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Since I'll be a first time mom, I'm not exactly sure what to expect for the first appointment. For BTDT moms, or those who have already had your first appointment, what did they all do during that visit?
Do they check for the heartbeat already? I'll be about 7 weeks at mine, so there's a chance we'd be able to hear it by then.
Do you have a list of questions you're going to ask at the appointment? I'm going to the same place I've gone to for gyn, but have never actually met the OB doctor. Are there things I need to be thinking of to ask?
They will most likely give you an u/s - do bloodwork - or at least schedule you for some, take your weight, make you pee in a cup. They might do a pap, or perhaps at your next visit (unless you've had one recently). They will likely give you a list of things you are not supposed to do (ie heavy lifting) or not supposed to eat/medicines not to take. I'm sure they'll give you a bunch of pamphlets and maybe even pregnancy book/journal type thing.
They may schedule your triple or quad screening (blood tests) for around 12 weeks or so - as well as an ultrasound for the NT (Nuchal Fold Test).
Write any questions you have down, because they'll throw a lot of info your way and I know I tend to forget what I was going to ask if I don't write a list haha.
What they said. HB can only be heard through an u/s at this point. If you know your LMP they may not do an u/s this early on since you have no history of problems. Be prepared to have 6-10 vials of blood drawn and make sure you have a full bladder so you can pee in a cup. Start keeping a running list of questions to ask at appts. Pregnancy tends to make me scatter brained & if I don't write it down I will forget to ask.