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Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I called yesterday to schedule my first doc visit. They didn't schedule me until the middle of my 9th week. Is that okay? --carriem428

Re: I called yesterday to schedule my first doc visit. They didn't schedule me until the middle of my 9th week. Is that okay? --carriem428

The Bump Expert

We typically schedule low risk patients for their first visit at around eight or nine weeks. There are some cases when we recommend women come to the office earlier (when they have a positive pregnancy test), such as if a woman has had recurrent early pregnancy losses or if she needs to be on blood thinners for a known blood clotting disorder.

 

Dr. Ashley Roman

re: Q: First Appointment Timing?

Wow! I was just about to make a post like yours today, because the same thing happened to me. I just found out I am about four weeks along. My doctor did not schedule me for an appt. until my 8th week as well, so it is a huge relief that someone else was in the same situation. Thanks for sharing.

joelleallen |

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Weird that some doctors are different - mine's policy for low-risk 1st prenatal appts are to come in at 6 weeks, but since I have a history of miscarriage, they have me come in as soon as possible after a positive pregnancy test to check my hormones and do an ultrasound. It just drives you crazy not knowing what's going on inside your own body, doesn't it?!

tjhooker22 |

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Well, I guess I am lucky. I am about 4 weeks and my doctor sheduled me for an appointment at 6 weeks. I wish I could go now!

NYbeachbride |

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I have a history of m/c as well. With my last pregnancy, I was scheduled by (a military) doctor to have my first appt at 10 weeks. I misscarried in my mid ninth week. Frustrating.

catydidd29 |

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My OB won't see me until 8 weeks as well. I'm in my 5th week now and it's absolute agony waiting until that appointment! I thought the 1st trimester was supposed to be super important to the baby's development. If nothing else, an earlier appointment would at the very least make us moms feel better..

carmyy |

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I don't have my first appoinment until my 13th week. I'm 8 weeks right now and I though it was a little long to wait but that's the date they gave me. I didn't know it was unusual...

sneufeld |

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I called today to schedule an appointment and she put me in for tomorrow. I am super excited. We have been trying for 8 months now. I am 54 days late and took a test a week ago and it was negative. I took one last night and it was positive. YEAH!

lilgreene |

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My first appt. is going to be at 8 weeks. Although, since I had an early m/c in the past, the dr's office has done a series of beta's and two u/s already and I'm only 6 weeks.

summerbridesara |

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I saw my family doctor who confirmed I was pregnant at 5 weeks but I won't be seeing my OB until the middle of my 9th week. I wish it were sooner, but I guess they know best.

brideon082104 |

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I just found out I'm preggo & they didn't schedule me until my 8th week either! It's killing me waiting that long!

clnew4 |

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so good to hear everyone saying this. I am scheduled for my 8th week as well and I was starting to freak out! Of course I am also totally supersititous so I don't want to tell anyone until I have that Dr. Visit so I am in absolute agony waiting!

MrsTeachNYC |

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I really am lucky, I am about 4 weeks and I got an appointment for today!

candy78 |

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I called as soon as I found out (a day before my missed pd. showed up +!) and they won't see me until 6-8 weeks. I'm going at a litte over 7 weeks. It's killing me too! Best wishes to everyone!

djruss23 |

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I called the doctor and they scheduled me for the next monday, I was only four weeks along... but my next appointment is not until I am 12 weeks... This seems like a long time, especially since I did not even see the doctor at the first appt, I just saw a nurse...

Sarah3716 |

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For those whose Dr.'s took them immediately after a positive test (like Sarah3716), what did your appointment consist of? Mine is today, I know it's with a nurse but other than that I have no idea what to expect!

simikris |

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I'm high risk because of a blood clotting disorder and they are seeing me in the middle of my sixth week. They told me to continue taking my baby aspirin for now.

PrincesseBride |

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mine is today and the nurse said it was to confim pregnancy and that was its

mrs.viv07 |

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I have the same thing happening to me. I am 6 weeks and they didn't schedule me till 9 1/2 weeks. I'm freaking out wondering if everything is ok and I've been so tired and weak I'm hoping it's not my blood sugar or low iron! But I won't know anything until a few more weeks. So frustrating.

MrsTurcz |

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I just found out yesterday that I am not only pregnant but I'm about 7 1/2 weeks! After several negative home tests and a negative test at the free clinic (just this month)...we were starting to worry. My first appt. isn't until the end of the month which will put me at about 11 weeks.

Mein Herzgrund |

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I've been going to the same doctor for about 10 years, so I'm not sure if that makes any difference. He saw me as soon as I called on New Years Eve! I was 5 weeks and I go back at 7 weeks. At the first appointment they did an pelvic exam, pregnancy test, test for some stds (apparently standard procedure) and we had a long talk about what I should expect and the dos and do nots.

Carrie:) |

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I found out earlier this week that I am pregnant. Tomorrow will be 4 weeks. My doctor also wanted to schedule my appointment at 7-8 weeks, but once I reminded her that I had an ecopic in my early 20's, they scheduled my appointment for my 5th week. I am so excited...but I have never had time drag like this in my life. I just want to make sure that this isn't another ectopic...and the waiting is driving me crazy.

DarsyLee |

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I'm so glad I read this thread last night or I would have been really concerned when I called the Dr. this morning and they scheduled me for a month from now. Thanks for sharing!!

heatherjanenyc |

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I called and my doctor schedule me without even asking me how far I thought I was. I'll be 5 weeks when I go. I'm assuming, like most of you who are getting right in to your docs, it will just be the basic exam, and test. We'll see!

vicbabe3 |

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I am going at 9 weeks. It feels like an ETERNITY!!! I called the day after I found out I was pregnant.

lisajoe42404 |

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I will be 11 weeks by the time I get in to the doctor at the end of this month, but my doc said that they want to see you between 8-12 weeks. I started taking prenatals as soon as I found out I was pregnant. It is making me nervous to wait that long though, because I worry that I may be "more pregnant" than I think I am!!

mollyandmarcus |

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I just found out I'm pregnant today and I'm scheduled for an appointment on the 26th (I'll be 6 weeks).

Shan_te_xas |

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Don't be afraid to call your Dr. back and reschedule for earlier. I'm a first-timer and was really nervous and excited about my pregnancy but my Dr. scheduled me for 7 weeks. I just had too many questions and it seemed like an eternity so I called back and bumped it up to my fifth week. A lot of my questions got answered and I felt a little relieved. My real testing is in another 3 weeks but at least I've already seen my Dr!

mcroot |

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Same here. I found out last Thursday(Valentine's Day) that I am pregnant. I called Friday and my appt. is when I am 8 weeks pregnant. My ob-gyn said that they wait 8 weeks so they can do a vaginal ultrasound. I guess we can all wait in agony together!!! Has anyone else taken 5 pregnancy tests to confirm like I have. We have been trying since May so I am still shocked!!!

Stellar1 |

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I've taken 3! We will probably be due around the same time, when did you find out?

andre07 |

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I've also taken several tests since the first positive one! My OB schedules the first appt. at 8-10 wks. unless you have a history of miscarriages or complicated pregnancies. I am dying...I go on Tuesday, thank God!

rkw28 |

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I took 3 HPT (ya i couldn't believe it) over this past weekend and all positive!! Called my Dr. on monday to make an aptt. and the nurse set it up for April 17th!! It feels so far away!!

sharonnmik |

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I am only 2 weeks (I found out I was pregnant from a blood test that I was required to take before I had an MRI) and my dr scheduled me to come in the next day. I don't understand why some doctors want to wait 8 weeks. My dr started me on pre natal vitamins and gave me a blood test to make sure all of my hormone levels were normal. I do not think I could have waited 8 weeks! I am sure that if you asked to come in early, they would accomodate.

mol040707 |

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I am 4 weeks and my first appointment isn't until 10 weeks, although they have me scheduled for an ultrasound at 8 weeks. Seems so long to wait!

jonesmaker |

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I live in CA and have Kaiser as my health care provider -- i was assumign that since they are an HMO and tryo to keep costs down, they wouldnt see me until 11 weeks or something! But I was pleasantly surprised when my OB/GYN recommended that I come in around 6 1/2 to 7 weeks ... but the best date for me turned out to be a couple days shy of 8 weeks. She actually said that they would do an u/s to look for the baby's heartbeat -- is the baby developed enough at that stage to hear??

nancypheng |

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I am so glad that I checked this right before I called. I took 3 HPT's yesturday and called this morning. They scheduled me for 4 weeks from now which will put me between 6-7 weeks.

Christopher and Alicia Nash |

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Tell me about the agony of waiting. I'm more of a high risk as I had an ectopic pregnancy in March. The OB said to make an appointment with her as soon as I found out that I was pregnant. I called last Tuesday and didn't get one until Friday. I guess that only makes me 5 weeks, but it's so hard not knowing. Can't be excited until we know that everything is OK.

Baby Mamma |

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My first appointment isn't until 11 weeks...so some of you guys are lucky to get one so quickly!

mommypam |

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I just found out I was pregnant on Sunday and confirmed it with my doctor's office on tuesday and my obgyn scheduled me in for my first pre-natal visit for three weeks later. What should I ask at my first appointment? This is my first so i am very excited!

npasciuto@gmail.com |

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I called my PCP and got in same day appt. since I also seem to be fighting an upper respiratory infection and then I see the OB the 29th of Sept. which will be the 6th 7th week which I guess is ok

ciiru |

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Larger cities with competition among many OB practices are more likely to schedule you sooner than smaller cities. They want to get you in the door and not "doctor shop" for an earlier appointment. Also, it's not uncommon for a woman to take a test shortly after a missed period, find it positive, only to have her "period" the following week.

princess4341 |

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I had a miscarriage last month and then went to my regular doctor and found out I was pregnant again this month. I went in today to the OB at 9 1/2weeks and they said someone called and canceled my apointment. How does that happen? Anyway now I have to wait till 10 weeks to see my OB.

M&J Denton |

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I just made my first appointment...I think it will be when I am almost 8 weeks along. The doc I was planning on seeing didn't have any available appointments until later, but the nurse midwife in her practice had an appointment in December. I can hardly wait.

Rianals |

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I just have to laugh, Ive never seen so many peple who were excited to go to the doc. I know I will be just as excited when I get a BFP!!Good Luck to all of you!!!

Mel O |

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I had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago and they told me that it's kind of pointless to do an appt before 6-8 weeks because it won't really show up on the ultrasound before then. The reason they want higher risk people to come in sooner is because they can do blood and urine tests to make sure everything is ok and talk to them about possible signs/symptoms of trouble. They did an ultrasound at 7 weeks and didn't find anything (cuz it was ectopic) but she said that it could have just been 4-5 weeks and that's why they didn't see anything.

uvalori85 |

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My first appointment is on Feb 2nd and I'll be 8weeks. Can't wait

Nurse White |

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Mine has me come in for a "consultation" and then they do a u/s around 8 weeks. Not to be negative or anything, but in reality, if there's a problem that early in the pregnancy, miscarriage is almost unstoppable. If it's going to happen, it will, regardless of whether or not the OB has you come in. I had a miscarriage 3 days after I had an ultrasound (fetus was too small to see heartbeat)

Skle1978 |

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I can't wait to go to my Dr. appt which is scheduled in my 8th week as well. I totally thought they'd have me come in next week to do their own test. The nurse said they could do a blood test if I wanted to come in earlier. I've woken up the past few days feeling a little nauseous and especially after taking my pre-natal vitamin. I'm just hoping that I don't have a lot of sickness becuase I know that will just drain me.

aggmvr |

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I just had my first appointment and I am only 5 weeks. I have another appointment in 3 weeks for ultrasound! It will be so exciting.

paulinapala |

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I got POSITIVE

floridabride07 |

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I got POSITIVE results today after 17 consecutive days of high temps. As happy as we are, my DH wants the results to be confirmed by the doctor before we tell our parents. I am calling my doctor today and hopefully they can schedule my appt soon.

floridabride07 |

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Well I guess I will find out tomorrow if I can come in this week...If not, I will just wait.

talie111 |

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I just found out after 3 + tests! Called my doctor yesterday and am not scheduled til May 7th. I'll be about 9 weeks then... It's hard because after a year of ttc, I am so used to seeing negative test results that it's hard to believe. I wish I could go to the doctor sooner.

angg83 |

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How much of a miscarriage history warrants an earlier appointment? My husband and I were absolutely crushed 2 years ago when we found out we were pregnant, only for me to miscarry a week before my first doctor's appointment. I am paranoid that that will happen again. I want more than just my HPT ... I will feel soo much better when I can go to the doctor and see the little walnut on the ultrasound screen ...

obxcake |

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Well both my future sister and law and I just found out we are pregnant. We tried to make pre-natal appointments. They told us the doctor won't see us till we are both 10-12 weeks. I am slightly concerned because it seems so far away! What if something is wrong?

echodesire |

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I'm so excited, I go to the Dr today! I never thought I would be so excited, but I have taken 4 HPT and gotten 4 BFP, and will still not believe it until the Dr gives me a blood test!

princessjebbie |

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I am so happy that this site is here. This is my first posting. I just found out that I am four weeks in and the doctor won't give me an appointment. I couldn't believe it! I scheduled one for six weeks so now I just have to wait.Question though - Mother's Day is Sunday. We thought it would be the perfect time to tell our parents. This is our first pregnancy and if something happens to go wrong, I think I'd want for them to know. What do you guys think? Too soon or the perfect holiday to share our news?

funsunnotsomuch |

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To funsunnotsomuch - This is my first post too, i think i'm 5 weeks along. My first appointment is scheduled for 8 weeks. I am telling my parents before my first appointment, because i know they will be excited (especially because we recently had a loss in our family and we need some good news). Plus, if something goes wrong, i know they will be there to support me. We're waiting until 12 weeks to tell the extended family and our friends, and i trust my parents to keep the lid on it. You can just do what's right for you! I hope this helps.

ella.mabel |

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Thanks Ella.Mabel! We are going to tell our parents, my grandmother and my sister (since they're all coming over for Mother's Day together). Other than that, we'll probably wait. It's nice to hear from someone who's at the same point as us!

funsunnotsomuch |

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My confirmation appt. is tomorrow. I took 2 tests yesterday that were positive after suspecting and having symptoms for about a week. So I'm ready to get started!

Young2Be |

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The women's clinic at the base where my husband is stationed wont schedule your first appointment until you are TWELVE weeks. It drives me nuts. The last time I had a miscarriage, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to schedule for earlier this time.

HNMcNamara |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I was happy that when I called the doctor they scheduled me for the first available appointment with no question as to how far along I might be. I did appreciate that. They do a quick test (another urine) and look to see that the uterus is enlarged and then scheduled me to come back in 3 weeks with my husband. I'm about 7 wks. now. Because there are things such as ectopic pregnancies, I appreciated that there was a need to confirm that my pregnancy was actually in the uterus as I've known of at least one instance of a tubular pregnancy.

ksorota |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I went to the doctor when I was around (what the drs thinks) was 5 weeks. They did an internal sonogram (does not hurt for those who haven't had) and they confirmed the pregnancy was normal, in uterus and saw the yolk. I go back in 2 weeks for another sonogram. I am super excited, hoping to see the hear beat!

DUDMA01 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I just found I was pregnant this morning via hpt... I called the docs office to see when I could get it... I go tomorrow for them to confirm a positive test... and then dont get to have a first prenatal until 8 weeks. Only 3 weeks to go...

DFZ21 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I work for an ob office and we schedule the first appt from 8-10 weeks and the second from 10-12. The first one is with the nurse to take down complete health history of the mother and father and to do preliminary blood work. The next one is with the provider to do the physical/ultrasound and they wait that long to insure that they get a good view of the baby to estimate a due date. Patients can come in sooner if they have any issues such as history of early miscarriage, genetic problems or unsure dates. Even knowing why our office does this I am 4 weeks along right now and cannot wait till my first appointment-so nerve racking!!

ebrowneyes82 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I just had my first visit to day and I am only 6 weeks. I don't think I could of waited till 8 or 9 weeks!!!

teddybear430 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I was told that the doctor has to be able to actually see something in your tummy... that's why they make you wait... I just can't help but be excited and want to know what's doing on with our baby!!!

karebear0714 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I called to set up and OB appointment and im not scheduled for my first appointment until my 13th week. Is that okay??

amklamer |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

Me too!! I am 5 weeks and 4 days and was scheduled for 8/25 which will make me 9 wks and 5 days. It is such a long time to wait, but we should be able to see more at our first visit. Good luck! H &H!

mnhtnbride |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am 4 weeks along and they wanted to schedule me for next Monday, but I said isn't that too early? and they scheduled it for the week later so I will be 6 weeks. I guess it just depends on your doctor. They also said it would take about an hour because of paper work and i guess a pap smear?

afriscia |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

Same here! I am 5 weeks along now and was given an appointment one day before the 7 week mark. I was told that there was nothing they could do for me this early on and that all they would do is give me a test to confirm which I already took. I just want to see the speck on the sonogram!!

JerseyGirl82 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

Just found out I'm pregnant this morning!!! And had the same question! Thanks! And blessing to all of you!

srenteria125 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am in the same boat as most of you. I found out this past week that I was pregnant and took 3 tests and they were all positive. I called my doctor's office and they didn't schedule me for a confirmation appointment, they just said I was about 5w2d. My first appointment isn't until Aug. 31 and at that point they said I should be about 10.5 weeks! It is pure agony having to wait such a long time!

kdjensen |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I don't get to see my midwife until 12 weeks! I'm in my 8th week of pregnancy and I'm going crazy! With my last pregnancy I had seen and heard her by 9 weeks. All this waiting this time is making me very anxious!

Jamiesonsgirl |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am four weeks and my doctor's appointment is at exactly eight weeks. I can't wait!

ktsnshn |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out last week I was pregnant with my first baby (this coming Thursday will be my 5th week) My doctor scheduled me for my 6th week. My husband & I can't wait! Its hard waiting two weeks, I couldn't imagine waiting any longer! :)

cijirobinette |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

This is my first time writing and reading all of these posts makes me so excited!! I haven't taken a HPT yet but am almost a week late. I am hesitant to take an HPT because of two early m/c in the past (7 wks. and 4.5 weeks) but I am usually very regular so I am pretty sure I know what the test will say. After a bunch of testing everything came back normal so I am hopeful for this one!!

hoops_chic@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

IMy husband and I just got married June 7tha nd are so excited to be pregnant already! I am at 5 weeks today and my first appointmnet isn't for another two and 1/2 weeks. I'm not very good at waiting so my poor husband will be going crazy from now until April!

edinocco |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My appointment with my first was at 6 weeks. I made my appointment with this one at 7.5 weeks. If they do an early ultrasound you can't see much until about then anyway. With my daughter we got to see her little hearbeat - SO SWEET! I hope that I get an early US with this one too! Keep yourselves busy during the first trim - it is the most BORING!!! :)

Newlyweds716 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

It's our first pregnancy - we found out about 3 weeks ago and I called right away. My first doctor's appointment is today (I'll be seven weeks tomorrow) and I'm really nervous for some reason.

B-lineBride |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and fortunately got into the Dr. this week because I'm high risk b/c of double miscarriage. My miscarriage was a "missed" miscarriage though and my Dr. did the same thing and I was scheduled for 9 weeks.. then they told me they had stopped growing/hearts beating at around 7 and 1/2 weeks or so... - so I will never wait to go in to the Dr. again! That was a terrible experience. Usually if you're worried about it and ask to come in earlier (I tell girlfriends to go by 6 weeks if possible), they'll let you. If you're anxious and worried, that's what I'd recommend!! I could never wait all the way til 8 or 9 weeks again! agony!

Christen & Steve |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I just got a positive PT after 1 day missed period. I called my doctor this morning and i am going tomorrow to confirm. I just hope everything is ok. we got pregnant on the first try!

annierific |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I took a HPT and when it was positive, I scheduled a confirmation appt. I think I'm about 7 weeks and my first prenatal appt is a week from now. I'm so excited!

vnguyen417 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I got a positive PT and also scheduled a confirmation appt. I am 4 weeks and she won't see me until 8 weeks. I am a little worried about waiting so long. Maybe I should have mentioned that I had gastric bypass surgery last year. Do you think that would label me as a 'high risk' pregnancy?

chelitoz |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I got a positive PT yesterday, it was totally unexpected as we were not really TTC. But it's the best "mistake" of my life.. The thing is, we are actually newly engaged,and planning our december 2010 wedding, so i am kinda scared of what his parents will say! They are greek orthodox, and very very old fashioned.. I guess they will tell us to go get married in city hall this christmas, and have the proper wedding december 2010 after the baby is born.. Im so so happy, but at the same time I'm just thinking to myself, whatever happens happens, so i won't call my Dr just yet... I'll wait a few more weeks to see that everything is ok, and then call.. what do u guys think? anyone with similar experience? unplanned pregnancy before wedding??Greek parents?? Good luck to all of you!!!and thanks for sharing

mariakourtzaki |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I'm told that's normal, but speaking of frustrating, listen to this. My doc scheduled me for my 1st appt at 8wks. So after waiting for what felt like forever, the 8week mark finally came and I went in, started filling out paperwork, and about 15 minutes into it the receptionist comes over saying the doctor was on call and got called into the hospital so they had to reschedule me. So now I'm not able to go until 10 weeks. So frustrating.....

BeckyD81 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

i called for my first appointment at 5 weeks they wont schedule me untill 10 weeks and I had a high risk pregnancy last year where i went into labor at 5 months but the doctor still refused to see me before 10 weeks even after i explained to the nurse and the receptionist about my first pregnancy should i call around to other doctors?

destinleve04 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My Drs. office said they don't usually see you until 8-10 weeks. I don't understand why they only see women that have had miscarriages. It seems like to prevent a miscarriage in the first place they could have the hormone levels checked on all women during the most fragile period of the pregnancy. The Ochsner Clinic where my midwife works now has an online personal account where you can schedule and cancel appointments, get test results, ask your Dr. questions and things like that so I just went ahead and scheduled an appointment for the end of my 6th week. What are they gonna do, tell me to leave cause I'm too early? I hope not.

allib44 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

i am about 8 weeks along, and i found out two weeks ago. its killing me not being able to go yet!!

kathrynelainebowen |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I took a test last week and it came back positive so I guess Im about 5 weeks. I called the doctor today and they said they cant schedule anything until I have waited atleast 45 days from my last cycle. Maybe its just me but I think thats ridiculous. As a first time Mom , I have so many questions and what to do /what not to do concerns. Its killing me to wait another 2 weeks almost!

Prego630 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I'm in my 9th week and I just had my first visit last Friday. It was hard to wait for the first visit, but so worth it! We had an ultra sound and got to hear the baby's heart beat.

erikasanchez8 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out 4 days ago that I was pregnant! I called yesterday, Monday, to schedule my first appointment and they told me I was 5 weeks and they're actually going to see me this coming Friday! I'm so excited! I did mention to the receptionist that everywhere I've read actually says 8-10 weeks for the first appointment & she told me that they're office policy was 6-8 weeks. So I guess it really depends on the doctor's office.

g_lamont333@yahoo.com |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out that I am pregnant on Sunday. I assume that I am 4 weeks and they are going to see me in 2 weeks. They were willing to see my next week but my hubby will be out of town and he wants to go. I can't wait to go! I'm sorry that some of you ladies have to wait longer, boo!

LLHartz |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I just found out on Friday that I am pregnant, and I have an appointment for tomorrow. So, I hope it's not to early? I told her I was about 4 weeks and they said no problem. Question: I've been a little crampy today is that normal you thing?

mansured |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I'm 8 weeks with my first pregnancy and my OB won't see me for the first time until after my first trimester. I think this is ridiculous. I have been cramping in the evenings as well. Everything I read attributes this to the uterus changing and growing.

mbr_jn |

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I agree, waiting for an appointment when you have no clue why your body aches and things are chaning is dreadful! I found out at 4 weeks, and my appointment is finally this Friday, 9 weeks!!! The wait was just agony! Hang in there ladies!

hhaberman |

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Argggg..... my first OB appt. was supposed to be yesterday. I took a few home tests with positive results a month ago. We were so excited b/c we are waiting to tell people until after we see the doc and literally 2 minutes after checking in, my doc got called out to deliver a baby. Granted, if it were me in labor, I would want my doc to drop everything too, but now I have to wait until next Thursday. My guess- I'll be about 10 wks by then! I have so many questions too... damn headaches!

herabeauty |

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I just took 3 HPT today and all were positive! I immediately called my friend for a referral to her doctor and called about making an appointment. They're getting me in tomorrow afternoon. Oh man I couldn't imagine waiting! I have so many questions and even though I took 3 tests it'll be good to hear it from the Dr. I guess maybe the person who said a big city office will get you in faster was right, because I live in Chicago.

punktif3 |

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i found out i was pregnant about 4 weeks ago and have my first appointment next friday. the wait is horrible, but i guess they know what they are doing.

juliethomas_1 |

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How old is everyone?? Found out Monday I was pregnant with our first child and thought because I'm 36 I would get in earlier, but my appt isn't until Sept 11th. I think I'm about 4wks.

Tlucey |

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I guess I am one of the lucky ones. My Dr. saw me last week and I am 5 weeks pregnant now.

Mrs. Chung |

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Hi, i am 5 weeks and high risk, becuase of my age 41, My Doctor won't see me until 10 weeks, this is normal as i am told by my doctor's office and my high risk Doctor

Boricuabella067 |

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Girls, girls, girls, relax. All they do at the first appt. is ask a bunch of questions, take your weight and if you're lucky, you can hear the baby's heart beat, but you can't do that until at least 8 weeks. You don't get a sonogram until usually 20, so it would be pointless to even come in before 8 weeks. If you have a history of miscarriage, there's really nothing they can do about it. It's not like they can take a baby that's smaller than the size of a bean and put it in the nicu. so just, relax...you'll wish you did once the little buggar is out.

kcolquitt@gmail.com |

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I am in my 9th week and I didn't know i was pregnant until last week. I do not have insurance until October so I think I have to wait! But, i plan on calling the clinic to set up that appointment soon. Consider yourself lucky!

colorful613 |

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My doctor likes to see his between 6 to 8 weeks.I am about 6 weeks and I am going this Fri.

mouille |

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My RE has scheduled me for an ultrasound in my 5th week. I've miscarried the last 3 and recently had a tube removed so they are keeping a much closer eye on me.

caber5 |

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I found out I was pregnant at 4weeks. I am a low risk pregnancy but my Dr still schedule to see me this early in my pregnancy. I go back in for an ultrasound in my 6th week. I am glad I was able to see the dr so early to ensure everything is off to a smooth start an get all the intial questions and lab tests out of the way!

ritajones |

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I'm a high risk pregnancy and my neurologist just referred me to a new OB. I called today and they are calling me back within 48 hours to schedule my appointment. I thought that was really odd, but since it's my first pregnancy and I'm epileptic, I'm not sure what to expect.

honizukle@mac.com |

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I am 5 weeks and my doctor scheduled my 1st appointment for my 8th week, they say it's so they can see the baby. I am extremely anxious and excited, I don't wanna wait so long, but i guess it's best.

TASHA'S A MOMMA |

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with my first pregnacy I didnt even go until I was 11 weeks. This time I went when I was 6 weeks just because I wanted to confirm I was pregnant instead of going by home pregnancy tests.

bjchessor |

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This is my first pregnancy and my appointment was scheduled for 6 weeks. My husband is a physician and he said they will likely ask me back 2-3 weeks later for an ultrasound.

Ashleighl |

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Wow I am so glad I am not alone. Mine isn't scheduled till 21 of September. I will be 8.5 weeks pregnant by then. I couldn't believe they scheduled it so far away, especially since I have had a prior miscarriage. I find that to be strange. I wish all you ladies the best, and the happiest and healthiest pregnancies.

rachelblank |

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I was to have a yearly physical two weeks ago, until I had a positive hpt. Still went into my regular doc's for confirmation. First appt. with OB until 11 1/2 weeks.

eringilding@yahoo.com |

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I found out I was pregnant July 22, and I have my first appointment Tuesday, Sept. 1. I will be 10 and a half weeks. At my doctor's office, they don't schedule you until you are almost in your 2nd trimester, since most miscarraiges happen within the 1st trimester. But I have already had an ultrasound (my sister does them at my doctor's office, and she snuck me in at 8 weeks so we could hear the heart beat)!!

mommy2be0310 |

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all your responses are great! i just took 2 hpt's yesterday afternoon and was shocked to see them +! i hope to call a few diff obgyn's and even my pcp tomorrow just to get a confirmation via blood test. it's hard to really think this may be true. i'm trying to 'relax' but i've been up since 330am so i don't know how that's going. :P congrat's to you all!!!!

lairac |

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I found out that I was pregnant on a Friday and when I called on Monday they got me in for the next morning.

Colee24 |

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You guys are going a lil bit crazy. You find out you are pregnant, they see you and evaluate your health and give you vitamins. You have four weeks to take vitamins, relax, read about babies and write down any questions you may have. A month later you see the doc again. Get checked, ask questions and if everything is great you have 4 more weeks to relax and research. Just make sure you have your shower before 8 and a half months because at that time you see the doctor every week and that is, in my opinion, a pain (only because I drag my 2 kids everywhere, up stairs, or in the elevator, than in the bathroom to pee in the cup with me, than while they are going crazy I try to rush my appointment along so I can go, lol) Mommy of two and expecting (A 3 yr old and 7 month old).

amieeandree |

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I just took 3 digital pregnancy tests and all were positive. Called my OB and they don't schedule first apt until 9 weeks so I have to wait until October. I am so excited but dont wanna tell anyone until then and it's killing me.

scomfort78_98 |

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i found out i was pregnant at around four weeks and didnt go to the doctor to confirm it until five weeks and my appointment was made for a day before my eight week mark, it drove me crazy because this is my first child and i dont know what im doing even though ive read a couple books.

Dannyswifey10 |

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im waiting till the 18th to take a hpt. i have an appt with a GYN for the first time in my life on oct 12 but that was made before i knew i might be pregnant and now my bf and i are waiting to see. we werent ttc but not trying not to either lol GL everyone hope it all goes well

Ourlife2live |

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I guess I'm very lucky. I go to a specialty office that handles only pregnancy and they had me come in at 5 weeks. I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks and my second is next week at 9 weeks. I also found out I already have gestational diabetes s I'm very glad they didn't make me wait to come it like your dr is. I would be calling around and finding a different doctor if I was you.

kicatai1 |

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I'm pregnant with our 6th! Hooray! We've had to use Clomid for almost a year, so I'm calling my OB with the good news right away. Even if she doesn't want to see me until I'm farther along, I will still ask her to call in a prescription for those tasty prenatal vitamins. I usually become anemic during pregnancy, so I want to beef up on the iron and all that other good stuff. For you newbies, hang in there and enjoy every second. Pregnancy is an absolute wonder!

emmaagnes |

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I just found out on Sunday that we are expecting. I'm guessing I'm only 2 or 3 weeks along. I called to schedule an appointment....but my Dr. is on Education leave (whatever that is?) anyways I'm going in next week for a "comfirmation blood test" I guess they are going to tell me all over again what 3 home pregnanacy test already revealed....LOL.

nickiaking |

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It is completely normal. My dr didn't want to see me until 8 wks. There is just so many things that can go wrong in the first few weeks, I guess.

