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August 10th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I know some dr make u wait until 8 weeks to go in I could go. Ext week I'll be 5 weeks we are switching insurance tho and I know when I go back to kaiser thell re do every test so is there any harm in waiting for new insurance I would be 8 weeks at that time
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August 10th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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I don't think so, some OBs don't even see pg women until 12 weeks. I wont have a "real" drs appointment until around 14 weeks (my choice), right now I am under the care of my Re, who does blood work and then my ultrasound next week, after that I'm released to my ob, she will order another u/s 2 weeks later and then I wont see her til my second trimester. I do it this way because there is not much else they can do right now for me, I have a doppler to check in on my own, and I am so done being poke and probed for awhile lol.

Anyways, nope, I think it's just fine to wait til 8 weeks.
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August 10th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Perfectly fine! My ob will not see normal-risk patients until 10 weeks. If you were high risk or had some issues with previous losses or something, sooner would be better, but in most cases, 8 weeks would be just fine.
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August 10th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I've never been before 12 weeks.
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August 10th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I wont be seen by the DR. until 9 weeks (unless I'm further along which could be possible). I do have an appointment on the 20th (my birthday) for the nurse history crap.
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August 10th, 2012, 05:07 PM
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My doctor's office doesn't see people until they are 12 weeks unless they are higher risk. I have been going to my primary care doctor for blood work because of a previous loss and they will watch me more closely for now.
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August 10th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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I went in to my doctor on Monday just to confirm, they did a test & told me what to eat, what vitamins to take, etc.

My "first" appointment is when I'm 8w2d ... because I'm considered low-risk
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August 10th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Yea I do t know what risk I am this is my first thanks for calmin my nerves I'll wait it out
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August 11th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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My OB with my oldest wouldn't see me until I was through the 1st trimester. That was pretty standard at the time of my 2nd and 3rd, too. My last one I was about 6-7 weeks at the nurse visit and then 11 at the time of my midwife visit. This time around, they told me they won't schedule the nurse visit until 7 weeks, and then they scheduled the midwife visit for a week after while I was on the phone with them. 8 weeks is totally normal.
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August 11th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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My dr.s have always been very hands off. I visit w the nurse sometime before 11 weeks, then we listen for the heartbeat at 12 weeks. I've never understood how a many people get tons of u/s bc all of my obs have only done one.
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August 11th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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My dr.s have always been very hands off. I visit w the nurse sometime before 11 weeks, then we listen for the heartbeat at 12 weeks. I've never understood how a many people get tons of u/s bc all of my obs have only done one.


Most OB's only do one unless there is reason to do more such as high risk. Some also do a dating u/s in the start for those with irregular cycles and need a edd, then they will have their regular 20 week u/s as well. With my kids I usually had 2-4 u/s's, but with #4 I had around 8 u/s's because of issues.
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August 11th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Most OB's only do one unless there is reason to do more such as high risk. Some also do a dating u/s in the start for those with irregular cycles and need a edd, then they will have their regular 20 week u/s as well. With my kids I usually had 2-4 u/s's, but with #4 I had around 8 u/s's because of issues.
That would be the logical explanation. But many of my friends w low risk pregnancies, even first pregnancies, who are very aware of their due dates, get about three u/s. the only explanation I've come up w is that I choose the wrong obs! Of course I'm sure they pay for those u/s.
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August 13th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I just scheduled my appts this morning. I'll have the "talk to the nurses" intake appt at 8 weeks and then will see my doc and hopefully hear the heartbeat at 11 weeks.

Last time I had a couple of early appts which included u/s because I had red spotting. It was nerve-wracking, although now I'm having deluded thoughts of "gee, I wonder if maybe I'll have some spotting again so I can justify having an early u/s to see the heartbeat sooner!"

But then I snap back and realize, no, that's stupid, better to have a boring first trimester that gives me no problems instead of something potentially stressful and threatening to the baby.
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August 13th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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My doc always has his patients schedule an u/s (to measure, and check for the heartbeat), and appt with him right after to get script for prenatal vitamins and stuff, at 8wks along. I am having my blood drawn on Wed, and then Fri, to make sure my levels are where they should be...I've had a couple miscarriages, in the past. So, he is kind enough to order the tests for my sanity. I am going to buy some prenatal vitamins today, just to get a head start!
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(approx) 10dpo= HCG-31
(approx) 12dpo= HCG-123
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19dpo= HCG-1427, (P4 was not taken again)
Doubling time = 40.31hrs
27dpo= HCG-19,935
Doubling = 50.47hrs (from 19dpo to 27dpo)
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