My partner peed on a stick (or two) on Saturday and it seems that she's pregnant!
We called the OB/GYN that she's been seeing for an appointment to confirm the pregnancy and just let us know that a) we're not crazy and b) everything looks OK so far (as much as one can say that three weeks after conception). However, she was given an appointment for a month from now.
Is that normal? After a positive home pregnancy test, how long does one normally wait to see a doctor? We're been reading several pregnancy books we checked out from the library, and they all seem to imply that the first visit is usually just a blood test (to confirm you're pregnant) and a routine medical history, and maybe that's not really all that necessary...?
She's been taking folic acid, trying to kick the coffee habit, trying to eat healthy and stay positive. Is there really anything a doctor can contribute at this point? Is my desire to have a woman in a white coat confirm the pregnancy purely psychological, or does it have real value?
Any input would be helpful. We're good at reading pregnancy books, but we're never done this before...