TatuMommi |

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i think as long as you're seen by your 13th wk of pregnancy everything is ok, really if your hormones are low and will cause a m/c they cant really stop that by giving you hormones to balance it out. you have to take progestrine from the get go after the + pt if you have low levels. my dr sees her pts around the 10th week, every dr is different. due to a busy schedlue at my office i wont be going in till 11 wks. but im ok with it! it seems to make the remaining 9 mo go by faster if you go in later, plus if you get an early u/s all there is in the screen is a kidney bean, doesnt even look like a baby.. but by ten wks when we went in with our first he was a gummy bear wiggling around:) it was so cute i immediately connected with the gummy bear, i personally feel it would have been harder to bond with it if it were a kidney bean. good luck to all you ladies! and dont stress it will make time tick by slower:)

maggie515 |

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I went to see my PC at 4-5 weeks for a confirmation. My OB didn't schedule me to come in until 12 weeks - its a little scary, but I am just counting down 10/8 when i get to go in!!! It just doesn't feel real right now, so I hope once we have the U/S that it will - then I can start baby shopping too :)

Triciaburgeson |

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I was freaking out today. I am going on six weeks this Wednesday, and I called today to schedule my first obgyn appointment. She can't see me until November 11th! I'll be about 13 weeks by then. I'm wondering if I should call back.

fsulisa |

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I just found out I was pregnant on Friday. I called my MD and they scheduled me for a prenatal class at 7 weeks and then I schedule my first appt. at 10weeks. It seems to depend on your MD and their policies. I wish I could go in sooner! Patience is a virtue I guess!

hola720 |

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I found out I was pregnant last week and when I called the OB she said that they won't see me till I am 10 weeks along. I am only 5 weeks! I am going to lose a lot of sleep worrying about everything that could go wrong.

kkschev |

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I have my first appointment at the end of 8 weeks but even that one is only with the nurse to collect a comprehensive history on me I guess. I don't have my first "real" doctor appointment with ultrasound until 2.5 weeks after that. I hate the waiting.

kltrudel |

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I also hate waiting until the 8th week to be seen. I also am seen by military doctors and it's so frustrating to wait for appointments. My 8 week appointment is scheduled for next week but that will just be for blood work and the initial nurses questions. I won't have my first provider visit until my 11th week at the end of Oct. So frustrating to wait and wait sometimes I swear these doctors have never been pregnant!

michelledefil |

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When I was pregnant with my first, I was told to come in within the week; than I moved. The new OB/GYN said 8 weeks and thought that was crazy, but I guess it comes down to the doctor and your history.

ciliansky |

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I am 11 weeks along and I am going to have my fist doctors visit on Sept 30th.

ginnypurtee420 |

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i have had 3 healthy pregnancies (for most part), but all my appointments were within the first 4-6 weeks. Last time I was pregnant I had a different OBGYN, who didn't want to see me right away, I ended up miscarrying right around 12 week and never even had a chance to see a doctor. It was awful! i am now pregnant again (about4-5weeks) and I have took it upon myself to schedule an early appointment including an ultrasound. The office was trying to convince me to wait, but I refused. I am too worried about miscarrying again. i say do what you think feels right, I you think you need to see a doctor asap, just schedule and go, it's not like they wont see you.

mashka77 |

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My Dr. does not generally schedule appts until the 10th week, but because I had a MC at almost 13 weeks, they are going to see me at 8 weeks. I am still very guarded and want to make sure everything is good, but I realize that before 8 weeks there is not a whole lot to see. I am 6-7 weeks right now

missybee77 |

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Wow. I'm high risk and my doctor won't even see me until I'm 10 weeks. Its really upsetting because I've never seen this doctor before. I had a different doctor when I had my two girls before.

LizaAnne2 |

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I am pregnant with my third child and have used the same ob each time. She does not like to see patients until they are 10-12 weeks. Mainly because it is not until then that your baby's heart beat can be heard with a doppler. Yes it is very hard to wait. But I don't think there is a whole lot they can do before that. I met with the nurse today and did all the blood tests. I get to have an ultrasound on Monday, but only because I'm not sure of how far along I am. From my understanding, if you are pretty sure of the date of your last cycle, they usually wait until 10-12 weeks to much of anything.

Havhope2 |

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I'm not seeing my doctor until I'm at 8 weeks, but right when I found out I was pregnant (at 4 weeks) she ordered a round of blood tests so that she could at least see my hormone and progesterone levels. As far as what to do those first few weeks before your first appointment, there are many books to read about healthy foods to eat and vitamins to take, pretty much all you can do.

nyssie |

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I think part of it is so that they dont worry a first time mom. Most of the time they cant find a heart beat until 9 or 10 weeks. I am going next week for mine. I will be 4 weeks 4 days. I also have had this doctor for both my other pregnancies and had high risk ones. I didnt see her until 10 weeks with my first.

smitley112487 |

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My doctor scheduled my appointment during my 11th week. I just think its a little ridiculous

lschellhorn08 |

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When I first found out I was pregnant my OB didn't want to see me until 8-12 weeks. Since this was going to be a new doctor for me (is not my gyn) I went to my primary care doctor and at least started some prenatal vitamins.

CourtneyB25 |

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I am 23 weeks now, but when I first found out they didn't want to schedule me until week 8 also. I said that I wanted to get in before then to interview the dr. and to ensure I was getting the right pre-natel vitamins in the mean time and they scheduled me in the very next day.

Little Lulu |

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My Doctor Saw me around my 4th or 5th week. I am so glad he saw me that early. It has helped me with anxiety over the baby. at my eighth week to see a sonogram. I am so excited!

nellie-bean |

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I am 4 weeks along and called my ob/gyn yesterday to make an appointment and I don't have to come in until my 8th week. I was kind of disappointed as I was so excited to get the ball rolling - but my friends tell me that most doctors will schedule for the 8th week unless you're high risk.

suzy3223 |

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In my hometown, they don't schedule an appointment until the 10-12 week mark. I will be seeing my midwife for the first time next week and I will be 12 weeks along by then!

geidsness |

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I was told not to come in until 12 weeks, so that is what I am doing.

krishonduras |

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Glad to here I am not the only one scheduled to come in at 12 weeks, if they can see more anyways by then I think it will be worth the wait!

harper14 |

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My first visit isn't until Dec. 2, which puts me at 11 weeks. That seems like such a long time to wait! I talked with my school nurse and she said it was okay for my appt to be that late since OB's have such full caseloads, but I hate waiting that long!!!

ErinC05 |

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I was having trouble getting pregnant and just found out we have a little one on board! I called my OB as soon as I found out and they scheduled me to meet with him the following week which puts me at 7 weeks.

johnzgal24@aol.com |

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My dr. for my two older children didn't schedule me until 8 weeks bc they want you to miss two periods first but with this pregnacy, Complete different state, the scheduled me for there first available and i will be 5 weeks 5days

soares_4+1 |

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My family doctor confirmed the pregnancy at 4 weeks and my first OB appointment is at 6 weeks. Can't wait for it!

MrsBossHog |

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i had a m/c 5 months ago & they still waited until 8 weeks to see me. I have my apt. this afternoon :)

lostnluv01 |

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I had two possitive test 2-3 days before my missed period. When I called the day after I found out, my PCP had me come in to have a blood test to confirm. When she confirmed I thought I would get an OB appointment fast, but I also had to wait till my 8th week. I thought I would go crazy waiting, but it has gone by so fast. Now my appointment is in 2 days and I am excited... But a little worried. All these stories about M/C makes me scared to go in for my u/s, I don't want them to tell me I m/c. I have been told that I would know if I did, but I havn't gotten sick at all and that worries me.

Qfam888 |

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I just got positive test resuilts for three days in a row. I haven't had my period since the beginning of Sept. but I had taken a couple tests in early Oct. and got negative results. I am going to call my PCP Monday. I am dying to know how far along I am!! This is my first...is anyone else really tired?

Amanda |

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I am 8 weeks now and don't have my first OB appt until Nov 17th! I will be in my 11th week then! And I am high risk. Weird... but I can't do anything to speed it up. I have my 8wk US this week and will just have to sit tight and wait.

sk8ingrn |

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We found out last week we were 4-5 weeks and the dr. scheduled us for the first visit in 2 weeks.

jkj1995 |

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We just found out that we are PG over the weekend. lol now I know why they well tests in two packs! Haven't called the Dr yet, prob will this week. According to my dates we are about 6 weeks. We weren't trying and were incautious only once, talk about odds! :)

pb7j |

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its totally okay i was feeling the same things as you guys becasue im only going to be 5 weeks and the doctor sch. me for the middle of my 8th week at first i was scared but i spoken to a few people at my job ( i work in a hospital) and they told me tahts routine beacuse teh baby is so smal theres really nothing to be done they can't even hear the heartbeat..but in the mean time i did buy some pre-natal vitmans to start taking, like that my baby gets a head start you should do that too.

blustar8626@aol.com |

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I'm now 7 weeks and my first appointment is at 21 weeks...Is that normal?!

ejmarschall |

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I have 2 boys (11 and 9 years old) and just found out I am prego once again(5 weeks). I called my OB to schedule my first doc's appt and they did not schedule me in until my 8th week. I have not been prego in so long and it feels like I am starting all over again. I do not know what to expect! Good to hear I'm not alone! =)

GatitaPato |

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I just called my doctor's office to schedule an appointment and their policy is to schedule the 1st visit between 9-13 weeks. My husband and I are very anxious plus we wanted to wait after the 1st exam to tell our parents, but the appointment is soooo far away it's going to be too hard to wait!! I guess every doctor's office is different, but it sure is aggravating having to wait in suspense!!! Good luck to all!!! :-)

Linkol |

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If everything seems normal then that should be no problem. My doctor said they typically wait until after 6 weeks because you can't always hear the heartbeat before then...but they schedule patients as early as 4 weeks--depending on the patient's preference. I have my fist apt in two days, i will be 6 1/2 weeks...and honestly i couldn't have waited any longer!

NewPreggers |

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i got my positive on oct 29 at 4 weeks the doc got to see me yesterday nov 2 im 4 wk 5days. they just comfirmed with another test and sceduled me for my 9 wk with ultrasound and blood work

butterflykiss07 |

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I think thats what they do now if your not having any bad side effects. I called when i was four weeks on 10/02 and i finally had my history visit ,which is really your first visit last week,and now my first offical appt is on nov 11 and ill be 11 weeks?? But i guess we just have to be patient

mishalou34 |

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my first appointment isn't until december 8th. I am going to be 4 weeks soon. My dr. said that 8 weeks is normal for the first dr visit bc there can still be a chance of miscarring. I'm not so excited to wait either. oh well- i did find out really early and i 'm just going to take it one day at a time!

popstar1 |

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I am happy that I am not the only mom worried about not seeing the OB sooner. This is my third child and I'm still nervous about the time in between.

Alexandragn26 |

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this is my first so i am anxious to go in but they scheduled me 18 days after i called, doesnt seem that long but my husband and i are so excited! i guess it makes sense though. =)

boogie21 |

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My doctor got overly excited and did a vaginal ultrasound on me at only six weeks. It scared me to death beacuse all that could be seen was the 'sac.' So, just stick out the wait until you are at least 8 weeks so that this kind of thing doesn't happen. It will make you feel worse and think about all of the worst-case scenerios if you don't see a baby during your ultrasound.

tnpenpal |

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So good to hear that I'm not the only one sitting around, waiting and waiting! We just found out that I'm preggo on Thursday the 5th {took a test because I was 3 days late!} The girl at my OBGYN office didn't even say "Congratulations" when I said I was pregnant, which kind of rubbed me the wrong way. :( She booked me for 8 weeks... didn't give me any advice or anything, just "See you then." Thank goodness I know to take prenatals, eat healthy, etc. :o)

0danielle0 |

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I had a miscarriage in July and found out I was pregnant again in October so I mentioned it to my doctor and I kept expressing my concern about the miscarriage that they had me come early for the blood tests and pelvic exam. If you bug them enough you can get away with some things...

Daisy Sustaita |

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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant (I took a home test the day after my missed period), I called my doctor and got an appointment in my 6th week. I'm going tomorrow and I can't wait!

poldon72 |

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That's when I first went in. All that was done was a pelvic exam.

adelepickle |

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I found out last night that I was prego for the second time. I had a miscarriage abt three yrs ago. I called this morning and I have a appt already for tomorrow morning. I am so relieved they could get me in this early!

Olie1111 |

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Yes that is perfectly normal. At my office they suggest between 8 and 10 weeks. Mine is scheduled for 10 weeks and 3 days.

jamielusmith |

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I got the same thing. 8 weeks. I'm 5 weeks 3 to go!

LECLAIR81 |

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I tested postive over the weekend, and just scheduled my appt. It is for Jan 4... That seems so long. We were going to wait until the first appt. before we told anyone (except for parents), but I don't know that we can wait through seeing everyone at Christmas!

thepages |

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Mine is 10 weeks. And I freaked out--I thought I needed to see him sooner.

h2babe |

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I called my doctor this morning to schedule an appt. because of my BFP. They asked me if I could come in for blood work. Two hours later my doctor called and gave me the good news. Next he asked me to come back in two weeks.

braylei |

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That is fine I first took my pregnancy test on the 8th and it was positive x2. I went the next day where I had my abortions done at and they did an ultrasound it was about 3 weeks. It really depends on who your going with.

tequellac@gmail.com |

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I just found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks from my family doctor. I called the OB and they said they want to see people when they are in there 6th - 10th week. I asked to be scheduled as soon as possible and I they got me in during my 6th week. Just ask to be scheduled sooner. I'm sure they will accomdate you.

ewycoff |

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Kinda freaking out, almost 4 weeks now. Have to wait until week 7!!! I want to go now! Its not going to feel real until I get to see the doc!!!

Sk8gurl06 |

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i just found out two weeks ago that i'm pregnant, and i called my ob and my appt. is next month the 17, everybody tell that okay.

leah moulton |

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I just got my appt. changed from Jan. 4th (I would be about 11-12 weeks) to Dec. 16th (8-9 weeks). I feel so much better already knowing I wont have to think about it during Christmas.

thepages |

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My first appt is about 8 weeks (Dec 15). I can't wait to go!

hladawn |

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Day before Thanksgiving I took 3 tests, all positive and on Thanksgiving took 1 that was positive. Called my gyno(she is also OB) and they don't need to see me until Dec 29 (that is 10 weeks!). I wish I could go in sooner! I thought they would want to do blood work to confirm, but she said positive means positive and there is no need... Can't wait until the first appt, wish we could go BEFORE Christmas though! haha!

Caryssa8 |

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My OB scheduled me for 10 weeks, but I made an appt with my regular doctor to get a confirmation on the pregnancy and just to ask some basic questions!

kristin.smee |

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I found out I was pregnant right before Thanksgiving as well (right now I'm 5 weeks). My first appointment isn't until Dec. 22 (8 weeks) with a nurse and then my second appointment is January 8th (end of 10 weeks) with my OB. It is definitely frustrating having to wait that long, particularly when very critical development will have (hopefully) occurred by that point.

glenandnatalie |

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I am 6 weeks, I had my first OB appointment yesterday and I am to return in 2 weeks, with an ultrasound scheduled for teh 22nd. I have chronic high blood pressure so I am considered high risk. With my previous pregnancies were normal so I didn't go til 10 weeks. I guess it all depends on the mom to be . :)

TammyLynn75 |

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when i called to make my first OB appointment they set it up for 12 weeks so it would be easyer to hear the heart beat for the first time

newmommie01 |

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I called today about my second pregnancy. I have never had any problems and I wont have my first appointment until I am weeks!

lorinreve |

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I didn't get an appt. until Dec 14 after deciding not to pay over $3000 I'm going to a university medical plaza but I will be 12 or 13 weeks my best guess. I just hope we are both healthy since it's been so long. I grateful to be getting seen finally but am also scared.

kromesparkplug |

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I took a test Friday night and it came up positive, went to work yesterday and was cramping and spotting. I freaked and went to the ER and they did and ultra sound, everything if great an normal so far, I was even able to hear the baby's heart beat, I was so excited.

JessicaPrettyman |

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I took a pregnancy test Last Monday night and called my OBGYN on Tuesday saying that I had 2 +hpts. I cam in the same day for a confirmation blood draw. They called me the next day saying that I was indeed pregnant, but I was really early. So I came back in the office today for another blood draw and they call me with the results tomorrow :). Can't wait. They are making sure that my levels (HCG and progesterone) increase. So anxious and nervous... but excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

cutelilthang8605 |

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My OB said that they like to wait until between the 10th and 13th weeks. I found out I was pregnant on Nov 14th and my first appt is Dec 16!! I'm so excited!! Its almost here.

JCaldwell0331 |

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My first pregnancy I didn't get a positve on the test until we went to the doctors office. I was already 13 weeks! All of my tests at home said negative but my period was late. I was able to get in right away that time. This time I am about 6.5 weeks and might have to wait another week and a half to see the doc. It seems like they should want to see you right away so that you can know what's going on and make sure that you're as far along as you think!!

funnelcake_fashion |

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My first U/S is on the 21st! They scheduled it for 8 weeks, but according to the online due date calculator, it will be 9 weeks. I guess we'll have to see. I feel like i've been waiting forever for this apointment. I made it a week after I got my positive tests. They brought me in the day I called for the confirmation blood test.

minigirl4905 |

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I called right after I got a positive home test about two weeks ago. My ob does not see patients until 10 weeks. Then last week I got a call that she wont be in the office so it has been bumped back another week!!! I ended up taking another test last week just to be sure since I have very little symptoms. (Make that 6 home tests total!!!) I will feel like this is real once I get the official word from the doc!

jbrilliant |

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I took 3 home tests over the weekend and am scheduled to see my PCP on Wednesday to confirm. I have an appointment with the OB on January 8. I think I'm about 5 weeks right now so that'd bring me to right around 9 weeks...I've never been pg and was not expecting to be pg so I don't really know anything at all!!! Surprise!

PrincssGS |

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I had my first appointment mid-way through my 9th week of pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant in the 6th week and was also surprised that they didn't want to see me right away to at minimal confirm I was actually pregnant (probably didn't need to though since I did 4 home tests myself just to be sure!). They told me first appt. between 6 - 10 weeks is normal. It was a long appt. with lots of paperwork and lots of focus on me and my health rather than the baby necessarily. Gave blood, urine and got the H1N1 vaccination. 4 days later (today) I had my first ultrasound to confirm how far along I was and to see and hear the baby's heartbeat - according to the ultrasound technician's measurements I'm actually 8 weeks and 5 days along. They gave us pictures of our little blob to take away also. Me and Hubby thought it was pretty cool all around.

Sandgroper74 |

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I guess I feel pretty lucky. My doctor saw me today at 4 weeks. Once my levels come back high enough he said I can schedule the ultrasound which may be next week!! So exciting!!!

jeh719 |

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I just went in at around five and half, six weeks, and all it did was freak me out. The u/s tech said there should be a heartbeat. Everything else looked great but they want me to come back in a week for another u/s to check viability. This is our first pregnancy and we've been trying for a long time. I wouldn't recommend going before week eight. That's what I've been told by everyone. It's only served to scare me when I have had no symptoms of anything but a healthy pregnancy.

bralynne |

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I called my doctor the day after a positive home test. They saw me the same day. My 1st actual appointment is not until about 8 weeks. My doctor told me that before that they cannot really detect the heart beat, which is why they wait. It is pure agony because we are not telling until after the appointment and ultrasound. The first appointment was just to confirm. My first actual visit will be a more thorough physical. This is my second pregnancy so this really did not suprise me.

snbruder |

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As soon as I got a positive (or 3!) pregnancy test at home, my doctor ordered a script for a blood test to confirm. When that came back positive as well, I was scheduled for an initial appointment, in my 6th week, with the OB nurse practictioner to go over medical history. They also scheduled me to see the dr. in my 11th week. I hope they a least do an exam at my firs appt.!! My husband and I will be in major agony if we have to wait until week 11 to be sure all is well thus far!

jakenik |

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my first app isn't until a few days into my 12th week. and i wont be getting an u/s that day, i hope i hear the heart beat.

Tassie06 |

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I am only 3 weeks and my dr is already going to see me.

evadizzle |

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I just found out on monday that I was pregnant, I called the Dr on tuesday, because I do not get my periods monthly they had me come in on wednesday for a vaginal ultrasound. She was able to see the gestational sac, however it was still to early to see the fetal pole. I will go back in 3 weeks to have it done again. If you have never had an ultrasound this way, there is slight discomfort. It felt like bad cramps, and took about 30 minutes. If it hadn't been for my irregular cramps, my Dr appt would not have been until the second monday in Feb.

amyhalv |

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I found it interesting that my Dr is seeing me later, I had a m/c in Oct at 6w. I am in my 4th week and my 1st appointment is 1/25 so I will be in my 8th week. I CAN"T WAIT!!! LOL

Greenie22 |

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Thank goodness for THE BUMP!!! I had this same issue not seeing my dr till my 8th week so glad to see that its normal!!! Congrats to all the mommy- to- be! Including ME!

rolston |

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Ok - so the waiting is awful! But my dr. scheduled my appointment for yesterday, based on the LMP of 11/4/09 - but i don't have a normal 28 day cycle...so we went for what they tought would be an 8 week ultrasound - only to find out that my math is right and theirs is wrong - I am only showing signs of being just a 6 weeks. So, how about this - the Dr. says, well... we have one of 2 things going on. your math is riht and we should not really be able to see anything or you've already lost the baby and will hav ea miscaarriage soon! Yeah - what a great first appointment that was, after the miscarriage this summer - I am less than impressed. Anyway - we go back if nothing goes wrong before then in antoher 10 days to see what there is to see on ultrasound. Almost makes me wish I had one of those Docs who erred on the side of waiting - then I would be having anxiety issues on top of feeling like CRAP!

hlellis |

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We got a positive home pregnancy test two days ago. My doctor's office scheduled me for the following week. I'll be 6 weeks then, but I recently started taking Bromocriptine to help with infertility issues we've been experiencing. So everyone is a little shocked (and elated) that we got pregnant. Congrats to all the new mommies to be!!

TCBarber2007 |

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I just took a test this morning and got my BFP. I live in a rural community and will have to fly to see my OB. I'm waiting as long as possible (She says 8-12 weeks is good). Most women end up going to the doc more frequently than I will be capable of!

annaleahbeck |

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I got a positive at 3 weeks preggowith my 3rd with early_pregnancy_tests.com and my first appointment is at 8 weeks. I just moved back to CA from Ohio where they won't see you until your 10th week. So it depends on your state and their policy.

onlyyou06 |

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When I found out that I was pregnant I was around 6 weeks along.... They are not getting me in until my 12th week. You gals are all lucky to get in so soon.... I have to wait this long!!

august2010mom |

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You should call and schedule an appointment right after you find out your pregnant.

sjuthe83 |

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My OBGYN wouldn't see me until 10 weeks. Is that normal?

MustangMel |

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My doctors is the same.. I am very newly preggers and my doctor said they wont schedule me for an appointment until I am between 6-8 weeks..so I have a few more weeks!

married2thearmy |

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i tried to get my appointment set up today but doctors and there insurance... by the time you go throw all those lines... i think im in my 6th week so hopefully i can get to see a doctor soon

mikliza24 |

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So i am a physician and 5 weeks pregnant. I totally understand wanting an early US and test and all that and I know totally whats going on but still want to see/know its all ok My first appt is at 11 weeks. I was frustrated but honestly as we advise people in the ED there is not much you can do in the 1st trimester, the lil one is previable which is why they like to make sure you make it through the bulk of the 1st trimester. Also thought 1st trimester is most impt so eat well, take vitamins, stop smoking/drinking/drugs, check meds etc but most importantly dont stress and take care of yourself

creaghb |

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I found out I was pregnant the week of Christmas. Great gift, right?! But my doctor would normally see me at 12 weeks, but I already had an appointment scheduled for January 14 (I'll be starting my 9th week). Luckily, they're changing my regular checkup to a regular OB! I'm so excited! I can't wait to see my little "peanut!"

ShellRaeC43 |

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well i just got my first appt scheduled for next week with the nurse at 7 weeks, and about a week later i have my appt with the dr at 8 weeks. 8 weeks seems to be the average when the actual dr will see you. it has been in both of my pregnancies.

izsmz101 |

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8 wks has been normal for my friends and I as well

jessicafernandes41 |

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I was at first scheduled for the middle of my 9th week for the first appointment due to insurance coverage issues, but once I got that handled I called and asked for an earlier appointment. Now I'll have my first appointment at the end of my 7th week.

Amesbury |

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I just took a test and got our BFP!! I'm talking 30 minutes ago! I'll be calling the dr when the office opens up and let you know what they say for an appt. time frame. This will be our first, keep your fingers crossed for us! I had surgery last August to remove a fybroid tumor frommy uterus and had ovarian drilling done to increase our chances.....aaaahh!! :)

lkaymill |

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My age is 42 and i found out December 28th 2009, that i was three weeks pregnant and i am currently at 6 weeks. My doctor has preformed three blood test including the one they done to confirm the pregnancy. I have yet to be scheduled for my first appointment and they done the third blood test today they sai once they get the results from the test they would call me and set up my appointments. So to be honest, i am not sure exactly what is normal at this time

lynntrahan |

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My first appt. is today and I am 6 weeks. Thought I might be pregnant last Wednesday, took a test Thursday morning and called soon after that. According to the first day of my LMP I was just over 5 weeks when I called to make the appt. They scheduled me for this morning at 9:30. Cross all fingers, pray that I'm not just imagining this!

lkaymill |

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I went in for an unrelated appt last week, and had a negative pregnancy test done at the office. Today I tested again and got a positive, and they scheduled me for an appt day after tomorrow. By my calculations, if my positive test is accurate, I'd be around 3 or 4 weeks. We have been TTC for a year, so here's hoping the positive is correct!

judyyule |

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Well from reading your answers I consider myself lucky, my doctor i seeing me in my 4th week of pregnancy.

myesha00 |

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I found out this last friday that I was prego, and the docs have been rushing me in because I've had bad cramps for 8 days straight now with virtually no relief. They think it could be ectopic or tubal...hopefully not!

heather_akatink |

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I found out on Sunday (the 17th) that I was pregnant...then proceeding to take 3 more tests, including another one today! I am 4 weeks today, but have not called my Dr. yet. From what I hear they will probably not see me for 4 more weeks or so. I have felt a lot of cramps the past few days...has anyone else around 4 weeks?

Britknee30 |

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where i'm from they don't schedule till after your tenth week.explantation,you can't really hear the heartbeat until then,so there is not much they can do.I would rather wait and hear it the first time then stress that something is wrong and get a ultrasound that doesn't really look to well yet

angelnumber8 |

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I am not scheduled until 12-13 weeks and I'm dying (familiar sounding story) to go! I chose a midwife and that doesn't seem to make a difference.

stephkghome |

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I'm 6 weeks and my appointment isn't until i'm 7 weeks. I thought it was a long time away to have an appointment but i see other people are having the same problem with getting in earlier. I began taking over the counter prenatals until my appointment.

rguyer8 |

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I'm 15 weeks along, very soon to be 16. My first appointment isn't until tomorrow, due to insurance complications and such. For some reason when I called my doctor, they didn't scheduled me for a month! It's been such torture having to wait this long. I just want to know everything's ok with my baby. Good luck to all you fellow future mommies! :]

december_twist |

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Me too... Waiting until 7th week =o(

KatzL921 |

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We found out December 18,09 that we are pregnant. i am around 11 weeks now and due to insurance have no idea when I will get an appt. My 1st pregnancy ended in MC and was very hard to go through.I just wanna have peice of mine that my baby is ok.

mississippigirl09 |

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My doctor will see me when I am 8 weeks. I am only 5 now and the wait is killing me. Our last pregnancy ended in a MC around this time so I'm freaking out!!

Vaeshaffer |

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Found out I was pregnant by home test and went to verify at a primary care physician. That was at about 5 weeks. They referred me to an OB, but since my husband is military I have to go to the base hospital. They wont give me my first appt until my 13th week. I am pretty frustrated about that. I would like to hear a heartbeat and make sure everything is alright before I get TOO excited about this.

tiptonal |

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Thats about right! This is my second child, and unless you have had previous problems with your pregnancies before, your first prenatal visit wont be until you are about 8-9weeks. Im 3 weeks pregnant and my first prenatal visit isnt until march 16. Trust me I know!

7dhoney |

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I miscarried around this time last year at 7 weeks, and my first appt is scheduled for the middle of my 7th week, less than 2 weeks from now. I'm super nervous as well, but trying to remember that everything is happening the way it is supposed to... Trying to rest and eat well and not let my thoughts run away with me! Ug. :o) All the best!

Kaycee2009 |

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Im a L&D nurse, and expecting our first baby with a history of miscarriages as well, and I am also not scheduled until Im 7 weeks.

46188 |

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I called my Dr when I was 6 weeks pregnant and they scheduled me for my first appt when I was 8 weeks. They didn't confirm my pregnancy either, I guess they trusted me when I said I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive because they took me straight back to the ultrasound room! I'm sure 9 weeks is fine.

melissas21 |

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I just got a positive on 2 tests this morning!!! Had to do 2 to make sure I wasn't dreaming! Called my doctor and am schedule to go in at 7 weeks, which from what I've read seems normal. But - when do you tell people?! I'm going to dinner with my parents and sister tonight, it it too early?! Thanks and congrats everyone!

Mrs.SV |

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Mrs. SV - I'm in the same boat as you! I took two tests yesterday - one was the kind with the pink lines, and it was early in the morning, so I wasn't sure it was true, because the one line was really really light. I took another, with the digital read, last night, and it clearly said pregnant! I called different OBGYNs this morning, and they don't have me scheduled until Feb 18th - that's 8 weeks. I explained that I'm on meds for diabetes and cholesterol, so I thought I should go in earlier. She said it was fine to continue the one, but not the other, and to call my family doc who prescribed them. Of course, he's not in today! But my husband and I are seeing my parents this weekend, and I am wondering if I should tell them or wait till after an appointment... it seems so long to wait to tell!

diamond1229 |

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I'm estimating I'm at 8 weeks today. My doctor's "intake" person is booked through tnext week, then on vacation the following so I have to wait until I'll be 10 weeks! It's insane, I feel like I can't quite believe it's true until I get official confirmation from someone "official" so this seems like an eternity!

