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JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 17:20:57

Hi Everyone,

I've been bouncing about for about a week, happy as Larry about my much so that I haven't actually considered what's going to happen at my first docs visit in the morning. shock

Can anyone tell me please? If there's blood involved, I'm going to need to give myself a rather pathetic pep talk! x

ilikebaking Wed 31-Jul-13 17:26:46

My first drs appointment went something like this;
Me - I am pregnant.
Dr - Oh lovely, .......... Is there anything I can help you with?
Me - Er, no, I just thought I should inform you?
Dr - Well, I will pass your details to the midwifery team, when was your last period? Ah righ. So you are 6 weeks now, the mw will be in touch at around 10 weeks.
Me - Okay, great.
Dr - Bye then.

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 17:33:12

Well, that's an anti-climax! Seems a bit of a waste of time really. Do they not even confirm the pregnancy??? x

Rmball79 Wed 31-Jul-13 17:33:26

or mine which was:
me: I'm pregnant
dr: when was your last period? (I told him). ok well pregnancy is not an illness. make an appointment with the midwife on your way out. bye.

ilikebaking Wed 31-Jul-13 17:38:35

Nope, nobody that I know has had it confirmed. I ended up POAS most days up until I felt flutterings....
I dont really think you need to see a dr, but I didnt know what else to do, so, like most people I did.
It helped that 2 weeks later when I had a bleed the GP was aware, though the receptionist who asked if my pregnancy had been confirmed by the GP when I called worried about the blood got a right earful.

eurochick Wed 31-Jul-13 17:40:00

I thought most surgeries had pregnant women self-referring to the midwife team now so there was no need to see a dr at all.

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 17:41:45

confused Would have been nice to have a more compassionate doc I think! After all, you did practically tell him your life was changing!

I'd imagine mine will be just a touch longer - I've already developed an abscess on my leg from the awful skin, and I desperately need to be prescribed some antihistamines. So - at least long enough for the cursory conversation above and a leg-poke. smile

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 17:49:30

So really, it's the 10 week midwife appointment that's going to be more use to me?

eurochick - I did try looking at the surgery's web site for anything like that but didn't see anything...even on the pregnancy support pages. Then again, it's a very small surgery (a converted terraced house!) so maybe they're partnered with a larger one that has the service.

Is it the doc that I'd need to tell about strep-B or is it the midwife?

KarmaBiatch Wed 31-Jul-13 17:49:38

Went to my GP as was in process of moving to USA, informed GP I had positive pregnancy test, she said something along the lines 'good luck, but don't be surprised if something happens in the next 8 weeks, sometimes things are out of your control'. Cue me leaving the GP feeling totally upset and deflated. currently 28 weeks pregnant, and elated smile

GP's will never be excited, it's just them doing their job, but they could be a hit more sensitive in their wording IMHO.

Tigglettchic Wed 31-Jul-13 17:50:21

I sat behind my GP's large, Oak desk visibly 1.5 foot lower than him.

Me: So, I found out I am pregnant.

Dr: so.. you are not ill

Me: Oh, ok, um what do I do next:

Dr: Book an appointment with the midwife, don't eat under cooked food, stop smoking(not a smoker) and not heavy exercise.

Me: Um ok

Dr: Good luck!

I felt I was like shit on his shoes, hence the complaint I made. I was also worried until my scan at 12wks that noone had confirmed the pregnancy and that I was making it up and there would not be anything on the screen!

Good luck, go with questions if you are on any medication but other than that, good luck getting a midwife appointment and read everything in the bounty pack!!

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 18:02:40

I had hoped they'd at least confirm sad

This is my first, and I can't be that far along. It doesn't quite feel real yet - the symptoms I've had other than the boob soreness and slight growth I can just attribute to being under the weather.

I'm reading absolutely everything I can (always my strategy when something new happens to me) but I'd have really liked a medical professional to confirm that I'm not dreaming!

