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I have initial visits booked with two hospital midwifery practices and one home midwifery practice (so far....)
One set of midwives wanted to see me ASAP to run blood tests, etc. So I was there before even six weeks, but the visit didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, it was mostly for them to get my blood and confirm the pregnancy, etc. I didn't even see a midwife, only a nurse.
They don't want to see me back again until 10 weeks.
The other midwives wanted to see me for the initial visit between 8 and 10 weeks.
The homebirth midwives wanted to see me right away, but that was more about talking to them and finding out if this can work for them and for me, we have to talk about how they practice, what I want, and try to make arrangements for their fee.
So, yeah, there's a range of ways that people practice.
In addition to all that, I had an early u/s and lots of early bloodwork with my fertility clinic.
One thing each of the hospital practices made clear to me was that if something came up, if something unusual happens, if I have acute concerns, they would like me to call them immediately, that likely holds for your OB as well.
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