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I just found out 2 days ago that I'm preg. I have 2 different midwife practices in mind (one in hospital and one in birth center). I'm trying to decide when I should go to interview and have my first appt.<br><br>
When did you go for your first visit, or when do you plan to?
 

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I e-mailed my midwife the day after I got a BFP, but I won't actually see her until 12 weeks. That's when she starts seeing her clients.<br><br>
I called my OB the other day and scheduled an appt for next week. He sees women at 6 weeks, then does an u/s at 8 weeks.<br><br>
I see an OB and a midwife (CPM) at the same time, and then, with the OB's knowledge, I birth with the midwife. I just have the OB because my first was a preemie and my 2nd was actually 1 day shy of full term, so I know there's a chance of going early again, and if I end up in the hospital, I want MY OB as the doctor, not the teaching group that I think made some bad decisions with my first (mostly because they didn't believe me on my dates since he was measuring 2 weeks ahead on u/s, but my 2nd son *also* measured 2 weeks ahead on u/s in the 2nd half of pregnancy, and the 8 week u/s had shown his dates were right on with my charting dates, so I just cook them quickly later on, probably because they're planning to come early! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">).
 

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I'm "high risk" (history of repeat miscarriages) so I had my first appointment with a doc yesterday at 6w2d. But I'm really having a homebirth with a midwife, and the appointments with her won't start until 12 weeks, but she's answering email questions for me.<br><br>
I have no choice as to midwife, as it's illegal in my state (but we're working on that, and my midwife is highly qualified, bla bla bla), and my OB is the most natural birth friendly AND generally considered to be one of the best in my town. Got lucky getting with her there, and she's the first doctor I've actually liked and trusted. I hate docs so much it says so on my chart. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'll be going to my first appointment at exactly 7wks.<br>
The lady on the phone called it a "Nurse Check" and I'll actually meet my doctor at 10wks 4days at my second appointment.<br><br>
I have NO idea what any of these appointments will entail, but I'm super excited to find out!!
 

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i'll be about 10 weeks or so by the time i have my first prenatal with my midwife. i still see her everyday though, b/c i'm her apprentice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I was planning on going at 10 weeks for my first visit with my backup cnm and 12 weeks with my cpm.<br><br>
I did end up seeing the cnm already, and I am going back next week for an 8 week ultrasound. There is no medical reason...I had a previous loss and need to see a heartbeat for my sanity.
 

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i am scheduled to have our first appt with the midwife at 10 weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had my first appointment with my Midwife - which was really just a chance to meet, make sure we liked her and that we were on the same page with everything- at 4 weeks, 5 days. I'd called the day after we found out I was pregnant to make sure they'd have room for me and she happened to have a free slot the next day! Our next appointment isn't until 10 weeks 3 days. After that it's every 4 weeks.
 

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Well first I have to talk my midwife of choice into driving this far for the birth!<br><br>
Last time I had the pregancy confirmed (for insurance) at 8 weeks at my old ob's office and then started seeing my midwife at 16 weeks. I think she thought I had waited too long? I'm guessing this time between 12 and 16 weeks.
 

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My appointment is on November 10th. I will be 11 weeks then. I went in the office to have my blood work drawn about a week after I had a positive home pregnancy test.
 

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I am seeing my midwife next Tuesday the 21st. I'll be 7 weeks then. I was quite surprised whe was seeing me so early. I figured it would be around 10-12 weeks at the earliest.
 

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Around 10 weeks.
 

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I am seeing a dr. when I am 12 weeks. My dh was concerned. He thought, "isn't the first trimester the most critical?" I guess as long as everything goes well, it's ok? I am hoping to check out a birthing center that is about 30 min. away. I really don't want to have to go to a hospital. My dh won't let me have the baby at home. I guess that is less clean up for me to do. We'll see...a have a ways to go...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I met with my midwife a few weeks before TTC and e-mailed her when I knew I was pregnant. I don't have my first actual appointment until 12 weeks.
 

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I have to find a new m/w since mine doesn't work in June, but I'm not even interviewing the two I have in mind until I'm 12 weeks. After two losses in the first trimester, I just don't want to start any relationships until I'm past the first trimester.
 

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The early appts are usually pretty boring. My 6 week OB appt includes peeing in a cup, taking weight and bp, sitting in the exam room waiting for the OB. OB comes in and asks questions about my LMP, symptoms, etc. Asks me if I have any questions. Hands me prenatal vitamin samples to take home. Tells me to come back at 8 weeks for an u/s.<br><br>
8 week u/s is interesting, of course. And bloodwork gets done that day as well (basic pregnancy bloodwork... I don't do any of the AFP testing or anything like that).<br><br>
12 week appt is similar to the 6 week, except they try to hear the heartbeat with a doppler. I don't remember if he felt for the fundus or not. I know my midwives do at that appt.<br><br>
OB appts are incredibly boring. Oh, and I never take my pants off for an appt except the 8 week u/s. My OB doesn't do a pelvic exam in the beginning unless you need a pap test. Cervical exams don't start until later.. mine usually does them around 35-36 weeks, but I decline the exam. Pants stay on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And midwife appts are much more interesting... they actually talk about nutrition, birth plans, what's going on in your life, etc. I spend an hour there talking and it's SOOO nice. I love my midwife! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: So compared to that, OB appts are boring and useless. Everything he does, I could do myself at home, except the u/s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I just made my appointment for Oct 29- I will be about 9 weeks. I am high risk and was very anxious to get in there..
 

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I'm planning on meeting with my midwife around 10-12 weeks. I'm afraid of seeing an OB b/c with my 3 previous miscarriages I'm afraid of being labeled high risk.
 
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