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Is 20 weeks too late for my first ob appointment?

Is 20 weeks too late for my first ob appointment?

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. ...Read more

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With mo-di twins aren't I suppose to see a high risk doctor i also had a mymectomy last year this wld be my first C-section im 20 weeks+2 I see an ob?

With mo-di twins aren't I suppose to see a high risk doctor i also had a mymectomy last year this wld be my first C-section im 20 weeks+2 I see an ob?

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 whether you would benefit from a maternal fetal medicine specialist co-managing your pregnancy, if available. ...Read more

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When should my first ob appointment be?

When should my first ob appointment be?

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 nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my first ob appointment?

How do I go about getting my first ob appointment?

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 gestation because the baby can be seen in the uterus at that point on ultrasound. If you don't have a doctor, check with your insurance to get a list of covered providers and research your options to find a good fit. ...Read more

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First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information. ...Read more

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When exactly should I have my first OB/GYN appointment?

When exactly should I have my first OB/GYN appointment?

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 vaccination, safe sex and if you wish to be pregnant to get pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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How much do you're first prenatal ob/gyn appointment cost?

How much do you're first prenatal ob/gyn appointment cost?

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, you may qualify for state medicaide. ...Read more

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What can I expect for me first ob/gyn appointment and what happens during it?

What can I expect for me first ob/gyn appointment and what happens during it?

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 pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit. ...Read more

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What should my doctor and I discuss at my very first ob/gyn appointment?

What should my doctor and I discuss at my very first ob/gyn appointment?

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 for birth control, is if for becoming sexually active and responsible, are you concerned with a condition or disease or infection? Go n with some general questions and concerns and see where you end up. Don't overwhelm the doctor. There is a limit. ...Read more

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I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?

I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?

Just talking.: Most times you do not need to get undressed or have a pelvic exam by a GYN at your age. You will likely just be talking to the doctor. If you are more comfortable with a female than that is who you should see. If there is not a female OB/GYN nearby then perhaps you could see a nurse practitioner. It is important to be comfortable with your healthcare providers. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My first ultrasound was in my late 2nd trimester. How accurate is due date?

My first ultrasound was in my late 2nd trimester. How accurate is due date?

Depends: On how good the measurements were, how your baby's growth is. In a very average sized baby with good measurements, it's pretty accurate. Was it fairly close to your clinical/lmp date. ...Read more

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If you're starting to show should you make appointment with an ob?

If you're starting to show should you make appointment with an ob?

Yes, immediately: Good prenatal care is tantamount to delivering healthy babies. See an OB immediately, you are way "overdue". ...Read more

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What might I do to go about making an ob-gyn appointment?

Research: Do you have an obgyn physician? If not talk to your friends for opinions. Talk to your primary care physician. Research the internet. Must obgyn do not need referrals. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks+3 I have an ob appointment tomorrow but I do have asthma. And at night its getting really hard for me to breath I don't know what to do?

I'm 39 weeks+3 I have an ob appointment tomorrow but I do have asthma. And at night its getting really hard for me to breath I don't know what to do?

Let your OB know: Asthma symptoms at night is important to note as this can be an indicator that the asthma is not controlled. Being pregnant at term can also make it difficult to breathe, but don't assume it is not asthma. Have a spirometry lung function test and perhaps a medication adjustment. If you can't breathe, neither can the baby! ...Read more

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Should I be worried. Last ob appointment was july 25th 2014. I am 28 years young and don't tan period. I noticed freckle on vagina, not raised.

Should I be worried. Last ob appointment was july 25th 2014. I am 28 years young and don't tan period. I noticed freckle on vagina, not raised.

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment ...Read more

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I have had dark stinky stools (two today) and ate raspberries last night. I have my OB appointment tomorrow and am curious if I should be concerned.

I have had dark stinky stools (two today) and ate raspberries last night. I have my OB appointment tomorrow and am curious if I should be concerned.

No worries: Raspberries are fine, and the nature of your recent stools are in the range of normal. Do keep your OB appointment and report your concerns to your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a scheduled appointment tomorrow, which is my 4 week 4 days postpartum. Will my ob take the stitches off tomorrow?

What to do if I have a scheduled appointment tomorrow, which is my 4 week 4 days postpartum. Will my ob take the stitches off tomorrow?

Staples or stitches?: Metal staples have to come out, typically after 5 – 7 days after a c/section; after 4 weeks it may become a bit more laborious to get them out. Stitches these days don't need to come out, whether a woman had a c/section or a tear/cut to her perineum during a vaginal delivery. At any rate, your provider will know what to do. ...Read more