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#1 Klj1

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Hey all,
Would like to share experiences and thoughts for first dr appointment. Am going to see a female gp this arvo. Will let you know how it goes.

#2 MrsRadiant

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Best of luck! Can't wait to hear about it.
Mine is next Friday

#3 CallMeFeral

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Was going to go on Monday but just found out my doc is away for 2 weeks from this weekend sad.gif

#4 Klj1

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Doc visit uneventful. Blood test tomorrow then when I get the results she will refer me to the nearest maternity ward for treatment from the midwives. She was very insistent I take folic acid and recommended a website called Anas diary. Will check it out now.

Edited by Klj1, 31 January 2013 - 05:24 PM.

#5 dimensionk

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

I'm two timing my IVF clinic so that my referral doesn't mention IVF on it (wanting to give birth at a Family Birth Centre ...the one at Mercy (Melb), it is AWESOME!).

So I went to the doctor and they arranged a series of blood tests (everything came back great) and then they faxed my referral directly to the hospital. Other than that, she gave me some forms - to book 10 week bloods and 12 week scan. She said the hospital would probably see me every second month and I should see her alternative months - and always bring in a urine sample. She gave the talk about listeria etc.

She worked out dates from my LMP. I told her the 31st Dec so that it would work out correctly.

#6 Stronger

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

My IVF clinic is monitoring me with blood test and an ultrasound up to week 8 and then at week 10 I am booked in to see a local GP/OB who works out of my local doctor surgery and delivers at a hospital close by. I debated whether to go to the big private maternity hospital I had DD at but the OB fees have risen SO much and after paying for IVF don't think we can afford it - esp if I can get good care cheaper elsewhere! So can't wait for that appt and I am doing hospital tour on Saturday!

It makes it a bit more real making doctor appointments doesn't it!

#7 Klj1

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Got my blood test this morning. Hate it but the pathologist was awesome, chatting away and I barely felt it. Results in a week.

Then I went into town to pick up a new Medicare card coz the old one was expired, did all the shopping and drove home before realising I forgot to go to Medicare! Doh! Was so hungry doing shopping. Not fair there is sushi shop next to Coles which smelled so good today. But I don't trust eating sushi...

#8 Klj1

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

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Edited by Klj1, 01 February 2013 - 11:18 AM.

#9 cbmum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

I've got a GP appt on Monday which I'm a bit nervous about. Just saw him 3 weeks ago for a Pap smear so it was a fast turn around! I'm usually REALLY sick even at this early stage so I'm a bit worried something's not right. Might ask for a dating scan. I've had a few friends battle through 12 weeks only to find no baby/molar pregnancy/delayed growth etc. can you imagine? 12 weeks getting attached, excited, busting to tell everyone then  sad.gif

#10 dorkalicious

Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE (cbmum @ 01/02/2013, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've got a GP appt on Monday which I'm a bit nervous about. Just saw him 3 weeks ago for a Pap smear so it was a fast turn around! I'm usually REALLY sick even at this early stage so I'm a bit worried something's not right. Might ask for a dating scan. I've had a few friends battle through 12 weeks only to find no baby/molar pregnancy/delayed growth etc. can you imagine? 12 weeks getting attached, excited, busting to tell everyone then  sad.gif

I've always been of the mind to just wait until 12 weeks but gosh something like that is so awful  cry1.gif
I'm already super attached....

Saw my Doc Wednesday but haven't had a chance to go to Path- going in the morning. FX for good results

#11 Tjbondi

Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I went to my medical centre last week after positive urine strip test. Got blood test results that came back positive! Yippee. After failed ivf attempt we're now preggers naturally after 18 months trying. Don't want to get too excited we make until 3 months. Only symptoms at mo' are breast soreness and am very hungry. no morning sickness yet...
Have to have second blood test Monday to make sure levels are still going up, then choose a specialist. Doctor at medical centre asked If i had a preference... I have no idea! Does anybody know how to start with choosing a doctor/ ob gyn or specialist??

#12 Chaton

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Went to the Dr on Tuesday this week as I was sick following a BBQ on Australia Day - 11 out of 16 of us got sick, think it was the chicken.

Thursday morning I was feeling better and AF was due the next day - BFP!  So I was back at the Dr on Friday for a blood test which I had taken yesterday.  Will get results on Wednesday this week.  Thankfully Dr said that its not likely that getting sick would impact the pregnancy since I got the BFP after the sickness (was sick for 3.5 days), and my symptoms are slowly starting to show up - really sore boobs and very sensitive nose.

