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Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

What should I expect at my first prenatal visit?

Re: What should I expect at my first prenatal visit?

The Bump Expert

Your first appointment, generally between 8 and 12 weeks, will include a complete medical history and a thorough physical, including a pelvic exam, breast exam, urine test, pap smear and blood work. This is to check your overall health and identify any factors that put you at risk for pregnancy, birth or fetal complications. Based on this, your doc will discuss possible genetic testing and any specific warning signs and symptoms to watch for. You may also have an ultrasound. Based on the time of your last period, the doc will give an estimated (we said estimated!) due date.

The first visit is also a time to ask lots of questions and any discuss lifestyle changes or restrictions you may need to observe during pregnancy. Based on your health and risk factors, you and your doc will work out a schedule for subsequent appointments.

The Bump Editors

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I just had my first OB visit it was pretty exciting and i had my first sono and I heard the heart beat. It made it real.

smrodrigues1 |

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I just had my last obgyn appointment in july (pap smear, pelvic exam, breast exam), its now august and Im pregnant. Does this mean that I have to have all of the above done again?

fdmaw |

Always a Sonogram at First OB visit?

Do all women get to have a sonogram at their first doc's visit. I'd love to hear the heartbeat!

BaltoBride |

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I'm going to my first OB visit today and they are just doing a routine exam. I'm completely bummed b/c I thought I would be able to get the works or at least the ultra sound to hear the heart beat. After waiting over 8 weeks, who just wants to come for a regular exam?

ccole2127 |

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I totally understand! I was bummed today when they told me I had to come back in a week or so for the ultrasound. I am 8 weeks and figured I would get one...Poo... We are wanting to break the news to our families at my birthday dinner next week and really wanted a picture to take with us!

WONDERFULLYMADE83 |

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IM HAVING MY 1ST OB ON THE 30TH HAD MY ULTRASOUND LAST TUESDAY I WAS SOOOO SHOCKED I COULD HEAR THE HEARTBEAT....

JENALY24 |

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WONDERFULLYMADE83 , DON'T FEEL BAD LOL U CAN'T SEE NOTHING BUT A LITTLE WHITE DOT ON THE ULTRASOUND!!!!!!!

JENALY24 |

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Suprisingly my doctor scheduled my appointment for next week, I'm only 5 weeks along!! I'll be disappointed if they can't do an ultrasound, but just talking to the doctor period will satisfy me. My friend said they did an ultrasound on her at 5 weeks too though. I'm confused, I hear so many different things

GirlyGirl514 |

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I am worried about choosing a doctor for me and my baby. We want to keep it a secret from friends and family for awhile since this is our first pregnancy, but it's so hard not being able to talk to anyone about good and bad doctors in our area. Are there any good doctor review websites out there?

homebody2 |

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I just called my OB office to ask them what will happen on the first visit, She stated routine bloodwork, preganancy test, sonogram, pelvic exam. So hopefully I get my sonogram , regardless of what I might not see, I still wont to visually see and possible hear my baby heartbeat. I let you'll no how it goes on Feb 2nd

Nurse White |

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I just had my first visit today and they didnt do an ultrasound or a sonogram. My husband said "how do they even know for sure that you are pregnant?" It just seems weird...has anyone else had this experience?

Loudermilk2B |

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My first appointment was only with a nurse. They took blood to do tests, gave me literature to take home and read, answered all of my burning questions, and got the info to me to set up an appointment with the hospital I'd be delivering at. That was at 8 weeks. My next appointment is with the midwife and she'll do those other things listed. They'll do the pelvic exam and pap. They'll check me out, go over my blood test results, etc. That appointment will also include an ultrasound so we can hear the heartbeat and see the baby. We'll be able to take a photo home then too! I've heard a lot of people say they got to do a lot of that at 8 weeks, and it's kinda upsetting, but I've been patient so far..I can go another 3.5 weeks. Right?

Saiphyn |

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well i am going for my first visit on monday...i have no clue what to expect. i am really just wanting them to verify that in fact w/o a shadow of a doubt that i am preggers. but i've taken many pregnancy tests and never have i seen one show positive within seconds! it was immediately after...

PeacheChampagne |

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I just found out that I was pregnant last friday 2-20-09. I have my first appointment for 3-24-09. I want to know is this something that I want to take my husband to? Or is it ok to just go by myself? If there are any ideas or experience from others please let me know. This is my first time being pregnant. I have so many questions.....

