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August 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM
Super Mommy
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This is my first pregnancy and my first appointment is Sept. 7 th but I keep reading about people getting their Betas done now. Should I push for a sooner appt? Thanks.
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August 1st, 2012, 06:19 PM
hearts.0nfire's Avatar STPR lover
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Normally you don't have betas drawn unless you've had a loss before or are using medical assistance (I had mine drawn because I did IVF, while my last pregnancy didn't have them drawn). If you want it earlier it doesn't hurt to ask.

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August 1st, 2012, 09:20 PM
Purple_cat's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I only had betas drawn because of a previous loss. Otherwise they wouldn't see me until I was 10-12 weeks along. If you want them done you could always ask, but I think it is perfectly normal to not have them done.
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August 2nd, 2012, 07:20 AM
HalfDozen's Avatar Formerly Number5OnTheWay
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My first OB wouldn't even see me until I was at least 12 weeks because the risk for miscarriage is so great in the first trimester. My current midwife won't see me until I'm 8 weeks. I have an appointment with a nurse at 7 weeks to confirm the pregnancy and probably set up bloodwork. It's completely normal to not have an appointment until later.
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August 2nd, 2012, 07:57 AM
Twirlbird's Avatar Mia and Henry's Mama
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I see the nurse on the 27th to get bloodwork and all that fun jazz done and the doctor sept 12th. Only reason I'm seeing him "early" is that I don't know if I'm 1-2 months.

Last pregnancy I didn't see the nurse til 13w and the doctor til 15w.

With this being your first pregnancy and not being assisted theres no reason to assume you will need to be seen prior to end of first trimester
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August 2nd, 2012, 09:45 AM
MamaFish's Avatar Swimming Upstream
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I'm not going in 'til 13 weeks.
Kelly, wife of 22 years to my own personal superman!
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dd SK (closing in on 15)
dd AB (12.5)

ds TJ (10.5)
ds SR (7.75)
dd LG (5.5)
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August 2nd, 2012, 11:07 AM
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I'm high risk so I need betas (HCG Quants) done every 48hrs til ultrasound. U/S is scheduled for Thursday 8/9.

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August 2nd, 2012, 02:33 PM
Super Mommy
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Thank you all so much for the info!
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August 3rd, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I have an appointment for an ultrasound set on Aug. 14 (at six weeks) because my last pregnancy resulted in a 32 week baby with IUGR. Last pregnancy I had, I was close to the second trimester before I saw a doc.
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August 4th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Missa_Mae's Avatar First Time Mommy!
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I was thinking the same thing! Since I found out so early I'm more afraid something will go wrong!

I found out on Friday. I'm calling the dr on Monday to see what they think ... although my BFP got darker when testing tonight so I'm assuming that's a good sign :-)
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August 4th, 2012, 11:49 PM
~*Mandy*~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I probably wont have an appointment until around then at least too it sucks but there really isn't much they can do too early other than confirm prengnacy. I am hoping for an early u/s to better date pregnancy but that will likely be around 9/10 weeks ugh!

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