#13 washergal

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

I took a home test last wednesday night, spoke to my GP the next morning (had to immediately stop my medications as they are a big no no in pregnancy), saw my GP Friday, a huge amount of blood tests on Saturday, had an urgent ultrasound on my arteries yesterday, seeing a local GP today for a list of various specialists, back to my normal GP tomorrow & my neuro next week and a high risk clinic ASAP. phew, I'm tired just thinking about it. My GP has been positive, neuro is cautious.

This is going to be so different to my first pregnancies with my recent medical status. Never imagined I'd have a high risk pregnancy but I am cautiously confident original.gif

#14 mrslb

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Hi girls,

I got my BFP on Monday (I tested 10 days before that, then had cramping and spotting and thought I'd had my period so celebrated a friend's 30th with a bottle of wine on the weekend - feel dreadful about that.)

I saw my GP on Monday, had blood tests tuesday and have date scan ultrasound scheduled for Friday!  Will head back to the GP early next week for results and talk about the plan from there.  Doc said she'd be able to refer us to the Mater which I'm happy with.

It's the first pregnancy for DH and myself and a teeny bit surprising, but we're both just so so thrilled to have our little bean on board!  

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all too as we head through this journey side by side!

#15 Growingspud

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

First Dr appointment this afternoon am glad to be with GP who has been my Doc since I was 10 so she was excited for me. Don't need date scan as periods were regular. Blood taken this afternoon and already booked 12 week scan for 28 March. Looking forward to that milestone.

Chaton I know what you mean by having a few drinks I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative so I went and had cocktails but little did I know a few days later a positive would come up  blush.gif

#16 Growingspud

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Sorry meant mrslb!

#17 Le-a

Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Had my first appointment yesterday. Am quite excited because we now have an OB in town which means no more traveling the 100km round trip to see one in the next town, like I did with DS.

Other than that, it was pretty straight forward, had bloods done, was given referral for dating scan at around 7 weeks.

#18 Aubreesmumma

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

I saw my Dr the other day very uneventful, Sent for bloods etc. will get those done on Monday (Im so slack I know but ive been feeling a bit queasy thats helped by eating sad.gif going to get so fat if that dosent stop soon! )

#19 my4beautifulboys

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

Hi, Ive also just got my Bfp on Wednesday, so excited. I rang my Dr and i'm not able to see him until the 25th February, i couldnt belevie it, he's booked up and away aswell between now and then. Iwill be going on for 7 weeks Pg by then. Also i have previously had 3 recurrent and unexplained m/c prior to this one, so really hoping all goes well this time, its a very nervous time getting throught the first trimester.

Congratulations on youre pregnancies, hope all is going well.

#20 mrslb

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 08/02/2013, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, Ive also just got my Bfp on Wednesday, so excited. I rang my Dr and i'm not able to see him until the 25th February, i couldnt belevie it, he's booked up and away aswell between now and then. Iwill be going on for 7 weeks Pg by then. Also i have previously had 3 recurrent and unexplained m/c prior to this one, so really hoping all goes well this time, its a very nervous time getting throught the first trimester.

Congratulations on youre pregnancies, hope all is going well.

If you're keen to see a doc before yours comes back you could always try your luck at a bulk billing medical centre?  They should at least be able to get you referrals for blood tests and scans if you're interested so you can take them to your regular doctor for your appointment.  Good luck!

#21 IvoryLace

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

Congrats to everyone!!

I am 17 DPO and did a clearblue test last wednesday which was positive. Have an appointment with my doc tomorrow afternoon to confirm. So excited original.gif

#22 June Bee

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hi IvoryLace - I hope the appointment went well. I was so relieved to confirm with the GP even though I'd done like 5 tests myself (including two diff brands).  biggrin.gif

I'm now waiting for my first scan - apparently it is in four weeks. Seems like an age away!

#23 IvoryLace

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

that is exciting June bee! How many weeks will you be for your first scan?

My doc appointment went well, he confirmed that I am 5 wks pregnant! But I think I am 4 wks and 3 days as I ovulate a bit later than average. Now need to book in appt with obstetrician and first scan original.gif

#24 June Bee

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Hi IvoryLace - Yay for confirmation:) TBH I'm a bit confused about weeks. I thought I was 5 weeks but not sure if the doctor is considering me as 4 weeks. So sounds like we are about the same! Going on that, my first scan is at 8 weeks.

I feel a bit silly but I'm also confused about the first scan - My dr gave me a referral but I don't know if I'm supposed to book or is it just like a pathology place where you rock up and get a number?  This is my first baby and I have no idea about anything  wink.gif

#25 June Bee

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

I just called them - must have sounded so clueless (which is the truth hehe wink.gif). Lucky the lady was so nice. I'm booked in for 8 March.

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