Hi. I got my first ever bfp today and I am unsure about when is the correct time to tell your GP that you are pregnant. I used the clearblue test that tells you how many weeks you are and mine is showing Pregnant 1-2. Will they think I'm daft if I try to make an appointment this early or should I just go for it?
Ok well you're 3-4 weeks pregnant so by how they calculate it, from first day of cycle etc. I saw my gp at 7 weeks, got bfp at 4 weeks (2 weeks after conception). There's no mad rush, they'll just confirm it or take your word for it and do minor checks like bp, weight, etc, the only relatively urgent thing can be getting referred to the hospital if that's how the system works in your area.
You are actually 3-4 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last period, so you are actually already two weeks pregnant at conception. Clear blue always read from conception (so two weeks less than you are). You don't need a doctors appointment - they aren't going to do anything except tell you to take folic acid and avoid certain things. Just ring up the reception and ask how to be referred to the midwife. They will tell you the usual protocol. Then it's basically a long wait till your booking in appointment at 8-10 weeks(ish - sometimes later). Congrats!
I just saw the nurse who did the usual checks and was then referred to the midwife for booking in. I was told that as the hPT these days are so good that they don't generally need to double check. Congratulations
Ask the receptionist if you need to see the gp or midwife. Personally I wanted to get in before the post Christmas rush plus you get weighed at your first appointment! Apart from that it's just filling in a big form and getting the referral for your 12 week scan so doesn't matter too much when it is
Seems to vary so much! I was just given the number to call midwives directly and booked in with them. Called them when I was about 5 weeks and booked in for 8 weeks. The drs didn't even know I was pregnant when I rang them about something else recently
If you are on medication that might need adjusted or changed due to pregnancy (e.g for hypothyroidism) or arent sure if you wish to continue the pregnancy then it is worth an early appointment with your GP. Otherwise, as others have said, call your GP receptionist and ask whether you self refer to the midwifery service in your area, and their phone number.