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Is 20 Weeks Too Late For My First Ob Appointment
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My HCG levels were 42, but my progesterone is 51! My doctor isn't concerned about my HCG, but it seems low to me and she's not going to test again until my first OB appointment on 12/01. What do you think?
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
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
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
TTC, 60 days late after stopping yaz, Neg tests, been to doctor, tested thyroid and blood count, normal. Earliest OB appointment 11Dec. Advice please?
Sit back: And do not fret. It is still early ...Read more
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
Yes, immediately: Good prenatal care is tantamount to delivering healthy babies. See an OB immediately, you are way "overdue". ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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