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    New parents to be
    An_242131 posted:
    My wife and I are expecting, however we are serving overseas in China. With that, it is difficult to set up appointments and travel arrangement can be hard as well. Right now we have a well-respected doctor that we will visit in Beijing and we are very happy for that. The problem (hopefully not a big one) is that we cannot have our first visit until Jan. 11 which is her 11th week of the 1st trimester. Is that too long or are we in the "safe zone?" I would appreciate your response

    Stephen Reyes
    Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
    You'll probably be fine. I hope your wife is taking a prenatal vitamin every day, plus avoiding tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and medications. I don't think there's much else you'll need to do, unless your wife has other kinds of health problems. There are some screening tests, but those can probably safely wait until 11 weeks.

    Best of luck to you!
    rey6780 replied to Roy Benaroch, MD's response:
    Thank you, We are very relieved parents.
    FCL replied to rey6780's response:
    If it's any comfort, many doctors won't even see a pregnant woman before 12 weeks because there is very little that can be done other than prescribe prenatal vitamins

    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome and Congratulations!

    Be sure to check out our Pregnancy Health Center , it has great information for the parents-to-be. Here is the 1st Trimester info to get you started.

    We also have a many Pregnancy Communities to connect with others growing a little one!

    Best wishes,
    candy352 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    You guys should be fine. Like PP said, a dr sometimes won't see you until you are almost in the 2nd tri, unless you have a high risk pregnancy that needs to be closely monitored.

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