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I did a test this morning and I'm pregnant.<br><br>
I don't know how far along I am. My guess is about 8 weeks.<br><br>
I've been spotting, have a history of miscarriage, and am rh-negative (DH is rh-positive).<br><br>
I need a shot of Rhogam / WinRho because I've been spotting. I also need an ultrasound to figure out how far along I am, and if the spotting is an indication that the pregnancy is not viable.<br><br>
We don't have a family doctor. We aren't from the US, and I don't really understand how the system here works. In Canada, I'd have to go to our GP and get him arrange an ultrasound and a WinRho shot at the local maternity hospital.<br><br>
We live in Bellevue, close to Crossroads.<br><br>
I'm not looking for prenatal care. We expect to be moving in about a month. I just need an ultrasound and a Rhogam injection. I don't even know where to look for somebody to call.
 

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The midwives at eastside birth center are fabulous and very close to you, and if you met with them they could arrange an u/s and such I bet. You'd have to do it as "prenatal" care with anyone around here, but could transfer your care when you move. <a href="http://www.eastsidebirthcenter.com/" target="_blank">http://www.eastsidebirthcenter.com/</a><br><br>
I don't think you need rhogam until close to delivery, but since I'm not rh- I don't know how it all works.
 

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Do you have insurance, or are you paying out of pocket? If you went into the ER, they would probably send you up to maternity and take care of it for you. However, I have heard good things about Jean Dydell up near Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.
 

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I would stay away from Dydell, personally. HORRIBLE birth experience with her (OB on call with ds1, pushed every intervention known to man and kept threatening me with a c/s at every turn).<br><br>
Though for one u/s she may be fine.
 

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Thanks for the responses everybody.<br><br>
I got in to see an OB at Overlake Friday afternoon (same day). He did an ultrasound and got a heartbeat. Baby measured 7.5 weeks. My miscarriages have all been much later, but it still felt good to see a heartbeat. We're moving to the UK at the end of the month so I won't be having this baby at Overlake. I just needed to find somebody with an ultrasound machine.<br><br>
I did need a shot. If mom is rh negative and dad is rh positive you need one any time you bleed during pregnancy. Rhogam is the only option in the US now though, or that's what the OB was told by whoever he called, and I'm much more comfortable with WinRho. Luckily, the OB had no problem giving us a prescription for WinRho to get filled in Canada.
 
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