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View Poll Results: Date at which your provider has you come the 1st time (Please select all that apply)
Before 6 weeks 2 5.41%
6 weeks 7 18.92%
7 weeks 7 18.92%
8 weeks 8 21.62%
9 weeks 9 24.32%
10 weeks 1 2.70%
After 10 weeks 3 8.11%
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February 12th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Kierasmom's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I went at 7 weeks because I had some concerns about my medication. Otherwise they don't usually see you until 8 weeks.

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February 13th, 2012, 12:37 AM
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My first appointment was at 9 weeks, BUT they really didn't dp much at all. No listening for the heartbeat, no u/s heck we didn't even get any blood drawn for blood test. So even though it was my 1st appointment, it seemed very pointless.
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February 13th, 2012, 03:25 AM
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I don't see my MW or go to the back up hospital clinic until 12 weeks.
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Ryan 18 months.

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February 13th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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My first appointment was at 6 weeks. They did do a u/s. I go back at 12 weeks for another u/s. I am high risk, so I am sure I will end up having a u/s about once a month. I am not sure how they are going to handle things though, so it could change. I will find out more at my next appointment.

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February 13th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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I go this thursday I'll be 8 (or 9) weeks. I'm still a bit unsure of my exact dates bc I had a bit of an oddball cycle. Since I'm seeing a new Dr., I have no idea what their policy is on an u/s for dating purposes.

I too decline the 12 week scan/bloodwork and only get the 20 week anatomy scan done. I also decline the 3rd trimester scan unless its really necessary. IMO as long as its a normal pregnancy, baby is moving around, and the Dr. can feel if baby is head down or not, whats the point? I don't need someone to try and "guess" the weight of my baby and scare me into induction or not having a vaginal delivery. Not to mention, even with insurance coverage, its freaking expensive!
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February 13th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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My first this time was at 9weeks, and I did have an U/S, as well as all the BW. I always do the 12wk U/S for the NT testing, just because for me personally, the more info the better (it would not effect our decision about this baby), and then there's the 20wk U/S. Unless there's an suspected problem, there's no other U/S after the 20wk one for me.
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February 13th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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My first appointment was a few days past 9 weeks. My OB did a PAP smear and breast exam; as well as all of the many questions at my first appt. My first ultrasound was scheduled for a few days past 10 weeks (Wednesday). I'm not sure how many ultrasounds I will get at this point. If I am thinking correctly there will be 2 more. One for determining the sex and one towards the end of the pregnancy.
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February 13th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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I had an appointment with the nurse at 7wks. I have my first ultrasound Friday, and I'll be 10wks.
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February 13th, 2012, 10:59 PM
jojo2bee's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I had my first appt at 5 weeks 3 days ish and my second with an u/s at 8 weeks 2 days. (Hey do the first u/s at 8 weeks and the next one at 12 weeks for NT testing (optional) and I know there's another u/s around 20 weeks and I'm not sure if and when the last u/s would be. But they do an appt every 4 weeks for the first 6 months then every 2 weeks then for the last month, weekley.

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February 15th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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8 weeks but it was all paperwork so i guess my first real appt is at 12 weeks.

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