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When should my first ob appointment be?
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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