JAMT |

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I had my first one ..on 2/16 and I was 6 weeks. It was just with the Nurse Practitioner. She did a pelvic, Pap, bloodwork and urine. Talked a litle bit. nothing too exciting. I have my first REAL appointment with the Dr. on St. Patrick's Day(go figure, we're both almost 100% irish). So i'm excited. I told my bf. I know it's hard for work and stuff, but I said he can come to whatever appointments he wants..but he MUST come to the first one ( first time we have an u/s and hear the heartbeat) and then to the one we find out the sex of the baby. Then more towards the end so he can prepare. Otherwise. They are not that exciting. Usually just the same questions every time. Maybe it's just me. + he's not much of a dr's office person lol.

Heather.111 |

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I haven't asked my bf if he wants to go to the first appointment but I know that I have some time left still.... We shall see when time for the appointment gets closer if he wants to go or not.

sunsmiles6 |

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I found out that I was pregnant the day before my birthday. Our first appointment isn't for a couple of weeks, and we REALLY want an ultrasound, but it doesn't sound like the dr will do one. They don't feel that it's necessary. BUT I WANT ONE!!!

akholland05 |

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I just had a miscarriage the begining of Jan. ... how important is it that I am seen earlier than 8weeks pregnant... I think I am 5 weeks along right now.. :)

baby2_boerngen |

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I was very lucky I just had my first visit and got an ultra sound which confirmed me I was def 5 weeks Pregnant. I am sooo happy =)

andra9 |

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I am going on my first OB visit tomorrow! This is a very long awaited visit. I am excited and I hope I get an ultrasound.

floridabride07 |

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I just found out that I was pregnant. And based on the pregnancy calendar, I'm around 2 weeks. When is it recommended to go to a first OB visit?

admiralmy |

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typically the first US is done between 7-12 weeks, different docs have different policies. You may also receive US earlier if you arent sure of your LMP or time of conception, sometimes they'll get you in right away to be able to determine how far you are... Otherwise keep in mind that you can't hear the heartbeat until after 5 weeks and there are other things that they won't be able to detect until you are farther along, that's the reason for docs waiting until later. The point of the US is NOT to give you a pic of the baby, it is a diagnostic tool to help the docs track your progress, detect issues, and plan your care so don't be disappointed if you can't get one early, you want to make sure there's enough there for them to check on!

farrellashleigh |

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, this is my first pregnancy. I called to schedule my first OB appt and I have to meet with the nurse first to give history and then we will not see the doc until 10-12 weeks. I am upset and nervous that they make you wait. Is this normal? Do anyone else have this same problem.

lmhgator |

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Imhgator - Same thing with me!! I had my first appointment around 7 weeks with a nurse. My next appointment isn't until I am 13 weeks. It is a little frustrating because it still doesn't feel real but I am trying to keep positive thoughts as I try to wait patiently for my appointment! :)

allisonebass |

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i have my first OB appointment tomorrow afternoon. i'm kinda worried they wont give me an US or sonogram because i'm 14 weeks pregnant! gosh, I wish this OB wasn't so busy!!! i mean, don't most people see the Dr WAAAAAY before week 14!!!! dah, and if they DONT do a sonogram or US...i'm going to be soooo disappointed. gosh. I wanna know that everything is okay!!! :)

AngelicaJaeger |

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I had my first visit at 8 weeks but they didn't do anything. I just talked with the doc and we go back in two weeks for an ultrasound. I was disappointed because I didn't even get to hear the heartbeat or see our baby. But we get a 3D ultrasound and they will determine my due date by my ultrasound which is sooo exciting!

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I called and tried to make an appt but she would see me the women told me to wait till June...and it sucks because I heard that I was missing out on hearing my babys heart beat =( I just found out I was prego like a week ago and I belive Im 5 weeks along.

lacie02 |

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This message is for lacie02. You do realize that you are not "missing out" on the babys heartbeat right? with my first we couldnt hear the heartbeat until I was 13-14 weeks, something about an outter placenta. (and most women cant hear it until 10-12 weeks) Im 12 weeks now with my second and we still cant hear the heartbeat. But they check the heartbeat EVERY time you see them throughout the pregancy, not only within the first trimester!

