slacker alert: anyone else not called the doc yet?

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slacker alert: anyone else not called the doc yet?

man im just so lazy! well,, i take that back. I hate doing errands with a 10 month old who does not like the car. I called 2 weeks ago to my PCP to go in and get an hcg so i can get referred to my midwife. I STILL have not gone in yet to get it done. I have no appointments scheduled yet for this pregnancy.

DH has the afternoon off on Monday, so I can go to the lab without babyface. It's making me worry a little bit that i've told people but have not had it confirmed yet! although ive had multiple positive tests, so im sure its "real."

anyone else still yet to set up any appointments?

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I waited about a week then i called mostly b/c i just didnt have the time to call.

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I'll be calling the day I get a BFP!!

But my work schedule is nearly impossible to work around, so who knows when I'll actually get into see my doc when the time comes. He's suppose to prescribe progesterone when I get my BFP but I don't know how I'm going to pick it up unless SO does it (we work opposite shifts). Majority of doc offices in my city are closed by 4-5pm and I'm not done work until after 5:30pm - 6pm everyday. Sad

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I also meant to say its probably not too big of a deal since most Docs wont see you until at least 8 weeks unless you are having issues.

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I did go in for some betas, but that's all. I haven't even scheduled my first appointment which is going to be at 8 weeks. This might sound crazy, but I feel like I'm going to jinx myself if I call. I will probably have to this week though so I can get in not too far after 8 weeks!

Oh, and with my other 2 pregnancies I didn't go in to confirm anything. I called the day I got my BFP with my first and they said they don't confirm around here. If you've gotten multiple BFP's at home you're pregnant. They only do the betas if they feel there's a need to (bleeding or something).

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ashley, thats cool! with my insurance i need a referral to go back to my midwife, so i have to go get the beta in order to get a referral so i can get an appointment. annoying!

i did POAS today... still positive lol. i actually want the blood test just to be REALLY sure.

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I haven't called yet, but I'm not a slacker :p. I just know my dr won't see me until 8 weeks anyway so there is no point in calling yet. I'll call in a week or so though. The ran betas with my daughter because I had some early bleeding, but generally they don't so no reason to go early.

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Yeah i haven't done much of anything! I saw my GP, and all he did was make me pee on another stick, lol. He's referred me to another GP who still does deliveries, or I can choose a midwife. Haven't done that yet though. He also ordered a routine blood workup, which I go in for Tueaday morning. Spent half an hour waiting in the lab this morning though before being sent home because I didn't fast :mad: waste of my weekend morning!

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".hilary." wrote:

Yeah i haven't done much of anything! I saw my GP, and all he did was make me pee on another stick, lol. He's referred me to another GP who still does deliveries, or I can choose a midwife. Haven't done that yet though. He also ordered a routine blood workup, which I go in for Tueaday morning. Spent half an hour waiting in the lab this morning though before being sent home because I didn't fast :mad: waste of my weekend morning!

What test did you dr order that you have to fast for?

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Looks like a glucose test on the form....me and the lady at the lab think he might have just checked off the wrong box :eek: because he said to me when he gave me the lab form that I don't need to fast or anything, just go in when I can. He even told me to go in around 2pm when there isn't much of a wait at the lab so he certainly couldnt have been expecting me to fast!

I think I might call tomorrow and double check, see if he really requires it.

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I wouldnt think a glucose test is regular testing this early.

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I haven't called yet...still deciding if I want to go back to the same dr or go to a licensed midwife...I need to discuss that decision with DH and we haven't had a chance to talk about it, but I'm only about 5 weeks, so I feel like I still have some time.

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See, I *had* to call my MW the day I got my BFP, literally. We are planning another homebirth, and there are so few homebirth midwives in my city, it's ridiculous. You pretty much have to call the day you get your BFP, or the midwives will be full. Thankfully I have a huge advantage because I am a previous client of our midwife (she takes previous clients preferentially over new clients). And over the weekend I did hear back from her and we do have a confirmed spot with her!! Yahoo Seriously, you guys can't even imagine how happy DH and I are about this!!

Although she doesn't see moms until about 10 weeks. My first prenatal appt is booked for May 18. Biggrin

And I agree that a glucose test at this point sounds odd - unless there are particular reasons (symptoms) that you need that test done!

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I am so glad you "got" your midwife. I think in my area there is only one MW that does home births. I dont think my husband would be up for that anyway.:lol: My last delivery i did without med or epidural and he almost couldnt handle it. He was no good for me, b/c he was sitting in the rocking chair the whole time on the verge of passing out! LMAO When we got admitted they go him crackers and OJ he was so pale. I was one day overdue. What did he expect we were going to do, going to the hospital at 330 am. Lol

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"PAmom2boys" wrote:

I wouldnt think a glucose test is regular testing this early.

I called today, and he had in fact made a mistake! He meant for a random test to be done, not a fasting one. Whew!

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**Lurk**

Carolyn! You better be good and go to the doc!!! I'm watchin' you girl!

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I had to call my doctor the day that I got my positive. You see I had my tubal reversed a little over a year ago. So I have to start getting blood work done right off the bat. That is to make sure baby does not get stuck in my tube. Apparently my reversal worked really well.

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I called when I found out, but between my work schedule and my docs days off, I won't be able to see her until the end of the month (I'll be 9 wks by then). Thankfully they let me stop by and gave me a months worth of free sample prenatal vitamins though! That would be my only advice, make sure your taking your vitamins even before your appt!

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"brinab1970" wrote:

Apparently my reversal worked really well.

:eek:
You dont say! Lol

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went and got my blood work today!!! i can finally get a referral to the midwives Smile im actually really excited because im only guessing at my due date. i *think* i know what day i got pregnant because i was having strong ovulation symptoms. But my last period was 15 weeks ago.... and im certainly NOT that far along lol. im really excited for a dating ultrasound Smile

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Cant wait to hear what the u/s says!!

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I called this morning for appts. I am seeing my GP today to get some rx for prenatals and also some anti nausea meds. I am going to ask for betas because I will need to tell work soon. ugh....

I also got my first OB apt set to May 5th at 10am. I should be 6 weeks exactly and it is with my favorite dr. Yay!!!!!!!! Can't come soon enough. I will most likely get a dating u/s sometime since my ovulation was 2 weeks off what they consider "normal".