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    Default First doctors appointment

    Hi
    Just wanted to know what everyone else's experience was like for their first doctors appointment. We went today and told the doc that we got a positive preg test, but that I have missed two periods and it had only just shown up in the past couple of days on a preg test so we think we might be as far along as 10 weeks as I am usually fairly regular with my cycle.
    She weighed me, ordered some tests (I had to give two urine samples and about four different vials of blood) which I know will determine how far along we are but not too sure what the rest of it is for lol and then asked if I had felt sick. When I told her that I had an incident yesterday when I had my vision go so blurry that I couldn't even read my laptop screen and it lasted roughly 10 minutes and I wasn't sure if I had stood up to fast or something to cause it she just said to take a preg multivitamin and drink lots of fluids.
    That was it, she didn't ask if we had any other symptoms, if we had any other questions or tell us anything at all really. I have found a heap more info on here! I feel like we were rushed out of there without any real information and I wondered if this was normal and the info will come later on or if we should be looking at changing docs?
    We are located in Katunga, Vic so if anyone has any info or experiences from around the area would love to hear them. I am already looking for info on birthing options and there doesn't seem to be much offered in the area!
    Thanks for your help, look forward to chatting with some of you in the near future

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    Hm usually they will ask you where you want to birth private/public (no one usually mentions homebirth lol) maybe she is waiting for your blood tests to come back? Did she give you a referral for an ultrasound? Sounds like you might need one to check how far along you are.

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    I was also surprised with the lack of info provided by my GP and OB during my first pregnancy!! From then on I armed myself with information that I had read and went in with a list of questions I wanted answered!!

    Saying that, as thermolicious said, I am surprised that they didn't discuss options regarding private/public care and birth, and an ultrasound to confirm how many weeks you are. If you are close to 10 weeks and want a DS risk assessment, you will also need to have bloods taken soon (maybe that was one of the vials of blood you gave today?!?) and a referral for a nuchal scan.

    When do you see your Dr again?

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    I live in shepparton - are you seeing a gp or an OB? I saw mackenzie.. He was fantastic and l had complete faith in him.

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    I didn't get much in the beginning either. You will probably find out more once your bloods come back. Start researching what you want to do now regarding your birth options, as OB's and midwife programs fill up quick! Once my bloods were confirmed I had two GPs both insist I go with an OB but as I had no reason to (I wasn't classified high risk!) I ended up changing doctors and am now with my local midwife group practice (public hospital birth, but same midwife whole way through and at the birth and afterwards) I am happy with my decision and glad I didn't let them pressure me into what they considered 'HAD TO HAPPEN'. So - research early and be prepared to tell them what you would like. Unless you are high risk for some reason of course then the game plan changes. Also I never got a dating scan, but you may need one if you don't know your LMP.

    Congrats also!

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    I'd be asking for a dating scan if I wasn't sure how far along I was, have you another appointment to see the doctor once the blood results are back?

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    Hi everyone
    Thanks for the support, its great to hear from some other people We have another appointment on Friday and I have changed it to another doc in the same clenic (just the bulk billing place in the shep marketplace) so hopefully we will get some more answers then. Will defs be asking for a scan to see for sure how far along we are and for an explanation of what all the tests were actually for - I will pop an update up once we see the doc again, thank you all so much for the support and advice

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    Hey Hun, I'm in your area too, I'm still not sure what's in shepparton as I had my last in wodonga

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    Default First doctors appointment

    Hey I'm in shepp too.
    But didn't have my daughter here had her on gold coast.
    I think all the tests would had be checking for obviously pregnancy, HIV and all the other ones, think they check couple other things can't think off top my head. She will prob send u for an ultrasound when she gets tests back to confirm u are.
    I'm not sure about here but up on gold coast i shared cared so seen my dr regularly n only went to hospital for my antenatal classes. That's when i booked into hospital n discussed birthing, pain control, who will be in the room ect.
    Maybe write a list of things u wanna ask or know and take it in next time u see the dr. But wouldn't stress to much. Maybe do some research on birthing n pain meds ect pm me if u need good luck darl x


 

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