Won't be seen till 10 weeks…

posted 2 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s pretty normal here in the U.K. I wouldn’t worry. You’re taking your vits. There’s not a lot they can do apart from take some stats and history. 

Post # 3
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

It’s hard to wait but it will be ok. 10 weeks is the pretty normal. 

Post # 4
4989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

whitemochi622 :  10 weeks will be totally fine – they’re right, you barely do a thing and that will be a good time for a first ultrasound.  Regarding your vacation, I hate to be blunt, but if something goes wrong that early, there is zero you can do about it no matter where in the world you are.  So you might as well just enjoy your vacation and try not to think about those possibilities.  Depending on where in Europe you’re going, maybe pay attention to things like not drinking local tap water or eating foods that are out of your element.  

Post # 5
3988 posts
Honey bee

I didn’t get seen until 12 weeks, that’s the norm in a lot of places. I feel like going in every few weeks to check for hormones doubling get, etc is a very American thing- I’ve never heard of it before these boards. Just stay positive! As horrible as it is, at this point if something goes wrong, there’s nothing that can be done anyway, unfortunately. I know how stressful it can be, though- hopefully your vacation can be a fun distraction. 

Post # 6
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

THats totally standard to be seen between 8-10 weeks 

Post # 8
511 posts
Busy bee

12 weeks here and that’s if they’re on time with the appointment, could be anything up to 14 weeks for first scan.

Post # 9
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

whitemochi622 :  I think normal depends on your region. I was seen by my OB at 5w3d after testing positive at 4weeks. My doctor does a scan as soon as a positive result is seen to ensure that the pregnancy is not ectopic. At my first appt, we did bloodwork (my HCG was 8,218) and an ultrasound. A sac was seen, very typical. After that, my next appt was at 8 weeks. At that time my doctor officially registered me as pregnant with my insurance, and a heartbeat was seen on an ultrasound. Since then, appointments have been every 4 weeks to the day. At 12, he took 11 vials of blood for NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) to check for a whole host of genetic disorders and we found out we’re having a boy! I personally could not wait until 10 weeks for a first appointment, but in countries with socialized healthcare this is seen as normal. 


As of now, if I were you, I would reduce caffeine consumption and eliminate foods such as hot dogs, cold cuts, and anything that isn’t pasteurized. Drink as much water as possible and make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet. Good luck and congrats!

Post # 10
1613 posts
Bumble bee

whitemochi622 :  Big hugs! I just got my BFP yesterday and my first appt isn’t until 8/9, but won’t have the first u/s until 8/29!!! That’s over a month away!! *bites nails*

Post # 11
8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

8-10 weeks is pretty standard.

both my pregnancies were IVF so i was monitored more closely and often.  i told my mom after we got a positive test, but we didn’t tell other family members until hb was confirmed.

i graduated to OB at 10 weeks with both pregnancies.  they will check baby’s heart rate with a fetal monitor, this is standard at every appointment.  they will take your history, answer any questions, and give you order for lots of bloodwork.

Post # 12
804 posts
Busy bee

MargaritaVille :  OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so behind on the boards 🙁 BUT YAYYYYYYYY!!


whitemochi622 :  Try not to worry OP. I had a scan at 8 weeks to ensure baby was in the right place. First OB appointment is this week. No idea when my next scan is. Unless there is a reason to think something is wrong (strong cramps, heavy bleeding, etc), trust everything is okay. Stress is terrible for your body, let alone your baby. 

I try very hard not to worry and be anxious. There’s all sorts of horror stories you can find on google, but if something of that nature were to happen, nothing would stop it. Not early scans, early tests, even testing or scanning every day! YOU’RE PREGNANT! Congratulations Momma! Relax and enjoy!

And to echo PPs, just watch what you’re eating and drinking in Europe. People have babies there every day, but they’re used to their environment. Just be aware, and have a great time!

Post # 14
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Sorry to thread-jack, but

MargaritaVille :  YAYYYY!!! Congrats!!

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