AllisonG2010 |

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My doc scheduled me for my tenth week, I am about 5 weeks right now. I am so anxious to go. I think they should schedule you earlier too, ESPECIALLY if it is your first child. There may be things a first time couple needs to know.

wendy_garland |

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i called my doctor on friday after getting a positive home test thursday, and she had me come in same day for them to do a blood tests. my next appt will be at 6 weeks...

jennaandcameron |

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I just had my pregnancy confirmed at the doc last week, which i thought was my first prenatal appointment, but to my surprise im not being scheduled until 11 weeks. Seems way to long to me - is it?

flojo74 |

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Yes it will be just fine..With my first pregnancy my ob never scheduled me until I was ten weeks, with this pregnancy I will be about 7/8 weeks alongs give or take. I dont know what they will do at my first appt because I already had a pap smear done Jan 4th, I had the STD check the same time so I am guessing maybe blood work, and maybe an ultrasound

aidensmommy2007 |

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Hi Ladies, I'm about 4 weeks and going for my first appointment March 10th. Any time before 8 weeks there is only an 85% chance they can see the heart beat and they might just make you come back again. So its better just to go between 8-12 weeks then you will know for sure.

tcaseyyy |

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Hey if it makes you feel better i will be almost 18 weeks for my first appt.... very scary

a_n_sexten |

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I called the day I took 3 positive tests and they scheduled me for 7 weeks. Two more weeks to go, I CANNOT wait. Good luck to everyone!!!

jennhawleyhuber |

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I am 7 weeks pregnant today. I had my first doctor's appointment at 5 weeks so I could get the blood test to confirm. My first "nurses visit" at my ob is scheduled for my 8th week, and I don't have a doctors visit with an ultrasound until my 10th week. I am 22 years old and healthy, but for some reason, I am just worrying! Doctors have told me that there is no reason I should worry and that it's just my hormones, but it's easier said than done!!

nicole0202 |

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I'm in NC and here it is just routine not to have your 1st OB appt until after the 8th week. I think they just want you to miss at least 2 periods to make sure you are actually preggo. I don't like it all, but not much I can do about it....

jrdozier |

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I got very lucky. I called first thing Monday morning and they scheduled me for Thursday morning. I was Five weeks by the time I found out so I will be almost Six when I see the doctor to confirm.

StonedLover |

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I have been really lucky to have such great doctors. I called or an appointment and I am only 5 weeks along and they are seeing me this week.

chitorres77 |

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I'm scheduled to see my OB at week 6. Is that too early to hear the heartbeat?

pappasuf |

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I called in when I got 3 positive tests (I couldn't believe it so I took a whole pack, lol) and they wanted me in the next day. They're really serious at my ob/gyn. I had an appointment two days later and I was 5 weeks pregnant. I'm going back in 10 days to make sure they can hear a heartbeat and everything else is going good.

amhst10 |

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That is very annoying. There are so many rules about what we should and should not eat and take I was very frustrated that I was going to have to wait. Lucky for me I was able to change doctors and got in. I am 7 weeks.

gbogota |

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I have a history of multiple m/c and I have a blood clotting disorder and thyroid disease. I just found out that I am about 5 wks pg. My dr is going to see me when I am 7 wks and I will have an ultrasound and my first ob appt. I'm really excited but nervous too! I have to give my self blood thinner shots twice a day as soon as the pharmacy gets it in. I hate needles....NERVOUS

rahoover2010 |

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my ob wont see me until i'm 12 weeks and i had repeated miscarriage and i went to the hosptial for threating miscarriage

laura1258 |

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I actually have to go in for blood work tomorrow, but will not have my first actual appt with my OB until 9 weeks.

johnsdm2 |

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The earliest appointment I could get was for after I was 12 weeks, I called mid January to schedule and the earliest they had was this Wednesday (late February), the only good thing is that hopefully since its so late I'll be able to get an ultrasound. It worries me because my friend miscarried around 12 weeks and I am petrified that I'm going to do the same.

AmberLynneB |

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They scheduled me for 10 weeks! I am 6 weeks now, so waiting a whole month is going to be torture! Good luck to everyone else :)

MrsJeffers2006 |

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I just found out I was expecting last week. I am only 4 weeks along and have an appointment today!! It's our first and we have been trying for a year...keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. :)

jalthardt |

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I'm about 5 weeks 1 day and my doctors office said they won't see you until you are 8 weeks. My appt. is scheduled for March 17th. I'll be 8 weeks 2 days. Can't wait until my appt. This will be my second baby.

shana7582 |

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Went to my first appointment today!! lots of blood taken, a vaginal exam, pap smear and an ultrasound!! I'm 8 weeks. It only took my doctors a week to get me in. I found out at 6 weeks but had to wait on military referrals and all that stuff before I could schedule.

shaymichelle89 |

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I have my first appt with the nurse at 7 weeks, then at 11 weeks we get to hear the heartbeat! I know exactly how you guys feel, I am super excited but it's like I need the doctor to confirm that this isn't a dream! We don't want anyone to really know until the doctor says everything is ok and we get to hear the heartbeat. These few weeks are gonna be terrible!

ELE62284 |

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I am so glad I read all of these answers. I am about 5 weeks and 6 days with my very first. A little over a year ago (Nov 2008) we discovered what LOOKED like fibrous tissue in my ovaries (made no sense to the drs) so they did a laparoscopy in Feb 2009 and found that they were just 2 fibroids on stalks that were covering up my ovaries on the US and other scans. We were so relieved to find out I didn't have a serious illness and also that my ovaries were totally normal. However, even after a good HSG showed my tubes and uterus were completely untouched by the fibroids...I spent all year fearing that I would be infertile (kind of irrational I know). Well, DH stopped "avoiding" pregnancy via charting and condoms in Aug 2009....and started actually trying in Dec 2009. I missed my period last Friday, skeptically took a test on Sunday, and the plus showed up RIGHT AWAY. I started hyperventilating, lol. Anyhow, I called a local OB (didn't realize my GYN isn't an OB anymore....thought he just quit doing deliveries) and they don't want to see me until MARCH 30!!! No confirmation blood test or nothing. I've taken 2 AHT since and keep telling the hubby "still pregnant"...but with my history of worrying over the last year I am going to go nuts before 3/30. Could I go to a walk in clinic or a normal dr to at least get a blood test? Sigh, God is working on me here...I know it. I am so excited and yet so scared to get excited! I know it's gross, but I check for blood everytime I go to the bathroom b/c I'm worried about something bad happening...and we're waiting at least a couple weeks to tell family so it's really hard not talking to my mom and sister about this!!!

mamasmurf12 |

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Let me rephrase that...I'm 4 weeks 6days, not five. Getting ahead of myself already! :-)

mamasmurf12 |

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When I called to schedule my first appt, I mentioned I had taken 2 AHT which both had possitive results and the only question they asked was my age. Which I just turned 34 so that could by why my appt was made for Monday, March 1st. I estimate I'm around 8 weeks now, but we'll know for sure on Monday!

trosevear |

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I'm at 5 weeks, and my appointment isn't until March 22nd! I'm super excited- I took a test basically because we started really "trying to get pregnant" last month, and honestly, I bought a test right away. I figured it it was negative, I'd know what a negative looked like. But then the second line came out, and I couldn't stop smiling! Took four more tests because it was a Sunday, and I couldn't get the blood test confirmation done until Monday (and I kept wanted to confirm!). My awesome regular doctor saw me immediately on Monday when I called (LOVE her), took the blood sample, and called me Tuesday morning to make it official! But I needed a new ObGyn, so I have my first appointment with them on the 22nd of March. Mamasmiurf- my doctor basically said that a false positive is next to impossible, unless you are on certain specific medications, or are over 45 and going through menopause- so the blood test was more of a formality. BUT- I know Planned Parenthood usually will do a blood test- or any urgent care place will write you a prescription to go to a lab for the blood work. Congratulations to all of you!!! Can't wait to be a mommy!!!

loveheaven |

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I am 9 weeks along now, but I have not seen my doctor yet. I have an appt for next Thursday and I am so excited. I have heard from several people that it is normal to go to the doctor between your 8th and 10th week if you are low risk. :)

mmpatt |

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With my first I found out about my pregnancy from the ER doc. I went in for severe stomache pain (turned out to just be a bad UTI). The first day of my last menstrual was 54 days before that. They did an ultrasound that morning and found out that I was only about 3 weeks along. They didnt even give me a picture because all you could see was the yolk sac and even that was just a tiny speck. My first appointment was done a week later. This time I am 13 weeks and haven't had my appointment yet.

1Mmommy2 |

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I found out i was pregnant right after valentines day! I'm about seven weeks and two days and just went to see my doctor today. All he did was talk about my perscriptions and then refer me to an obgyn because he doesn't do deliveries anymore. So i have my first real appointment march 18th so i'll be about nine weeks, i'm so excited as it's my first pregnancy, but i am also worrying like crazy that something will happen.

mandie3548 |

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I found out very early on so I went in for a test, about four weeks. I was lucky they had an opening for the next day and took me in so I was able to talk with a midwife and get very helpful info. I am a high risk pregnancy bacauce I have high blood presser. I have appointments every two weeks. Should I worry about my presser? I have went on a low sodium diet?

Lovethischild |

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I'm 10 weeks today and haven't even called to make an appt.. we have absolutely no medical coverage so i'm waiting as long as possible for appts. :P This is my 2nd so I kind of know what to expect. I am also an MedSurg/postpartum nurse so that doesn't hurt either. :) I have the resources at my disposal if I'm worried.. and i'm sicker than a dog.. good sign i'm good to go! Good luck y'all!

ashleymae23 |

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I found out last Sunday that I was expecting (first one). I called on Monday and the OB gave me an appointment for that same Friday at 4 weeks. Basically they did a blood test, urine test, and cervix exam. The doctor gave me some prenatall vitamins and that was that. My next appointment is at week 8. I won't get the blood test results till Monday, but Doc said that if I got more than 1 positive home test then it is pretty for sure. We are so excited!!!! Good luck to all future moms out there!

Laurara45 |

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I also have to wait until the 10th week to meet my OB. I am so nervous to meet him and meet my baby and we don't want to tell friends until after the first doctors appt. So I can't wait till it gets here. But all the similar stories from you other mommys put me at ease.

sberaud |

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I found out really early that I was pregnant i was basically 3 weeks along I have a previous miscarriage and they wont see me until 11 wks I am still freaking out and don't know how to make myself feel better

Etta07 |

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I called my doctor yesterday because I had a positive prenancy test and my appointment is next Thursday. I guess they want to confirm I'm pregnant??

Jamie513 |

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geeez i wish i would already go see my ob since im already 8 weeks and they scheduled me until week 10...... i had a miscarriage about a yr ago and im on pins and needles to hear the heartbeat at least so i can reassure myself everythings ok..... i know theyre busy but really i thought the first trimester is when u have to be very cautious about everything!

babybecerra10 |

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I am four weeks, with my first. I am scheduled for my first u/s at 8 weeks, that was the earliest they would take me.. I am so scared, I have all these horror thoughts and stories stuck in my head. I feel like I will not believe this is true or be happy until i see and hear the heartbeat...That is when I will feel it is real. Is anyone else so scared? Im scared bc it took SO long (over a year) to get here. and i feel like at any moment it could slip away.

newtothis2010 |

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My doctor didn't want to see me until I was at least 10 weeks. I stretched the truth and was seen at 6 weeks but I was told there was nothing they could do for me. I will be going to my next appointment when I'm 16 weeks. Ugh!

Tricketts09 |

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My dr had me come in the day I got a positive home test.

MissN |

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I found I was pregnant last week...and supposedly about 4 weeks. I called my doctor this morning and my first appointment isn't until April 19th!!!!! I will be 12 weeks by then?!? Is that normal?

WhitneyJones |

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I also have been waiting for what feels like forever!!!! I found out early at 4 weeks, and im 8 weeks now and still dont go for two more days! I am high risk for blood pressure so im suprised im waiting so long but I hear its normal! Im nervous because I just wanna make sure everything is okay!!!

laurenfeuker |

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I found out in my 5th week and my first appointment is scheduled for my 8th; but I'll have my first ultrasound 3 days before my appointment. I cannot wait. We are waiting at least till the ultrasound to tell everyone but I cannot WAIT TO SCREAM THE NEWS OUT lol

sylwill |

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I'm living over in europe at the moment and just found out I'm 5 weeks along. I called to make an appointment with an OB and my first one is at 12 weeks for blood works and then they won't see me again until my first scan at 18 weeks!!!! Apparently this is the norm over here, but seeing as this is my first pregnancy I would have prefered sooner...anyone else with the same experience?

ccambridge |

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I am now five weeks pregnant with my second child. My OB won't even schedule an appointment until I've come in and taken a pregnancy test at the lab (which doesn't require an appointment) to make it "official". I've got my first visit at the end of next week. Fortunately, this week, I am on vacation, so that makes the time go faster. I think the timing of the initial visit has to do with the capacity of the ultrasound. Some of the first things my doc checks out is that the baby is in the uterus (i.e. not ectopic), whether there is one or more embryos present, and that the development is at about the right stage for the estimated timetable. Vaginal ultrasounds can confirm that between 6 and 8 weeks. But some offices only use abdominal ultrasounds, which won't be useful until closer to 10 or 12 weeks.

cddn1980 |

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My ob also said they need to wait until im 8 weeks along to get an accurate reading of whats going on this will be my third child.

meli1217 |

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I also have a Doctors visit at 11 weeks on tuesday they also just like you to be further along because they will want to start running test and book you in for an ultrasound and so on to make sure you and baby are fine they also like to check you at that many weeks because they say the risk of a m/c in the first trimester can be high for some some times you would think you would be having a normal women cycle and it is really a M/C i had a M/C a month before we got pregnant again so it has been a little hard but knowing i am almost in my second trimester i don't feel so bad and hoping everything will work out just fine ty for your time Kristy :D :D.

buffy78 |

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It all depends on your dr and the practice b/c when I found out I was pregnant I was 4 1/2 weeks and they gave me an appt and then did ultrasound but rescheduled me an ultrasound in 2 weeks to make sure that the baby was viable and had a heartbeat!

agalloway10 |

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I went to see my doctor the day after my mised period and a positive test. I went in for the routine blood work immediately (Canada). Once the results were in I had a follow-up appt he booked an ultrasound - which I had at 9.5 weeks - and he did a referral to an OB. I don't have an appt with my OB until I'm 13weeks along. This is my first baby so I didn't think anything of it. I feel perfectly fine and seeing the baby and it's heartbeat was very reassuring.

kiwi_ice |

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Like all of the poster's above said. I think that it depends on your OB practice. Mine won't see a woman (if she already has children) until 10 weeks. For first time Mom's it is 6 weeks. I am going in at 7.5 weeks even though I have a child because I had a miscarriage in September.

amykn1202 |

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I just had my first appointment yesterday - when I called to make the appointment, I was about 4 weeks (I thought - this figuring out how far along you are is weird!), and they scheduled me for about 8 weeks. When I asked why, they said at that point they can generally hear a heartbeat, and can do a sonogram to look for any issues. I guess any time before that, it's just too early to tell. It was really frustrating waiting for the appointment, but it was definitely worth it! We had a lot of fun, and they were all super nice. I left a urine sample -- note to other moms-to-be: when they say bring a full bladder, be actually uncumfortable. I thought I needed to pee, but there was barely anything! -- and we got a sonogram, and the OB-GYN met with us for a few minutes to go over some early informational stuff and answer any questions. Our next appointment is in two weeks!

aylyffe |

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I found out I was pregnant yesterday...and I have my OB app today!!! Thank God..I just could´t wait too long!

anijas |

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I just found out I was preggers on Tuesday and I went to the dr the same day to confirm it. It came back positive! I filled out all the paperwork so I could schedule my apt and I got into see the nurse the next day and I see my ob on Monday for a cervical exam. I will be 4 weeks and 4 weeks and 4 days on Monday. I'm excited, but my next apt won't be until 8-12 weeks.

apokatie |

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my doc didnt schedule me until my 13th week!! but i had some like spotting when i was 8 wks 4days and the doc told me to come in the next morning! they did my first u/s and my lil pumpkin was moving around and everything. its heartbeat was 158 and he said my spotting was due to a small blood vessel in my vagina rupturing during sex. no biggie! he said my dates were right on so i'm due Oct. 29th! I can't wait for my next appt I hope he'll u/s me again so the daddy can see he didn't get to go with me :(

MrsChambers2be |

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I just had a miscarriage on february 18 of this year. The doctor said that the egg didnt implant and I passed it like a normal period. My levels dropped to zero and i was no longer pregnant. Well i just took a test cause i skipped my next period and it was positive. I called and they got me in this week. I am guessing it just depends on the person and the circumstances of each pregnancy. I am only about 4 weeks along but even with an early appt im still nervous about these first few weeks.

soccerpriss1984 |

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I got a positive home pregnancy test on March 22 and have to wait until May 3rd for my first visit. I have PCOS and am taking Glumetza and it's bothering me that the OBGYN isn't returning my calls.

ricebaby |

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I found out when I was 4 weeks and called, due the Dr's vacation I was scheduled for the 7th of April. Since it was a new OB anyway I decided to call around and found one with a sooner openeing. I have my 1st appt tomorrow at 6 weeks. Can't wait!

jenszy |

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My fiance and I just found out we were pregnant earlier this week. Due to a very irregular menstrual cycle I have no idea when we concieved or when my last period was. I was hoping to get in sooner because of these factors but I too have been scheduled for further out than Id like. I think its just the nerves of not knowing whats happening and if everything is ok. This being my first baby I am extra paranoid.

mrsjwr |

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I found out I was pregnant on April fools.. I called my doctor on the second and they won't see me until the 15th... It makes me nervous! its nice to hear I am not the only one...

mysticchica23 |

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My husband and I just found out we're expecting our first almost two weeks ago. I can't get an appointment anywhere until the 26th, by then i'll be just a day shy of 12weeks...that really freaks me out.

bmrivera09 |

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We just found out I'm expecting our second and since I was really high risk with my first baby, when I call on Monday I know they'll have me in immediately to check my hormone levels. But I think that's pretty n ormal for low risk pregnancies

mamachrista |

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i am 6 weeks pregnant and scheduled my 1st appointment when i was a little over 4 wks. during the sonogram, we didnt see much because it was way too soon. the doctor rescheduled me to go 2 wks after which is this monday coming up. my sister works in labor and delivery as a nurse and she said that usually, the 1st appointment is at 8 weeks, so you will be perfectly fine. when i called to make my appointment, the receptionist really didnt know the procedure i guess. i should have waited. its been torture for me also because i didnt know that you really dont see much untill you are alittle further along. at 9 weeks, wou will see alot more than what i saw. i cant wait to go back to see our little peanut!!

bellalis479@aol.com |

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Wow...that seems early to me. I am five weeks along and I don't have an appointment until my twelve week mark. Is this normal?

Kayla61036 |

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Now I am really worried. My doctor didn't want to schedule me until week 12 for my first appointment but I wasn't comfortable with that so I got an appointment for week 10. Do you think I should be looking for a new doctor?

MamaArmstrong2010 |

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At the office I work for we aim for 8-10 weeks unless you're having a complication (cramping or bleeding.) The reason is we do ultrasounds at that first visit to confirm and there isn't much to be seen before the 7th week. When I called my own OB they had me come in that day - because they had an opening and I am on some dangerous meds. But I will still have my first ultrasound at 9 weeks. Surprisingly (sarcasm) insurance has some bearing on this office policy as well. It's a long story but how your pregnancy is confirmed effects whether or not you get that 20 week ultrasound that so many parents want.

superMiller |

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I have missed 2 cycles, and tested positive with a home pregnancy test yesterday. I have an appointment with a women's center I found through my insurance on Tuesday. I just want to verify that I am in fact pregnant (I hope!) so my husband and I can begin to tell family and friends. Also, I just want to be cautious as this is my first known pregnancy and anything can happen! I know very little about how to eat and take care of my body during pregnancy. I will be doing a lot of research and reading, but I will trust a doctor more than online advice :). I want to be sure I'm not doing something harmful to my tiny baby.

everydayclaire |

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Well I'm not high risk and don't have a history of miscarriges, But my dr. wanted to see me right away. So i guess it really depends on the doctor!

candiece00 |

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I'll be 7 weeks Thursday and my first appointment was about a week ago they tested to make sure I was pregnant and tested for all STDs. My next visit is next Wed the 5th and I'll be 8 weeks on the 6th. I am not sure if I am high risk or not because the same time I found out I was pregnant I found out I had PCOS. This is my first baby and Im a little scared because I've been having cramps every day.

MsTemeka |

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I recently found out I'm pregnant (about 6 weeks now) and I couldn't get an appointment before 11 weeks.

Lindsaywillcox |

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i found out i was pregnant when i was 4 in a half weeks along, my first appointment was at 6 weeks but my first ultra sound is this friday and now im 9 weeks along, its pretty normal

shaylaw12 |

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I would get your blood drawn asap. I had very low progesterone levels and needed supplements in my 5th week.

amyrfinley |

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I just found out I am pregnant and I called my doctor and he wanted me to come in tomorrow but I have to work so Iam going in next Friday. I am about 4 weeks.

HolyBabyFever09 |

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Mine isn't until 10 weeks which I hate! I miscarried once already but they said that doesn't matter, they don't want me in earlier then that!

mrmrskangas@yahoo.com |

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When i found out i was pregnant I called to schedule an ob visit as well, instead of seeing my ob first i had to see a nurse to go over my over-all health, family health history and any medications i might be on. Now i have to wait til 10 wks. pregnant. That's suppose to be when you can hear the babys heart beat and possible the sex of the baby. It must just be how they go about things. Not to worry i'm sure everything is fine!

cnw9669119 |

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Wow...a lot of you ladies are lucky. Around here, if you're low-risk the ob. won't even LOOK at you until 12 weeks. I'm DYING over here! It's killing me not DOING something, you know? lol

Toreshi_Tobin |

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I know it's frustrating, I do...but think of it from this prospective, I had my first appt at 3.5 wks, my second at 5w5d, my 3rd at 6w2d, 4th at 6w6d because they needed to check my hormone levels every 48hrs from the day I found out I was pregnant, then had to go on oral progesterone then have had 2 ultrasounds already to check for bleeding in my uterus, had one extra appt because I started spotting and I have my next appt at 7w5d because the doctor needs to be sure the baby is growing and there isn't blood in my uterus, so even though I'm seeing the doctor 6X before most women go, it's not a good feeling, unless you have a problem or health issue, taking your prenatals is all you need in the first trimester and be so very happy that you can wait...healthy babies at 40wks is the goal, good luck to you all

fjb70 |

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alot of doctors schedual you for 8wks cause thats wen you can hear the heartbeat

kittykat19 |

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So I called the doctor this morning, because my period is like clockwork & it's late, so took a pregnancy test last night and another one this morning. I think I'm still in shock! I told the girl it was positive and she starts rambling about appt for 8 weeks & ultrasound after that...and I was like hold on, I don't know how accurate these tests are, i want to be sure as I have Crohn's/UC and need to let my other doctor know ASAP what's going on, so I'm going for bloodwork today! :) I'm hoping the tests are right, we've been trying for about a year now. I'm sure people how answer the phone are so used to getting the same calls all the time, but this was my first time making this call, so I didn't expect her to talk so fast & completely lose me! lol

cropwithcathy |

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we miscarried in 12/09 & just found out last week that we're pregnant again (only in my 5th week). I have to wait 3 more weeks before the ob will see me & even then they won't do an u/s. since we previously miscarried the anticipation of this visit is driving me crazy!

kknapp25 |

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i was scheduled for our first OB visit when i was 6 weeks and 1 day (3 days after we got the BFP). the OB did a pap smear and an ultrasound. though the doctor told us that there's not much we can see since it's still early. maybe that's why they normally schedule on the 8th week...i know how you all feel...it's crazy waiting for the OB visitt!! even now, i can't wait 'til our next visit which is on my 11th week...it feels like such a loooong wait!

tweesha |

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My doc schedule me for my 6th week

Beibicita |

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Got my BFP last Friday (2 days after my missed period) and got my first appointment scheduled Monday of next week...which means I'll be 2 days shy of 6 weeks preggo. When I asked the office what the typical time period was, she told me for their office it is 6-8 weeks.

MattandAshlee |

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I went to my regular doc after having a positive pregnancy test. She confirmed it to be positive, and then told me to schedule an appointment with an OB. I am about 5 weeks along, and my first OB appointment isn't until I'm almost 8 weeks along. I was shocked at first because I thought I would need to be seen right away, but it sounds like this is a normal wait time.

ehermesch |

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i have had two miscarriages in 09 and those were both within 24 hours of calling my doctor so i don't think i want to call my doctor so soon... almost 7 weeks pregnant now and i just don't want to jinx it. besides i already have my rhogam shot. what could it hurt to wait a little longer??

xmasbaby2010 |

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I just found out last night, and the farthest I can be is 6 weeks. I called this morning and they got me in for my first appointment on Monday. The nurse did tell me that she would just schedule my first appointment and not schedule me for an ultrasound because they don't do those until you are 8-10weeks. That could be why a lot of doctors wait. I'm not 100% sure how far I am though, so she asked me if I wanted to wait and I said no. I guess I got lucky.

jp24 |

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When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I was about a week along, and iteh pregnancy was found - by total surprise - with an ultrasound. Of course there was no heartbeat, but the Dr did see an "Embryonic Sac" So, things can been seen via U/S, but I don't think Dr's like to do them until a heartbeat can be heard as well. I am pregnant with my 2nd now, and went when I was about a month along. While they didn't do an U/S, they did check my thyroid levels - I take Thyroid meds - as well as Progesterone, HCG, and urine for UTI's etc. While you can't always prevent a MC, sometimes you can by making sure your Progesterone etc. levels are where they should be. My first official OB Appt. iis next weekend. :)

katbird76 |

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Yea they normally see you at around 9 weeks.

172011baby |

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My doc. didn't schedule my in until the middle of my 8th week. Sounds like that is about right. It probably also depends on how booked he/she is.

Trish_Rick |

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My doc schedule my first appt on teh 9th week as well..it sucks to wait so long. But I was spotting and still am so they scheduled me earlier. I just went yesterday and got an US, I saw the baby and heartbeat...everythign is ok...thank god...but it was scary..is anyone else spotting. I have no cramps. I'm going on my original dr. appt June 8th...patiently waiting

Indiangirl23 |

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Maybe it depends on your age, your doctor, appointment availability, but I think 8 weeks would seem too long for me as well. I just got a positive result last night. I called my OB today, and the nurse wants me to come in next week, which will be week 4. I'm glad I will be going in to confirm the pregnancy and get a refresher course. This will be my 2nd child, but I am still nervous because it is so early. I suggest that if you want to see your OB sooner than whenever they have scheduled you, do not be afraid to ask them. The biggest lesson I learned when preg the first time was, always speak up and ask questions throughout. It's your body and your baby. Good luck!

Wife4ayear |

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My doctor's office requires that you go to their clinic for a confirmation test and I was confirmed at 6 weeks. They told me to schedule an appointment 6 weeks later (12 weeks), but then couldn't find any openings that would work. When I called my doctor's secretary she scheduled me at 8 weeks and said that's really when they like to see people. So I'm just happy that I'm going at 8 weeks and not 12!

hmarcinick |

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I got a positive test on Sunday, called my doctor on Monday, and I am scheduled to go in on Thursday. She did tell me it was just to confirm pregnancy and talk to the doctor about prenatal vitamins.

kforehand |

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well i am 4wks pregnant myself and i am looking really big right about now, my husband said he think i am having twins, so i called my doctor to see if i can come in sooner then my 9th wk. So what you all think

mrsfleet24 |

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I went to the doctor on May 15th to have a blood test and o May 18th i found out I was 4-5wks pregnant. I made an appt with the OB and my appt is not until June 12th. I wish it was sooner because I would really like to hear my little one's heart beat but it is nice to know that I'm not along with waiting for a appointment that seems years away.

shuntel000 |

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I had a postive test this morning and called right away to schedule an appt. They won't see me until my 10th week. It's confusing - especially to first time moms who have a zillion questions. Thanks goodness for this website. I didn't know I wasn't supposed to have caffine or change the cat litter.

smotsinger |

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I'm so thankful for this site...I had the same problem (or so I thought) of being scheduled in my 6th week (I'm 4 weeks now) I'm so antsy and nervous of possibly not doing something right I just want to go to a professional and ask a ton of "Can I........while I'm pregnant" questions...to make it worse, Googling while confused makes one quite paranoid of miscarriages

TiffyC1920 |

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I have hypothyroidism and haven't had a regular period in over a year. I took a pregnancy test on May 13th that was positive!!!! My husband and I have been trying for 11 months! I called my Dr. the day I found out and they scheduled me for June 7th. Not having any idea how far along I am, I kinda freaked out and called the Dr. back to see if there was a cancellation list, or some way they could squeeze me in sooner. I am worried, and can't stand not having any idea how far along I am, so they got me in tomorrow!!!!! Some of my symptoms make me think I could be as far along as 8 weeks...I cannot wait! Best wishes to everyone!

acanada |

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I am 6wk4days, my doctor schedules the first appointment from 6-8 weeks. Mine is tomorrow and I can't wait!!!

josettegables |

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Wow this site is great I just found out too. 4 weeks and the Dr. wanted me to wait until week 6.. They advised they would be able to see more on the ultrasound..It make you nervous.

glassaa |

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My DR wasn't sure how far along I was so we scheduled an appointment around what my HCG levels said. We found out I was 5 weeks 5 days and it must have been too soon to see the heartbeat. I have another appointment for next week and I'll be 6 weeks 6 days then so if we don't see a heartbeat then... :(

JaneK |

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I had a m/c at about ten weeks last time. I got pregnant again in less than 3 months. No problems. My first OB appointment is at 10 weeks this time. I actually scheduled it that way for unrelated reasons. There's really not much they can do, m/c's happen all the time naturally. Good luck, you'll all be fine. Susan RN

Susu33 |

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That seems right. If for any reason you feel like you should be seen earlier, don't hesitate to contact your OB. I am five weeks and had my first appointment today because I have been experiencing right side pain and cramping. A pelvic sonogram revealed normal tubes and a tiny gestational sac in my endometrium. This, plus two rounds of blood work to test my hcg levels should rule out ectopic. My doctor said " it's growing pains."

ericahasan |

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I am at 16 weeks pregnant right now and I have a 3 year old boy. With my son, when I called to schedule an appointment they did not see me until 8 weeks. With this one now it seems that they did not see me until way later. I am also considered at high risk because I am over 35 years of age and have now found out that I am also diabetic. I am going for a prenatal exam on the 3rd of June but am still very nervous because when I went in on May 20th the Doc could not get the baby's heartbeat with the dopler and we had to do a quick fetal heart ultrasound. They got the heartbeat but it still worries me because of the diabetes. You would think they would want to see me as often as possible or more often since I am considered high risk and with diabetes. I think most Dr.s, though will schedule 1st initial vistits at about 6 to 10 weeks, as I have noticed by any of the friends and family I have known as they have been prgnant.

heavenlyangel2 |

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My doctor scheduled me to come when I reach eight weeks. Frustrating!

jenniferragland1 |

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I found out I was expecting when I was 4 weeks. My first appointment is tomorrow. I'm 6 weeks now. A lot of my friends asked me why my appointment was scheduled so early and that the dr can't really tell you much until your at least 8 weeks. But anywho, I can't wait for tomorrow so I can find out how my little Sweet Pea is doing. It's hard to wait right now because me being so early, there's really no movement or feedback for me to know what's going on inside of me.

moriahar |

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I went to my family doctor as soon as I got a positive pregnancy test. My family doctor confirmed that I was pregnant with a urine test. I was then scheduled for my first prenatal appointment at 12 wks with my OB. To me this is normal, it is my 2nd pregnancy and I'm very low risk.

wda519 |

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I think I'm about 5-6 weeks pregnant and my OB was able to see me right away. unfortunately it probably would have been better to wait another 2-3 weeks. the OB couldn't find the follicle (egg) in my uterus and saw something suspicious (which may or may not be a cyst or follicle) under my left ovary. After an ultrasound and sonogram, no one knows if I have an ectopic pregnancy or I'm too early on in my pregnancy to see the actual follicle in the uterus. This is probably why OB's ask patients to come in after 8 weeks so things are more clear and you avoid any uneccessary stress and worry. So now I have to rely on blood tests for HCG to tell me if I have a normal pregnancy or an ectopic. I went from feeling high one day to worried/stressed the next day. Hopefully everything will be fine once my blood work gets back.

viviennesy |

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My doc decided to go on holidays when I got pregnant so I'll be 5 weeks by the time I see him...I'm not a high risk pregnancy, but it's still driving me nuts!

msbride20 |

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I don't like it but mine has the same policy. It was the same with my first one too. it all turned out to be fine.. every dr office has their own policy

sos1021 |

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i found out i was pregnant at 4 in half weeks they didnt make my appt intill ill be like 10 weeks i cant wait for my first visit...... june 17th cant come fast enough

mommy2be2120 |

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Yes, that is OK. Every doctor is different. You don't want to go to early because they may not be able to see the baby yet. I went early and it was so scary. There was no baby. They had me come back in 2 weeks and that was just this past Monday. He did another ultrasound and there was the baby with a strong heartbeat. You will be fine! Good luck!