ashlittle_1 |

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lacie02, We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks and we got to see the heart beating but we didn't hear it until our next appt. at 14 weeks, so you are not "missing out" on anything yet!! And, yes, ashlittle_1 is right, they check the heartbeat at every appt so you'll get to hear it a lot. My husband had to work at my 14 weeks appt so I brought a digital voice recorder with me and recorded abt 15 seconds of the heartbeat to let him (and everyone else!) listen to later! I even uploaded it to my computer to send out in emails! lol

dizzzy_chik99 |

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In response to bringing your partner to your visits, I would say DEFINTIELY the first one and the 20 week ultrasound, but other than that (unless you're having problems), I would say he/she doesn't need to be there unless they want to. The first appt you usually have a longer appt time to ask a bunch of questions and things like that. After the first one they are mostly measuring, weighing, checking heartbeat with doppler, and later on, checking dialation and effacement so nothing they NEED to be there for. That's what my hubby and I did with our first, so this time it won't be any different.

BlueEyedBaby |

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I have my first appointment scheduled in two days. I have asked what tests will be done and they did not mention a u/s. I hope they are not planning on doing one! My DH cannot make it to this appointment and my doctor wants to see me this week. Hopefully we can work around this. I am only 5 weeks, does this seem normal to have a u/s at your first visit? (I am seeing my regular doctor, who does not do pregnancies - I still need to find a OB/GYN.)

krystal0707 |

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I'm so glad to hear that other people are in the same boat as I am. I got the BFP on Friday so I called to schedule an appointment yesterday (Monday) thinking that they would take me in within a few days - with my doctor. Instead they kept giving me dates that were like two or three weeks away with a midwife or nurse. I called my husband and cried thinking that my doctor's office was no good that they were making me wait. It felt so unfair. Haha, I guess that's what they all do! I am just anxious to have that first appt. For some reason it doesn't fully feel real yet!

blushy08 |

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I am 3 wks preggo and I just scheduled my first appointment with the doctor for August 13 when I will be 10 wks. It's going to be so hard just to wait but I am just going to focus on taking good care of myself and monitoring anything that happens from here till then. The funny thing is the nurse said that if anything happens to got to the emergency because the first weeks are the most important so why make me wait till 10 weeks? Oh well, patience is a virtue.

ZaChris1403 |

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We went to our first ultra sound appointment barley able to contain our selfs with excitement and wonder and we left feeling crushed and devastated. Our ultra sound revealed a sack with no embryo, it just stopped forming at the 6th week in pregnancy. They call this a blighten ovum. We are feeling much better today because we have been talking to everyone who will listen and to my surprise theres a lot of couple that have gone through the same thing.On Wednesday I'll be going in for a D&C, I'm a little nervous about this little procedure.

Janesaw |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

Just got back from my first appointment. We saw the heartbeat and everything looked good. One thing worries me, though. They told me I have a small hemorrhage in the uterus that is a result of implantation. They said I shouldn't worry and that it is only a problem if it gets bigger. Has anybody heard of this before? I can't find any information. Thanks in advance.

monicadigre |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I went in at 5 weeks for blood work because my OBGYN doesn't trust the over the counter tests and she set us up for an ultrasound in 2 weeks. I am not sure what we will see on the screen at 7 weeks but we are excited.

AnnieOaks21 |

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My cousin went last month, and she had an ultra sound. We called the baby her little "bean" because that's what it looked like on the screen. She was only about 4 weeks from conception, or 6 weeks along. She went again last week. They told her that she was measuring 9 1/2 weeks and she could see things like the profile of the baby's face and little arms and legs. I just found out that I'm pregnant today, and my appointment is in two weeks. I was told that they'll do an ultra sound and that we may hear the heart beat.

wmeasel |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I called my OB last week. They asked me when the first day of my last MS was and if I had been pregnant before. Then, instead of scheduling an app't, they told me they would call me back. 24 hours later I called them and asked when I could expect to hear from them. They told me that I should hear back by the end of the week or the beginning of this next week. Needless to say I am so frustrated. It's already the end of Monday and still...no call. Is this a sign that I should get a new OB? One that has time for me? I wanted to go with this one because both my sisters say he's "so wonderful". He may be wonderful but his nurses are awful :(

Stphanne834 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I haven't had my first OB visit yet, and I am just about 5 weeks... We're trying to switch from my military insurance to me now being a dependent on my husbands... Not only that, but we're moving to Hawaii in December... I'm worried it will be hard to find a doctor that will see me!!! Any advice?

