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I'm a little over 8 weeks along and when I found out three weeks ago I made a doctors appointment right away. The soonest they could get me in was April 1st. I was ok with that and started taking my vitamins and trying to be as healthy as possible. Well today I get a letter in the mail telling me that I won't even be seeing a doctor on the first! I'll just be getting blood work and filling out paper work. I want to see a doctor! Like yesterday! What if it's another month before I actually see one? I wish they would have told me this up front, I would have called around and found another office but now it would probably take a month to get in anywhere else. I want to hear the heart beat. I want to know this little bean is ok. To top it all off I've been crying for two days for no reason at all. I'm not an emotional person so it makes me mad that I'm crying and then I cry even more because that's what I do when I get mad. My eyes are swollen and I feel fat and gross and I just want to see a stupid Doctor. Rawr.
You have every right to be mad! Luckily where I live, I got in the same day I called for the urine test, etc. I just had my blood work appt this week, but I did get a u/s in the 5th week for dating. I feel fortunate my clinic is so flexible.
I hope you don't have to wait another month! Maybe it is worth calling around... ya never know!
I am so sorry!!!! I am lucky because my ob is my gyn so as soon as I called they got me in But, I do have pcos so I have some health issues. I would still call around and see if you can get into a DR. anytime sooner if you feel like you need it. Also, you might could ask if the nurse will try to find the heart beat with the doppler.
i'd call around anyway cause if they are this difficult about the first appt, its gonna be a long and difficult seven months with them. Plus if you switch you could have the paperwork from this visit sent to your new doc and then get in faster for an u/s.
have you called the office to ask them about this?
I'd call around as well, it shouldn't take that long to be seen by a Dr. My Dr wants to see her patients around 8 weeks, so if you call at 8 weeks, they will bendover backwards to get you in THAT week. SO call around and see what you find, it certainly can't hurt.
I'm going to call tomorrow and see if I can find out more details and see when I will see an actual doctor. I'm too emotional today and in my experience me + emotional = bad phone conversations with doctors office. I don't want to be labeled a "bad patient" like Elaine on Seinfeld!
I would def call. I had the same problem, but they told me I could see the doc later that week, but my first appt was blood work and paper work as well! its so frustrating, especially when you have things to tell the doc!
I feel ya... I called my regular ob/gyn as soon as I found out on Feb 23 and he wasnt available for me until almost the end of April... it made me paranoid that he wouldnt be around to deliver (which is actually what he did to my mom when my little brother was born...) So I got a recommendation from a friend for a Dr nearby and I just had my meet and greet, bloodwork/ paperwork appt today. Although they did schedule my regular appointment for the monday after next at the same time so at least I knew in advance when it would be. After meeting them all today I feel like its worth the wait though, they are very nice and I'm pleased so far.
You could call them and schedule the first appointment so that at least you'll know when to expect it... remember you are hiring them to take care of you and baby so speak up about what you want or take your $$ elsewhere.