So I have my first doctor's appointment this Friday and I'll be 12 weeks, so I called today to ask if they do the ultrasound then or if I have to make a separate appointment (no idea how it works this is my first) and the nurse said that the dr. will try to hear the heartbeat with the doplar and if he does (and she said that he should since it's 12 weeks) then there won't be a need for an ultrasound. I thought it was standard to get an ultrasound around 12 weeks? To make sure everything is going ok and looks good. Am I crazy??
As a rule you are given a dating scan at 12 weeks to confirm the gestation of your pregnancy. My belly bean's heartbeat was heard at 9 weeks and 5 days by the doppler so this does not confirm any dates. Let your Dr know you want one and im sure they will make the phone call to get it booked. Good luck hun and congrats
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it depends when you found out about the pregnancy and when you went to your g.ps ... because i only went to g.p at 11 weeks i got a booking in appointment the week after and i didnt have my first scan till 14 weeks
Around where I am you only get one at 19 weeks. I had 2 earlier - once because my family doctor just decided I needed one at 8 weeks for dating (even though I was sure of my dates) and one at 13 weeks to check for kidney stones. But if it wasn't for my family doc and the kidney stones I'd be waiting until 19 weeks. I was lucky.
This is my 2nd pregnancy (but hoping 1st child, m/c at 6 weeks last time) but from what I understand from friends, family etc who have been pregnant or who are pregnant, a 12 week scan is usual and should be carried out.
Hearing the heartbeat is one thing but you should get that scan. I would enquire about your surgery's midwife as she would sort all that out for you.
ASk the Dr about that tomorrow. I understand how you feel though about not being sure as its your first pregnancy. I feel like I'm in the same boat... not sure what to do or who to see. Seeing the Dr on Thursday so as I can get the ball rolling with midwife appointments etc and to make them aware that i m/c last time.
I'm from the US too and I just called our OBGYN to make an appointment, his nurse said they won't see me before 10 weeks (September 15th in our appointment), but she said at the appointment they will do blood tests, hear the heart beat, and do an ultrasound. I'm not sure why it's not the same everywhere, maybe try calling another doctor to see if it would be different?
Well my first appointment is on monday I'll be 7w3d, and they are doing blood work and an ultrasound. with my last two pregnancies, I didn't get a scan till 12 weeks. I will also get another scan at 12 weeks with this baby. Then again around 20 weeks. Not sure why its different up here. When I was in FL I only got 1 scan at 12 weeks, and 1 scan at 19 weeks. Must be some florida thing. Or could be what insurance you're on. Not sure. See if you can go to a different doctor that sees you earlier. Most doctors should want to see you around 8 weeks, then again at 12 weeks, and every 4 weeks from then on.
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