Frequency Of Doctor Visits

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JulieK - April 7

How often are the doctor visits in early pregnancy? I saw my doctor to get the blood test results which confirm my dates, I am 8 weeks. He says he wants to see me again at 13 weeks for my "Big OB" appointment, but after that I won't see the OB until I am 21 weeks. Is that normal? This is my third time around, and I remember having to go more often, but maybe I am thinking later in the pregnancy? I am also 35 now which I thought made me higher risk. Anyway, not that I want to see the doc more, just want to be sure baby is getting good care. I also won't get an ultrasound until the 21 week appt, and I know I had had at least three by that point with my last pregnancy. How often is everyone else going? Thanks!

 

Avasmama - April 7

This doesn't sound like regular pregnancy care to me. After your first app't, I believe it's normal to visit the doctor every month until you're about 30 where you'll visit every two weeks and after 35/36 weeks you go in everyweek. I'm sure every dr. has different schedules and routines, but if you're 35 and you don't visit a dr. between weeks 13 and 21...I'd question your dr. Hope you get things figured out! It's important to get good health care when you're pregnant!

 

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