, you will probably see a sack, but likely not see a heartbeat. If they have t/v machines, you’ll be able to see the heartbeat and the outline of your alien.

Post # 6
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

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Lizetta20:  my first appt was 7 weeks 5 days. For the ultrasound we saw the yolk sac, the baby, and the heartbeat fluttering! We also heard the heartbeat. After my ultrasound my doctor did a regular exam and Pap smear. She also discussed some things I should and shouldn’t do. 

Post # 7
3716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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Lizetta20:  It depends on the machine. Some ultrasounds (the old crappy ones) will show a blob and others will show a clearly defined, kidney bean sized object. Nothing like a baby at all. The exciting thing is that you can hear the heartbeat and get the baby measured to see if they are on track.

Post # 8
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I see my doc for the first time at 9weeks, tomorrow.  His office told me that the first visit is purely a confirmation visit and exam.  They’ll do a pee test and take a pap.  I’m not terribly thrilled about that, I wish they’d do more.  They said they usually order an US for the following week to confirm age, and then follow up with the first “real” appointment another week later to go over history and everything.  That means I won’t “really” be seeing a doc until I’m 11wks along.. Except we leave for italy in two weeks and more likely I won’t get in until after we come back when I’ll be 14 weeks along.  I’m going to be pushy and argue to get him to take my history and talk at this first “confirmation” appointment.  I don’t want to wait that long!

Post # 9
3751 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Did they tell you they were going to do an ultrasound? If they do, by 7 weeks you should be able to see the gestational sac with yolk sac and fetal pole, potentially a heartbeat. That would be if it’s a transvaginal. It’s tough to see much this early on an abdominal ultrasound. My office sees pts at 6 weeks but it’s just for bloodwork and they give a packet outlining what to expect, dos and don’ts and answer any questions you may have. First ultrasound is an informal one at 10 weeks. 

Post # 10
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had an ultrasound at 6+6 and saw the heartbeat. The first time I went to my doctor after I found out she just sent me for a bunch of bloodwork and referred me to my OB. The only reason she sent me for an ultrasound was because my cycles are irregular and I was pretty sure I ovulated a week late, so she wanted to confirm my due date. 

Post # 11
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

At my 7 week ultrasound (i was about exactly 7 weeks) you could clearly see 3 little kidney beans with hearts pumping away, you could see their inner and outter sacs and everything. I had both an internal and external ultrasound. 

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