(Closed) When did you have your first prenatal appt?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

allyfally:  I was seeing a fertility specialist for TTC, had my first appointment at 4w3d to tell him, he did an ultrasound but obviously couldn’t see a sack yet. First appointment is scheduled next May 2. I’ll be 6w exactly. 

Post # 17
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I was 14 weeks along. But that probably has more to do with the fact that I waited 5 weeks after my BFP (at 4 weeks) to work up the nerve to call my always-booked-solid doctor. Oops. 

Post # 18
9637 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My OB will see you at 7-8 weeks and they do an ultrasound to confirm/date the pregnancy. Then again at around 12 weeks for the NT scan (if you choose).

Post # 19
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My first appointment was scheduled for 10 weeks, but I ended up going in at 6+2 because of some spotting and cramping. We were able to see the baby and hear the heartbeat then! 

Post # 20
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I called to make my appointment the day I got my BFP.  My OB’s office will see patients as early as 6 weeks pregnant, so I booked mine for what I thought was the 6 week mark.  When they did my dating scan, it turned out I was actually 9 weeks pregnant.  

Post # 21
276 posts
Helper bee

8 weeks from LMP with my first, even though I knew i wasn’t that far along based on ovulation. had an ultrasound, exam, pap,etc.

different OB with my 2nd and I had a nurse intake visit at 6 weeks just to go over history and get initisl bloodwork. First “real” visit was 8w for ultrasound and pap, etc.

Post # 22
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My doctor had me come in at 7 weeks from LMP, but I knew I wasn’t that far along based on ovulation.  I had an ultrasound and was only about 5 weeks (which aligned to ovulation), so they had me come back  about 2 weeks later (at my real 7.5 weeks).  We could see the heartbeat then!

Post # 23
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

allyfally:  I went in for a blood test the day after I called my OB to confirm I was pregnant when I was almost 5 weeks and then 2 days later to see if my numbers doubled. I had my “teaching” as they call it with my nurse so she can ask my Darling Husband and I questions about our medical history and if we have any questions. That was suppose to be at 8 wks, but I had to re-schedule because they closed for a huge snowstorm So it was at 9 weeks. I had my first appointment with the Dr to have a culture, hear the heart beat, and check my measurements at 12 wks. My next appointment was suppose to be at 16 wks, but I had to re-schedule again because Dr won’t be in that day now so it will be when I’m 17 wks. We won’t have our US until 19 wks and that will be our only one. My Dr will only see you sooner if you’ve had MC or high risk pregnancies before and this is our first one. I’m currently 15 wks 2 days. I agree with everyone that every Dr is different.

Post # 24
1265 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

9 weeks, 5 days

Post # 25
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was between 4 and 6 weeks. But I was being treated for fertility. 

Post # 26
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

allyfally:  I found out Dec. 11 with FRER test and Clear Blue digital. I think I called the following Monday, was told i could go in that Friday or wait until after the holidays. My first appointment was at 8w4d and everyone seemed shocked it was my first appointment to confirm pregnancy. Then had first ultrasound 2 weeks later at 10w4d. I’m surprised to see so much variance! 

Post # 28
1066 posts
Bumble bee

allyfally:  I think it depends on what country you’re in too, in the US most midwives/ob’s wait till 8ish weeks for the first visit unless there’s a reson to come in sooner (loss, infertility). In the UK most midwives won’t see you till 12 weeks. At least that’s the general theme that I’ve noticed

Personally, I saw my midwife at 8 weeks. My insurance wouldn’t cover my referral before then anyway so it worked out. I also scored one of the lucky ones who does a quick ultrasound at every visit instead of the doppler and that’s another thing that varries wildly.

Post # 29
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

allyfally:  I called to schedule my appointment a couple weeks ago, when I was 5 weeks… and they said they don’t schedule the first until 10-13 weeks. So, I have my first June 3 – it will be at the end of my 12th week. I asked to be put on a wait list to get in earlier, if I could.

However, I did make an appointment with my GP (who used to be an OB) right after I found out I was PG, just to ask some questions and get referrals for an OB. So, that helped some.

Do I hate waiting until June 3? Oh, yes. This is my first and I have no idea what pain (twinges, etc) are normal or what other concerns I really shoudl have. I stopped taking any meds and already limit certain food… just cos. At least my GP gave me some info, but still.

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Post # 30
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

prettynewpenny:  I was around 5 weeks, I thought I was further along, so they had me come back in another 2 weeks because when they gave me an ultrasound they couldn’t see anything which was scary and on top of that I had a retroverted uterus which made it harder to see anything.

In btwn that time they had me come back for blood tests to see if my Hcg levels were increasing, they were testing to see if this was a viable pregnancy. My Hcg was increasing, which helped me relax a bit.

Went back at 7 weeks and we were able to hear a heartbeat!! it was so exciting and such a relief!

Normally the office wouldn’t have wanted to see me until I was at least 8 weeks but since I had no idea how far along I was, they went based off my last period which isn’t always the most accurate

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