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Is 20 weeks too late for my first OB appointment

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The earlier you seek prenatal care the better. If you have put off your first visit though now is the time. It is never too late.
Dr. George Kingsley III
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But that doesn't mean you should not get prenatal care. Being over 20 weeks means you've missed certain critical evaluations (such as early dating ul ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Twins delivery is a high risk pregnancy always. You can ask you doc for a neonatology or fetal-maternal medicine doctor antenatal consult.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your OB MD: Please ask your OB md who is much more familiar with all the details of your history and can make the determination as to whether you would benefit fr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nur ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
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Call your doctor: Call your doctor for an appointment. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period. It is usually scheduled between 6-9 weeks gestati ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wick
Dr. Mark Wick answered
Specializes in Pathology
I need more info: In order to answer, I need to know the context. I'm assuming that you wish to have a pregnancy... is that correct?
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Before having sex: If you are sexually active, see your gynecologist any time now. If you are not, see her/him before you have sex to get advice about contraception, HPV ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You will have to: Call and ask. Every doctor will probably be close, but they will be different. Check with your parents to see if you have insurance coverage. Also ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: What do you want from the visit? Why are you going to the appointment? Depends on your age and your issues. Be open to any and all options. Is it ... Read More

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