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    Default Positive HPT- Now What??

    Hi gals, I finally got my bfp today after 11 months of trying!!! now I don't know what to do next. I've spent so much time trying to get utd I'm a little lost! Haha

    Hubby and I moved areas a few weeks ago so I don't have a gp yet. Do I just need to find a new one and request a blood test or do I need to find an obgyn??

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    Congrats!!! That's very exciting.
    You'll need to find yourself a GP first for blood tests etc. they will discuss then whether you want to stay under their care, share the care or referral to an OB. It also depends if you're going public or private in terms of referral to OB.
    I don't know much else as I'm pretty new to this too!
    How exciting for you both. Congrats again!!!!

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    Congratulations Angelini :-)

    Ad Tamtam said, go to your gp and have a blood test. If you're going private then your gp will give you a referral letter to an obstetrician. If public, then you don't need to see a OB/midwife til you're about 16 weeks.

    If you are unsure of your dates you can get a referral for a "dating scan" from the gp, otherwise they'll probably give you one for your 12 week scan (and a ref for a blood test to be done at approx 11-13 weeks too).

    Sorry if this is info overload - I wish I had a "I'm pregnant - now what" guide book when I was first preg! People (incl GP) spoke to me like I knew what the process was but I had no
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    Congratulations!!!! Not much to add to what was said above, but wanted to celebrate for you

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    Congrats !!!!!!

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    A big congrats on finally being utd!!! Hope pregnancy is smooth sailing for you xoxo

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    Congrats!!

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    Thanks so much ladies! The soonest that I can get to what will be my gp is next Wednesday... should I go to a clinic in the CBD near work and request a test or can it wait? I really want to confirm it but my boss doesn't know we're even trying so getting time off is tricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelini View Post
    Thanks so much ladies! The soonest that I can get to what will be my gp is next Wednesday... should I go to a clinic in the CBD near work and request a test or can it wait? I really want to confirm it but my boss doesn't know we're even trying so getting time off is tricky!

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    Congratulations I never bothered with blood tests to confirm my pregnancies, it's really not needed but doesn't hurt if you want to swing that way!

    With my first birth I went to see my GP who asked me to POAS again (and charged me for it!) and he asked me which hospital I wanted to go to, I gave him my closest private hospital because I had PHI and wanted to use it, I called them and asked which OBs delivered there and picked the one closest to me. As you can see I took a lot of thought and research in choosing my care provider the first time- not! Anyway long story short I really don't think I chose the best model of care for the kind of birth I was aiming for, I just wanted to basically avoid as much unnecessary intervention and I didn't want an epidural as I don't like the idea of having something in my spine. I had a pretty straight forward birth in the end, after lots of waiting in the doc surgery for appointments. I found the birth a bit traumatic as I had a lot of people watching because they wanted to see a natural birth so I felt a bit on show. Now I didn't go into this birth with 'high expectations' I just thought I would have my baby and it would all be fine, I didn't think about the emotional aspect of the birth and that's where I went wrong, hindsights an awesome thing.

    My next 2 births I chose my location and care providers based a bit more on what I was hoping to achieve and also on how my pregnancy was progressing (I didn't need a surgeon so I didn't hire one andI knew if I needed one I could go to hospital and have one). I had 2 beautifully easy and joyous births, I didn't get pnd again and I didn't have any issues with breastfeeding unlike the first time.

    For some women the birth is a springboard into how motherhood goes I hope however your baby arrives its a joyous occasion. All the best

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    The doc office near home has three 'shared' docs in the practice and I can choose from two nearby hospitals. The receptionist tried getting me to go straight in to see one of them but was in the middle of the day. Now the problem is that I am not meant to have a day off for two weeks while my colleague is away! If only I was comfortable telling my boss.

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