NavyWife1989 |

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I just found out a few days ago that I'm pregnant. I estimated myself to be about 4 and a half weeks. I called the doctor and they scheduled me for 3 more weeks. I am excited and can hardly wait, I hope everything is ok.

susie985 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

My husband and I are so excited for our first appointment! I made sure to schedule a time where he could be there as well! I was told that I will have an ultrasound and then a complete physical.

Caryssa8 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I have my first OB visit in January. I'm only 5 weeks. I'm anxious but excited. I'm not a big fan of needles though!!! I've been feeling well. No morning sickness yet, and breast are slightly sore....I pray I continue like this.

cihawkins |

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I am 8 weeks 4 days my first ob appt is monday but i found out today that they dont do any sonograms or anything! :( I have to schedule that after my first appt!

Hearts_Halo |

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I am so excited for my first appointment! I am about 6 weeks pregnant and am going in early January!

netoohey13 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

Your appointment might be different, but most appointments are simple. They sit you in the room and have you answer lots of questions about family history and previous surgerys. They then tell you approximately how far you are and let you hear the heart beat and they weigh you. Then schedule your next apt. Its that easy.

sjuthe83 |

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I just found out that I am 8 weeks preg. (now 9 weeks) and I have my OB appt in a couple days. I'm just more scared than anything else. I have such a fear of docs. I'm scared something or some test they'll do will hurt (lol!!!). I'm such a big baby. This is my first pregnancy so this is new, exciting, and scary all at the same time! :((. Lord help me!!!

alma_vargas |

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well my first obgyn visit was because my hormone levels were too low and i almost lost my baby but they showed me it on the screen and i didnt hear a heart beat and they didnt give me my sonogram pics i was pretty mad that i forgot to ask them why now i switched doctors because my doctor couldnt see me that day and ill be going the 21st so by then i will get to hear his/her heart beat and find out hopefully how many it is or what have you

homegurl_fo_life_26101 |

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I just found out I was pregnant yesterday and we are moving 1000 miles in 2 weeks and I'm starting a new job. I'm about 5 weeks. So I called the practice I'll be going to (I've been there before b/c it's in my college town) and they wouldn't even consider scheduling me an appointment until I officially have my new health insurance. It made me cry (hormones) but I checked with my new job and they had already decided to waive the waiting period for my health insurance so I won't have a lapse in coverage and so I will hopefully be able to schedule the appt. for February when I'm btwn7-11 wks.

burkems |

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I think i'm about five weeks and i tried to make an appointment with my family doctor but he is booked up until march and they aren't making any new appointments.I was so excited to go to the doctor and now i'm not sure when i'll be able to go. I'm so dissapointed i don't know what to do with myself.

mandie3548 |

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We just found out we were pregnant and I called my an OB that was recommended by a close friend, and they were awesome about scheduling us right away and I'm hoping that we get to hear the baby's heartbeat and have a picture taken of him/her to show our family. I think I'm about 7 weeks, but who knows since my MS have always been irregular.

MamaSticks |

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My first apt was at 5-6 weeks, the day I called to tell them I was pregnant they wanted me to come in immediately but I have had some surgery and some other problems so they wanted to make sure everything was ok with my blood tests/levels, then the following day they had me go for an ultrasound to make sure it wasn't ectopic. You can't see anything this early in an ultrasound so don't worry that you've maybe missed something.

afirecracr |

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I have my 1st OB appoitment on the 1st of April. Im about 5 weeks right now and I am super excited. I keep having cramps like I am on my period so i'm scared that something might be wrong. I was told it was normal and I hope everything will go ok at my appoitment.

rockpinkmusic |

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rockpinkmusic, I am about 5 weeks too! I am having the same type of cramping and was told it is ligament streching. I am glad you have an appointment set up, I can't seem to get one and it is so frustrating. This is my first so I don't know what is normal and what isn't. I too am so scared. Wish me luck on landing an appointment soon and some peace of mind.

chicklit828 |

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I just found out we're pregnant this morning! We're with kaiser so I called and they said I had to come in to get a confirmatory pregnancy test (which was only slightly positive) but they let me answer a bunch of questions and then scheduled me with anurs for two and a half weeks from now. I guess from all the comments here that I won't be having an ultrasound, I'm disappointed about that, it sltl doesn't feel quite real yet. I have cramping which feels like my period is coming, so I might just repeat the home tes tin a few days to make sure it's also positive. lol

domandro |

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domandro, don't worry about it. Positive is positive, and there is no such thing as a false positive. The tests measure HcG levels if you even have a level of 1, you are pregnant (unless you are going through a loss, in which case that level continually drops) ... your body only produces HcG when you become pregnant. So slightly positive, is DEFINITELY POSITIVE! Congratulations!!

