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First Prenantal Appt

Postby kflores31 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:53 am

What is done at the first prenatal appointment? When I called my OB telling her I had a positive test they sent me for blood panel, which I did yesterday, and then scheduled me for my first appointment on June 26th. I'll only be 5 weeks pregnant at the time. I know thats way to early for an ultrasound, so what else would be done at the appointment??
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Re: First Prenantal Appt

Postby FrostedFuji » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:03 am

Every Dr is different. They may still do an ultrasound, which will look for a yolk sac even if you can't see the fetus yet.

My first appointment was at nearly 8 weeks but aside from the ultrasound they took a family and health history to discuss possible risks and concerns, gave me all kinds of info on the pregnancy timeline, information for genetic testing, prenatal services offered (hospital tours, birthing classes, etc) and all kinds of pamphlets on food safety, things to avoid, safe medications, and so on. It was kind of information overload but we got all of it to take home and look at when we were able.
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Re: First Prenantal Appt

Postby SaSears » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:49 pm

I had my first appt at 4 weeks 2 days. Basically for me they did their own pregnancy test, I met the doc, and they did a pelvic exam. I guess it's normal for them to do a pap smear but I had just had one. So he made sure my uterus was the right size and that I wasn't further along than we thought and made sure I wasn't having pain anywhere.

Then we basically talked details. They gave me like 20 pages of pregnancy info, we talked about the hospital I will deliver at, what I can expect when, etc etc. I also scheduled my first ultrasound and next appointment.

But all docs are different! I haven't had any blood work done yet. He doesn't want that til 10 weeks. So it just depends!
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Re: First Prenantal Appt

Postby kflores31 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:00 pm

Thanks ladies! My DH was asking if he should come along with me, and I figured there would be no ultrasound or anything for him to see so I figured it would be pointless for him. So, just trying to get a feel for what everyone else experienced on their first visit :)
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EDD: Feb 25, 2016
Heartbeat 150 @ 7w4d u/s
Heartbeat 170 @ 9w6d u/s
Heartbeat 159 @ 13w6d doppler
8/28/15 It's a GIRL <3
2/21/16 Addilyn was born!
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