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post #21 of 22
You can absolutely switch providers mid pregnancy. My last pregnancy I switched around 25-27 weeks.

I'm in Missouri, so it may be different out here, but its not absolutely common for OB's to REQUIRE a U/S to confirm pregnancy, although many offer it. I know you feel crunched for time, but another week or two wont do any harm if you're still looking for a provider. US maternity care is super ovrrbearing compare to other countries, having women come in as early as 4-6 weeks to initiate care. That's way too early and unnecessary. Buts that's how they do things.

I second what the PP poster said about checking your tribal area for recommendations for an OB.
post #22 of 22

thank you for your replies! 

 

i wanted to give a quick update - i've meanwhile found an OB who works with midwives (yes!) and who didn't require a u/s right the first visit. so i had my first appt last week and it went exactly like i imagined, with blood tests and such. 

 

we're going to have the 20 week ultrasound. i'm 12wks now, so two more months to go!

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