First Dr. Visit ?

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Registered: 02-27-2011
First Dr. Visit ?
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 4:51pm

I found out I was pregnant on Feb 13th.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 10:04am

Hello and welcome to the board!

It can be so hard to wait for that first "real" prenatal appointment.

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Registered: 03-05-2011
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 6:08pm

My dr usually doesn't want to see patients until at least the 8th week, but from my experience they usually do a blood test and urine test then an u/s in a couple of weeks. I don't know much about your situation, but my 1st pg (which ended in m/c) I waited until almost 11 weeks to see the dr and they were scrambling to get me in, but then that was my 1st pg. This time I went in at almost 6 weeks and they did urine and blood tests then went in a week later for the u/s and to see HB. I'm 38 tho and they wanted to have plenty of time to get the screening u/s done if every thing was ok and it has to be done before 11 weeks. I've heard lots of different protocol depending on the dr, the # of pg's, your risk factor, etc...I would def call and talk to the nurse about your concerns b/c you need to know your questions will be answered and you'll feel comfortable with this dr...HTH :)

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 9:01pm

Thanks for the replies.