Hi Ladies, just wanted to know your experience with the whole first trimester/doctors appointment thing. I found out i was pregnant a couple of weeks ago, i called my GP and went to see her a couple of days later. She basically did nothing and said i needed to make a appointment with the midwife. I went to the front desk and made the appointment for this Thursday (i will be 7 weeks). She gave me some leaflets etc to take home and read. I had a look through and it said your appointment with the midwife should be after you are 8 weeks, so i called the docs today and they said Thursday was a bit early so i needed to rearrange. The midwife only does Thursday morning appointments and shes on holiday for a couple of weeks so the next appointment i could get was for when i am 11 weeks gone. Now i dont know if its me being stupid but i thought i should be having blood tests etc before then and then my first scan at 12 weeks, if im seeing her for the first time at 11 weeks i imagine my scan wont happen immediately after that so i might be waiting until 13-14 weeks. I was wanting to wait til my 12 week scan to tell everyone but i dont think i'll be able to hide it. My boobs are already enormous and i feel so bloated and big already, i think i'll be probably starting to show by then. I dont want my family & friends to guess. Its also hard avoiding them as i work in a family business!! Just wondered what timescale anyone else had during their 1st trimester?