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How do I go about getting my first ob appointment?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Research & Call!

Ask for recommendations for obs from friends and family members .
There are also many great research/referral tools online to lead you to a dr. In your area. It is important you feel comfortable with your ob/gyn. A good dr-patient relationship is essential in healthcare. Studies show that patients have better health outcomes when their physicians are effective, empathetic communicators.

In brief: Research & Call!

Ask for recommendations for obs from friends and family members .
There are also many great research/referral tools online to lead you to a dr. In your area. It is important you feel comfortable with your ob/gyn. A good dr-patient relationship is essential in healthcare. Studies show that patients have better health outcomes when their physicians are effective, empathetic communicators.
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Dr. Scott Shapiro
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