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    Default First time pregnant - what to do now? Worried!

    Hi girls, I got my first BFP on the weekend, due 3rd nov. I'm so excited but scared at the same time! I have no idea what to do or where to start? I have been to doctors & they have done bloods, waiting on results. I've started looking into ob's & trying to choose which hospital. Apart from that I have no idea what I'm supposed to do from here! Do I need to book anything else in once I have chosen my hospital/ob? Is there anything else at all I need to look into at this stage? I'm freaking out at the slightest symptoms wondering what's normal and what's not. Any advice any of you can give me? Thanks everyone

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    Hi hummingbird,
    i feel your pain, i am just 4 weeks ahead of you and still don't really have any idea what I'm doing, when ever i call anywhere, doctor, midwives ect people just treat you like your an idiot and should just know what your doing, it's been very dissapointing people have treated me this way and i hope your experience is different, i don't really have much advise for you because I'm still figuring it out myself but once you get your bloods back your doctor will probably give you a referral for an ultrasound and tell you to contact your local midwife clinic.
    that's about all i have but just wanted to say hi and hope you can find some useful information.

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    First of all you need to relax and enjoy the moment. You are growing a beautiful life in you.

    You really can't do much until your bloods come in, but looking into an OB is a good start. Once your bloods come in and everything is good your GP will give you a referral to your chosen OB. And depending on which hospital your OB can practice at might put restrictions on your birthing hospitals.

    Also depending on when you get an appointment with your OB your GP might need to refer you for your 12 week ultrasound.

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    Congratulations!!!! I was like you with my first, I had no idea where to start.

    If you're going private, it's worth looking for an ob now. If you have a hospital in mind, check out what obs deliver there and start ringing around Your ob will then give you all the paper work to book into hospital (mine even did most of mine for me I think!).

    Once you have your ob, go back to your GP and ask for a referral. Most obs will see you at around the 9 week mark, so they'll give you the referrals for the 12 week scan/blood test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbird1 View Post
    Hi girls, I got my first BFP on the weekend, due 3rd nov. I'm so excited but scared at the same time! I have no idea what to do or where to start? I have been to doctors & they have done bloods, waiting on results. I've started looking into ob's & trying to choose which hospital. Apart from that I have no idea what I'm supposed to do from here! Do I need to book anything else in once I have chosen my hospital/ob? Is there anything else at all I need to look into at this stage? I'm freaking out at the slightest symptoms wondering what's normal and what's not. Any advice any of you can give me? Thanks everyone
    Congratulations on your pregnancy if I can help I will I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my second but yeah its a good idea to wait for your blood tests and then you can look in hospitals and ob etc and I found although sometimes it was a little confusing most of my appointments were clear and made for me etc. When did you get your blood test done?

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    Thanks so much for the replies. I'm starting to look into ob's, it's going to be very hard to pick one!

    I got my bloods done at 17dpo and it says I have 172 HCG. Is that normal or is it too low? It seems low compared to other numbers I have read on here. I'm getting a second test done for peace of mind. Should I be worried about HCG levels of 172 done 17dpo? Thank you

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    The number doesn't really matter as far as Ive heard its more the doubling rate

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    Congrats on your pregnancy! Im just Subbing

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    if you have a good doctor they should give you everything you need to know.when i was pregnant my doctor gave me a pregnancy card which had all my relevant info, brochures on general things like food, and a appointment timeline so you know when to go to see ur ob/midwife when to book your hospital/classes and when to go for checkups. reading some pregnancy books might help. "up the duff" is a ripper!!relax,enjoy and take every moment in its a precious time! xx


 

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