Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Congratulations on your BFP! Welcome to YOUR community!


    Be sure to check out:

    First Appointment
    avatar
    An_218073 posted:
    I am 5 weeks pregnant and was just wondering how far along you should be for your first appointment? I called to make my appointment and they won't see me until 3/17 which would make me 9 weeks. After reading some of the other posts, some moms-to-be are seeing the doctor earlier to have blood work and other tests done. Should I try to push my appointment to an earlier date?
    Reply
     
    avatar
    mommyin2011 responded:
    Lurking.,,,

    I didnt have my first appt till i was 10 wks. They did an u/s to measure the baby (my profile pic is my baby at 10 wks). :)

    I heard it is normal for doctor to wait this long. Sometimes the baby is too small to see when your that early on.

    Good luck!!
    Me (28) DH (26) 2 fur babies (both 1) - 1st baby EDD: 7/31/11 - BLUE TEAM!!
     
    avatar
    amberlopeman responded:
    I am also 5 weeks, and they're scheduling my first appointment 3-15. Which puts me a little before 9 weeks. . Good luck :)
     
    avatar
    NeldaScott responded:
    most GYN-OB's dont see their patients til they are 9 or 10 weeks along because there really is nothing to do before then. If you want to go ahead and get your blood work done, I personally made an appointment with my family practitioner to confirm pregnancy and get the blood work done. You dont have to go to the OB for that. then your primary doctor will send over the results to your OB doctor and you done with that portion already when you get there. i'm almost 8 weeks and i still haven't been to my OB its normal. Congradulations on your baby and hope you a great pregnancy!
     
    avatar
    noelle1225 responded:
    I'm 5w 5d today:) and though I've had labs drawn twice (only to ease my mind after a mc last july) I'm not making an actual apt yet. I'm gonna go back at 8w just to make sure my labs are still looking good like they were last week(fingers crossed) then I'll make an apt for a week or two after that. There isn't much to be done until then:) Oh, and congrats!
     
    avatar
    Ihgirl1066 replied to noelle1225's response:
    My office you see the nurse at 8 weeks for bld work and history, first appt with ob at 12 weeks
     
    avatar
    An_218074 responded:
    I went in to my Primary once I got a positive HPT just to confirm pregnancy and they gave me some reading materials. My next apt wasn't until 9 weeks where they just let me listen to the heartbeat and then did blood work. My first OB apt isn't actually until 12 weeks with an U/S.

    I think this is pretty common so unless you have something to worry about it's perfectly normal to wait that long.

    Best of luck and congrats!
     
    avatar
    LIZellie responded:
    I am seeing the primary care doctor at 4 weeks. It took 2 days to get through to the admin to schedule and she said to me "well, what do you want to do." and I said "i dont know, what am i supposed to do?!?!?" And she laughed. So don't stress, they will see you when they can help and advise, (I hope!) Just eat right and all that and pee on a stick again if it makes you feel better.
     
    avatar
    Dailese1988 responded:
    Hey you need to try to see a doctor as soon as possible so you can make sure your baby is healthy and get your medication
     
    avatar
    steckie98 replied to Dailese1988's response:
    Dailese1988, seems to be a bit odd response... most women do not see the OB until at least 10 weeks. And what medication would she need? Prenatal vitamins are available at most retail/drug stores.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    We miscarried in March 2010 and are expecting again in April 2011. I am very happy to be pregnant!

    Helpful Tips

    6 Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms
    Experts offer tips for coping with everything from excess gas to forgetfulness. To help you know what you can really expect when you're ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    58 of 80 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.