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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 11:53 AM   1
Miss~Gaby
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How long...


How long after your BFP did you wait before you went to your GP's???

I got my BFP on Monday and was thinking of waiting till after christmas is over before going to docs. Mainly on the understanding that they wont do anything or book me in till a few weeks down the line anyway.

What are your opinions/experiences of this? Also, dont want to go booking up appointment for the sake of it when everything is ok so far anyway.


Also whats the procedure for first GP appointment? what info do they take?
I was thinking as well about future appointments as my BF will be most unlikley to be able to get to attend the appointment with me, are there any important appointments he should attend with me??



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 12:16 PM   2
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You can go ahead and call your doc and let them know you got your BFP. Usually they will schedule you for an appointment at 9/10 weeks which is when they are able to spot the heartbeat of your lil one on an ultrasound.

They may schedule you before then even but mostly to collect information on family health and perhaps ask you to do some blood tests and urine tests.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM   3
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I was around 8 weeks when I booked my first appointment but I wasen't seen until 10 almost 11 weeks. They mostly ask questions at the first appointment and send you for blood work. They did my internal check at my 2nd appointment but your internal depends on your doctor, I heard some girls didn't even get one. You might want to get some info from your bf because they will ask about his medical history and family medical history. Maybe its best if you asked him to join you. Hope that helps



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 12:37 PM   4
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I guess it depends on how your doctor's office works. I called the day I got my BFP, figuring that it usually takes several weeks to be booked for an appointment anyway...but they wanted me to come in initially for a "confirmation of pregnancy appointment" where they confirmed for themselves that I was pregnant. Then, the nurse spent several minutes with us (DH came with me) talking about what to expect, how to take care of you and the baby, and answered any questions I had. Before I left, they booked me for my 8 week scan (which will happen next week!!!). It was nice to hear the nurse say "You are definitely pregnant" and get some of my questions answered.



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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 12:44 PM   5
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I didn't see my GP at all. I called the surgery and told the receptionist that I had just got a BFP and what did I need to do. She booked me in with the mw to take all my details, and she booked the 13 week scan at the hospital. She told me there was no need to see the GP.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 13:01 PM   6
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Miss Gaby, I just realised we are the same gestation in pregnancy!!!!
I am probably going to do what Amanda did and just ring up and tell the receptionist I got a BFP and see what their protocol is.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 16:17 PM   7
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yay Shumie i shall be following you around here a lot most likely lol

i was already thinking of just calling up and seeing what they say myself too, thats really why i asked lol Dont want to go waiting on docs appointment if i dont need to see her in the first place. Takes about 2 weeks to get an appointment here anyway which would land us right in the middle of christmas. I was actually just gonna wait till after christmas and new year are out the way first.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 16:21 PM   8
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Miss Gaby, hav you experienced any spotting at all? I have noticed a few spots of blood this evening.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 16:22 PM   9
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i've had nothing at all Shumie (touch wood)



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 16:29 PM   10
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I never experienced spotting with my other pregnancies- but they do say that every pregnancy is different!



 
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