K8eee Wed 31-Jul-13 18:09:53

Jodi I was EXACTLY the same as you but was told to self refer, he did my blood pressure and weight (when I stepped on the scales his reaction was 'OH WHOAH!!!') so I filled in a form and have tried to give them a call but no answer hmm I'm no more than 5/6 weeks

Congratulations by the way! smile

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 18:18:58

I can't be much more than that either K8eee - I was testing every 2 weeks so I knew when I needed to make sure I didn't have a drink. Congratulations to you! And even more congratulations when it actually hits home!

Not looking forward to the doc criticising my weight - I had intended to lose more but hadn't anticipated that I wouldn't have a period between my implant removal and seeing that plus sign! I'd seriously thought I had a few more months' wait!

K8eee Wed 31-Jul-13 18:27:40

I don't think I'm overly over weight, I could lose some if I exercised but I work a lot of hours. My gp definitely wasn't much help, even the receptionist said so! grin I think I was in there all of 5 minutes!

dontputaringonit Wed 31-Jul-13 18:31:36

Why do they need to confirm? Home preg tests are as good as the ones they have - probably better!

I found the 10 week midwife appt as pointless as the doc appt. She told me i needed extra care because of a couple of long standing health issues but didn't see a comsultant at all. May as well start you at the 12 week scan!

It will be fine.

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 18:40:14

I have a bit more podge to shift than you then I think confused. But I've had words with my weight watchers lady and she thinks I was doing well enough that I won't find it massively difficult getting back on track after the pregnancy.

In an ideal world, I'd obviously be quite a bit lighter. Honestly though, the reading I did indicated that getting pregnant after 6 years of the implant without having a single period after removal is so rare, it wasn't worth factoring in! Must remember to account for the highly improbable in future!

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 18:44:34

*dontputaringonit8 - for me, I'd just like the confirmation to hear to from a professional. I trust the tests I did but keep feeling the need to buy more so I can check it's still there! (possibly irrational, I know)

blondebaby111 Wed 31-Jul-13 19:21:37

Jodi, I was a bit shocked at my first doc appointment that they didn't retest. All that happened was my height, weight and blood pressure was checked. He filled out a form and said from now on I would get free prescriptions and my prescription card would be sent in the post and to wait for a midwife to contact me.

That was about it really! A fortnight later I got a letter with a date to see the midwife and again that was just filling out forms about family history. Nothing is really done until you have your 12 week scan.

Congratulations btw flowers

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 19:30:50

Thank you blondebaby111

Looks like I have to hang in there on the 'making it feel real' front until either I get more severe symptoms or until my booking appointment! No fair!

Then again, me and DP are telling my mum on Sunday, and she's been pestering for a grandbaby for quite some years now regardless of how young I was when she first started! so she should kick up the fuss my brain may need!

Smitten1981 Wed 31-Jul-13 19:34:44

The first confirmation I got was at my 12 week scan. They didn't even check at the booking appointment.

I saw the doctor and was told to inform the midwife as the doctors don't deal with it anymore.

Congratulations by the way grin

blondebaby111 Wed 31-Jul-13 19:41:04

I was very lucky and didn't get a huge amount of symptoms and I just worried until I had my scan. Seeing the baby on the screen was the most amazing feeling ever and it made it seem very real Symptoms usually start around the 6\7 weeks mark but you may be lucky too. After I did a few tests I stopped testing as it was driving me insane as I kept anaylising the line too much so for my own sanity I stopped.

Just be positive, it is really happening and just be sensible in what you eat and do and you'll be fine. Doctor also advised me to take pregnancare xx

JodiLeighLeigh Wed 31-Jul-13 21:18:54

Picked up some pregnacare a couple of days ago they've got to make enormous margins on each pack...they're not bloody cheap!

Still feeling like a bit of a fraud when I take one though. Suppose I need to wait for my mind to catch up with my uterus! wink

quackojuliet Wed 31-Jul-13 22:18:34

Don't worry...such big news can take a good while to sink in especially before you feel any different. Congratulations!

PassTheCremeEggs Wed 31-Jul-13 22:23:08

I was so shocked when I was pregnant first time - didn't have a clue what I was meant to do so like everyone else here, called doctor to make appointment.

Me - "I've found out this week I'm pregnant,"

Receptionist - "Right. Do you want to keep it?"

MrsDeVere Wed 31-Jul-13 22:25:36

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