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When Should I Have My First Prenatal Appointment?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

I found out that I was pregnant. My doctor set me up with a OB/GYN. My OBGYN isn't going to see me right away. He wants me to be at least 12 weeks along before he sees me.

I'm afraid that is a little to long to wait. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what I am doing. When is the best time to first see a OB/GYN and get my first ultrasound?

~Brinna~

Unsure about something

Friday January 7, 2011 I went to the doctors because I was three or four days late and I was not feeling very well and my breast were hurting. I told my doctor that the last day of my last period was December 6th, 2010. My doctor did a pregnancy test and the results were positive. She told me I was pregnant and said she would set me up with a OBGYN.

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