Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
When should the first doctor visit be?
About This Community:

Join other expecting mothers 18 to 24 years old for support and guidance through your pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

When should the first doctor visit be?

Hi, today I got to tell  my husband I am pregnant for the first time. We are pretty excited but are not sure when the first doctor visit should be. The last time I saw a doctor was for a physical six or seven years ago in a different town in high school. So I am very outside the whole medical loop. Any advice on when I should call the hospital for a doctor visit? I would also welcome any other critical advice, no idea what to do at this point but way excited! My best guess is that I'm on week three.
11 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
If you're in America I'm not sure but in England you should book your appointment with a doctor as soon as you find out as they need to do certain tests and assessments :)
Blank
Avatar f tn
I am in America, I would be interested to know if it is the same here. Anyone know?
Blank
Avatar f tn
I'm in America as well, you should schedule a regular dr appt so you can get a pregnancy test done by them, then they will help you find the best ob dr for you:) congrats
Blank
Avatar f tn
Schedule an ob/gyn apt they will confirm youre pregnancy tell you you're due date prescribe you prenatal vitamins (I suggest the prenatal gummies) you can buy them at Walmart.  They are like 12-13 but they dont make you as sick as some other ones.  And then schedule a follow up apt.. they may do blood work the first time.. I had to wait until my second appointment.  Congrats!!
Blank
5159375 tn?1368566328
Start your prenatal vitamins, drink lots of water . No heavy lifting over 25 pounds I believe it is . I called and scheduled my appointment when I found out at 4 weeks and was in seeing my doctor at 6 weeks and had my first ultrasound at almost 10 weeks. Every place is different but my doctor wanted me in as soon as he heard lol
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thanks! Another quick question, should my husband come with to appointments? The first few times, or all the time, occasionally, or never? Would most men want to be with? Is it considered appropriate? Haha more than one question there.
Blank
Avatar f tn
My husband has gone to every appt with me this is our first and he doesn't want to miss a thing. :) I think its completely up to you two. :) congrats momma
Blank
Avatar n tn
Right away!
Blank
Avatar f tn
My husband has only gone to the ultrasound appointments with me because of not being able to take time off work for every appointment. Most visits I'm only there for 10-15 minutes, so it wouldn't be worth him taking the day off.. But it's up to y'all if you want him at every appointment.
Blank
Avatar n tn
Schedule appointment right away, and its up to you and your hubby of you want him there every time. Mine hasn't missed a single appointment but that's his own choice, not that I mind (;
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thanks everyone, I'm all set to call tomorrow when they open.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
5575813 tn?1452484685
Blank
Hollus commented on veronica0808's status
7 hrs ago
5575813 tn?1452484685
Blank
Hollus commented on renae176's status
7 hrs ago
5575813 tn?1452484685
Blank
Hollus commented on pb95's status
7 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
Miyu19
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
hansen20
Collage Place, WA
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
EmaleeJoy
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
Miyu19
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
hansen20
Collage Place, WA
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
EmaleeJoy