Katti0125 |

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I am 5 weeks along and when i contacted my doctors office i wasnt booked in until i am in my 10th week as my doctor is away. Also i was told that first appointment will only be a sit down with the doctor to go over any questions i have. Isn't that when your sapose to have your first ultra sound to hear the heart beat ?? thats what this site says?? Now i'm worried!!! If anyone has any related info please let me know asap what you think.

krystabryce |

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i am 5 weeks along, they didnt schedule me an appt until one month from today. I had a pregnancy loss at 36 weeks two years ago bc of a chomosomal abnormality. im really frustrated that they wont get me in any sooner? any advice??

digitalheat |

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I am sheduled for my first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks and four days...According to the nurse the reason for this is because they want to see the heart beat in order to tell if it is a viable pregnancy. They really can't do this until after 8 weeks via the ultrasound so thats why most Doctor's schedule "low risk" pregnancies after 8 weeks. I thought that was an insightful answer to my question which is simular to the first post. :) Hope this helps!

felihern |

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My first appt was at 6 1/2 weeks, I had an ultrasound then which we saw the heartbeat and another at the hospital 2 weeks ago. I measured a little further along than the charts so got to have another, but we are both on the tall side. I have my 2nd appt. tomorrow at 10 weeks. I'm considered low risk. I think Kaiser is more supportive to their patients in our area. I'm excited to find out what's next!

chirochels |

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It usually depends on if you are high or low risk. I went in when I was 5 weeks because I am a high risk since I miscarried last year. They had originally wanted me to wait til the middle of my 8th week but I told them I needed to looked at sooner and now I am 6 weeks 6 days and was able to hear the little bitty heart beat yesterday. Just because they say they dont have any openings for you doesnt mean they dont. They just tell you that. Also if need be just tell them you are willing to see the Nurse Practicioner first if you have to, they can do a lot of what the doctors can for your first few visits, and then that way you have your foot in the door.

rachelberry07 |

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i think it all depends on your doctor and if they think you are high risk or not. i am 6 weeks now. i called my OB when i found out, around 3 weeks. she sceduled me for the day before im 7 weeks. ive heard they wait till 10 weeks but i guess she decided early on me bc i am young.

kandy210 |

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That's normal. They scheduled mine for my 10th wk

bhpmama |

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I just miscarried 3 months ago and I am pregnant again and my doc still scheduled my first appointment at 8 weeks. basically because of the fact that a miscarriage can't really be prevented, it doesn't really matter when you go in. If you are going to miscarry then thats just what is going to happen and there isn't much that you or the doc can do about that unfortunatly. and Rachelberry07, I can't believe you could hear the heartbeat that early! that is pretty rare! normally you can't until you are 10-12 weeks so that is great for you!! good luck to you all on your pregnancies! we should all pray for eachother!

ajt52287 |

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I had this same issue. This is my first pregnancy and I thought they would want to schedule me right away. However, they wouldn't see me until I was 10-12 weeks along! Even after I'd had spotting for several days and called them about it, they wouldn't move the appointment up. Luckily I made it to the first appointment and heard the heartbeat, so I can only assume everything is okay!

darcey55@gmail.com |

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Just took a test and it's positive :) I had a miscarriage in Feb and am a little nervous....I hope my OB will get me in earlier rather than later!

domesticdiva2010 |

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Yikes! I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday and I am 99% certain that I'm only two weeks along, meaning that I didn't ovulate until day 29 of my cycle. I am now freaked out that if I tell the doc my real LMP (May 12) they will think I'm two weeks further ahead than I really am--then, when they can't find a heartbeat they'll tell me something is wrong! Maybe I should just lie and tell them I got my period on the 24th instead! I have a feeling they're not going to believe me when I tell them my cycle was 43 days long...

rcornel |

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This is odd to me,... I am 7 weeks and my first appointment isn't until the 10th week... The reason I find it odd is because I am very high risk. I have type one diabetes and I also have a kidney disease. I hope everything is going right inside me with my baby! I wish they would see me sooner!

ashleyanne6387 |

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I have a question for all of you! --> Do they calculate the number of weeks along you are based on the date of conception, the first day of your last period, or simple two weeks before conception (regardless of when you actually had you period)? I am confused! Thanks!

rcornel |

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For high risk pregnancy's my doctor made made me come in asap, as soon as I found out i was pregnant, I have lupus, and have blood clotting problems. But I hear 9 weeks is fine for low risk patients.

adiangel17 |

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well i took a test the other day and i got in yesterday gyno said i was 3 weeks and she put me in for a 6 week appt when i had my son i went in at 8 weeks isn't it amazing how we all remember when our previous pregnancy appts?

PinkIcing |

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You are all so lucky to be seen in the 5-8 week range! I live in Canada and with my second pregnancy my first appointment was at 20 weeks! He listenened to the heart beat and everything was normal. I was a little big for size so I was scheduled for an ultrasound 12 weeks later (32 weeks) to make sure my dates were correct!!! Found out I was having twins!! What a shock! Went to 40 weeks and was induced on my due date...both were born good sizes and vaginally. My husband and I will be TTC again in a few months and this time I am going to insist being seen asap and having an ultrasound early so we can be prepared if it's twins again (apparently there is a higher chance of having multiples if you've already had them once, and I'm over 35)!

sjmarsh |

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Thank Goodness for this page.. I was going nuts trying to make sure that I wasn't getting the brush off. I think I'm about 6 weeks (I am irregular) and my first appointment is in 2 weeks.

monnaliza124@aol.com |

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I am so excited, I just took 2 pregnancy tests last week and I am scheduled for an appointment on the 19th of July- according to whattoexpect.com, I am 7 weeks pregnant , which then it would basically put me around the 9th week. I was so scared I was going to have to wait much longer! I am just waiting for confirmation and hopefully an ultrasound so we can tell everyone! :o)

BrandNewMommy2Be |

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I live in a smaller midwestern city and was seen right away by one hospital the day I found out I had a positive. They are a new hospital just opening and did all the tests that day (I was 4 1/2 weeks). I went there because my regular doc and clinic was busy until the next week. I have an appointment with my regular doc at 6.5 weeks. That seemed long enough. This is my first pregnancy and I am really glad I could meet with a doc early to discuss everything. It made me feel better.

kbgregoire |

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Hey there ladies. I was in the same boat as most of you. I am almost 5 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. However, with my first (I had a different doctor) I was in the office and being tested at week 5. I have my first appt with the new dr at 8 weeks. So, looking back at these posts here it looks like 8 weeks is pretty common. Although I agree with you all that it is nerve wracking. Good luck to you all!!

SarahMcClure1 |

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I'm right at 6 weeks according to my LMP, but my doctor made me wait extra long because they suspect my ovulation date was later than normal (based on my original bloodwork numbers). We have our first appointment on Aug. 30, which should be 11 weeks.

missmiss307 |

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Wow...I have a military doctor and they scheduled my first appointment during my 11th week. I am concerned because I have a pituitary tumor and hypothyroidism....I am an endocrine mess....It makes me wonder if I am producing the correct amount of hormones....since they were not right to begin with. It is very frustrating not knowing what's going on inside.

ascholl1980 |

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I found out i was pregnant the fist week of June and called me OB right away.. They said they wont see me til 12-13 weeks... I am 11 weeks now and trust me its been a long wait..... When i was pregnant with my first child i was taken in at 8 weeks... Times has changed i guess... Not a fan of having to wait so long..

sojo12 |

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That's exactly what I'm experiencing.... Date of my LMP would have me at close to 6 weeks. I'm having hoooorrible one sided pain. They told me to come in for blood draws to see if my HCG is rising, but I don't have an actual appointment until about 11 weeks. My HCG came back very low, but still doubling like it should, so they didn't seem too concerned. I, on the other hand, am kind of freaking out!

MistyHinrichs |

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I'm stressed out about this too. In order to get in to see the best OBGYN in our town I have to wait until 10 weeks and I'm only at 7. I was a little surprised that they didn't ask me for any info., though. I am wondering if I should call them back and tell them that I am 35 and have had a previous miscarriage. It seems like a long time to wait, to me, and I won't feel at ease until I go.

Frenzied |

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Perfectly okay. With my first child I wasn't scheduled until my 9th week. Due to high-risk with that pregnancy, I was scheduled asap with my daughter, and now, with my third, they've scheduled me next weds. but recommend that I see a high risk doctor this week if possible. It just depends on your situation. :)

VolatileFlame |

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I'm 6 weeks and I found out a few days ago. I called to schedule an appointemnet and I was told I have to wait till 7-9 weeks. She told me they wait that long bc that's typicaly when they're able to hear the heartbeat. It's normal.

AnAnsweredPrayer |

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I'm 3 weeks right now and when I called to schedule I'll be in around 6 weeks. I couldn't imagine waiting any longer! I'm anxious as it is!

hotdbzchick |

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For my first pregnancy I was amost 15 weeks before I could get in for my first appointment. I managed to call and get in earlier this time around...at 11 weeks. I think it's largely due to the lack of O.B. doctors in my area. There are only three in sixty square miles and they tend to get over-booked and push people like me with low risk pregnancies back as long as possible.

brideath |

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I'm 6-7 weeks in. I took my homes prego test the day of my expected period and it was positive! my Dr. had me come in the next day. I found it to be very odd that Doc did a trans vag U/S. As expected, we saw nothing but my tilted uterus. He had me come in the very next week to do another trans vag U/S. He showed us a tiny black spec. It was my newly developed amniotic sac. He had us come in the next week to do yet another trans vag U/S. He was looking for a heart beat. He showed us faint shadow in my sac, that would eventually be an embryo. He couldn't locate the flickering heart beat. He turned to me and the daddy-to-be and said "I'M PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THIS, THERE IS NO HEART BEAT". He then told me to come in next week & if there is no heart beat, then we would have to consider this an abnormal pregnancy.Needless to say, I FREAKED. My" baby's-daddy" took me home, and did some research on the internet. We discovered that a lot of OBGYN's won't have you come in until your estimated to be at 8-10 weeks, to avoid freaking the mommies out by showing them uneventful U/S. There are so many factors and so difficult to pin point the exact day when your little embryo should be showing off its fluttering heart beat. It's easy for us expecting mommies to freak and stress out, especially if this is our first rodeo. I wish that my Dr. would have advised me to wait until at least the 8th week. Waiting just a little bit more would have prevented a lot of grief and disappointment. I wish all of you ladies luck, be patient and please don't stress out. After all this is a waiting game, so by all means, do yourselves a huge solid one, & wait it out if you have to and remember that staring at a blank U/S screen is very unsettling and if you wait just a tad longer, you will feel the biggest relief once you see your little blessing on that screen. I go back to the Dr. in a few days, wish me luck!

pastryvixen |

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I'm 7 weeks today and my first app. isnt untill 7 1/2 weeks. its killed me waiting the 2 weeks since i found out because this is my first pregnancy. my best friend is a few weeks futher than me and shes had 2 U/S so far. it may be strange but its like i need to see something in there to really get it in my head that i really am pregnant. im almost afraid that their going to wait to long and its just not going to be in their!! i know its just first time mom jitters but tuesday cant get here fast enought!!

hudsonsl55 |

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Mine isn't scheduled until almost week 10. I wish it were earlier just to have a chance to ask a few questions, but I know why they scheduled me that way in this office -- they like to show the heartbeat during that first visit, so they wait to try to make sure there is one. It doesn't quite feel real yet, though.

The_Quiet_One |

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I am 4 weeks now and my Dr. is seeing me at 6 weeks. :) So I guess I am lucky that I do not have to wait until week 8 or 9

babydyer0407 |

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With my doctor they scheduled my very first appointment at 9 weeks. That appointment wasn't to see the doctor or for my work up with the nurse. It was only to confirm my pregnancy. I had to get a copy of HCG results in order to skip that appointment. When I discussed how far along I would be, they actually tried to give me a quicker appointment but my doctor was completely booked up. Glad I actually get to see the doctor when I go for 9 weeks. I am looking forward to the U/S and being able to see something. Since my last pregnancy ended early I am in no rush to see the doctor because the longer I wait, the longer I am pregnant. Last time I was in such a hurry I found out I was miscarrying before I actually did which is even harder. So now I am cool as a cucumber!!!

danirobertson79 |

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I went to my family doctor right before week 6 (I think) and they scheduled me in with the OB I wanted. I'm going on Friday for my first appointment and according to my count, I am going to be just shy of week 7.

veggybugg |

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I found at right at mid 4th week and they scheduled me for mie 7th week. I hope they do an US at that appointment, but I know that I really can't expect too much. I'm a first timer, low-risk (i guess) and even though I am agonizing over having to wait so long to get to maybe hear or see a baby/heartbeat, there's really nothing else that can be done at this time. i'm hoping that time speeds up **just a teeny tiny bit** because each day that I don't know what's going on inside is tearing me up AND making me think of all the "what ifs"!!

ginathenurse01 |

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So today was my first visit. I thought i was 8 weeks today . They wait tell the baby is big enough to see i guess cause the dr. didn't see anything with the ultrasound so he had to do the vaginal one And said im 7 weeks today . Also had blood work .And I can't forget about the prago pills.

erubio77 |

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I called my doc right after I got my positive pregnancy tests, and she wanted to refer me to an OB, so then I had to wait a week for that. Now I scheduled an appointment with an OB, which isn't until the end of August! I will be in my ninth week by then! I wanted to wait until I went to see the doc before I told anyone, but that's over 3 weeks away! I don't know if I can wait that long. I have litteraly told no one other than my husband.

hgiannelli |

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I was originally schedules to see the OB at 14 weeks and the nurse for blood work 2 days later. 8-10 weeks is completely normal, but I felt 14 weeks (2nd tri by then) was a completely irresponsible. I switched doctors and hospitals.

nikki04vb |

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My due date is March 17 so i am 8 weeks and 2 days today! After taking 6 at home pregnancy tests i went into a clinic and they took another one for records and had me come in 2 weeks later for an ultrasound to determine how far along i was. Turns out i was 7 weeks and 1 day at the time! They were able to give us a clear picture and we got to see the heartbeat flickering. When do you usually hear the heartbeat?

jalencastro |

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I got a positive HPT last week I called my OB for my first appointment, and made sure they knew I would be high risk due to advanced age (39) and being overweight. They told me that I could come in immediately, but until if they didn't see the heartbeat on an ultrasound, I would have to come back every week and repeat until they did. They estimated that I was only about 4 weeks along, and the heartbeat may not be visible until the 7th or 8th week. I would have to pay a copay each time I went in until they could visualize the heartbeat, so I decided to wait until they should absolutely be able to see a heartbeat. They told me that I wouldn't HEAR the heartbeat until the 10th week.

yoyogunn |

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My first appt with the midwife was at 9 weeks but won't be getting a scan until 10weeks. Amazing to me that people expect to get a scan the moment they pee on a stick.

amymichelle789 |

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8-9 weeks should be fine, I think anything after that would be late. My first pregnancy, I was scheduled on my 8th week and for this pregnancy, I was scheduled for my 9th week also.

Lei96766 |

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It is so great to hear all of you say that you too were feeling like you should see the doctor sooner! I feel the same way. This being my first pregnancy I want to see the doctor to be able to ask questions and so on. Should I bring my husband to the first doctor visit?

MichelleLynnMo |

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If that's when they scheduled you why worry? I've been to 2 appts and have yet to see a dr. i don't see my dr until Sept I'm 9 weeks now

MrsAltman |

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Ok, I'm not new to this at all, but am in a different situation and looking for some advise. Me and my husband have been trying since March of 2009 and last February I had a miscarriage in my 3rd week. I had my regular scheduled period last month, but was feeling kind of weird so I took a test yesterday. It was positive. Should I go ahead an make an appointment on Monday with the doctor, and if so, should I request to be seen as soon as possible?? I have 2 other children but since the miscarriage, I'm afraid to let my hopes up or let a doctor confirm that I am pregnant and then something happen? Help!

kulrich10 |

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Do you plan to bring your husband to your first appointment?

buannie604 |

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I found out 3 weeks ago that I was prego. I was 4 days late on my period. We been trying for 6months now and finally we got that 'pregnant' on that test. We are scheduled for a week from today for the first visit, which will make me 7.5 weeks. I wish it was tomorrow. Good luck everyone.

ashleynicole1989 |

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I have my first appointment at 6 weeks (in 2 weeks) and I really wish they would see me now! I'm just so darn inpatient!!

Layanet |

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Hi everyone! I had been on a round of clomid, and expected that it would take at least a couple, but Tuesday morning I got a BFP! I couldnt believe it. I took another Weds., and it was even clearer, and I took a digital one today! I called the Doctor, and the nurse told me Im about 4 weeks. My first appointment isnt until my 9th week either! Im glad thats how pretty much everyone else is! Im so happy, and I just cant believe that its true!

KelJoSmith |

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Hello! I had my first Doctor's appointment yesterday to confirm that I am about 6 weeks along. My next appointment isn't until I am 10 weeks and we're hoping to hear the fetal heartbeat at that appointment...fingers crossed!

SmithDaniels |

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I found out yesterday that I'm about 4 weeks prego. The doctor had me come in yesterday just to pick up a referral to the lab for a confirmatory blood test. Other than that, my first appointment with an actual doctor isn't until I'm 8 weeks. I asked why the wait was so long and was told that they like to wait until you'll be able to clearly hear the baby's heart before doing the first ultrasound. Reading the posts here make me feel better knowing we all have to go through the dreadful waiting period.

crodriguez05 |

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I must have been one of the lucky few to find a Dr's office that likes to get woman in early. My Dr's office said they like to schedule the first appointment between 6-8 weeks. My appointment will be at my 7th week. I am STOKED :)

jnmheim |

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i found this very strange... I think I had my first one at week 7 but i knew i was pregnant at 4 weeks so that could've had something to do with it... But all doctors are different... I'm at 11weeks now and i've had 3 visits and another 1 the 31st of Augest... I have friends who go to a different doctor and they don't go that often.

mommy2bemarch2011 |

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its weird.I went to see a nurse when I found out was pregnant..was 5 weeks then..and had blood tests etc..but my next one is sept 8th with the midwive...i am now 9 weeks. I am nervous though coz I want to make sure the baby is ok since I have feeling pretty lousy...i think for you 9th is fine though if you feel the need sooner I would say go for it. For me I am just anxious that things are going well and would love to see the ultrasound....so i know for sure baby is fine.

umelenimhlaba |

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I am 5 weeks, too. My first appointment with the nurse is at week 10, and I don't see the doctor till week 13!! I am SO relieved to see that I'm not the only obsessive preggo out there!!

AbeUhBee11 |

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When I called I said I wanted to come in asap to confirm the pregnancy, I was 4 weeks at the time. When my husband and I were there we couldn't believe how little they did. Gave me a packet of things to avoid that I could have found online and scheduled me for blood work, which I got but have not yet received results. But the Doctor told me if the at home test was positive I can be positive too. (which I also read that exact quote in a book or online). I felt like it was a waste of time and wonder how much they will charge for that! I can't wait for the next visit which is also in the middle of my 9th week...because there will at least be an ultrasound!

JamieKenworthy |

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I found out I was pregnant via a urine test at the ER, and then I went to the family doctor, and she just asked me how I was feeling and gave me a name for a OB, because she is able to do my paps, I'd never been to one. So not only did I have to wait a month until I turn 10 weeks, which is finally tomorrow, but I don't even know for sure there's a baby in there, because pee can lie!! I have a horrible fear that I'll go to this new doctor and he'll be like, there's no baby, you're wasting my time. I mean, I have some symptoms, and I haven't had any bleeding, but still....

Rindesai |

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I'm about 6 weeks and my 1st appointment is going to be at 8 weeks. My doctor's office told me that they typically do that because at that point it is easier to get a more astute image on the ultrasound as well as being able to hear that all-important heartbeat more clearly. We CAN'T WAIT! :)

kmastalir |

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my OB doesnt usually see patients until 7weeks. but since i'm known for Hypermesis i'm going at 6weeks. i'm only 4weeks right now. this is longer than the 2week wait!

MilosMommy7 |

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I am 8 weeks, well nine tomorow, but I am high risk for prev miscarage and diabetes. At first they weren't going to schedule me until thirteen weeks and I almost had a heart attack! I then called the office where my appt was scheduled and aparently the refering office hadnt told them my history and they scheduled me for this thursday right away. I cant imagine having to wait almos four weeks more. I would have gone nuts!! I am very scared because of the prev m/c but excited about this baby getting thru all of the pregnancy well with me. Week 9 come on, and weeks to follow I'll be waiting for ya. =)

Ldysmile002 |

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I called my dr and they said they couldn't get me in unitl the first week of October, which would put me at 13 weeks!

mamasweet2785 |

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I made an appointment with my obgyn right after 3 positive home test. They drew blood for confirmation. Since I have no clue when my last period was and will be out of the country for 3 weeks, they decided to schedule me for a first prenatal visit with sonogram the next day. As it turns out I was about 5-6 weeks. The sonogram only show a gestational stage (pretty much just a dot). Too small to see anything and no heart beat yet. I have to schedule another appointment in 3 weeks for the same process again. My answer will be its better to have the first appointment at 10 weeks because then you can establish a more stable pregnancy, The doctor told me right now we have to wait and see if the pregnancy is strong enough to proceed into the next stage (15% chance of miscarriage for all pregnancies. Going in early will be wasting an extra copay.

nghithy |

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I am between 6-7 weeks, every website tells me something different! Planned Parenthood said I was 5.2 weeks a week and a half ago, but then my doctor's office said to come in @ 8 weeks, which would be on Tuesday 9/7. So excited!

YBERMUDEZ86 |

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my initial appointment is scheduled for 8.5 weeks. i initially thought that was a long time from now. i asked them to call in a Rx for prenatal vitamins, and they said they usually do that at the first visit. so i went to Patients First (an urgent care facility in my area) and saw a doc there who gave me a blood test to confirm what the home test said, and who also wrote me a vitamin perscription.

dominiquedesilva |

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I am six weeks and my OB is going to see me this Thursday, he said he could probably see something by then.I will be over 6.5 weeks then. I am so excited! I can't wait!

stephaniebloyd |

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My first OB visit was at 9 weeks and 4 days, this made me very nervous because I had a miscarriage a year ago and I thought I would have to see him earlier. My visit was great, we saw my baby moving his legs and arms like no other lol. and his heart beat was very strong, this was comforting now I am at 11 weeks and can't wait for my next visit. Wish I had my own personal ultra sound so I cud see him lol I know crazy, but all I can do is take it day by day.

vinnieyung |

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I wish I was as lucky as all of you. This is my second child and my doctor couldn't get me in for my first appt until I am 12 weeks. Thank goodness this is not my first or I would be finding a new doctor.

CraftyAFWife |

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My midwife scheduled my first appointment for around 9 weeks, and I felt the same way. What if I'm doing something wrong? What if I don't know something important to do!? So I called my GYN, and she said Come right in! We did an early ultrasound and blood tests, and I felt so much better that I was doing everything right.

molliiieee |

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I have to wait for 8 weeks too :( I took about 3 pregnancy tests and even though I know I'm pregnant I want the doctor to assure me that I am and everything is great. Until then I'm thinking to myself what if?

eylphyn |

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I got scheduled in my 8th week, and the nurse said it was so they would see something when they did the ultrasound. She said if I had a + pregnancy test and wasnt having problems (bleeding, etc) then earlier wasnt necessary.

kprueter@gmail.com |

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I am 5 weeks along and I have an appointment on Ocober 7th at around 7 weeks. That is when the doctor said the chance of hearing hte heart beat for the first time is best. I am on pins and needles waiting for that day to hear that heart beat!!

yellowbee0526 |

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A lot of doctors do what is called GLOBAL BILLING, where they will bill the insurance once for the entire pregnancy. That way, the doctor gets paid for you now matter how much or how little he sees you. You can usually tell a doctor who does GLOBAL BILLING if they schedule your first appointment until you are a certain number of weeks, usually after 8 or 9 weeks. Remember, medicine is also a business and doctors, particularly private practice OB/GYN are businessmen.

Sunmaidliz |

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I am in my 4th week and my doctor told me to go tomorrow. My first pregnancy. Weird

clairejune13 |

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my first checkup will be in exactly 8 weeks

sexttia89 |

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same here ladies,im around 4-5 weeks now and my primary dr said to schedule with a OBGYN when I'm 10-12 weeks!! Such a long time to know what is goin on

melissal650 |

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I'm just starting week 8. My first appointment with a nurse for bloodwork and health history is next Monday, then it's another two weeks to wait for my first appointment with my ob. So, it'll be week 11 when I finally see an ob...but I'm excited that I'm scheduled for an ultrasound!

RinnyAnne |

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I just found out last week that we're pregnant. My doctor won't schedule an appointment until I'm 8-10 weeks. Still have another 2 1/2 weeks to go! I can't wait.

hblair12 |

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with my first two pregnancies, my first appt was at 8 weeks. my third, i miscarried. should i try to get in earlier than 8 weeks with this pregnancy?

mcgee29 |

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yeah apparently it is normal, smh. the wait is driving me crazy! i got 3 more weeks to wait for my appt but at least they'll do an ultrasound so we can see our first baby, so excited!

baptiste2010 |

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I just found out 3 days ago that I was pregnant. I made the first appointment for Oct.11. I will be 7 weeks or so! I am sooo excited! Good Luck Bumpies <3

mrscheese15 |

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I took a pregnancy test on a monday, got a blood test on a tuesday and recieved a positive result from that on a wednesday when I called the doctors. They scheduled me of the following thursday (a little over a week). I will only be 5 weeks at my first appt. But they told me I won't have an ultrasound until week 6-8.

crysawhit |

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Mine told me 10 weeks (live in CA) - (1st pregnancy, 38 yrs old), and I was also surprised.... but snuck in there at about 9... I had even called my old OB/GYN in NY to make sure she thought that sounded normal. She said it was fine... that since there was no reason for any concern such as a history of miscariage, or spotting, or anything like that, there was no need to worry about going sooner.... My appt at 9 weeks was wonderful - lots of info and a wonderful Dr, and they did the Ultra sound and sent me home with pictures! It just feels good to have that visit, but don't worry. They did recommend I go get re-natal vitamins right when I found out, and I did get a blood test to confirm the pregnancy before that first visit.... good luck!

FlyGirlSil |

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I am 7 weeks and I do not have an appointment until 12 weeks. I am a little concerned because it is so far out. They office said I won't even be able to see a dr and the nurse practioners always take care of the first visit. If i wait this long to get an appointment shouldn't I be seeing a dr?

aleigha85 |

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I found out from a home pregnancy test on Friday 9/24 and called right away. My OBGYN saw me the following Tuesday 9/28 when I was 4.5 weeks. He did an internal ultrasound and I saw the sac. I go back next week for another and he said we should be able to see the heartbeat. I feel like time is dragging!! I want the belly already!

jackiekj1 |

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I found out that i am about 5 weeks and 4 days along. I took an at home test about a week and a few days ago. I called and wont be seeing my doctor till im about 8-9 weeks. It feels like forever but i am sure the next 8 months will fly by! My husband and i just cant wait ;)

janiellet |

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We just found out Friday morning we are expecting...i calculate we are about 4 weeks along. I called my ob Friday morning and she is seeing me Tuesday...I am excited even though I know it probably will not be an exciting appt since I am so newly pregnant. We are crossing our fingers it will turn out well since I have just turned 39 and this is my first!!!

kj910 |

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My doctor confirmed that i was pregnant but i don't go back to for my first appt until 8 weeks as well. They said that is when they usually make the first appts.

konnorhunter |

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My first prenatal appointment with the doctor is tomorrow, I will be 9 weeks 3 days... so excited to hear the HEARTBEAT -- I think they want to make sure they can get a good heartbeat and maybe that is why they wait till a little later... However, I had an appointment with the nurse and for bloodwork at 7 weeks.

marydiggins5689 |

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As soon as I got three positive tests at home, I made an appt with my OB. I got in the next day 10/5. I was about to start my 5th week. At my visit they did a blood test and a PAP. My next appt is 11/8, about a month apart (which is normal until the end of the pregnancy then it's every other week). By then I will be in my 9th week. I'm shocked when they make people wait for their first visit to be 2 or three months in. Pregnancy is nearly 1/3 over by then and it's when most of the critical development happens. Early detection of problems is important so i would think they would want you coming in as early as possible to start creating your history, blood test, etc. and determine if you are at high risk for complications.

hatshepsut72 |

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I'm five weeks and called today to make my first appointment. She asked if I could come in tomorrow! I had to decline because of work but she scheduled me for next Wednesday. I was kind of surprised (but excited!) to be scheduled so soon.

babylove0611 |

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So we went to the nurses appt Tuesday...they had me come back today for the pap and ultrasound.... not sure what is going on now. I had blood drawn because they could not see anything on the ultrasound other then the sac. I thought it would be to early for that anyway so now I am back Monday for more blood tests and scheduled Tuesday for an ultrasound. Does any one know when exactly something should be able to be seen.I will worry for the next 5 days!

kj910 |

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I've had a similar experience as well! I am 4 1/2 weeks and my doctor won't see me for the first prenatal exam until I am 10 weeks. But, I asked to go in next week to do blood work for confirmation of pregnancy! I guess, its the confirmation that everything is alright. 10 weeks just seems so long to wait for something so exciting, especially your first pregnancy! Congrats and good luck ladies :)

lizbodin |

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Just had my first appointment today. I am almost 11 weeks along and we heard the heartbeat at today's appointment. First ultrasound is scheduled for 2 weeks from today. Very excited to see baby for the first time!!!

nicolen0618 |

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I am about 4 weeks along and about to call today for my first appointment. It will be a completely new office for me as we just recently moved. I guess I am expected to do all the interviewing at the first appointment in 8 weeks? Hmmm I hope they're a good match for us. Everything I have read does confirm that low risk first appointment is generally at 8 weeks.

