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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can i go to an ordinary doctor for my 8-10 week pregnancy check-up and tests? the gynae i am seeing only has an appointment available when i will be 12 weeks.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Call first: Many physicians who are not obstetricians do provide OB services (but some do not). So, if you elect to do this, I would find out beforehand if that is within the provider's scope of practice. You could always wait and have all services covered by the OB/ GYN
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait: If you are having a problem with this pregnancy such as bleeding or pain, please communicate that to the OB GYN MD who can then move up your appointment.

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