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How many weeks for your first appointment?

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 

How many weeks will you be when you have your first appointment with your doctor or midwife?  I haven't even made an appointment yet!

post #2 of 47

I'll be 8 weeks at my first midwife appointment on May 7th. It feels like an eternity until then! I'm so excited to be with the same primary midwife I had last time. She is fantastic!

post #3 of 47

Probably 10 wks or so. Last time i don't think i had my first appt until 12-14wks, but it took me a while to decide on a midwife ;-)

post #4 of 47

I'll be 6 weeks.

post #5 of 47

I will be 9 weeks. The doctor has vacation for the next two and that was the soonest I could get in. But with my last one I think I was closer to 12 weeks. My first one I happened to have an annual visit planned a week after I found out so that was an early visit... and convenient :)

post #6 of 47

I will be 9 weeks. I'll have my first appt with my midwife on May 1 and then my first u/s (yay!) and an appt with my RE on May 2. I can't wait. It feels like an eternity away.

post #7 of 47

My first appt. is on April 30. :)  I'm guessing I will be about 8.5-9 weeks. We will also get an u/s, so we'll have a more accurate date. It feels like such a long time to wait until then!

post #8 of 47

First appt is the 19th and I will be 7.3 weeks. :)

post #9 of 47

I'm debating whether to wait to see my midwife around 12 weeks or schedule and ultrasound around 8 weeks. I am very impatient and want to see that heartbeat so I'm thinking it will be 8 weeks, so 3 weeks and a couple days from now :)

post #10 of 47

I have my first appointment with my MW on May 2nd, which will be 10 weeks. I also have been talking with her on the phone and will be having an ultrasound next week at 8 weeks. That is because I'm on progesterone and had a miscarriage at 7 1/2 weeks last fall. So I want to make sure this little one is still trucking along!

 

I think it is up to you if you want to go in earlier or not. If you're sure of dates and everything is going well, an early ultrasound is not necessary. If you feel like you'd feel better meeting your MW or Dr sooner, you should do that. You can't hear the heartbeat with the doppler until around 9 weeks at the very earliest, which is why I scheduled mine at 10. Often you can hear it at 10 weeks, but sometimes not until 12.

 

post #11 of 47

I donèt have my appointment scheduled but it will likely be between 9 and 12 weeks!

post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by lulubikes View Post
I think it is up to you if you want to go in earlier or not. If you're sure of dates and everything is going well, an early ultrasound is not necessary. If you feel like you'd feel better meeting your MW or Dr sooner, you should do that. You can't hear the heartbeat with the doppler until around 9 weeks at the very earliest, which is why I scheduled mine at 10. Often you can hear it at 10 weeks, but sometimes not until 12.

 



FWIW, with my last pregnancy, we heard the heartbeat at 8 weeks with a 3mhz doppler! :)

post #13 of 47

I'm not sure when. I really really want a homebirth, but my insurance doesn't even cover midwives at all. I'm pretty against seeing an OB. With our other financial obligations, paying almost $4000 for a homebirth seems impossible, so I haven't picked a care provider yet.

post #14 of 47

My first appointment is today!  I am six weeks.  I am using the same mw as I did with my first and I had an appointment with her today anyway, so I just tacked on the prenatal visit.  My mw is our PCP so we see her frequently for DDs well baby visits.
 

post #15 of 47

I like to wait until after 8 weeks because they do a quick ultrasound to confirm viability/heartbeat. Early leads to a lot handwringing because sometimes the fetus isn't developed enough to really see those things. So I think it is easier to wait.

post #16 of 47
Thread Starter 

Finally got my first appointment scheduled!  I'll be 7w3d.  Seems like a long ways away,....

post #17 of 47
I have an appointment on the 27, I will be 8.5 weeks or so, but it's just an intake appointment so I don't think there will be anything interesting. Hopefully we will get in for the real appt soon after that.

We are using the same midwife practice as last time, they are part of a large university hospital with an in-hospital birth center. I would like to go with a smaller practice but after my 45 min labor last time around I am not so worried about who I see anymore, haha. They are nice and they have good stats, but it would be nice to have something more personal. Last time I looked around a lot and just didn't find anything that seemed better, plus one of the midwives is a good friend of mine so she can deliver, but she works at a clinic that is not convenient to me so will have to see other midwives for prenatal.
post #18 of 47

My first appointment is April 30th for ultrasound and bloodwork. I'll be 8w0d then.

post #19 of 47

My first appt. is April 25th. I will be 7 weeks. Is the u/s something you have to ask for, specifically? They didn't mention it.
 

post #20 of 47

My appointment is May 3rd - I'll be 6 weeks and one day. I'm a little nervous about the cost of the ultrasound, since my insurance has zero maternity coverage. I'd really like to get one at the first appointment though, just to be sure everything is fine.

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