Esquirette |

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I am severally disappointed. I called at 4 weeks and they made my first appt at 7 weeks but it is for a nurse's education only. They hand me pamphlets and make sure I'm taking prenatals. Apparently I won't get a pelvic exam or hear the heartbeat until my 12th week. Maybe it's me being emotional (I am in 6th week now) but it just seems so irresponsible to not have informed women immediately about what foods to eat and make sure i had a prenatal before the 7th week. And to not even check for a heartbeat until 12 just seems so terrible. What if there is no heartbeat? That is an extra 4 weeks of becoming attached to a pregnancy. I hate reading about how great healthcare is in other countries.

amberawesome |

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Well I went to my normal OB when I first found out I was pregnant but the hospital does not take my insurance so I had to call another office that they recommended andI am not getting in until I am 13 weeks I feel that is way to long. What do you think?

nina126 |

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I was able to get the pregnancy confirmed from my family dr at 6 1/2 weeks, But my ob didn't want to see me till 9 weeks. its very frustrating wating so long for the first appt. But I'm sure if they didn't know what they were doing they wouldn't schedule them out so far.

jjmartin09 |

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Mine is also at the start of 9 weeks. They mentioned that the doc would do an ultrasound to see the heartbeat so I'm assuming that's why they wait till then. I'm just a little nervous as this is my first pregnancy and I don't really know the do's and don'ts (other than the obvious ones). But I only have a few more days to wait so hopefully I'll feel better prepared after the appt.

chimerage |

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I got a positive home test in my 4th week. They scheduled me for a "pregnancy confirmation appointment" the next week and then a sonogram in the 7th week.

apiatt |

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We think I'm about 8.5 weeks along and I won't be in to see the doctor until my 10th week. That is just my family doctor not an actual OBGYN. This is my first pregnancy too. I don't know if I should be worried...

cvanheeswyk |

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I actually went to the OB/GYN for my yearly and found out I was pregnant so they did a few things on that day. I'm going back at about 9.5 weeks for my first ultrasound thing. I did have to go in this week for some lab work my blood sugar and iron levels have been giving me some problems.

kf4129 |

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So we have been trying since June and this past Friday I took a HPT and got a positive!! I took a second one this weekend and the result is still the same. I haven't called my dr yet since it's the weekend, but how can I figure out how many weeks I am? My cycle is 46 days long, not 28. Is it safe to assume I'm like 4 weeks? I haves no idea!!

HibiscusChick |

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I called two different doctor offices. One prefers to wait until 7 or 8 weeks and the other said anytime after 6 weeks is ok. They like to wait until that time because before 7 weeks it hard for them to see anything. Also around 7 or 8 weeks they can usually see a heartbeat. I am also in complete agony waiting. I moved my appointment up until tomorrow- I will be 6 weeks and 4 days. Can't wait!

cassiebride |

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Ur luckyi got 10 weeks this is my 2nd child and my first one I was seen right away.

blakesgr8t |

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I have been feeling wierd the past 3 days and I woke up this morning and took a test while my husband was home.. and i had a faint blue line.. which was in the positive area.. ( cheap test).. so I went to Walmart and bought two Clear Blue Digitals and it didnt even take the 3 minutes like it was supposed to and they both said PREGNANT!!!! I called my OB and she scheduled me for 7weeks.. Nov. 29th.. I'm excited and my husband is so happy!!! :-) we only said something to our parents.. but we will tell everyone else when we get a little picture!!

MorrisGirl |

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my OB didn't schedule me until the middle of my 10th week. No worries there =)

neelyjd |

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After taking about 5 tests all with a faint positive over the course of a week, I scheduled to see my regular doctor to confirm (appt is today). My OB scheduled me for 9 weeks with the nurse then 11 weeks with the actual OB! According to my own estimates I should be 5 1/2 weeks along!

heidi.leonard |

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I'm answering a question with a question but now I'm confused :) I have an appointment with my PCP on Monday.. She's going to confirm that I'm pregnant but do I then make another appointment with the doctor that is actually going to deliver the baby? Thanks girls!

mila51 |

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I am so confused...I called and I do not get to see the nurse till I am 9 weeks and then the dr. when I am 12. It seems strange that there is not anything important to go over before 9 weeks since this is when the baby is developing so much. Just want to see that everything is ok.

kkloha |

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My first appointment isn't until mid way through my 10th week. They said they wait until 10-11 weeks to make sure they can hear the heart beat. They sent me a basic packet of informtion about pregnancy that I didn't think was very informative. If you weren't proactive with information I don't think it would be enough.

LaceyNHarrington |

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I found out when I was 3 weeks, and my OB/GYN scheduled me for 6 weeks - Nov. 24th. They said I'd be seeing the nurse who would confirm and gather history. Frustrating, because I'd like to go sooner, but according to everyone else, pretty standard, if not sooner than others!

nmfranklin |

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I just found out I was preggo last week and I'm 5 weeks along...called the doctor and I'm not scheduled until my 8th week either! Very nerve racking!

tavareskimberly |

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I live in Denmark. Health care is free, including pregnancy and childbirth (whether at home with a free midwife, or in the hospital!). I got my positive home pregnancy test on Saturday and we scheduled our first appointment for Wednesday. I'm in my fifth week. I'm so excited!!!

KrisInDenmark |

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i can't wait! i have my first dr appt tmw and i will be 8 weeks!!

featherust |

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EDD 7/9/11. 1st dr appt is 11/23. I'll be 7 weeks. I think my dr usually does it around 8 weeks, but she scheduled right before thanksgiving for me

steph7613 |

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yes they want to make sure they can see the baby when you do go

Renee330 |

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I'm in my 5 weeks into my second pregnancy but I think I'm going to wait as long as I can. I had a normal first pregnancy and at my first OB appointment with my first pregnancy they did an internal ultra sound, which looked like a black blob! My best friend waited her second pregnancy till the end of her 1st trimester before going so she could see the baby better with the ultra sound. I think I'm going to do the same thing. Of course she waited so long then found out she was having twins, which was pretty shocking!

Happyappa |

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First post... I had HCG testing at first positive test (day before period was supposed to start) and found my HCG rose by Pregesterone dropped so was put on Progesterone and advised they will wean off around 12 Wks. My first appt was yesterday, at what I thought was 7wk, but babies (yes, twins!) are measuring 5w6d per ultrasound - so more HCG testing to ensure pregnancy is still progressing. M/Cs this last year (@ 5wks, & 7wks) and I am 39 and high-risk anyway - so praying that that HCG tests and repeat ultrasound in 2 weeks shows all ok with both babies....

KIMMYD71 |

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Wow, my first prenantal appointment isn't until I am almost 10 weeks along. I'm too impatient to wait. lol

Kat0809 |

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I have an appointment for seven weeks along. i dont know if I can wait any longer than that!

JMD617 |

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My Dr did not have me scheduled for my first visit until 15 weeks!! And I called for an appointment at 4 weeks. I found this behavior to be totally unacceptable and found a new Dr. immediately. (who has seen me twice and I am 11 weeks) Under NO circumstances should a Dr not see you until after your first tri-mester is over and if you feel a Dr is not meeting your needs- Dont hesitate to find a new one. I am more than glad I chose someone else.

clowmary |

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when I made my appointment I was surprised that my doctor did not schedule me until I was exactly 9 wks but better late than never.hopefully everything is fine.

stacy1988 |

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I have wait until I'm twelve weeks due to my husband's insurance. It's not a big deal unless you are having complications. In that case you should call you doctor immediately and they will probably try to squeeze you in! Good luck!

ibez420 |

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My husband and I found out we were pregnant and I was 7 weeks. I called to make my first appt and they can't get me in til my 11th week! I am going nuts wating, I still have a little over 2 weeks til the appt.

lindseyandadam |

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Look you guys don't have to settle. My first ob option didnt want to do anything til week 12. Dropped them, got a new one when they said I need to be checked out now. There are plenty of ob that take all insurances, just gotta look

Garynallie |

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i did find out i was pregnant til i was 8 weeks along so i didnt have my first ob appointment til i was close to 9 weeks and got my first sonogram when i was 9 weeks and 3 days

mommie9282009 |

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Just had my first visit today (I'll be exactly 9wks tomorrow) and I got to see the lil peanut and hear the heartbeat!!! It was soo exciting and just became that much more real!! My husband was almost in tears (it's our first and we weren't really trying, just happened)!

NBleau |

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I have had Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome for 10 years now. I was told I would never have children, me and my husband had tried everything and just finally gave up. Well I took a test at the beginning of this week and it came out positive. I then took another test the next day and it was positive. According to my last period I am 6 weeks pregnant today. So I called to schedule an appointment with my ob and they didn't schedule me to come in till my 9th week. I'm very upset about this because I feel like I am higher risk and I don't want anything to happen. They know my medical history and I wanna know if its normal for them to wait so long to see me and not even bother to do their own pregnancy tests in their office. Someone please help me I have been worried sick and the office is closed so I cant even reach my doctor. I am very scared and confused and don't know if woman with PCOS are considered a higher rick pregnancy.

lauschou |

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yes ! I have to think that that is great ..i miscarried in August got pregnant in late September my last period was the 16 th of September ..i called recently with in the last week and they did not schedule me for my first appointment until December 13 th i will be almost 13 weeks ..i miscarried last time at 11 weeks four days .THey said call if i have any bleeding other than that they can see me on the 13 th .

lexy067 |

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I'm so glad I read this before I called the doctor's office today! Got my BFP friday and had to wait until today to call... my first appt with the nurse for bloodwork and stuff in 10 days and my first doctor's appt in 4 weeks. She originially made it for 5 weeks (that would be 10 weeks!) but that seemed too far away, so I pushed it up a week. I just can't believe I won't know anything solid for a nother month!

alleyvet |

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You guys are all a little crazy for wating that long and need to find new doctors. I am eight weeks pregnant. I have already had two doctor appointments and one ultrasound! People who are saying they have to wait until they are 13 weeks that is just crazy! Two weeks ago I already had to schedule a very important test that can only be done between the 11 and 13 weeks to determine the risks of Down Syndrome, and no this is not a special test do to age or health issues just a regular test that they run. This is my second child and I already have one healthy chiild. There is no way that it is a good idea to wait until you are 13 weeks to go see the doctor. Last time I was there my Dr. made my next appointment for 3 weeks so I will be 10 weeks and we will get to the heartbeat for the first time. Plus to you ladies that are waiting that long are you on prenatal vitimans. If not they should be started right away the first trimester is the most important for your gorwing baby!

linrickbrie |

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I will be 8 weeks as well on my first appt

lovebug0811 |

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a positive pregnancy test of any sort is still considered a probable sign of pregnancy. Heart beat and sonograms are positive signs of pregnancy. So really going for a blood test doesn't even do much more than a Home pregnancy test does, since it really isn't a confimation of pregnancy

laurasuzanne2006 |

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I think your doctor has a lot to do with when you go in for your first appointment. I got a positive pregnancy test last Monday. I called my OB doctor and he scheduled my first appointment for 6 weeks. I'm taking a blood test tomorrow. But that's just for my own peace of mind to get confirmation. I think having a doctor who really cares about what they're doing really makes a difference. They'll make sure that you get the level of care that you and your baby deserve. I say if you don't feel right about your doctor's inability to fit you in....it's time to look for a doctor that makes you feel a little more at ease.

mamakerrie |

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To the woman with PCOS, I am in the same boat... been TTC for about 6 years now, and finally gave up. Yesterday I got my first BFP ever!!!! I took three other tests... all positive. I recently spent a month in the hospital with pancreatitis and had my gall bladder removed. While in there I found out I have a cyst on my ovaries, as well as a cyst on my pancreas (which so far is not cancerous that they know of)... BUT today, a friend of mine said that if either of my cysts are cancerous, that it could raise my hcg level high enough to put out a false positive... I am confused because I thought there was no possible way. So now, here I am confused and scared... If I am pregnant, I'd be in probably my 5th week now... anyone have any advice? I haven't seen my dr yet- calling monday first thing to schedule an appointment.

ms_niki |

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I found out I was pregnant @ 5 weeks and my OB seen me at 8 weeks. I go back at 10 weeks so my husband can hear the heartbeat. I think every OB is different because they didn't require that I wait any certain amount of time. This is our first so I'm very antsy too. Good Luck :)

AGilbert027 |

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no,that is not okay.

roopriar |

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My doctor didn't schedule me until 10 weeks! I'm almost 8 weeks now and can't wait to go to my first appointment! Why do i have to wait so long??

micgip |

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i just found out i am pregnant with my 2nd and i wasn't expecting it i had taken a trip to see my mom and Grandmother around thanksgiving week we me and my sisters wanted to go to the bar and have a little fun well my sister had bought me a Home Pregnancy test and told me to take it it was a faint + when i got home on the 28th of nov i went a got me another one and i took it that night it came back + again and i went to my primary Doctor and she did a Blood test and it show i was about 6-7wks along and if im right i about 8-9 wks now but im high risk cause of my First Born was Born With CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA he was born on April 20,2007 he is a happy 3 yr old lil boy now he is my miracle baby i was to have my First OB appt on the 8th of Dec but i had no way there (i cant drive) so i had to make a new one so i see my doctor on the 16th im nerves lol but i scared with the health of this baby but from the research and doctors tellin me that the chance of it happing again is very low its about a 2% chance to happen again so its very low

mommie2seth |

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I took a pregancy test last tuesday. I called the doctor on Wednesday and I go to the doctor next Thursday. Im so excited! I also visited our family doctor last Wednesday and they did a blood test. My husband and I have only be trying for 3 months but we can't wait to go to our appointment!

aporsborne |

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I just got my BFP last Friday :-) Huge surprise after IF treatment with my DS. My OB doesn't see you until 8 wks which is way too late in my opinion. After having been monitored so closely for the 1st tri with my last PG I am spoiled. I am calling my RE's office tomorrow to do early monitoring again. I had lots of complications the 1st time around so this will put my mind at ease. It's important to get bloodwork and u/s done early to make sure everything is on the right track! My friend had to take progesterone or she would have m/c but only knew that b/c her doc saw her right away. It's your right as a patient to be seen ESP if you have concerns. If that doc won't see you find one that will :-) GL to you all!!

KellyM11 |

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I called last week, and did not get scheduled until my 10th week! I really thought this was weird, it's our first baby and I just want to make sure everything is ok. I see on other msg boards that some women get their first appointment the week they find out and they hear the baby's heartbeat the follow week! I wish I could too, should I switch doctors?

MrsNikkiC22 |

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My first appt is not until 12 weeks. Seems really late to me, but they do not seem concerned.

Kdavis530 |

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I got a BFP this morning and called to get in to the doctor office. They said 8 weeks is when my doc likes to see patients but he is on vacation so they are getting me in at 6 weeks, plus doing an US then also. I also had a brain hemorrhage in 2008 and he is considering me high risk but not until delivery, so not sure if having an US at 6 weeks means anything?

jorthmann |

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Do you think it should be sooner for High risk? I am 8 weeks now and this is my 4th pregnancy 1 still birth, 3 miscarriages and I have military insurance, i want to get in right away but they wont see me for 3 more weeks or send me to me to a high risk doctor until they see me first to prove i'm high risk! wow military insurance sucks!

carrienchris |

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I'm in the same boat. My Dr wouldn't book anything for me until I was 9 or 10 weeks along. I guess this is more common then I thought.

ashley_1983 |

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When I had my son I went to my first appointment at eight weeks. Now with this baby I have a new doctor. My friend just gave birth to twins by the same doctor and said she only saw a medical assistant at 9 weeks for medical history and didn't see the doctor or do a sonogram until 12 weeks. I don't wanna wait that long! Anyone have any suggestions???

Miami13 |

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carrienchris: I saw your post. We are in the military also. I'm pregnant with my second one and we decided to switch to Tricare standard so I could choose my doctor and hospital. Military service sucks. With my first one we were in a small town with a small base, so they didnt have a hospital or an OB in base, so I was able to pick my doctor. But once I started seeing their pediatrician, I was super disappointed, so we switch from Prime to Standard. Now we live in a big city and we do have plenty of options. I recommend you to look into that. Good luck with everything!

berriosfam |

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I am glad to hear that this is common. This is my first pregnancy and I am not being seen till my 11th week. I was very nervous that this was way too late but it seems to be about the normal for women who show no risk.

elonperry8 |

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I'm not sure but my first appointment is scheduled at 14 weeks, I thought it was a bit long but anyone else go so late?

matches_101 |

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The days can't go by fast enough! We are getting in at 8 weeks and all I think about is what it going on in there!!

katherinea03 |

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I'm just about 4 weeks and high risk due to recurrent miscarriage, and I've already been seen. I go in every 2 days for blood work for the next two weeks, and have already had my first ultrasound but for low risk my doctor schedules around 8 weeks.

MrsDutton |

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I am in my 6th week and my dr said they dont schedual till week 11 but i got in at week 8. This is my first pregnancy.

littleone2486 |

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Maybe this is a stupid question..... the "bump expert" says they don't usually schedule an appt until week 8 or 9. How do we really know how far along we are? DH & are are TTC & I have a lot of symptoms but it's a little too early for me to test. Probably next week will be the time to test. Should I just assume that I'm around 4 or 5 weeks when & if I get a BFP? Help! :)

jewlz12 |

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That's typical. I called to make my first appt. and they scheduled me at 9 weeks. I had a year and a half ago, so I asked if I could come in earlier. They were sweet (and professional) enough to schedule for a sonogram at 7 weeks. It made me feel much better.

edoubt |

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I'm 9 weeks as (well almost 10). I just called to schedule my first visit...I was told they don't want to see me till I am 3 months!! Seems a little long to me..

catramos31 |

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I'm 10 weeks now and by the time I am seen by the doctor on the 18th I will be 12 weeks... I'm so relieved to see others go around then too. :)

Saltina11 |

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My OB won't even schedule a first appt. until I miss two periods. That's what we did last time. I wound up with twin boys and went 39 1/2 weeks to my scheduled c-sect. They were 5lbs 8ozs, and 6lbs 5ozs. I totally trust my OB's and everyone in every office. I know it's hard when you've been trying for a long time. Hubby and I have been trying for a year and it has finally happened! 1 missed period and a positive test result down...FINALLY!!! Good luck to those trying, and those with the buns in the oven!!!

twinboysmama23 |

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I thought i was the only one with this worry. I'm 6 wks and 5 days pregnant with my 4th child my youngest is 7 months and i am high risk with blood pressure issues and i got pre e with my last pregnancy and my first appointment will be the day i turn 10weeks. I am so annoyed but they will see me tomorrow just to give me something for a yeast infection though they still wont see about the pregnancy, not to mention i hate the clinic i'm forced to go to with my insurance because i'm high risk huh SMH annoyance begins already.

TamelaB10 |

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Im currently 4 1/2 wks pregnant and the doc didnt schedule me for my first appt until 9 weeks. I was a bit shocked. this is my first baby and i dont know what to expect. So i feel a bit neglected by the doc by making a inexperienced new mom wait 5 wks for professional advice. I called the office and was directed to speak with a nurse who then directed me to get me info from the internet? what the????

chap20 |

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I am currently 6 weeks pregnant. Had a m/c a month and half ago...made an appointment with my Dr. and they are not seeing me until almost 12 weeks. I am a little concerned due to my m/c history. I have one daughter already but had complications during delivery...should i be concerned?

hosie09 |

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I found out i was prego last Wed. ....and they scheduled my appointment for Thursday Jan.27 i think i will be 8wks that day

lecialynn |

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Im so happy Im being seen at week 6... I would be going MORE crazy if I had to wait longer... First time doing any of this... is scary... I just want someone to tell me everything is ok

sweett314159 |

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I got scheduled for the beginning of my 8th week. It's hard to wait, but I'm ok with not going earlier. This way we'll be able to have a more thorough appointment and see the heartbeat.

dreamingoffirefliesatdusk |

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I had a bad cold during my few first weeks and didn't know I was even pregnant. Did a test at home and they brought me in right away. My first appt was at 5 weeks and my next is at 9 weeks. I thought that was a bit long to wait also! But they assured me to call if there were any problems and just to eat right and take vitamins and everything should be fine.

pezaholic |

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I scheduled mine right away, I'm about 6 1/2 weeks and the dr did not find the baby or it's heart beat. So I would wait till the 8th week to avoid the stress and unpredictability.

estelita2402 |

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I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came back positive. It's my first pregnancy, I was tossing and turning with anxiety all last night. I called my Ob/Gyn and they scheduled me for an appointment with the nurse to discuss the pregnancy and get any questions answered at 5-weeks (02/07/11). Then they scheduled an appointment with the doctor the following week, at 6-weeks, to do an ultrasound and obtain the crown-rump measurement and establish pregnancy testing dates and a more accurate due date. As of now, my due date is September 30th, 2011. So excited, but also so nervous!!!

desichick82 |

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I think Im almost 2 month's pregnant with my second baby, the doctor wouldn't see me until I was 8 weeks along so for the past month I've been in agony......I hate not knowing what's going on inside my body!

JENMOR86 |

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yes its ok becuz with my 1st pregnancy i called them and i was 8 to 9 weeks pregnant and my son is perfectly fine and maybe with my second i will be like almost 7 weeks pergnant

mommie9282009 |

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I called last week after a positive pregnancy test...I was so surprised when they told me I would not get to see anyone until about 8 weeks, and that appointment was going to be with just the nurse. I actually don't get to see a doctor until about two weeks after that. I am really anxious because I have two heart conditions and I am in the military so there is so much going on and I NEED to know stuff! I feel like I cannot wait to see the doctor. I called my cardiologist to talk about how pregnancy (this was a surprise pregnancy by the way) will affect my heart, he wanted to see me right away to talk about it. Why is it that OB/GYN does not feel the same need to see me right away, even though they know my health history and that I am going to be high risk?

littlesergeant |

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I bet you could go into the lab and at least get your blood drawn to check your hcg levels. At my office, you don't have to see the dr,. for that, so it is easier to get an appt and go in. It might just make you feel better while you wait for your appt.

jivastudio |

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I took two HPT last night on a whim (my periods have been a little irregular so I didn't think anything of it and we were going out to dinner so to be safe I decided to make sure if I could have a drink or not and turns out NOT!) I took another test this morning and have a feeling I'll be taking one tomorrow as well. My doctors office is closed on the weekend. I don't know how I'll get through this weekend! I have so many questions and also have to travel a lot this month and that makes me nervous, I've figured I'm about 5 weeks and will be visiting all of my inlaws at about 7-8 weeks so I hope I can get into the dr. before then, at least to confirm.

cakes27 |

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My first appointment was scheduled for 8 weeks.

mom2025 |

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yes

bonnienmatt |

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I didn't go in until 12 weeks exactly (haven't had any complications)....they did blood work, urine test, doppler (going strong at 150bpm) and such, but scheduled me for an ultrasound a few days later....I am so glad we waited until I was this far long because my baby actually looks like a baby now instead of an alien or a blob at 6 or 7 weeks and it was SO COOL to see it on the screen!

irsheyez28 |

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My first appt was at 13 weeks because I was waiting for medical coverage before going in, but I luckily have a low risk pregnancy. It was hard to wait that long and I began feeling anxious and having nightmares. I would recommend going in earlier for peace of mind.

TessVining |

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I had my first appointment today and I'm 6 weeks and 3 days! My doctor did an US so we got our first picture of our little sweet pea on Valentine's Day!

Lilypad1024 |

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i actually went to the doc yesterday just to confirm my pregnancy, i am just over 6weeks and they dont have me scheduled to come for my first actual visit until 11weeks! ugh i can't wait that long!

ebose25 |

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I just found out that I was pregnant a couple of days ago, and I'm already 8 weeks along. I haven't scheduled an appointment yet because I just found out and haven't gotten the insurance stuff straightened out yet. Is this a bad thing?

inlovebmjj |

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yes most doctors dont schedual until after you 8th week. unless there is reason for concern

taterine9 |

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i got the same question really...but i just moves to west virginia from ohio and i had to call to get a OBGYN cause found out i was pregnant at 5 weeks....when i moved here they didnt have any openings till the end of march and ill be 1 day away from 16 weeks with no prenatal care and i was considered high risk with my first child cause of pregnancy induced hypertension....ANY ADVISE???

kaybay42003 |

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We just tested positive yesterday after only trying for four months. I'm still in denial that it came back pregnant. I called to make my first apt and I won't get in until March 18th. Seems like a long time but oh well

swilc479 |

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I got a positive pregnancy test today (yay!), and called to make an appointment and she said to come in as soon as possible. I happened to get an appt same day.

stargirljulie |

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I am expecting my third child in September. I am about nine weeks now and had no problems with my other two kids. It seems I just have to walk past my husband in the hall and I get pregnant. I called my OB-GYN who delivered my kids and has been my doctor from the begining and she doesn't want to see me until I'm 12 weeks., which seems forever. Not sure if I should go to my family doctor to see how things are going before or trust her judgement.

kaylaiversen |

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We took a test on wednesday and it came out positive after trying for 4 months. I am going to a new OB/GYN since my old doc was just a GYN. I called on Thursday and they scheduled me to come in to meet with a nurse and fill out paperwork next week and for my first exam at 6 weeks. i can't wait and the secret is killing me. We decided to not tell anyone except our moms until after my first exam.

jls61278 |

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Yay! I'm not alone! Im just now 9 weeks and my first apppointment is next week, 10 weeks. I feel a lot better knowing it is basically the norm, but I can't wait to hear my baby's heartbeat for the first time! : )

AutumnPaige22 |

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I just took a pregnancy test this morning that came out positive. I'm figuring I should be around 4 weeks pregnant. My doctor made me an appointment for Friday.

louviereheather |

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My Dr. took me in right when I found out at 4 weeks. All they do is make sure that you are pregnant. I miscarried at 6 weeks. There is nothing they can do that early in the pregnancy. If you are going to miscarry you WILL miscarry. I am pregnant again and at 3 weeks. Since all they really do is the pee on a stick test I take at home I wont go in until I am about 9 weeks.

kaylaelaine20 |

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My doc office said they don't see anyone before 8 weeks, and they were booked that week so I'm going at 9 weeks. Going stir crazy!

ikkin1023 |

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I am five weeks pregnant and I was not scheduled until my tenth week. I almost want to have an excuse to go in earlier. This is my first so who knows what kind of things I might be dealing with.

jerang11 |

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I was worried about the same thing! My Doctor didn't schedule me until my 8th week which I was nervous about but then figured it was probably normal because most women don't find out so early?! Glad there are more of me out there with the same concern, I think I'm just anxious to have a doctor confirm it, not just 3 tests (yes 3, I couldn't believe it happened on the first try) from the store lol

CBizakis420 |

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I was scheduled for 6 week appt. which I had today. It turns out that I'm really 5 weeks and 5 days and they believed they saw a heartbeat flicker but it was too early to confirm. So I'll try again in a week. What it did confirm for me is that I'm not ectopic, and at least the size of everything is where it should be for 5 weeks, 5 days. Even though it was literally a speck inside of a sac, it was amazing to see on the ultrasound. I can't believe it is growing inside of me. I also now have an official due date.

execgerl2 |

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Where I live we don't get in to see an OB until 12 weeks.

JenO77 |

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I won't have my 1st appt. until I am 10 1/2 weeks. This is my 4th pregnancy and I have never waited so long for my 1st appt. but I don't see any reason to go in any earlier. I am on my prenatals and I know i'm prego so that's about all there is to 1st appt.

kelara1 |

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The reason they usually wait so long to see you is because they can't see the baby's heartbeat until then. So they don't want to waste their time and yours just sitting at the appointment and confirm your pregnant even though you already know you are. Be patient. Thats what pregnancy is all about right? Though who am I to talk? I'm only 5 weeks and cant WAIT to have my baby! I think it is unreasonable for moms to wait 9 months to see there new babys! haha But really.. patience and pregnancy have to go hand in hand. Plus it gives you good practice when your baby comes. :)

DanielleD11 |

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I had the same question! I called my Doc as soon as I found out and I only saw a nurse the next day who just sent me to a lab for blood work. Given that I have high blood pressure, and that I just might be 10 wks already, I would think I would need a first exam sooner than almost a week later right? I had 7 positive home tests for goodness sakes! It looked like a scene out of the movie Knocked Up! :-)

lyrictroberts |

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I am high risk and my doctor didn't schedule me until the end of the 9th week. I was a bit frustrated but he spent about 1hr 1/2 with me for this appt, so i guess it was worth the wait.

Tonyandlilia |

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I wasn't able to see a doctor until I was almost 15 weeks because of my crappy insurance when i was pregnant with DS. This time around I'm hoping for around 8 weeks. I would think that's ok.

erinandmikewhitt |

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On sat. I took 2 hpt, I've never seen anything turn blue so fast in my life! I have an apt. with my pcp on friday but they just confirm with another test then ref. you to your ob. Which I guess after reading this post wont be till week 8 or so :-( Im in week 4/5 and just waiting for my apt friday has felt like forever! Odd side question: can you "flood" a hpt? I took 2 and they were + but then later that day I went back to look at the first + test and it was fading!!! I couldn't believe it! It was clearly +. So I've been going back and checking the second + test (the blue line is still there) just to reassure myself. Crazy!

