First Time Anxious Mama

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alani - February 16

what will the doctor tell me the first visit which will be when im 8 weeks...what can he see that soon...and also i dont have any symptoms (other than being tired 24/7) is ther something wrong with me or my baby

 

PP - February 16

He can look for a heartbeat, confirm due date, check your pre-pregnancy weight and he should do a lot of blood work. They check for every disease known to man and check your blood type and RH factor. Also you might get a urine test.

 

PP - February 16

And you will get a pelvic exam and pap smear. That is very routine. I think its practice so you are used to strangers being there. LOL. Its just funny cause everytime I go they do a pelvic and my husband gets the biggest kick out of it.

 

alani - February 16

thanks PP i cant wait to go see him.

 

~m~ - February 16

Also, my doc did a v____al ultrasound on that first visit. And I got pictures of my little "bean". :o) It's all so exciting! Congrats!

 

Moe - February 16

they did my heart beat at 13-15 weeks only because it is hard to find a heartbeat being that early in the pregnancy and they don't want to worry or scare you , so they got a heartbeat later in my pregnancy but every dr is diff.

 

Moe - February 16

I meant 6-12 wks is to early to detect a heartbeat. somewhere around there I dont remember exactly .....

 

~m~ - February 16

Moe, you are right in that it may be too early to "hear" a heartbeat. But with a v____al ultrasound, you can actually see it.

 

Maleficent - February 17

talk to your mom or someone in your family before your appointment. the doctor will ask alot of family medical history questions. any history of cancer, diabeties, heart problems, etc, it's good to know some stuff before you go. and don't worry if you cant hear the heart beat, it's still very early. i'm 11 weeks and we still havent heard it, but i'm definatly still pregnant.

 

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