im getting anxious first appt 10 weeks

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Registered: 01-07-2007
im getting anxious first appt 10 weeks
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 9:09pm
i have been going crazy and worried i scheduled a appt last week and they are making me wait until im 10 weeks along i havent had any bleeding but i lost one before my 3 year old at 5 weeks i have made it to 6 weeks 2 days so i should be fine but still nervous.i have gained 5 pds within a week and this only happened once
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Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 9:38pm

My OB has a really progressive practice (I have watched it grow and expand over the past 4 years). She has her own US Tech in her office, and her own 4D US Machine. In her practice, if your LMP puts you >5 weeks, she'll scan you at the first appointment to help date the pregnancy. If that scan is too early, they recheck in 2-3 weeks to document a heartbeat. At that point (be it 6 weeks or 8 weeks), once the heartbeat is seen, they pull your prenatal labwork and start prenatal appointments.

Having said that, I know it is typical in some other practices that they won't see you until 8-10 weeks based on your LMP. They say this helps screen out early losses and chemical pregnancies, because by 8 weeks there should be a heartbeat and a much lower risk of miscarriage.

If it will make you feel better, have you considered switching OBs? Maybe you can find one who's more proactive?






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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 8:34am
Well, I was being seen by an RE, so by 7.5 weeks I had already had 3 ultrasounds. However, 7w4d was my last one and I don't see my real OB until next Wed. when I'll be 10w3d. So I'm going crazy too! I did call the OB's office and tell them I had had a loss in December (this is a new doctor) which I found out about at the first appointment and could they please do an ultrasound because I was going to be a basketcase. She said of course. So if they won't do one, I'd insist or find another doctor. I should also add that they said they normally like to see you around 8-9 weeks but I decided since I was seeing the RE for an ultrasound close to 8 weeks that I'd just wait. Now I'm wishing I'd asked for sooner!
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Registered: 01-07-2007
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:05am
i will have to try and ask them i would also like them to check to see if its twins or not because i just have a feeling and i was reading if you can feel them move it could possibly be two and i have felt movement for a couple of days now and im only 6 weeks 3 days i have had four other babys so i know what move ment feels like
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