Jessiessie3 |

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I'm 9 weeks along and going crazy waiting to have an u/s and or hear this baby's heartbeat! I lost my 1st baby @ 9 weeks so it's been very uneasy. Last time I went in right away and had lots of tests and worry. This time, we gave it to God and decided to wait a bit. We also found a different midwife who has helped ease our worry:)

seashell80 |

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My OB has scheduled me for Tuesday and I'll only be at 6 weeks. I'm nervous that we will go in too early and not have another appointment for a while.

tmdlaxgoalie |

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Mine didn't schedule me until week 10, which I don't like because I have lots of questions and have to wait until then to get them answered. So thankful for websites like this one!

mkirky11 |

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yes

star8817 |

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This is my first pregnancy, so I'm really nervous...but my fiance wants me to wait a few weeks so that I can be added to his insurance as mine is...well, horrible. So it will probably be my 9th week before I can go...Since receiving my first "positive" on a test a week ago (I'm now 5 weeks) I've taken two more and I am definitely pregnant. the only problem is that he doesn't want to "jinx" anything by telling anyone yet so I really feel isolated and alone. I'm ready to get through the first trimester so I can tell all my friends and family. Wish me luck!!

mems0204 |

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Wow, I would be freaking out if my Dr. made me wait 8 weeks. I realized I was pregnant in week 5 and they saw me (well, nurse practitioner) and did an US (mostly at my request cause I still couldn't believe I was pregnant). I had to go back this week (6th) for another US to confirm baby's heartbeat, and then I go back at 8 weeks for the "new mom" appt and another US. I'm close to a high risk group, though, and pretty sure that's the reason for all the ultrasounds.

lana22 |

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We just found out we were expecting our first child this week. I am 4 weeks along and called my OBGYN and they scheduled me for my 8th week. I'm so glad to read this is normal. The lady at the office said they normally schedule the first appt between 8-10 weeks. I'm so excited, yet so nervous!!!!

michelle.wagner |

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I was in agony! I called for an appt when I was 4 weeks, & I wasn't scheduled until my 12th week! I had complications around 8 weeks, & had to go to the ER, & they STILL couldn't see me until my appt! I have to see a high risk doctor due to an illness I have, & he only sees HR patients once a week, & rarely has cancellations. Because he is the best (& the one my insurance would pay for) I put up with it. Everything turned out fine, thankfully.

DeeDaa313 |

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Well, I'll be 6 weeks this Sunday. I'm not sceduled to get an ultrasound until my 16th week! I feel like it's sooo far away... :( but I do see my OBGYN for more blood work and stuff when I'm 10 weeks so maybe then they can bump me or at least see if things are OK with me. I'm sure they are, but I get nervous since I'm still very early... Good Luck! :)

CorieKeicher |

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My doc didn't schedule mine until I was 8 weeks, then they discovered I was really 9.  IAmPregnant Ticker

pclarke2 |

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Well, I wish I had waited. I called as soon as I got a positive HPT and they scheduled me for that same week. I went in, saw the doctor who did an exam without testing me. Then they did an ultrasound to see if they could see anything and there was nothing. THEN they decided to test my urine (instead of my blood...??!?!?) and told me I got a false positive. I was heartbroken! Well, I knew I felt pregnant and I couldn't leave it alone so I bought more tests, a different kind and brand, and it was positive again (first thing in the morning of course). So, I've learned my lesson about going too early. It caused me a lot of heartache for no reason. I was too early for their middle of the day urine test and too early to see anything on the ultrasound so they just assumed I was wrong. I'm getting a new OB.

Jenna488 |

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I called yesterday and my doctor said that they do not see women until the 12th week of pregnancy!! Isn't that a bit long to wait?! This is my first pregnancy, i'm healthy and they have no concerns.

lucasmandy2010 |

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I called my doctor and he told me to come in that Friday. At the time i was four weeks. Its my first pregnancy... that might be why though.

shainalynn09 |

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sally.lymangrover |

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I went to my first prenatal apt. at 5 weeks. I did a pelvic, pap and blood work. Turned out I had a urinary tract infection, without symptoms. My OB told me that UTIs, if left untreated can cause miscarriage.

brooklynvilla |

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I called my doctor the day I found out I was pregnant and she got in that afternoon to check hormone levels and progesterone levels. Thank god she got me in so quick b/c my Progest. levels were so low I would have miscarried without medication. B/c my levels were so low she got me in for a sono at 6 1/2 weeks to re check and see/hear the baby's heart beat! I suggest to all ladies to demand at least blood work to check your levels. Its the only reason I am still pregnant today!!!!

dea634 |

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I read some, but not all of the responses, but 6-9 wks for a first apt is typical, though I know some who go in to confirm pregnancy earlier. Having worked in the medical field I am pretty sure insurance has a lot to do with the timing an frequency of standard apts. Next time I will be insisting on an early apt since I was so ill with my first that I threw up from morning til night and lost a lot of weight before they finally had to medicate me so I could keep anything down.

LBoudwin |

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I'm torn on this! I went later in pregnancy with both my boys. Last summer I had a positive and wanted to get to the dr before school started back up so I wouldn't have to take a day off. Well I was early still, my blood levels were low, nothing were in the us....they kept saying I was just too early, then they'd say everything was fine. It wasn't obviously but the hard part was the roller coaster ride. i'm just not sure i'm ready for that again. i think i'd rather wait till I'm a good nine weeks and then go in and be sure it was time to see something there. But then again what if taking pregestrone will help! UGH!

boymomof2 |

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I'm an OB and a mom, so I've been on both sides of this situation. It IS really difficult to wait. We get that BFP and the first thing we want to do is get the ball rolling. The truth is, there is no science behind when that first visit should be. Most Docs, (including me) typically see our new OB patients between 6-10 weeks. You can almost never hear a heartbeat with a doppler until 10, sometimes 12 weeks. We can usually see one by ultrasound at 6 weeks or so. At that first visit we usually draw labs, do a pap and some cultures, get you started on a prenatal vitamin, and hand out a goodie bag with pregnancy info, practice info, and samples/coupons. With a few exceptions, there is nothing we do at that visit that will impact the outcome of the pregnancy. If you have a clotting disorder, a history of recurrent pregnancy loss, a known luteal phase defect, or another major medical problem, things may go a little differently. But...for the most part its a chance to touch base, get acquainted and answer questions. For me, I like a 6 week visit--simply to get things rolling and get to know my patients so that I can tackle any questions or ease any concerns--besides that, early in pregnancy we see patients every 4 weeks and seeing you at 6 means the next visit will fall at 10 and we should hear that beautiful little heartbeat! Whatever your docs office policy, it is not likely to harm your pregnancy in any way. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

megsneed |

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i have my first dr appt at 6.3 weeks but it is just wioth a nurse then i go back on may 20th i will be 9.4 weeks

Ash tree |

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They scheduled mine for when im7 weeks and then i go back at 10 weeks

roxygirl17 |

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I am not being seen til 9 weeks 2 days. I am going nuts. I am only seven weeks 3 days and its just been hell not being able to see see the bean yet. Some days I wonder if there is anything going on in there, and then bam I'm hit with morning sickness. I really really just want to see a heartbeat and a healthy developing baby in there. It will make things so much easier especially since I'm not sharing my news until I see an ultrasound pic.

lynhea |

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I had my prenatal interview with my doctors nurse at week 5 (however at that point we thought it was week 7 cause of the date of last period.) found out at my sono that my baby is only 5 weeks and thats ok just a little longer what for my little bundle of joy!

TishaDaylon |

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I just had my first appointment last night and I am 5 weeks. They had me come in to do a "confirmation" appointment, where they did blood work and examined my cervix and uterus. I go back in 3 weeks for my 8 week visit, where they will go more in depth with family medical history, etc.

lizanddave906 |

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i just found out i was preggers,last week,(hpt).i will not see the doctor until may 16th.so i feel the anticipation of what is to come .enjoy ur pregnancies & don't worry about stuff

MSHARLEM147 |

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I wish I didn't have to wait until week 9 either. I had an "abnormal pregnancy" last summer so all the positive hpt's aren't making me feel more at ease. I need an ultrasound to see what is going on. These have been the LONGEST weeks of my life!!

dfizer |

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yes it is fine. I am 16 and i just found out that i was pregnant and so i called a doctor and they asked when my last period was and i told them so they schedualed me an appointment for 2 weeks later and whenever i went i found out i was further along than i really was. Now i am 2 months and 3 days :) yay

MOMMIE 2 BE |

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I have always heard that doctors make you wait till you are 8wks to come in..i just recently found out i was pregnant about 2 days ago..which makes me 4 weeks pregnant..My doctor wants me to come in next week for a consult and to check my hormone levels just to make sure everything is on track..and then 3 weeks after that for an ultrasound. Im sure if you ask them if you can stop in for blood work just to ease your mind they would do that..

crystalwebber |

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I took a hpt last week and it was positive. I just went into my dr's office and said that I wanted to get a confirmation test, didn't need to see the dr. They confirmed it, took some blood and sent me on my way with a scheduled appointment in 2 weeks. Based on my last period and the computer calculations, I am already at 9 weeks and will be at 11 when I have the appt.

hollyberry13 |

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I just found out too. I am 4 1/2 weeks along and am already having morning sickness. I am exhausted during the day but have insomnia during the night and have already thrown up. I told my dr this and they rescheduled me for 6 weeks. I'm really nervous this means something is wrong with me or the baby! Has anybody had a similar experience?

sashakiss |

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Same thing happened to me. I'm 6 weeks and I have to wait another 2 before I can go in. It drives me nuts to wait!! I'm really surprised they don't at least offer a consult to shed some light on what's going on in my body as well as the dos and don'ts. I guess that's what sites like the bump are for! It's just crazy how much research I've been doing to fill myself in since the doc won't see me until 8 weeks. Oh well.

Nell4582 |

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I just found out I was pregnant as well, I am 4 weeks and 6 days along. I have an extensive history of miscarriage therefore my Ob/gyn will be seeing me on Tuesday, I will be about 5 weeks along. I know most doctors choose between 7 weeks and 8 before they see most women as they can't do anything before the 14 week of pregnancy.

Roro517 |

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and when I found out I called my doctor and they scheduled my first appointment for 11 weeks. They just had me go get blood work done so that they could see where my levels were at and watch them rise. This is my first pregnancy and 11 weeks can't get here soon enough! I just want to see my doctor so that I have a little better idea as to what is going on. They did call me and we had a phone consult so that I could start everything I needed to before my appointment.

ethanandgenn |

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I just found out this weekend that im pregnant with my 2nd, im exactly 4 weeks today :-) of coarse i called my doctor first thing this morning and they made me a appointment 3 weeks from now! and they didn't want me to come in for blood work to check my hormones or anything which threw me for a loop cause with my daughter i found out at 4 weeks also and they had me come in they next day for blood work to check my hormones then a few days later to check them again. very frustrating i want to know everything is okay, it took forever to get pregnant!

AmandaCotton |

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I just found out last week I was pregnant. I made an appt. for them to do a positive test at their clinic but its not till next week so i called a different gyno and going in tomorrow for positive test. Hopefully i can get testing to make sure everything is ok in there. I'm a concerned kind of person especially when i get stomach pains for no reason and it hurt when i sneezed this morning. Also i have lost a lb instead of gaining! Is that normal?

slrisor1980 |

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I called the day I got the BFP and they scheduled me for the 8th week. Prior to the appointment I did have some cramping and the doctor put me on some vaginal suppositories to prevent m/c. At the appt I measured big so my OB adjusted my due date and made my ultrasound earlier when we found we were having twins. It is common to wait until 8-9 weeks unless there is history of m/c.

littleone96_gb |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My dr scheduled me the same way... My appointment is this Weds and I'll be 9 1/2 weeks. I had a miscarrage at 6 1/2 weeks and my understanding is some Drs schedule out incase you do have a m/c. Also, the only thing they can really do any earlier is an annual and family history. Good luck and happy healthy pregnancy to you!

rreynolds1224 |

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Just found out I wa spregnant after six months of trying and we're so excited! Going to call and make an appt. tomorrow but I want to go in ASAP. You would think they would want to check and make sure eveything is okay sooner!!

JALTLP |

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When I called to schedule my appointment, the lady estimated I was probably around six weeks and she wanted me to wait two weeks to come in, but I'm a worrier and made her make an appointment for me early to ease my mind. I don't know what to expect, I just need reassurance I guess.

LutzWifey |

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They refuse to see me till im 12 weeks or more, Im high risk. First pregnancy was disapearing twin syndrome, lost at 16 weeks,went on to have a baby boy at 34 weeks after being on bedrest for most of my pregnancy, The Next pregnancy was a m/c. My first prenatal appt is at 13 weeks. Im 9 weeks now. I ENVY those of you that get in so quick !

AnainaKittenpaws |

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Your lucky then because they didnt schedule my first ob appt until i am 12 weeks and i have had 2 misscarriages

felicialvsu |

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Wow, I'm 4 weeks right now and just called the doc yesterday. They got me in for this upcoming wednesday and I don't have any problems. Maybe I filled in a cancellation or something...

4ever Young |

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In 2008 I took 6 HPT and all were positive @ 4wks with a few symptoms. I schedule a dr. apt and was seen at 8weeks. At appointment our doctor allowed us an ultrasound (it was end of day and no more people to see) sadly they saw no sign of pregnancy, we were sent for blood work to and again no signs of pregnancy... DH and I were devastated. This past Thursday I took one HPT is positive I will be calling my doctor on Tuesday, I could be 4-8weeks, my last cycle was very light and very short however it was on time therefore no warning signs indicating me to test. Yet since I began charting two years ago; I chart almost everything, including how I feel from day to day… I see a trend of naps in the afternoon, nausea and heartburn dating back 6 weeks. I can’t wait to see my doctor and find out how far I am. I am very excited to be pregnant! I need all the sticky baby dust I can get!

Mrs_Est11.11.06 |

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Thank goodness I just stumbled across this board! Took 2 pregnancy tests this weekend and both were positive. Dr scheduled me for 11 weeks (about 5 now) in July and I have ZERO idea what I am supposed to do between now and then-besides avoid caffeine, bug spray with DEET, stay hydrated, eat healthy, exercise and take the prenatals. Thats all they told me on the phone. My visit is with the NP and they said there is a slim chance we may hear the heart beat. It is our first pregnancy and I am scared to death to get excited about it...but I can't help it!!

legaleagle22 |

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The reason I was given 8 weeks....because they say miscarrages would most likely happen from start to 8 weeks. That is why they usually wait. That is what I was told! Like we dont have enough to be scared of.

Jacquelynnh |

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After having three positive hpts, I scheduled an appointment with my doctor to confirm the pregnancy. My clinic got me in within two days of calling and the blood test confirmed that I was pregnant. At that visit, my doctor reviewed my health history, calculated my due date, inquired about my use of prenatal vitamins and asked if I had any immediate concerns. My biggest concern at that point was finding out whether or not I should discontinue a medication I was on for a pituitary gland tumor, which I needed to discuss with my endocrinologist once I had the pregnancy confirmed. From there, my doctor told to schedule my first official OB visit for about four weeks later, which was at about 8.5 weeks. I scheduled the appointment for exactly 9 weeks, and the date can't come soon enough! In hindsight, I wish I would have asked a few questions at that confirmation appointment about nutrition. Thankfully, I found some great books that have helped tremendously, so now when my hubby and I go in for the first appointment, we'll be well prepared with a list of questions in hand!

swissmiss411 |

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My OB is doing the "8 week" however I am pretty sure I am not 8 weeks. I am pretty sure I am 5 weeks. AF was 1 week late but I kept getting negative HPT's. Finally I got a blood test and still got a Neg so I gave up and waited for my period. Then my boobs started to hurt and wouldn't quit! Then I started getting cramping. A week later (after partying in Key West!!) I said maybe just one more test. FINALLY BFP (Two different brands of HPT)! But now I am so confused as to weather I am 8 weeks or 5? My DR office wants me to come in regurdless. I am so HAPPY! ps- Light cramping is still happening, boobs hurt, and no other symptoms.  BabyFruit Ticker

stacylash |

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When I found out I was pregnant, I was only 4 weeks along. My doctor's office informed me that they will schedule my appointment between 8 weeks and 10 weeks because they won't be able to pick up the heart beat until the 8th week. After I set my appointment, I got a call from my doctor's nurse. With this office, you fill out all of the forms and the nurse goes over your medical history and the 1st Trimester information over the phone. I was so relieved that I was able to get information now and talk to someone. I am now at 7 weeks and can't wait for my appointment next week!

jlwinter |

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I called a few weeks ago when I was about 4 weeks along. Even with two first trimester miscarriages, they didn't want to see me til 8 weeks... makes me nervous but Friday is my appt so only a few more days to go.

morrigan2012 |

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With my first 4 children I was not seen until my 12th week. Then I was pregnant last year and was seen in my 6th week but lost the baby. Now I'm pregnant again but by my choice I am not going to see a dr. until I am 12 weeks. I want to wait till I am safe and don't want to get too excited when I see the ultra sound. I am taking good care of myself and taking prenatals.

ilovepigglet |

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I called my ob 2 days after my pos. test. Got scheduled for ultrasound @8 wks, nurse practitioner @10 & w/doc @12 wks. Never had u/s that early on b4, w/2 normal pregnancies. But will b very glad 2 see my little "bean"

indymom81 |

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That is completely normal i didnt have mine until i was almost 11 weeks

jasmineframe88 |

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I went in for a reg. appt wiith my doctor and they gave me a PT and it was positive so they have me going in tomorrow which would put me at 8 wks for an ultrasound. I just found out Monday.

snickers1015 |

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Im kinda relieved that most of you ladies have to go at 8 wks i thought it was pretty weird when they told me i had to be seen at 8 to 9 wks i was kinda freaking out a lil but its such a relief that im not the only one congrtas to all you gurlies :)

AAD1203 |

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I've had 2 first tri-mester miscarriages in as many years and just had a positive test at home today. I called and made my appointment for next Tuesday. I have extenuating circumstances and need close monitoring as I am also Rh negative. If you have risk factors make sure to tell whoever answers the phone at your Dr.'s office, otherwise they don't know and will have you wait the customary 8-9 weeks.

3rdXstheCharm |

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Just found out I am pregnant today! My period is irregular so according to my calculations I am between 5-6 weeks along. I want to schedule my first appointment ASAP! Like Monday or Tuesday. Having to have to wait 2 more weeks is going to kill me!

maude52 |

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Hmm, I can't get in until after my 12th week. They told me that's the standard here. Seems a bit late to me. Worries me.

forestnymph |

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I'm 6 weeks 3 days along and my first appointment isnt until I'm 10 weeks! I'm glad to hear others have later 'first appointments' too. I sure hope I can hear a heartbeat and see an u/s!!!

Melissa0413 |

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Not seeing any doctor at all til 20 weeks. Took forever to work everything out and make an appointment. Should I be worry that it's taken this long... It's hard not too, but stress is no good either.

Solitary |

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I got kinda lucky too!! I scheduled to see my doctor at 6weeks Im 4weeks now. We all know were pregnant its just something about seeing it on ultrasound! I cant wait!!

wakeup79 |

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I'm so glad to know that when you're scheduled for your first appointment varies so much at home too! I'm from the US but my dh is currently a MA student in the UK and the medical system is so different here! We weren't actually ttc... it just happened, but we're so excited about the big news. That being said, I'm a little nervous about my first real appointment with the midwife at 11 weeks. I had one at 8 weeks, but that was just to meet her and pick up all of these papers (here you keep your Dr.'s notes not the clinic) and all they did was take my blood pressure and give me a referral to the ante-natal clinic for a dating scan in week 12! So life is strange across the pond... at my 11 week appointment they'll do another urine test and blood work, the following week I go in for my first US! Luckily, we should be home by the time I'm just over 20 weeks. I'm looking forward to coming home to the USA and sharing our good news with friends and family!

Pipsicle |

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I'm 5 weeks today and was scheduled for my 11th week. That seems like way too far away for me.... but when I do go we'll be sure to hear a heart beat. So that's a bonus.

ReaganBS |

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I unfortunately am on the military's schedule being an army wife. Even though I have had a miscarriage, My first ob appointment isnt until my 14th week. I tried to schedule an appointment at 6 weeks. I am so angry. This has to be patient neglect!

nikki8268 |

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This is such sad news. I'm only 3 weeks and took 2 home pregnancy test but wanted to go to the doctor and confirm. I think I'm just paranoid but I've been having some minor cramps so I wanted to make sure everything was okay. I was going to try and call for an appointment tomorrow but it sounds like I may be told to wait. Let's hope not...

saradjenkins |

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If your super uncomfortable with having to wait a long time, my suggestion is looking for a smaller practice. Look for someone who practices alone rather than in a group. Or at least just a couple of doctor's. I am 4 weeks pregnant and the first doctor I checked with couldn't get me in for over a month. I CAN NOT wait that long to know for sure and to be advised. So, I looked for a smaller practice. The lady the answered the phone was VERY nice, she congratulated me, scheduled me for TOMORROW and explained what would happen at the appointment.

jicabot |

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I got my BFP on sunday, I called today to make an appointment and they scheduled me for next friday. I will around 6 weeks acordning to my LMP. H&H 9months everyone

Thall5 |

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I called to schedule mine yesterday and they told me I have to wait till im 8 weeks..I'm nervous and anxious and everything above...I'm trying to keep myself safe by not doing too much but I feel like i'm being a little lazy.. anyone feel like that??

Natalie3398 |

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I tested positive this morning and I am going for a doctor's appointment this afternoon! I am so excited. I had my yearly well-woman exam back in May and she told me that once I get a positive test to make an appointment for a blood test and to run standard bloodwork. After that they will schedule an appointment at about 12 weeks to do an ultrasound to hear the heartbeat! eeeekkkk! I am so excited! This is our fist baby!! :o)

ESPINOSAMOMMY27 |

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My doctor also would not see me until my 7 th week. I am about 4 weeks as well..

misstut23 |

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My doctor has me scheduled for the middle of my 10th week. She said that she only does early appointments when there is a history of m/c or other health concerns that could affect the pregnancy in a negative way. This is my first pregnancy and I am anxious to see the baby and hear a heartbeat. I have less than 2 weeks until my appointment and I can't wait!

cherokkee66 |

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I will be 13 weeks before I go to the Dr. It sucks since I miscarried my second pregnancy at 8 weeks. I want to tell everyone about the baby but hubby wants to wait until after the doctors appt.

amanda_c1982 |

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Just had a positive hpt at 11 and 12 dpo. I called the doctors office and they said I could come by for blood work anytime without an appointment. If it is like last time, my first appt will be around 6 weeks, then again at 9 weeks and 12 weeks.. My OB likes to do ultrasounds to confirm that the heart is fine and the fetus is developing.. Then it slows down until the end of the 3rd trimester.

Estrella422 |

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I had the same reaction and so did my man lol. It's killing him waiting till our first appointment I called around the first of july and they didn't want to take me in until the begining of August....Trying to wait patiently!!

lette88 |

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I'm in my 10th week & waited until the end of my ninth to make an appointment. I have miscarried before but only once so the doctor's arent worried at all. You'll be happy you waited! At 6 weeks there's really nothing to see, but at 9w4d (measuring 10w0d) we saw baby & HEARD A HEART BEAT! there is nothing in the world that compares to that sound. NOTHING. You can also see his/her little heart beating. The risk of miscarrying after seeing a good strong heart beat is 1%. The weeks will fly by!

kaylanjustin615 |

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We just found out we're having our first. I called today and can't get in until my 11 week. They don't typically see you until the 10-12 weeks. Makes me frustrated that I have to wait over a month!

pdk9204@hotmail.com |

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I called this morning....I was scheduled for my first two appointments. The first one will be at 6 weeks, they told they will do blood work and education. My second appointment will be at 10 weeks, I will have my first ultrasound and other tests.

kenishad |

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I took a hpt last night and it was positive and then woke up at around 4am this morning and took another and it was also positive. So at around 9:30 am today I called to schedule an appointment so that I can get my prenatal vitamins and I was given an appointment for 1 week later which will be next wednesday 8/3/11. She said that I am currently 4-6 weeks. Should I go buy some prenatals now or just wait until my appointment.

faatin119 |

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I just went to the doc at six weeks. Very worried until I had my appt. due to me being high risk due to my health and age. Everything turned out great. Stay positive. I have to regardless of the losses in the past.

smokeyschick |

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My hubby and I found out last week and I'm about 8 weeks along. My dr didn't schedule me until I will be about 12 weeks or so. They said it was normal procedure. I'm on prenatals and eating right. This is our first and I can't wait to go to the dr!!

Ruthmommy2be |

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I called for an appointment last week and told them I was pregnant and they scheduled me right away for next week.

bchavez320 |

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I had my first appointment at 5 weeks and I had urine and blood taken, going bak to today at 6 weeks to make a plan for the pregnancy, when to see what doctor etc.

jenniferkuiperij123 |

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I just found out i am pregnant and i have already been seen this week... I was 4weeks and 3 days.... All OBs are different but i have no history of miscarriage or infertility... Im just glad everything worked out for the best.

MrsAntonioTerrell2011 |

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I know my OB told me that they want to wait till the second missed period just to make sure. Going in for all the paperwork today :)

mollyp22 |

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That's pretty standard for gyn offices. I'm going on my 3rd pregnancy and had similar experiences with the first two. Early m/c is very common that's why they make you wait.

Charliegirl00 |

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This happened to me as well, however if you are a first time parent and would just like to put your mind at ease (or your over-protective husband's mind) most doctors will schedule an office consult to confirm your pregnancy and to answer any questions that you may have.

vbmindy14 |

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I found out on my 27th birthday that I was 4 weeks pregnant. I have my first ultrasound next week. But I am a high-risk pregnancy because I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just 2 weeks ago. To be honest I wish I didn't have to see any doctors until 8 weeks along or later...but by that time I will have already had several visits in with my ob, cancer specialist, and high-risk ob. Count your blessing that your doctors don't think there is any concern for you or your baby to have to come in earlier for doctor appointments.

MamaChrys |

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I had a chemical pregnancy in July and became pregnant later that month. My doctor wanted to see me immediately (around 4 weeks) and then did my first ultrasound yesterday at 6 wks 0 days. I was able to see and hear the heartbeat (112bmp) through transvaginal ultrasound. AMAZING! :)

melissabride2be |

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I'm scheduled for 8 weeks and 6 days ...and i'm high risk they tell me. This makes me wonder, but I suppose if I miscarry nothing can be done about that. I read that it's typically inevitable should that happen.

juliemcdonald |

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I had the same problem, two home tests say I'm positive (about four weeks according to due date calculators) but my appointment isn't for another month. For a first timer, it's a little scary. Seems as though they can't tell if you're low risk if you've never been through it before.

kaitykinetic |

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I'm 5 weeks along. I don't go to the OB until 10 weeks. It's my first pregnancy. I'm guessing since m/c is common in the first 6-8 weeks they prefer to wait until closer to the end of the first trimester...

abrakududer |

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they look at your medical history to tell if you are low risk....and one reason they wait until at least 8 weeks is so you can see something on the sonogram...up until then you might not even be able to see anything that well, which would really freak you out~

aprilmommy12 |

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Hi everyone hope everyoneis having a great pregnancy! Well i just found out im pregnant and i really don't know how to tell my parents. Any suggestion and tips one how to break the news?? HELP!!!

Rebcca123 |

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yikes! i found out last week and rang them on Monday and im booked in for this friday! no hassle no deliberation just come on in the doors open!

imgettingone |

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I'm 7weeks and mine's not for another 6weeks.

Lyndsay Gorman |

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I'm at 7 weeks now. I found out with a test kit at 4 weeks and managed to see an OBG at 5weeks - the doctor just confirmed the pregnancy and did a pap smear. By next appointment I'll be at 8.5 weeks.

beledi |

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I'm going to a midwifery practice, and my first appointment isn't until my 11th week, one day before I'm technically 11 weeks pregnant. They said it's fine. But it's my first baby, so I'm antsy to make it happen.

emsimmons75 |

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yes

coley1902 |

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my dr didn't schedule me until oct 18th and as of right now if my calculation is right i am 11 weeks

tmabe28422 |

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I was going to ask this same question! I called this past Monday to schedule for first appt and they didn't schedule it till my 8th week. I'm 5 weeks now. This is my first pregnancy and I'm so anxious. I'm already having horrible backpain that started this morning and my breasts are super tender. I wish they would schedule a 6 week appt just to ease my mind.

Iowaaz430 |

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I am 7 weeks and go for my first appt. Oct. 10th. I thought the first trimester was SO important and I have SO many questions. Can I drink caffeine, fish, no fish, can I use nail polish, what type of vitamins should I be taking, etc. I'm pulling my hair out.

kelle23 |

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My husband and I were trying so as soon as I missed my period I took a test. I called my OB and I was scheduled for the following week ( I was 6 weeks at my appt). This is my first pregnancy and I'm a low-risk patient. I guess some OBs are different!

laxhottie23 |

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I confirmed my pregnancy at the Doctor's office with a blood test, once they confirmed I was pregnant they scheduled me for an appt. on my 11th week. They told me my HCG levels said I was probably 8-9 weeks when I had the blood test. Like the rest of you, this waiting is killing me! Especially since I didn't even know I was pregnant until my 8-9th week. I go in for my first appt. tomorrow. Wish me luck! Btw, has that happened to anyone else?

sugalumpmommy |

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My new hubby and I started TTC about 3 months after we got married. After the first two negatives, we just got our BFP at 3:56 this morning! I want to be SO excited but I am a little apprehensive I guess until a doctor tells me I am pregnant! Do you think an ob-gn will see me this early? We were planning the schedule a pre-conception interview with her before but..........LOL

skittlesj526 |

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We have been trying since May....so about 4 months and I took 4 test all on different days to MAKE SURE it was correct lol I still can't believe it's real but there is no way I can wait til 8-10 weeks for an appt! I'm only week 4!

rachelrich615 |

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I found out I was expecting at 5 weeks and called the next day to schedule an appointment. They scheduled me to go in in at around 9 weeks, which seemed like an eternity. My last cycle was really different, so I am a little concerned that I may be further along than I think.... then they called me back and wanted to schedule my appointment until almost 11 weeks.... I asked if I could see someone sooner because I have a lot of questions as a first timer and the nurse was so rude and not very helpful at all. I called another office and they scheduled my for a week from now and said they would want someone to see me sooner than 11 weeks. So strange how different one office can be from another.