JCTycoon |

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i go for my first appointment may 6th...i will be about 14 weeks by then bc my doctor went on vacation lol so will i get an ultra sound?!?! oh i hope so!

m_albers |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I had my first OB visit last week April 12, when i was 6 weeks and I was able to hear the heart beat... I also got a sonogram pic! Can't really see anything, but it's in there and everything is looking and going GREAT! I go back April 29... not sure what to expect that visit.....

reese2011 |

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i think every doctor is different because my first two app were just ultrasounds and i go next week to do the history with the nurse and the day after i see him for the OB visit. they draw everything out. im only 12 weeks n have had 2 app already. and ive already done bloodwork.

ccmathis07 |

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i'm about 5 weeks and have my first OB appt this fri, so i'm super excited i think hubby and i are still in a state of shock so hopefully we'll get to hear the heartbeat, you know make it real, keep yall posted!

sueintriad |

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I have my first OB appt at 8 weeks and I'm scheduled for an ultrasound, pre-natal orientation and then the visit with my OB! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jewlzz |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I just found out that I am pregnant on Friday and called to set up my first prenatal visit with on OB Dr, but my first appt is with a nurse midwife and she will be doing a pelvic exam and listening for a heart beat. I will be about 10 weeks and a few day along then. My next appt. will be 3 weeks later and that is when I will meet with my Dr. This is very exciting!!!!

whizgrady |

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I will be getting my first pre-nat appointment at 8 weeks as well, almost 9 weeks. I am really hoping to have an ultra sound done however I do not think that it is going to happen. I know I have to get blood work but other than that I am in the dark about my appointment and what is going to happen. I just want to hear a heart beat or something. lol

kkharris |

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I just got back from my first appointment and feel very disappointed. Not only were we there for 3 hours (way too long), the nurse realized she was out of pap supplies after she put the speculum in so it was in for 10 minutes, the lady from the lab missed the veins on both arms so i have to go to the hospital lab tomorrow, and worst of all they were unable to get the heartbeat on the sonogram. I am really worried because I am 9 weeks and I have read that you can detect the heartbeat sometimes in the 8th week. The nurse said my uterus felt normal for 9 weeks, but i am still uneasy. Has anyone else had problems hearing the heartbeat with the doppler?

jordyn24 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

hey jordyn24 im 6 weeks pregnant with my second my first pregnancy i didnt hear or detect a fetal heartbeat until i was 13 weeks along so dont worry yourself to much u wanna just relax things go so quick when u do and when u do get to listen to the heart beat for the first time you will be so exstatic , i know i was..... good luck with your pregnancy!

Kummer2011 |

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I had my 1st appointment a couple of weeks ago..I was 9 weeks and 2 days..They just did the ultrasound ( I got to hear the heartbeat!) and then talked to the OB/GYN about diet, eexercise, etc..nothign else..no pap smear, no pelivc exam, etc..SHould I be worried that I did not get those exams?..My next appointment is in week 12..

cpjoseph |

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I just found out sunday via HPT i'm pregnant. Due to cramps I ended up in the hospital Monday and they confirmed the pregnancy and wanted to do a US. They didn't find the baby or sac so had me come back yesterday to check my blood levels and do another US. The levels went up and a sac is there now but no baby! I will be 6 weeks tomorrow is this normal? AND I'm having a run around on trying to get an appointment!

cbranch89 |

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I'm going for my first appointment in about two weeks. I'm so excited, I'm really hoping i get to have the ultrasound so I can hear the heartbeat!!

kdidit |

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Last friday i found out i was pregnant, i went to the hospital, had a blood test and after 2 hrs they called me with the good news, i haven't miss my period yet, and i think i am 2-3 weeks pregnant...today i have to schedule my OB appointment ,,,and i have been feeling a constant cramping and my breast a bit more sore than normal...ah and lower back pain just a bit...

