Post # 1
When you first set your appointment after you find out your pregnant, do you set it with your Gyno? or Primary Care Physician?
Reason I ask is because a few months ago I had a LEEP procedure, which is a procedure they do on your cervix to get rid of abnormal cancerious like tissues.Thankfully the results came back benign and I was in the clear.
After my procedure I asked my Gyno, who preformed the procedure if I will have problems getting pregnant, she assured me I wouldnt, and a lot of women go on to have kids after LEEPs.
Anywho its been 4 months since that happened and my husband and I are TTC.
If and When I take a test and find out Im pregnant, should I make my first appointment with my PCP or my Gyno?
Post # 3
Gyno. Unless you have health problems with your pregnancy, your gyno will probably see you through your pregnancy (or refer you to an OB if they dont’ do both)
Post # 4
If you have a Gyno/OB, you’d go to them. In my case, I didn’t have one yet and always used my PCP for everything (including my cryotherapy). I went to them to get a blood test to confirm and a few recommendations on practices in the area.
Post # 5
I agree…go to your gyno. If they aren’t an OB, they’ll have better referrals to OBs.
Post # 6
Yes my doctor practices both Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN).
Great thanks ladies!
Post # 7
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Gyno. The only thing your PCP is going to do is order a blood test and then refer you over to your Gyno. That said, some ladies have figured out that they can get an appointment for a blood test with their PCP faster than with their Gyno; if that’s the case I would set up an appointment with the Gyno for 7-8 weeks which is generally the time they bring you in for your first official appointment and if you can get an appointment with your PCP for a blood test prior to that then do that. Depending on your relationship with your PCP, you may be able to get him/her to order the blood work without even having to go into the office.
Post # 8
@Ugoob: Either or. If you don’t want that gyno to do your OB care, make it with your family doc, then ask for a referral to another OB. If you’re established with that OB, you can try calling and making an appointment, but some offices will require a referral. Unless of course if you have a PPO you can go where you want =)
ETA: Some family doctors do 1st and 2nd trimester OB care, so if you love your family doc, ask if they do that! They transfer you to an OB at 28 weeks. =)