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A 45-year-old member asked:

this is my first pregnancy. when do i need to start seeing an ob-gyn?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
8 - 10 weeks: A woman, who suspects that she is pregnant should see an obstetrician/gynecologist as soon as possible, ideally no later than 8 - 10 weeks.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What should I discuss with my ob/gyn if I plan to get pregnant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Medical History: The most important thing to discuss is your medical history. If you have any medical problems, you want them to be controlled before you get pregnant (diabetes, thyroid, blood pressure, etc). Discuss your medications and their safety in pregnancy. Discuss nutrition and social habits (smoking / drinking). Discuss your periods and learn how to track ovulation. Start a prenatal vitamin & folic acid.
Jackson, MS
A 23-year-old female asked:

Am I really pregnant if I received a letter saying appointment to see ob/gyn?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Could be anything: Many doctors prefer to discuss lab results in person at an appointment (there are very good reasons for doing so). Meanwhile, sit back, relax... And be sure to show up for the appointment.
Sulphur, LA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I have never seen a ob/gyn or been pregnant that i know of is that bad?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably OK: As long as you are having regular normal periods without significant pain, no problems with intercourse if you are sexually active, and have had normal pap smears by your primary care doctor, you are probably fine. There is a whole host of education and women's health information that a gynecologist or women's health nurse practitioner can offer you so you should consider an appointment.
Dr. Naysha Warner
Family Medicine 16 years experience
There are highly qualified family medicine doctors that provide excellent gynecological care as well as obstetrics.
Feb 8, 2013
Philadelphia, PA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it possible i could still be pregnant with negative home pregnancy tests? And my ob/gyn can tell from an exam right?

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It depends: The earliest way to tell if you are pregnant is with an early detection pregnant test done on your first voided urine in the morning. This can be positive even a few days before a missed period. Your doctor's exam should be able to tell if it has been more than 4 weeks since ovulation.
Selmer, TN
A 23-year-old female asked:

Been trying to get pregnant for 7 months. No success. Is it time to see ob/gyn?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Infertility: Generally patients are advised to try for 12 months to get pregnant. If they don't achieve a pregnancy in 12 months they should see an ob/gyn. You don't want the doctor in you bedroom too soon.

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