carrenolady |

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i found out i was pregnant about a week ago...2 days before i found i got new insurance! thank goodness..called my ob yesterday and got my blood test today...i call tomorrow for the results of it and to schedule an appointment. this is all new to me cuz i didnt find out about my first pregnanacy until i was about 6 months along. luckily everything was ok with him and he is a happy healthy 2 year old. but im glad i found out sooner this time and can enjoy all the steps of prenatal care....and getting US and sonograms done :)

lexjosh10 |

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I'm scheduled for week 8 with a midwife and they said they will book a sonogram with the OB for directly afterwards on the same day,

mom2025 |

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I am so excited, anxious, and nervous all @ the same time about my 1st appt scheduled for Monday, 4/11. This is my 1st baby and I don't know what to expect. Reading the post, I know I need to be prepared for a exam, etc. I hope to get an ultrasound. I think my husband is more excited than I am! LOL! ;-)

levettedavila |

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It is funny how different it seems that all doctors offices are regarding this. My first one was very comprehensive- I had thought that perhaps it was because I had been trying for so long but I think it's their practice. At 7 weeks my husband went, we had an US, full discussion of medical history, meeting with the nurse and the doctor. I am going back at 11-12 weeks for my physical, bloodwork, etc. I have to thank the posts that mentioned that they listed for the heartbeat at every appointment- I cannot tell you how much that eases my concerns!!

flipflops01 |

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Hi! I just had my first appt today. It was actually with the nurse practitioner. She reviewed a lot of do's and don'ts, asked about my medical history then did a quick internal exam then sent me to the lab for a blood pregnancy test. I will have my first ultra sound next friday (I will be 7 weeks) then I see my doctor on July 20th for a visit. I hope this helps :)

PugMama11 |

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What questions should I ask at my first appointment?

sbright86 |

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jenedmanuel |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I have my 1st OB apt tomorrow, and they sad 1st ones always take about 80mins [1 hr n half] they will go through everything about your history, profile, medications, etc. this should be a walk in the park for me but its been 6yrs since Ive been to one..hopefully everything goes smoothly..I really wish they would do an u/s for me..I am 7wks 1d today..very excited for this 2nd child blessings!

ladiitess |

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Just got bpf! Now going for bloodwork tomorrow....looking forward to first ultrasound. Second child!

kparise32 |

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i will be 12 weeks on 4/15/12. still havent been to an ob yet. we are waiting on DH insurance to kick in. talk about going crazy. 2 weeks ago i was really sick and having stomach cramping bad so i went to the emergency room. they checked me out, i was dehydrated but they did an ultrasound of baby and all was well. seen the baby moving its arms and the heart beating on screen. i did not get to hear the heart beat tho. turned out i had gastritis, feeling much better now but seeing my baby on the screen put my weary heart to rest. this is our first and we had been trying 2 years for a baby and told it might not happen so this is my little miracle baby and i cannot wait for a real appointment!

kruthaup11 |

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I've tried to make an appt for a blood pregnancy test. I'm super annoyed because you have to pay for a doctors visit just to get a referral to the lab. Then you have to go to the lab (and pay for it). then the lab sends the results back to the doctors office and you have to make another appointment (at least 2 days later) to review the results. by then, the bloodwork results will be ancient history! So I'm feeling defeated about getting early bloodwork. guess i'll just wait till 7-8 weeks to schedule an exam for the heartbeat.

ssbaby |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

They would only make an appointment for me when I was 10 weeks. On week 9, I started bleeding (more than what I would think was normal) and went in, they did an ultrasound and said My sac was only at 5 weeks and it was empty meaning I had no baby in there. :( It has been a year since then, and we are trying to get pregnant again now and 10 weeks seems like a long time to wait for my first appt.

mkayblagg |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I'm new to thebump, but last month was my very first visit, they gave me a pregnancy test, took my blood pressure n weigh, spoke to my obgyn about my concerns and recieved my prenatals :')

JRiggins24 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

im goin to the docs tomorrow for the first time to both confirm my pregnancy and to see if everything is all good...im super nervous to be honest!

turttle13 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I conceive out of the country and can't wait to go back home and do my first OB visit!!! I went to a clinic here and supricingly had an ultrasound done the same day :) I also found out I am 6 weeks & 5 days along!!!!

Lucyrod2021 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

My first OB apppointment is at 7 weeks. Should my husband come with me? If we get to hear the baby's heart beat or at least see it flutter, I don't want him to miss it. But if they are drawing blood and doing a pelvic exam, it may be best for him not to come. Do the baby's dad normally come to the first OB appointment?

jcbentley1486 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

I just scheduled my first appointment. I will be 8 weeks. My doctor told me to definitely bring my husband along!

HeatherF1020 |

Q&A: What happens at my first OB visit?

im not sure this will be my first visit too

chrystalgriffith |