Beth1031 |

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I had a pregnancy consultation at 6 1/2 weeks with my OB, which was basically to confirm I was pregnant and answer my questions. My first ultrasound is scheduled for 8 1/2 weeks.

yodakel |

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Found out I was pregnant at exactlly 4 weeks, Seen my OB at 5 weeks, Seen the first ultrasound at the E.R. at 6 weeks 4 days ( seen and hurd the heartbeat its was 115), Today i have my second OB appointment at 8 weeks, Then my third appointment were ill see my baby again will be in exactlly a month, IM NOT HIGH RISK IM A PURFECTLLY HEALTHY 19 YEAROLD MOTHER TO BE!!! <3 :)

iloveu6662010 |

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totally fine. I am scheduled for just 1 day short of being 12 weeks. My doctor said they usually don't see people until between 10-12 weeks along.

KTJes |

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Things worked out really well for me- got the +test last night and had my annual exam scheduled for Monday. When they called to confirm my appointment today I told them and they changed the appt. from an annual to my first OB appt. So Excited!

MeegePVchick |

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I found out on 10/24/11 and when I called they scheduled me for Nov 22 so that I will be 10-12 weeks along on my first visit.

astaten12 |

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I actually just had my first OB appointment today. According to my calculations I should be at 18 or so weeks but according to the OB she's guessing closer to 12-14... I would be considered high-risk, due to an ectopic in 2009 and a miscarriage in February. First Ultrasound is Friday so I guess we'll find out then! :)

FutureKrogmans1011 |

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I must be lucky...I found out I was pregnant on Sunday, called the doctor Monday (yesterday) morning, and was scheduled for next Monday! Depending on if you go by the 38 or 40 weeks, next Monday I will be 5 or 3 weeks!

kathyo1982 |

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I found out on Saturday the 29th that I was pregnant. Took 2 tests within 24 hours of eachother and then went to a local office to have a sono done to be able to see the baby's heartbeat and make sure it was in the uterus and not ectopic. I am still extremely scared (considering this is my first) and the lady said that normally they don't schedule anybody for first OB until 8-10wks. Since I am 7 1/2wks along right now, I am hoping that I'll be able to get in soon so I can get more answers. I am so nervous about everything- but the good news is the sono showed that the baby's heartbeat is very strong and baby is in the uterus as it should be. I've heard once you've seen the heartbeat the miscarriage chances goes down dramatically, does anybody know if this is true?

tambojo |

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I was scheduled for my first visit halfway through my 7th week....I think your scheduling depends on your practitioner's policy. I have heard of people now being scheduled in until the end of their 1st trimester. Which makes me wonder, how do women get prenatals? I got mine from my primary doctor...but won't be able to see my OB until 2 more weeks go by....also they won't be doing an ultrasound. That was kind of upsetting, I was really hoping to get one.

liliguti |

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I am the same way, I am not scheduled until the end of my 9th week. From what everyone here is saying it all depends on the doctor. My friend who just found out she is actually like 3 weeks ahead of me was scheduled asap, but she has had a baby before and told me her blood pressure had dropped last time, so that may be why.

rprice52910 |

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I am 7w6d in and I don't see the OB until I will be 11w1d. Granted I found out I was preggo at 5w4d, so not sure if that's why the long wait to see the doc. Frustrated though because we had just started the infertility process, so you would think the OB would want to see me sooner.

montessorimama2012 |

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We are with military docs and when my primary doc sent in my referral to the women's clinic they told her that they don't see new paitents til 10-12wks along. She was mad that they didn't review my file since all my pregnancies have been high risk. She actually went to the clinic and insisted they see me before then. I was 1st seen at 3wks 4days, then again at 7 wks 5days which I had a sonogram at, but my next one won't be til 13wks

americangirlsrule |

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im about 11 weeks pregnant and im not scheduled for my first appointment until my 13th week. VERY frustrating.

dreamin_a_way88@yahoo.com |

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I'm five weeks and my appointment isn't scheduled til my 8th week. I'm really excited and I wish I could go right now but I know there isn't much they can tell me before then since I'm pretty low risk. It's still killing me though:) The prenatal vitamins that you get OTC are great so you don't really need an appointment to start taking them. I think most practitioners (except maybe for people who are part of big medical groups like the military ladies) will schedule you early for a quick Q & A session and if they won't and you really want to see someone you should find another provider who will be more responsive!! Just think when you have other questions and no one will answer them later in the pregnancy;) Good luck to all out there!

s.rose.c |

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I'm 6 weeks tomorrow and I don't see my doctor until I'm 10 weeks, I see the nurse next week to fill out paperwork. I have been googling every since I found to get advice on what to eat and drink.

Whitn2012 |

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I found out I was pregnant at 11 weeks and 4 days and called to schedule my o.b. appt. and they said they couldnt get me in for another month...by the time i go in i'm going be almost 16 weeks...i'm very uneasy as this is my very 1st one and would love to get in there sooner but they didn't seem concerned at all...

aleeasvestas |

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I feel the same way... I am 6 weeks along, found out at 4 weeks and the OB can't get me in (due to vacation etc) until my 12th week. Seems a bit long and with this babe being out first I'm feeling uneasy about saying anything to anyone (other than husband) because there is no way to even check in on baby until i'm basically out of my first trimester! They put me on the cancelation list, but still!

justems |

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I just called and spoke to my women's group. They like to schedule the first appointment between 7-9 weeks because that way they can see the heartbeat. Congratulations to all the new momma's to be!

pantegra |

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I was super excited to find out that I was pregnant that I went to see my doctor ASAP around 4 weeks. The nurse told me that I was too early for an appointment and they should have told me this over the phone rather than have me come in because there wasn't much the doctor could do just yet. The nurse explained that the reason they don't schedule appointments that early is because at that stage they wouldn't be able to really see anything that soon with an ultrasound so they like to wait until week 8 - 10. Luckily my doctor's office was very accommodating. They rescheduled my appointment and even credited me back my co-pay. Can't wait to hear a heart beat and see my "little bean" at week 10!

pelikila |

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PregMom |

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i just found out i am pegnant. i am till early-in my 4th week. I called to make an app-they said not till 6 weeks i shouldnt come in but when i mentioned i had a miss recently and am experiencing some cramping...the secratary said the dr will call me back and let me know if i will have to come in b4 6 weeks. i rly hope i do because im so nervous abt having another miss. i want this to be a healthy full ter mpegnancy with a healthy baby and mom

PregMom |

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Hello ! I'm very happy to hare the good news from all of you . I found out 2 weeks ago that I'm pregnant today i am 4 weeks and 6 days i am very excited my husband and our parents too :) this is my 1st one ... and i am very afraid :( I haven't call for appointment yet but i will soonest i finish with my paperwork for medical i hope everything goes well.

fetie |

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I just made it to my sixth week and found out last night. I too was told I needed to scheduled for 8-9 weeks. I mentioned this was my first prenancy, I have no idea what I'm doing and would like an appointment sooner for some help! I was able to get in the next week!

jessica99801 |

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Wow I took a home test received a positive reading and called my doctor office i received a appointment for the same day my doctor did a sono and all I now have a follow up appointment with the office sono tech in two weeks they will do blood work and get a better delivery date #ilovemydoctor

sheriaking |

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Now, I can sleep at only 6 weeks I am so eager for my 1st appt. I was scheduled at nearly 9 weeks too.

sory03 |

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According to my LMP i am 7 weeks. I just took a few tests yesterday and I have yet to call doctor. I am going to tomorrow.

MnNsAngel |

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im glad im not the only one who feels so anxious to go to the doctors..im 5 weeks,and i have to wait a week...it feeles like forever

miamimommy22 |

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I just found out I was pregnant and called the doctor two days later to find out when I should make an appointment. The scheduled me for next week when I will be 5 weeks. I guess doctors are all different. But it will be my first time seeing this doctor my gyn dont deliver.

Pep143 |

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Its so weird that doctors differ that much. I got my bfp on the 30th and don't go until the 23rd....that puts me at a predicted10 weeks. I would feel so much better and less anxious if I could go sooner.

AnastasiaJoAnn |

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I found out I was pregnant the day of my missed period. I am scheduled to see a nurse practitioner at the OB/GYN at 5 weeks (it will be 10 days after I received a positive pregnancy test). This is earlier than what everyone is saying about 8 weeks, but it's not with the doctor so it may just be a simple yes you are pregnant. I hate waiting thought because I am terrified that I'm going to go in and I'm not going to be pregnant anymore so I want to go in as soon as possible to ease my mind!

sdbarton42 |

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Wow from what I read these doctors are amazing. And you are all very lucky! In Quebec, Canada, you have to wait till you are 12 weeks!!!! Im only at 7 weeks and already dying from all this worrying....

Danie7 |

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I just scheduled mine today! A week from today, so I will be 6 weeks :)

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jerryms |

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This is pretty typical. They can't do much any earlier than 6 weeks except for a blood hormone test. There is no heartbeat to hear and the baby is still microscopic and can't be seen on an ultra sound. I know the weight is hard, doing it myself. I have to weight until week 6 because I am high risk. Hopefully they will come quickly for us both!

askvacek |

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I am 4 weeks and I am not being seen until my 7th week. It was by choice though due to scheduling reasons with work. I believe the doctor would have seen me sooner if I requested it. Congratulations to all the new mommies :)

klkrieg |

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Congrats to all the pregnant ladies! I just found out last night I am pregnant! This is will be our first baby. My husband and I are so excited and couldn't be happier. I am about 3-4 weeks pregnant and I haven't scheduled a doctor's appointment. But after reading all these answers, I'm assuming I won't be seeing a doctor for another 4-5 weeks.

Nataly2009 |

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I found out last week 1/25 that I was preggo. I had and appt yesterday for bloodwork and paperwork but I really wish they had done an u/s because my last period was not normal so instead of me being 5 weeks today I could actually be 8 weeks my last cycle was very short as well... Which would mean when I go in on 2/22 I would actually be 11 weeks and not the 8 they are thinking. I'm all nervous because my sister has had 4 chromasomally abnormal losses in the past 8 months and they do the NT u/s between 11 and 14 weeks but can only do the CVS between 11 and 12 weeks. I am so nervous that I won't be able to get the u/s so if there is a problem I can be better prepared. I also have Graves' Disease which makes me high risk and my last pregnancy I got preeclampsia and had to deliver early. I have also been so sick I can't keep anything down so now I'm worried that it could be twins which would make me even higher risk and they still won't see me earlier... Sorry for the vent but I had to get it out.

MoLLiy |

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I just hung up from scheduling my appt. I just found out I'm pregnant and they scheduled me at 8 weeks. Seems to be the average from what I see here. Good luck to everyone!

ppagano777 |

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When I went to schedule my OB, I scheduled one apt for my 6th week with a nurse to go over the paper work concerning me and my husband's family history and then one for my 9th week with the actual OB. I'm also going in for a normal check up with my normal dr this week as well because this is my first pregnancy so I think it really all depends on the dr and your history.

JABlair2012 |

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This is my 2nd pregnancy. I just found out 1/30/12 that I am pregnant. I am almost 4 weeks. I would love to go see the dr and make sure everything is going good, but I know from my last pregnancy that theres really nothing to see or hear until week 9-10. Wondering if I should just call and see if they schedule me now or should I just wait another 5-6 weeks?

bugface7 |

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Just got a positive HPT today and am scheduled for 2/20 (will be my 6th week). The receptionist said that they usually like to schedule visits within 2 weeks following your call....

jennyk712 |

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I'm not scheduled till my 10th week!!!! Ahhhhh I'm 7 weeks now, and that seems like a lifetime away :(

fellinginlove |

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The answers to this have been really awesome for me... I feel tons better now! I found out at 4 weeks and went right in to my primary care physician for a test to be sure. She said she would be in touch soon to let me know my referral for OB care went in (that's how my insurance works) and I'd get a call from them for an appointment. That was two weeks ago... this waiting is KILLING ME. I just want to go in and here that things are as good as they feel. Knowing everyone else is dying from the wait helps though :) Even though it looks like another 2 to 4 weeks before I get that call.

DesertRatHB |

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I'm 4 weeks along and I just called to schedule an appointment and they said its normally done at 6 weeks. I explained I was nervous because this is my first pregnancy and they said "no problem, how's the day after tomorrow". If you are uncomfortable waiting ask your Dr. if it's possible to see you earlier. No harm done by that!

kris54672 |

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I just found out yesterday morning that I'm pregnant. I'm in week 3. I am freaking out!!!! My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about a year. I'll be 26 years old, two days after my appointment scheduled for March 22nd. This is my first baby and I wish I could see a doctor every day of this pregnancy! I'm sooooo nervous! I'm glad to see that everyone else is disturbed by this too. I was worried it was just the preggers hormones :)

Jenrus1334 |

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For my first pregnancy I went in at 5 weeks. Nothing was seen on the ultrasound. They told me that's normal, it's so early in the pregnancy you may not see anything. I sobbed the night away and had to wait a week to go back. I had to sweat that week out waiting to know if I had a blighted ovum or if I would have a healthy baby. I know it's hard to wait for that first appointment, but this time I'm happy to wait until I'm 9 weeks. I know I won't have to go through that again.

crrunner1 |

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that's what happened to me as well I am a nervous wreck this is my first pregnancy and I just wanna know whats going on in there .

jessbabysoon123 |

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I took a pregnancy test about a week after I missed my period and it was positive! I've had two miscarriages early on though (the first after 2 weeks and the second at about 6 weeks) so my husband and I are waiting to make the appt until I'm 8 weeks in. With my second miscarriage we went in early too, at 5 weeks, and they couldn't see much or hear a heartbeat. I came in a week later and there was nothing going on, so they suspected a blighted ovum. There was a lot of confusion over whether something should be showing up, etc because it was so early. They wanted to do a D&C but I wanted to wait to see what my body would do. It miscarried two days later on it's own. SO we're praying this pregnancy is healthy and when we go in at 8 weeks, everything will look good!!

ktmarks83 |

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My first appt is'nt until my 12th week! i'm freaking! The urge to make sure my baby is okay is crazy!! I hope they give me an ultrasound the first appt!

AmberThreatt |

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8 weeks seems to be standard but if your doctor has a busy schedule, he/she may prefer 9 weeks. It also means it will be easier to see the fetus if you have an ultrasound.

BFPPregnancyBio |

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I'm very frustrated with the way my military hospital does things. My first OB appt is not until my 11th week and that's assuming they gave me the right due date. :/

izzy422 |

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I'm 17 and pregnant, I have been having pains in my ribs and lower back I scheduled an appointment for my OB and he can't see me till April 11. So I will be 9 weeks. Is that safe or should I schedule one sooner?

cayleechristian |

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If you're having significant pain and they won't bump up your appointment at your OB office and you're truly concerned than you should go to the Emergency Room. Significant pain is never a good thing, even when you aren't pregnant.

A&M Milbeck |

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My doctor's office scheduled a nursing appointment but said I would see the doctor in April I will be around 8-9 weeks. They said they wait so we could actually see something.... The wait is horrible though

charypooh |

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Mar 18TH I found out that I was pregnant, I calculated how far along I was and it said 4 weeks, I got so excited, I called to make an about to see my GYN, went to the appointment my GYN apparently does not accept my newly insurance since I was a self pay patient so I basically wasted time at the office, I decided to contact the hospital in finding out about how I can join the clinic, I took the info drove right away there, got there and they asked me when was my last period, from there they said I was to early and to wait a little longer so that next time I come they can see something. I am paranoid about everything I eat or drink, I'm taking an antibiotic that the ER doc gave me along with prenatal vitamins, Im guessing it's around spring and I somehow came sick, I had not runny nose or sneezing, just a fever in 24hrs time, it went down and now I still have a little sore throat but I'm hoping to pass through this trimester safe and sound, plus I want to tell people but the wait is frustrating, I guess its all worth it at the end!!! Good Luck to all the women ...

dreadasent15 |

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my first appointment isn't until May! The doctor at the clinic said I should be around 8 almost 9 weeks right now. I think it's a bit odd to wait that long and will be calling around to other doctors in town to find one I can get into sooner...

eringrapejuice |

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It's always been normal for me to not get an appointment til around 9 or 10 weeks. The reason for that they have told me is because the babys HB is hard to pick up at early weeks. I think my SIL went in at 6wks and the HB was picked up but VERY low. They freaked her out because they checked it WAY too early :) Don't worry...8-10wks is normal :)

chrissiemcneil |

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yes, that is when most OB's want to see you for the first time.

LoriT102 |

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My doctor won't even see you until you have missed your second period. I just saw mine for the first prenatal appt and I am at 12 weeks. So it it pretty normal, especially if you go to a doctor that gets booked up quickly.

christinasullie37 |

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Wow I though the same thing, I'm feeling so anxious!.. I thought I wasn't getting an appropriate care. I feel better now reading this post :D, thanks girls :D.

gisell14 |

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I called my OB the second I got a BFP and they scheduled me that same week. I will be 4 weeks 5 days at my appointment tomorrow. I though it was kind of early myself.

keeper289 |

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I will be 5 weeks tomorrow and my first prenatal visit is at 7 weeks but I won't see the Dr. at that visit..a nurse will do all of the lab tests and give me all of the necessary information and then I will be set up with a DR. appt. hopefully the week after for an ultrasound. It is killing me to wait this long! I am a new mother and with all that is going on in this crucial time period you would think they would get you in right away! I am not really telling anyone either until after the first trimester so the waiting game is enough to drive me crazy! Congratulations to all!

hettie77 |

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I saw my GP just before 5 weeks, she put a referral through to the antenatal clinic and I didn't get a call until about 10 days later, and they'd actually stuffed up the referral - put me through as a public patient whereas I'm private - so the GP had to resend the referral to the private OBGYN - still haven't got my call for my appointment and I'm just over 8 weeks now. Driving me crazy!! If I haven't heard from them by next week I'll have to call them myself.

inspirata88 |

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For my first child, I had to wait until 9 or 10 weeks to go in. They want to make sure everything is going well before they see you. I think it's the first 3 months are the "anything can happen" zone so they give you the chance to get into it before they hook you up. It sucks waiting, I know!

CherylAnne79 |

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during my first pregnancy, I saw the doctor at 6 weeks and then had an ultra sound at 9 wks 3 days...with my current pregnancy, they don't want me to come in until 10 plus weeks...I had to argue with them to lte me come in at 9 weeks...not sure why the two are so different, neither pregnancy is/was determined high risk...

bobbevenhaus |

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Be happy the small town I'm from no doctor will see you until 12 weeks! It's depressing. I had to beg to get in at 11 weeks.

jennjenn29 |

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They scheduled me at 6 weeks.

proudmommy5 |

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For mine, I'll be about 7 and a half weeks.

jelly0822 |

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I have seen my gen prac and called twice for OB appts but they did not schedule me until my 12-13th week! I freaked a little but have been told that because I'm healthy and there are no medical concerns its perfectly ok...hmmmm.....

francesrene |

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8-9 weeks is normal, that's when they like to do the first u/s so they can see the heart beat.

Susan72186 |

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I am also not scheduled to see an OB until I have reached my 10th week. However, this is my 1st pregnancy, so it's all very new to me. Without having seen a doctor yet, all I can do is rely on the advice of people I know and what I read on the internet. It's terrifying!!! It's also VERY confusing not having any advice at all from a doctor who is familiar with my body. Caffine can cause miscarraige? WTF? Why do I not have a doctor tell me little tidbits like that as soon as we find out about being pregnant?

mooreenie |

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I just found out today. But I demanding being seen tomorrow becuase Im 18. And I'm Possibly high risk.... Im kinda scared... I really wanna just make sure the "Pregnant" Is really true....

KrisLSned |

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Mine is during the 6th week. Im a new patient and they wated to see me at the 8th week but i said NO! I had an MC at 14 weeks six years ago so I was nervous. 5 weeks now and hating/loving every symptom I have.

Nikki_Luv |

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I have a doctors appointment scheduled for tomorrow but my sister told me to just ask the doctor for a confimation as i am apparently 5 weeks along according to the at home tests i have taken but most first prenatal appointments arent until the 8/9th weeks. However, He is only my family physician but this is my first pregnancy and to be honest I have NO idea when my last cycle started as i only got my period every 2-3 months before and i really dont remember that far back. Should i try to get my pregnancy dated by my physician instead of just going off of the doctor-in-a-box method??

MamaMcCall |

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I just found out I was preggo today and I called my OB/GYN and they scheduled my 1st appt for 6 weeks, so I go in 2 weeks!! Congrats to everyone!! :)

carri.wienken |

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IM 10 WKS AND I HVENT HAD 1 YET...UM NOT SURE WHERE 2 START OFF AT,GUESS ILL TRY N GO 2MORROW ON MY OFF DAY N C HOW THAT GOES!!!

KSPERRY2012 |

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I think they schedule appts late into the first trimester because there is really nothing they can do other than tell u if they hear the babys heart beat or not. this is my 2nd pregnancy and my 1st was a miscarriage, im 6 weeks today and my 1st appt isnt until im 9 weeks. With my 1st pregnancy i went in @ 8 weeks and miscarried a week later. All i can say is take care of urself, eat right, and take ur folic acid / prenatal pills until ur appt. the rest is up to your body and God. CONGRATS!!!

christinaj324 |

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i was scared too im 7w5d and i am just so excited and my appoinment isn't untill middle of may like the 17th and shyt so ill be 9w6d so very normal

a1abug |

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I am 6weeks and my doctor doenst schedule the first appt until 10 weeks!!! It seems so far away!

Jessie333 |

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It really depends on the OB and their practice. I just found out I'm 6 weeks along last week. The OB clinic at one of the local hospitals don't see patients until 12 weeks which is outrageous in my opinion. Another OB practice that's not too far from me scheduled an appt. for next week. It still seems far away and this is my second pregnancy :D

ariellabe |

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I am 6wks 5 days and my appt is scheduled for 31 May. I am so nervous because I have no morning sickness. I do have other syptoms (tired,sore boobs,mood swings) but no sickness. I am concerned because I see other posts of ppl saying that they are so sick. Should I be concerned?

janet1714 |

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I have my first appointment today!!! I am 10 weeks pregnant. I still have to schedule an ultra sound today. Janet, I was and am the same as you, I have no sickness. I am tired with sore breasts and that's it. My husband just keeps telling me to enjoy it!!!

tslupsar |

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My husband is in the military and this is our first child. The first appointment we went to was a confirmation test making sure I was pregnant. When that came back positive I had to do a series of bloodwork and urine tests. THEN they scheduled our real appointment with the OB where we see the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat. They dot do ours until between 10-12 weeks. I know how scary that is because I'm a first time mom. I don't have a history of miscarriage but I've never been pregnant before either so I'm on pins and needles. Plus I have a negative blood type so that's scary in itself. I hope everything is okay, and I hope all of your pregnancies turn out great too!

jamielynnriley |

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I am about 4 weeks but to me 2 1/2 since they are counting before conception...will never get that, anyway...I have an appointment at 6 weeks than at 8 weeks an ultra sound! :) I want to go now though, so many questions!!

nickiez |

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I just found out yesterday that I was pregnant, and I have no idea how far I am since my last one was in March and I had a blood test done at the beginning of May that came back negative, so they just guessed on mine. But they think that it'll be around 10 weeks when I go in. I'm so anxious to get in. I had a m/c at 9 weeks back in 2010 so I'm wanting to get in earlier to get the best care for my baby.

Ashley Wilson |

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We took a test a few weeks ago and it said positive so i called and tried to schedule an appointment with my dr. I told the lady who schedules that I took a test and it said positive so she scheduled me for an appointment on July 6th. I also felt like that was so far away and want the dr to confirm it earlier especially because I've been having bad cramping with no blood though so wasn't sure if that's ok. Any suggestions on how to get in earlier?

J&R616 |

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I am 8w2d with a hostory of recurrent miscarriages early on. I've already been in the office for 3 u/s and 2 betas and my first official OB appointment is this coming Tuesday at which time I will be 8w5d.... I am having such a hard time waiting this 2 week period out to see my baby again, I can NOT imagine having to wait longer. Good luck to everyone and congrats!

photogirlie821 |

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I took a home pregnancy test right after I missed my period and it was positive. So I called my family doctor to get a blood pregnancy test to be sure. When she called to give me the good news that I was indeed pregnant she said to choose an OBGYN and make an appointment for around 10 weeks. So I chose a doctor and when I called to make the appointment the receptionist said it was up to me but they usually schedule first appointments for between 8-10 weeks. She said if I came to early like at 8 weeks the heartbeat might not be strong enough to detect. She said if I waited until 10 weeks there is a better chance of them seeing something. So I decided to make it for 10 weeks cause I was afraid if I went at 8 weeks and they didn't see anything I would freak myself out more. This is our first and we are so nervous that something could go wrong. I haven't had a miscarriage before (at least that we know of) but my close family members have had alot. One bad thing about waiting for 10 weeks to have our first appointment is that we are waiting to tell anyone the great news until we have the first appointment and hear that tiny little heartbeat. We have known since 4 weeks and it is so hard not to say anything especially since I have had pretty bad nausea since about 4 1/2 weeks along. I will be 9 weeks in 2 days so we only have 1 week to go for our appointment and we can't wait. My husband and I are both so anxious and nervous for the appointment. :)

erskiles |

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If you are a low risk pregnancy then that is about the average amount of time to wait until your first visit. Women with recurring miscarriages need to be seen earlier. So if you havent had any failed previous pregnancies then you are on track!

Fifthcharm24 |

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Yes. I don't see what everyone is so upset about. There is nothing to see or do until about the second month anyway. Plus if you're going to miscarry it will happen whether or not you have seen the doctor. Just enjoy being pregnant and be patient. If you think it's difficult waiting to see the doctor then I can't imagine how you'll deal with waiting to see your baby. Just enjoy each day.

ReichleyMama |

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Funny this post originated in 2009 and is still going strong in 2012. I just found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Part of me feels like if I don't see a doctor, it's not real. If you have concerns, call into your dr's office and leave them with questions including p/n vitamins, traveling, etc and they should answer it. My first appointment will be in the middle of my 8th week. I said "please... sooner.. " to get in at 8 weeks instead of 9 weeks.

jastea01 |

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I'm almost 9 weeks and my first appointment isnt until July 3rd.

celeste120 |

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I just found out that my IVF cycle was a success. I am just over 4 weeks along. My first ultrasound will be at 6wks. My high beta could indicate twins!

natashabtb |

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Im not schedualed until 11 weeks and i found out 2weeks agowhen i was 7 weeks.

celeste120 |

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My first appointment is at 9.5 weeks...next week (finally)! This is also my first pregnancy. I'm actually glad the appointment wasn't made until later on because I didn't need someone to tell me any earlier that I was pregnant. All the symptoms and postive test already confirmed it! So kind of a waste of money to have someone tell you what you already know. And the later appointment, the more likely you'll be able to hear and see the heart beat and little baby!

KMo679 |

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I'm 18 weeks and going for my first appointment at 19 weeks on Monday! Partly because of insurance issues, and partly because I don't like doctors, I'm pregnant, not dieing!

*FutureMrsAJF* |

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I got my first BFP on 6/21/12, and after two more BFPs, I call the doctor on 6/22/12. I'm scheduled for my first appointment on 7/20/12, which (I think) will put me right around 8 weeks. :)

tdn01481 |

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I just scheduled my first appointment and it is at 8 weeks, 2 days.

MarriedaGoalie |

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Hey everyone. My appointment is scheduled next week which is my 8th week. I guess am right on track. So looking forward to it.

ddhenry17 |

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Wow. I must be lucky. I'm only about 5 weeks and my 1st appt is tomorrow. :)

manders221985 |

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I had my first appointment at around 7 weeks for all my blood work, physical exam, and to see the nurse practitioner. I'm 8 weeks, now, and my first actual doctor's visit won't be until week 12. We're waiting to tell anyone until we hear the heartbeat because I'm paranoid.

bluesabriel |

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Drs. here won't see you until 10-12 weeks. It is driving me a little crazy because I keep reading about women miscarrying and they don't even know it. It really is torturous not to get confirmation that everything is going well.

stephanieann3 |

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I found out I was pregnant and called immediately(on July 1st) and they said typically they don't schedule patients until they are between 8-10 weeks.My first appointment is this Wednesday! I feel like I've been waiting for so long!

C Ann |

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I'm currently 8 weeks and I go Wednesday for all the blood work, family history and all that but then I have to wait another week or two to have my first apt with the doctor. All I want to do is make sure everything is okay! I wish they would get us in earlier...it sure would relieve alot of stress.

alexandradenton88 |

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I lost my son at 8 months last pregnancy so my doctor put me as a high risk pregnancy but did not schedule me for my first apt. this time till week 10. I'm so nervous but i have faith my doctor knows what she is doing.

misses24 |

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I just went for my first appt. yesterday. I called after I had two positive tests. I met with the Dr. yesterday and she said I was a little over 4 weeks. She gave a prescription for a vaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary or can I wait till they can see it in the office?

rere101708 |

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yes

Starluna77 |

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I have just had my second beta at 2140 at 17 dp3dt. My first ob ultrasound is scheduled for Aug 29. they said that the 24th would be the earliest they'd be able to see anything, so that would put me technically around the 6 week mark

ciera1love |

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I did IVF, so its standard to go in for first appt at 7 weeks ( they factor it in to your calendar at the beginning). I'm 39 and I've had 1 full round of IVF with no success, and a frozen embryo transfer with no success, so I think I may be considered high risk. I've had 2 HCG beta blood draws, which fell into normal range, so now I have to wait one more week. I thought that I had become accustomed to waiting (so much waiting in IVF) but this is pretty frustrating. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

limon06 |

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i went with my first one at 4 months and they didnt do anything apart from baby's heart beat and thats all. My next visit was at 5 months when i had my very first ultrasound. Im pregnant with my second one now and went to doctor when i was 13 weeks for the first time. If you are not high risk for any particular reason they really wont do much untill your 5th month when you will have your first ultrasound.

bjovanov |

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My husband and I just took a home pregnancy test two days ago and found out that we were expecting. We are newly married and were not trying so we aren't exactly sure how far along I am (I cannot be more than 5 weeks). Though this is my first pregnancy to my knowledge, my sister and aunt have both had multiple miscarriages. because of the history in my family, would i be considered a high-risk pregnancy? I am calling my doctor today.

flanire12 |

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I took a test 3 days before my missed period it was positive!!! and then I took 2 more to be sure:-) I called that day and they scheduled me when my 8th week mark however, I was suprised to find out that at that time, I was already considered like 3-4 weeks because they calculate your "weeks pregnant" by the first day of your last period; so not actually trying to calculate conception. I am so thrilled!!!!

ashleywright2002 |

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I just found out that I am pregnant. We're not totally sure how far along I am but they think i'm about 5 weeks. My doctor scheduled my first appointment for 10 weeks! that's a month away! i'm going crazy with emotions not knowing if there will be a heartbeat and so forth. I called this morning and made an appointment for this week to at least talk to my doctor about my concerns and i'm hoping he'll want to move my appointment to sooner

caitybug93 |

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I am 8 weeks and 6 days today and I have my first visit today! I am excited yet scared bc I had m/c before. I have knots in my stomach right now.

smurphy8228 |

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People have been posting on this thread for years! I WISH my appointment was at 8 weeks, I'm about 8 1/2, and my first appointment isn't until 10 weeks. It's killing me! PLUS with the kind of work my guy does, we're not sure if he's gonna be able to be off. So I could be alone. First pregnancy and I'm 21 and clueless. Kinda scared!

CakeSavoy |

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I went in to see family dr for my confirmation at 4 weeks and they went ahead and did my initial bloodwork. Then i did my OB history at around 6 weeks with a nurse at the OB office. I'm scheduled for an ultrasound at 11 weeks and won't get to see my midwife until about 12 weeks. I'm considered low risk. My first pregnancy I wasn't seen at all until 12 weeks, but my family doc at that time was also my OB.

vkbowers |

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This same issues stresses me out! I found out about a month ago that I am pregnant and scheduled an appointment ASAP which will be in my "11th week" or so I think... Anyway, so I schedule that appointment then went to some ghetto place to have my blood work drawn, so I can figure out how far along I actually am (AKA stress reliever). I get the results back 2 weeks later for them to again confirm I'm pregnant but they can't tell me how far along I am b/c their test doesn't do that. I'm kind of over it now and relaxing with everything. I haven't told that many people since I don't know exactly how far along I am which makes me not want to talk about it, especially since I had a m/c almost a year ago and I'm so disappointed with how the OBGYN system works regarding making an appointment in a timely manner. It doesn't seem like they want to see patients until the near the middle and end of their first trimester since the risk of m/c is 1 in 4 women.

mine925 |

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I had the same experience! It really surprised me too!

brinkman17 |

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Since I heard the dr doesn't see you until the 8th week, I waited to call until the 6th week- so the wait didn't seem as long ;)

daynasanders2 |

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I had my fetal viability ultrasound at week 7 but my first appt is not until late in my 9th week. They say that I have a better chance of hearing the heart beat on the doppler later in the 9th week than earlier. I will be 9 weeks on Monday. I am feeling wonderful and looking forward to that appt. That heart beat will help to make it real.

devonrose4 |

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I took a digital pregnancy test on Sept. 18. We've been trying since March, got married in July and suddenly tada! When it first showed up, I said OMG and I just stood there and was freaking out in my head. I didn't want a baby as a teenager, but since I've gotten older I've changed my mind. My first appointment is this Thursday. I'm so nervous and scared at the same time. I just want to be a good mom.

jrturner513 |

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I am 6 weeks today and made an appointment with a new OB/GYN because my current OB/GYN began to just do the GYN stuff. This new Doctor scheduled me at 8 weeks and for an ultrasound. (Since this is my first pregnancy, of course I wanted something sooner just to make sure this isn't a false positive.) I found out I was pregnant this week by going to my regular 6 month exam at my family doctor's and because I missed my period in September he routinely requested a pregnancy test. Surprise surprise...it came back positive! So, I am assuming the doctor's office preg. test would be more accurate than an at home.

HornsbyKL |

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I have my first OB appointment on the 9th of October.

bvmathews |

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I called to schedule my first appt and they didn't set me up until i was close to 12 weeks! i hate waiting but i am low risk, so i guess that is why... :/

chocolatedrop1 |

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Just called and scheduled mine, it won't be for a little over a month! I'll be 10 weeks. It's going to be tough to wait.

DanielleLOVESCarl |

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I had set an appointment for regular PaP and Pelvic, but just found out I am pregnant. They said to just keep the appointment and I will be early/mid week 10.

preggohoar |

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My doctor's office schedules the first appointment with OB between 8 & 10 weeks. I got in at 6 weeks to see a nurse & confirm HcG levels were healthy, take vitals, discuss family history/ ask lots of questions! At my first appointment with our doctor I'm told I will have a vaginal ultrasound, pelvic exam & discuss any questions or concerns. Appointment is a week from Friday (10/26), & we cannot wait!! Feels very strange during this time in between. We are excited for it to feel more 'real', and to see our baby!

Gerano |

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I just had my second ultra sound with my obgyn and I'm only 6 weeks 5 days. I did have a miscarriage in January. Now I have a follow up appointment in two weeks from now. I guess it all depends if you're high or low risk patient. Try and be patient good things will come!

NicAffinito84 |

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My first appointment is on Nov. 2 I will be 6 weeks then. I am looking forward to it as it is my first pregnancy.

HinaM17 |

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My doctor doesn't seem anyone until they are in the 10th week, unless there is a problem. I had a blood test at 4 weeks to confirm and then an appt with the nurse at 6 weeks for more blood work and medical history.

MeggTK |

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When I called my doctor's office they told me they usually do not schedule anything until you are about 8 weeks, but since this is my 1st pregnancy she said I could go in for a confirmation appointment and in that way get all my questions answered at that time. So I am just over 4 weeks today and my appointment will be on the 31st ( next wednesday).

murjes81 |

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I don't know if anyone will read this but I am not scheduled for an appointment until 12 weeks? Weird much....

krispybogo |

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I am having my first ob appointment in my 13th week, but I have had 2 ultrasounds, one at 7 weeks and another at 9. I am currently 12 weeks but I have a history of miscarriages so my doctor wanted to we sure I had a viable pregnancy before he scheduled my first ob. So excited to see my baby again

brittanyrking |

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my lmp was 10.08.12 and my first ob appt isnt until 12.10.12 so i will be 9 weeks. i dont want to tell anyone until i can go to the dr and see the heart beat and its driving me crazy having to wait so long. my drs website said they schedule appts at 6 weeks then i called and they said i had to wait until at least 8 weeks. the only person that knows is my husband i havnt even told my parents yet cause i want to get the u/s first

kmrainey724 |

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I saw my doctor today to confirm pregnancy (4 weeks) and my next visit isn't till I am 8 weeks to get my refferal for a OB, I can't wait for my appointment,

shoegal14 |

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This will be our first after a miscarriage in November last year and a fibroid surgery in February this year. I'm happy to say, I was getting my Dr appointment for Dec. 21st which by then I'll be 6 weeks, but I put it off till Jan. 7th, due to me wanting to surprise my hubby by gift wrapping the test and hand him on Christmas morning. Hope it works lol.. Wish me luck!.

titilous |

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I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was basically 8 weeks, so by the time I called to schedule an appointment, they weren't able to fit me in until the new year, which puts me at 11 weeks. I'm trying the "keep calm" approach. The Drs office wasn't panicking so why should I. Plus, by that time, the first trimester will be almost over so we plan to tell family and friends our good news after the appointment. Can't wait!

ashlick |

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My 1st appointment will be 2 days before I am 11 weeks! Makes me a little uneasy waiting, but I'm sure there was a reason behind their waiting...

SSiekert |

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Yes, I was four weeks when I found out as well, and after having a pregnancy confirmation appt with a local clinic, I called around for a dr, as this is my firdt baby and have new insurance. Once office told be to wait until 6 weeks, and the other until 9! How strange. Good luck ladies! -Mm

michellemarcella |

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My first appt with my midwife will be at 8 wks, 2 days. I understand this timing is very standard.

elsiemariegreene |

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I am currently pregnant with our first child. I was having a hard time finding an ob who was accepting new patients. One office I called didn't want to see me until 12 weeks, and that was even after I told them I have a history of ovarian cysts! Luckily a very good friend gave me a recommendation for someone, and due to the holidays I am scheduled for a visit at the end of my 9th week.

Mandywood90 |

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I feel so upset right now! I am seven weeks right now, and have already gone in to get a lab test to confirm my pregnancy. When I called the practitioner I was referred to, they told me they don't do "first appointments" and transferred me to women's health, who do not want to see me until Feb. 18 at the earliest, which will put me at 12.5 weeks! I asked if this would be an ultrasound, etc. and they said no just paperwork and to confirm the pregnancy! I won't even see a doc, just the nurse. And they said US is at the 3rd appointment. I will be well into my third month by then! Agh! I have already had my pregnancy confimed. I want so badly to hear the little heartbeat and know my baby is still developing well. It doesn't seem right that they won't get me in for so long, that is practically the end of my first trimester.

kalsteen1 |

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I was told by my OB that I'm 6 weeks prego..this is my first time. They told me as of right now any prenatal vitamin will do until my appointment on February 4th. Until then, I have not seen a doctor and I just found out a few days ago.

alleyanderic2012 |

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So I'm 6 wks and my ob/gyn scheduled me for feb 4th i'll be 9 weeks by then and its just to go over my medical history. i want to go in sooner due to having a lot of blood clotting during my last pregency so frustrated

Brittbratt86 |

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My 1st appt was yesterday and I was 9 weeks and a couple days. I was wondering why it was so late but the coolest thing was is we got to hear the heartbeat!!!!

Beckondeck |

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I was working with an RE and my Thyroid is being treated. I got a BFP and I'm going in tomorrow!

CentralPark0601 |

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I am 6w2d pregnant and they didn't schedule me until the middle of my 10th week. I will say, however, that there is MUCH more to see on an US at 10 weeks than at 6-8. Either way, seeing that little flicker of the heart makes everything much more real and relieve stress :) Good luck ladies <3

amandare |

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I don't know if I should be scheduling an early appointment, I am 6 weeks and 4 days along, and I experienced some light bleeding. I was so freaked out, that I went to the hospital. They called it a "false miscarriage". This is my first ever pregnancy, and I am scared beyond scared. I have been told that slight bleeding is normal, but how was I to know this? I am really nervous and scared, and I really don't want to miscarry. Any advice?

19MommyToBe91 |

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I found out that I am pregnant last saturday (Feb 9th, the day my period was due) I waited to call the dr, after taking another test on Monday, 11th. I called monday and they told me they normally schedule 1st appointments @ 10 weeks, I am only 4. HOWEVER I have had 2 m/cs so they told me that they wanted me to come in of an early US @ 6-7 weeks... Gaaahhhh! I hate waiting...

1stxmum |

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I am 5 weeks and my doctor's office sheduled me an appointment for next week for. I can't wait! :)

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jonsan111 |

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I have my first prenatal appointment on Monday, I'll be exactly 8 weeks. The reason that doctors wait until 8 weeks is so that they will be able to see a fetus and a heartbeat for sure. Also there is the risk of chemical pregnancies. At 4 and 5 weeks, there is nothing but a sac visible and there is no heartbeat yet, making a scan that early a little pointless. I know it's less than ideal and my wait for this first appointment has also been agonizingly dragging, but it's necessary. The good thing is that (if you're low risk) you'll get a prenatal visit every month from here on out. Keep in mind that when you're "4 weeks" you're actually only 2 weeks along. The first week of pregnancy is your menstrual cycle and the second week is the time before ovulation/conception. You don't actually have a baby in your uterus until weeks 3 and 4.

KalonKiki |

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So if I had a miscarriage a couple months ago and am pregnant again now. Should they have scheduled my first appointment earlier than 9 weeks. I lost mine at about 7 1/2 weeks right after my ultra sound and didnt find out until I was 12 weeks. Dont want to go through that again.

kreed4890 |

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This is actually my second pregnancy, so maybe I can answer some questions: 1) With my first baby, I was seen at 6 weeks. They did an ultrasound at that point, but we weren't able to hear the heartbeat yet. Now I live in a different city and am with a different doctor. They scheduled me a week and a half after my 1st missed period. I asked what will happen at that appointment over the phone, and they said a blood test (I may have had that first with the last one too, just can't remember!), but no ultrasound. I won't have my first ultrasound until April 5, but that could be because I needed to go on a Friday so my husband can accompany me! :) 2) I have not personally had a miscarriage thus far, but my aunt had a lot of them for years, and she was told that as soon as she got pregnant, that she needed to get a hormone injection to keep her from miscarrying. If you have a history of miscarriages (she didn't have just one or two, she had tons), you could ask your doctor about this injection. Also, if your current doctor won't give you the injection, you can always find another one! After her first daughter, my aunt got pregnant again and had moved so she went to a different doctor and that new doctor wouldn't give her the injection. She lost that baby. She was very upset, so she went to a new doctor and that doctor gave her the injection at her next pregnancy, which resulted in a baby girl! Though most miscarriages can't be prevented (they say), some women miscarry a lot and need that injection.

jes1404 |

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for my 1st pregnancy, I didn't make it to my 1st scheduled OB appt., because I had 2 SC hemorrhages at 7 weeks....so all my 1st ultrasound & exam was at the ER. now, I'm scheduled for my 1st OB appt. for my 2nd pregnancy at 9 weeks. I feel so crappy, and this time around my insurance isn't covering much, so I have to pay a buttload of money just to pee in a cup (they're not doing an US till 20 weeks) and have them tell me i'm def. preggo while someone watches my toddler in the waiting room. of course, the hefty payment is due at the time of service. I'm a little annoyed,

timluvr1984 |

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I am about 6 weeks pregnant now. I was first required to go to the hospital lab to get a pregnancy test (It was positive, of course -- I had taken 5 at home already : ). Only after the lab had confirmed my pregnancy would the OBGYN/Midwifery Clinic start scheduling my appointments. I have my first two appointments (History/Testing with a nurse and 1st pre-natal with my midwife) scheduled on the same day, back to back. I am scheduled to go in at 8 weeks 1 day. After all that I have read, it seems like a good time to go in. Otherwise, they might not be able to find the heartbeat (too early) and then I would just have to come back anyway. To all of you who are super impatient and worried about the info that you are missing in this very important early developmental stage, do as much reading as you can. The pregnancy websites will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know and watch out for, and more. Don't be nervous. Empower yourselves! Congrats to all :)

grschwar |

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I found out i took a home test March 5th and went to the doctor for a test the next day. When the test came back positive the nurse asked who i had been seeing for my prenatal care.. she looked confused when I said "no one yet, i just found out yesterday" That same day I set up an appointment for my first exam. It was on the 21. She asked me again who Id been seeing for my prenatal care and seemed really concerned when I told her that this was my first appointment. What I don't understand about the worried looks and the "oh why not?"s is that I was a week late when i tested. Went into the doctor the next day and made an appointment for the first time slot they had. at which time I was 9 weeks to the day. And at the office when The doctor tested me why did she ask who I had been seeing? Obviously I just found out for certain. How can you have prenatal check ups before you even know you are pregnant? I'm starting to feel like I did something wrong. Maybe I should have tested the same day I missed.

PrakritiNanu |

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^^ After she asked me 3 times who id been seeing I ended up saying "I didn't know that when i scheduled my first check up with you I was suppose to set up some with some one different too, sorry. Should I schedule some visits with some one else before you see me again next month?" <--- that must have sounded snooty because she didn't answer me.

PrakritiNanu |

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I called as soon as i found out and they are scheduling me for the 8th week. However, im a tad concerned bc my last period was weird and wasn't what im used to, so i think i could be possibly further along but who knows, guess i gotta wait.

chatter9 |

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I confirmed my first pregancy at about 3 weeks and my doctor scheduled me for a round of consecutive blood work (3 days - Mon, Wed, Fri, in one week) to make sure my levels were increasing. It was then he discovered my progesterone levels were low and then I saw him immediately. My first prgenancy even with progesterone ended in a miscarriage at 7.5 weeks. 5 months later, I am currently 8 weeks pregnant (9 weeks in one more day) and we immediately went the same route and things look more positive this time around, we cannot wait until we get past 13 weeks. My point is, if they won't see you until the 9th week and you're a few weeks from that, you can always ask them to schedule you for blood work only to make sure your HCG and Progesterone levels are increasing appropriately.

bsanville |

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I found out at 4 wk, hhad an ultrasound, and been to the hospital twice for possible complications and been to the dr once since and again tomorrow. I'm barely 6 weeks.

ktedmon |

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Im scheduled for April 12th which will put me at being 8 weeks. I am so excited!! My Husband and I decided to wait to tell anyone until we go to the doctor - I am dying not being able to tell my mom! She and my dad will be a first time grandparents and I can hardly stand waiting to tell them!

ourlittlegift |

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I called this morning because I just found out that I'm about 8 weeks but I'm not sure whether they couldn't get me in or they didn't want me to come in until I am 10 weeks. For me this is my first pregnancy so I was hoping to get in soon and have that peace of mind of knowing everything is okay.

ericabramirez11 |

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I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks and I was scheduled to come in at 10 weeks which happens to be this upcoming Friday finally! Seems like doctors operate differently. I was told my 1st appt. is the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat and then I was already scheduled to come in the following week for meeting with the actual doctor and its Q&A...

LisaMack120 |

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With my first child I found out I was pregnant when I was about 4 weeks. The Dr. did not schedule an appointment until my 10th week. I just found out Sunday that I am pregnant again, estimating about 4 weeks again. The same Dr. made an appointment for this friday. However I am older now, and have stomach and low blood sugar issues now. Usually 8-10 weeks is normal for a first exam because they have a better chance of hearing the heartbeat.

maggster2006 |

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Im 4 weeks and called to mske my first appt this am. My md office said they usually do the first appt/ultrasound between 8-10 weeks, I scheduled for six weeks as an "gyn" visit so I can least get confirmation and speak to the Md.then scheduled the 8 week for a couple of weeks later. . I saw someone mention a 13 week appt -amklamer- that seems really late considering first trimester screen is to be completed between 11-13 weeks, I'd probably try to advocate for yourself and your baby to see if you can get in earlier than that to ensure the testing can be done at the right time to get th most accurate results.

michelley208 |

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Im Jealous!! My 1st appointment isnt until my 11th week!!!! I questioned the appt coordinator about this, and said that it is completely normal! i wish i could go in at 9 weeks! I am already 8 weeks along!

skaya812 |

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That is fine, all obgyns usually schedule your appointment the 9th week to see how the baby is doing and yourself. Also they will give you your estimated date of birth.

tcslove10 |

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WOW! This is my 3rd, the day I called I had an appointment to see my Ob and she is one of the best in town. I didn't have to wait longer then a week for the first 2. I've never had any difficulties or anything go wrong. Guess it depends on what Dr and where.

crewsrenee |

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yes, that is normal. Most doctors do not see you for your first appointment till your between 8 - 10 weeks. This is the time they can hear the first heartbeat :) Congrats!

ACOX008 |

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I am pregnant for the first time I am now 8weeks. I am 27 and have no history of any bad health, except I am overweight. Not scary overweight, no high BP or diabetes just the way I am and I have accepted that this is just how I am meant to look. (like my momma) I went to recommended place from family and my regular doctor, I didnt know what to expect my first appointment, I was very excited and nervous. The nurse weighed me, and figured up my BMI and told me no doctor here would deliver me because I am over their BMI limit by .6 and I was considered a high risk pregnancy. In five minutes they labeled me "high risk" just based on that number. Now I have to go to a hospital and hour and half drive away for all my appointments and for my labor and delivery. I am scared to have my doctor so far away and they made me feel like because I am a thick woman that I dont deserve to be a Mom. Has anyone else had this issue?

straystaar |

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Got my appointment @ 7 weeks, then my first U/S almost a week later. (that was yesterday.) I've been stressing out, but it was nice to see a heartbeat :)

PetuniaFeatherbottom |

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You are lucky! I don't get to go until my 11th week :/

BowenAmanda |

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My doctor saw me at four weeks.

toons0605 |

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Same with me, I go today for my first OB appt I found out I was pregnant about 2 weeks. I am a bit nervous as I have had 2 miscarriages in the past and a failed IVF. I with the blessing of God got pregnant out of the blue and I am praying that all is well. I was told I will have a ultrasound today and blood work. Fingers, Toes and all others that I can cross :o). Good Luck ladies and lots of baby dust...

jillywilly12 |

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I found out at four weeks and they scheduled my first appt for eight weeks. These past few weeks have taken forever! I remember thinking at six weeks how can my appt still be two weeks away?? But its finally here, my first appt is in two days!

bruetz |

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Mine ended up being scheduled during my 5th week. Is that too early?

lalk |

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I scheduled an appointment with my doctor for confirmation right around 4 weeks and she recommended the first OB appointment to be at 10-12 weeks. Her timing recommended was due to the possibility of not being able to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler and having to get an ultrasound earlier than necessary. Although I was due for my annual exam she said it could be skipped and that the "standard" testing for STD's could be skipped as I am in a monogamous relationship (have been for several years) and I've never had an abnormal pap. I don't consider the gap in time to my first prenatal visit odd, I eat healthy, take vitamins, and get lots of sleep so without risk factors I don't see the need to go in earlier than when I am scheduled (which is near 11 weeks)

mplsjuniper |

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With my daughter I saw my OB at week 7 and had my first ultrasound and 9 1/2 weeks....

kmos24 |

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I am also scheduled for the middle of my 9th week. My OB/Gyn office asked be a questionnaire of sorts when I called to make the appointment and stated that I was low risk, so waiting would not be an issue.

tinabean531 |

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I was told that you can't really even see the baby until 8 weeks so they schedule you usually between weeks 8 and 9 so they can get a good ultrasound.

skmohan |

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Took a home test on 7/24 that came up positive. Went to the local clinic on 7/26 to confirm since it's my first pregnancy and I didn't want to wait till I could get into my OBGYN. They confirmed and I was told I was just over 5 weeks. I called right after that appointment to set up my first prenatal. They don't see patients till 10 weeks.. a month seems like such a long time to wait. What did people do with out the internet to get the answers they were looking for during that first month in their first pregnancy?!

sheltiedogshowlover |

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I have my first one tomorrow and I am 8 weeks along. From what I understand (and I could be totally wrong), there isn't much to be seen/heard until this time anyhow.

JCairney50 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I'm 8 weeks, they scheduled my first appountment for my 11th week so I guess it's not terrible! I wish it would come sooner and hope they do an ultrasound or something! I do think my appointment should be a little sooner, what do you all think?

Kmcc1989 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My first appt is at 9 weeks and with a nurse. They called in my prenatal vitamins in the meantime. I don't see the obgyn until the 12th week.

JessyKah1987 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My first appointment is at 8 weeks. I was told they schedule them between 8 and 10 weeks, so mine fits right in there. It's kind of weird that it doesn't happen for so long into the first trimester, but I keep in mind that the first two weeks are before your missed period, then you ovulate, get pregnant, wait two weeks to find out you are pregnant and then make the appointment. An appointment within a few weeks of calling for an appointment isn't too bad.

RebeccaY1 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I scheduled my appt 3 weeks go, they said that was the earliest they would see me. I will be 9 wks on friday. my appt is monday. I have been nervously waiting, this is my 3 pregnancy in 1 1/2. with 2 miscarriages. so i am nervous.

SM1129 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I asked my doctor the same question. Before 8 or 9 weeks there really isn't anything to look at or do with the new growing baby. It isn't until then that the heart and blood circulation starts. That is why they don't do an ultrasound until then. Hope this helps.

Packemaway87 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I took a home test this past Tuesday and with a postive came straight to this site to figure out what the heck I'm supposed to do now. First one (oh dear) :) Because of your answers I was completely prepared for a dr. visit in the 8th week or so. But thankfully she scheduled me for this coming Thursday. It may be because she could tell from my voice I have do idea what I'm doing. lol!

Burgess129 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My first ob/gyn appointment is in the middle of the 8th week. They said that they usually schedule them between 7-10 weeks. If you think about it, it makes sense. The first two weeks you aren't actually pregnant, you're just getting ready to ovulate. Then you can't take the pregnancy test until two weeks after you ovulate (week 4). You take the test, find out you are pregnant, and presumable close to week 5. Then schedule an appointment, which takes a couple of weeks to have a ready appointment, especially since the first appointment is really long.

RebeccaY1 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I'm around 4-5 weeks and my doctor scheduled my first appointment for next week. I wanted to make up and excuse and postpone it because it seemed too early (I read 8 weeks was "the norm"), but it looks like I should be happy to go in earlier . . . Hopefully it's not because she thinks I'm "high risk"!

sallywu42 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out (at my OB appointment for a uterine fibroid) yesterday that I was pregnant. My doctor wants me to come back in 2 weeks and then another 2 weeks after that just to figure out how far along I am. He is estimating right now between 2-4 weeks but more likely 3 weeks! In all honesty I know others would like to go to their first OB appt. sooner but with these next 2 ultrasounds so early I am nervous that something will be wrong and the pregnancy won't take. As far as any other health concerns I have hypothyroidism which is being monitored and have some insulin resistance (also being monitored/treated).

babymiracle14 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I guess it all depends on the person. with my first daughter I didn't find out till I was about 7 weeks and because I was only 15 they wanted me to come in right away. and for this pregnancy because I had trouble with my first child they want me to come in early again which is in the middle of my 6th week.

AmandaW95 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

It's good to know that i am not the onlu one that is extremely frustrated by this. If taking care of pregnant women and their children (up until birth) is an OG-GYNs job, why are they waiting until almost the end of the first trimester to get us taken care of??!?!?

allisoncwindham |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

We finally got our BFP, being about 6.5 weeks along. Called to schedule appt- my Dr does from 8-10 weeks. I will be going at 8.5 weeks....5 more days to wait!!! Can't imagine waiting any longer!!!

BAUMGC39 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My first visit isnt until my 12th week! should I be looking for a new doctor or is this pretty normal too??

pmill91 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am shocked that some doctors do not see you until 10 - 13 weeks! That is 2nd trimester! I was seen with my 1st at 6 weeks but that was only because I honestly had no idea when my last period was so they took me in rather quickly. This time I was surprised when they said they would see me in 8 - 10 weeks! So I asked if they would see me earlier since I am over 40 and had a m/c in march (both true). she said those are not typical reasons to see earlier...but she checked with the doc. and I have an appt. at 7.5 weeks...which now is Monday...can hardly wait!

Taraafc |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I was about 5 weeks pregnant when it was confirmed by my doctor. I will be 7.5 weeks when I go in for my first u/s and bloodwork. A bit of a delay is normal i think. I agree though that its nerve wracking to wait!

emslade982 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out I was pregnant when I was about 4.5 weeks, first appointment was scheduled for when I was 8.5 weeks.

chrislynnp |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My OB is having me come in at 5 weeks. So i'll be going in 2 weeks :) so glad its so soon but isnt that a little soon? I thought that week 8 or 9 was the normal time.

Drivesmehazy |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

My last pregnancy was an ectopic pregnancy, so my doctor told me that as soon as I know I am about 5 weeks along, I need to see him, to make sure implantation is taking place in the right spot. The reason for waiting 8 weeks to see your OB is because you can't hear a heartbeat until then, which is what they use to confirm your pregnancy. However, in my case, I thought that I was only 7 weeks along (I kept tract of every symptom, my period, my temperature, etc. ), but it turns out I was 11 weeks along. So, this time around, I am going to be very diligent about taking a pregnancy test.

erinaz1004 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I have my first OB appt next week (week 9). Typically OB's wont see new patients until after 8 weeks due to the increased risk of a miscariage and the fact that the baby isnt considered a phetus until after 8 weeks. Last weekend I had a bit of a scare when I had a sharp pain to the left of my lower abdomen and some cramping that led to minor spoitting. I went to the hospital and they gave me an ultrasound and found that everything was normal and well, and the pain was only due to the growing of my uterus. On the upside, I got to see the baby's heart beat, see the baby, and know the heart rate. It came at a cost of waiting in the hospital for 6 hours though.

scroxall9 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out last night I'm already 9 1/2 weeks along. I called my doc and I'm scheduled right around week 11. Going to be the LONGEST 11 days UGH!!! SOOO excited!!!

autummnwilow |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

This is my 2nd, and my dr won't see you until you're 8/9 weeks along based off your last period date, since that is when they can do a vaginal ultrasound and see the heartbeat and get good measurements. I have 3 more weeks....killing me! Can't wait to see the little one!

flamesnstars |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I just called as well and was scheduled around my 8th week. I guess this is pretty normal?

angelagrace83 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

We'll be going in at 7.5 weeks. Our last pregnancy went awry after the 12 wk scan, CVS confirmed triploidy/pmp diagnosis. Just got our BFP on Friday, est. due 8/23/13, when scheduling was told I wouldn't need to be seen earlier because of the prior history, praying all is well time! I did request scripts for Prenatal Vits & Anti Nausea med (in case needed on holiday travel) when I scheduled, my office had no problem fulfilling this request.

kpasaniello |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

It seems like they might want you earlier if you haven't had a blood test done. This will make it easier for them to tell how far along you are. They didn't book me until I was ten weeks. This guarantees that they can hear the heartbeat, so they say. The worst part is the waiting!

hannahmsla |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I am in a worst situation I am delivering at a military hospital and my first app is not scheduled till week twelve and its a group apt and spouses can not come. A waste of time missing work for

ayahnannicole |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

wow defs not getting mine until im 12 weeks. i feel weird now! and i have a history of m/c

princessbumblebeee |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

my doc schedules their first prenatal visit between 8-10 weeks because that is when the heartbeat can be detected with the sonar monitor so it's pretty standard.

tomas.christine |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks. Finally have my appointment on Monday! I'm 8 weeks and 1 day

pinkyjules82 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I had an appointment last Tuesday with my regular medical doctor; they did a pap smear on me and had me pee in a cup; then I went over to the lab to give 7 vials of blood and pee in another cup...I scheduled my appointment with the OB-GYN and I will go on the 5th of February 2014. I'm so excited... I don't know what will happen at my appointment...but I'm hoping to hear a heart beat & see my little sweet pea growing inside of me (Week 6 begins tomorrow).

agentcastro |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

same thing for me! I am about 4 weeks along and don't have an appt. for 4 more weeks! such torture! but good to know I'm not alone, thanks for the post!

LindsayTrevor |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I will be going in around the 5 week mark. Office said its to just for the doctor to see how far long I am, then i'll need another appointment after that with a technician.

MeghanCF |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

Just found out I was pregnant on Sunday (so I am about 4 weeks), and I am scheduled for my first visit at 8 weeks. I am OK with it because I can call and ask questions...however, I know I am pregnant, but would just like to have it confirmed by a doc (is that weird?) It's my first, so I am a little crazy I guess. I feel like I will take 1 test a week to make sure the baby is "still there."

reneewaite |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

i'm barely 4 weeks and didn't ask IF I could have an appointment, I made one and they will see me. Since when do doctors have to approve if you can see them or not? I would try another doctor if I was denied a visit, We dont practice socialized medicine in the US, we don't have to wait in line! If your anxious, go get an appointment.

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Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

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gantengsekali |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I found out a just over 4 weeks that I was pregnant. Called my dr office the next day to schedule an appointment. My first visit was the next week (5 1/2 weeks) and just with the nurse to confirm pregnancy and get medical history information. First appointment with OB is at beginning of week 7, which is supposed to be just for pelvic exam to see if uterus is developing as it should be.

mandianddave09 |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I feel so much better too! I am about 4 weeks and I won't go to the doctor until 8 weeks. Whew! Thank God for you ladies and your responses. Plus I don't feel so crazy. :)

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