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When did you ring your doctor?

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sammysam Fri 23-Jan-09 09:06:21

When you got your BFP when did you ring your doctor? With dd it was the doc how told me to do a test so it was kinda out my hands but this time i found out very early and unsure when i should ring them?

olivo Fri 23-Jan-09 09:13:14

i went to my dr at about 8 weeks to get 'into the system' and to get my bloods done. nOt in the Uk though so it may be different if that's where you are.

Mercy Fri 23-Jan-09 09:14:59

I went to my GP when I'd missed a 2nd period.

Legoleia Fri 23-Jan-09 09:15:13

Call your surgery, speak to the receptionist and explain you are pg and need to make your booking appointment with the midwife.


sarah293 Fri 23-Jan-09 09:20:43

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FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 23-Jan-09 09:21:37

Went to MW at 6 weeks so could get in the system and booked for a scan.

McDreamy Fri 23-Jan-09 09:23:41

Straight away but that's because I am married to him! grin

Saw the midwife at about 9 weeks.

crokky Fri 23-Jan-09 09:23:42

I'd go quite soon. (I was forced to with mine as I had hyperemesis) but anyway, best to get into the system as the 1st scan can be quite booked up.

sammysam Fri 23-Jan-09 09:26:56

Wow-so most people did it fairly late (well not late late iyswim) then, I think i was about 9wks with dd. Am only 5.5 weeks now but read 'ring as soon as you know' but felt it was very early-what do you think?

sammysam Fri 23-Jan-09 09:28:45

Maybe i'll just ring now anyway....
do i ring the doc and ask for the midwife or do i ask for the doc? Its all telephone triage now at our surgery hmm

olivo Fri 23-Jan-09 09:28:49

no harm in phoning now, i think. I only waited as my gp was on holiday and i wanted to speak to her, not someone else.

go for it!

sarah293 Fri 23-Jan-09 09:29:08

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SpangleMaker Fri 23-Jan-09 09:33:56

I went at about 5.5 weeks. I don't think it matters if you go early, you'll get a chance to arrange a convenient midwife appointment and get your scan booked in early.

Having said that apparently I didn't need to see the GP at all (he was quite surprised & said 'ooh it makes a change from seeing sick people!') I was supposed to ring the midwife directly, how I was supposed to know that I've no idea!

Congratulations btw

sammysam Fri 23-Jan-09 09:44:51

Thanks Spangle! I wander if I should just ask the receptionists then?

SpangleMaker Fri 23-Jan-09 10:00:44

I think that's what I should have done, might save you a trip to the surgery.

sammysam Fri 23-Jan-09 21:32:16

I chickened out today-I'm going to take another test in the morning just to be very sure.....the test I took a week ago was one of the cb digital ones with conception indicator so my theory is that it said 1-2weeks last week (3-4 in doc terms) so should say 2-3 (4-5)tomorrow (touch wood) and then I'll ring on mon I'm so paranoid something will go wrong sad Please let everyting be ok!!!

hairymcleary Fri 23-Jan-09 22:05:16

I would go sooner rather than later...I went about 5 weeks with DC2 and am glad I did, as blood tests picked up hypothryroidism which I didn't know I had. (Hypothryoidism isn't routinely tested for in the UK, AFAIK, but I'm in Aust at the moment)

xxhunnyxx Fri 23-Jan-09 22:50:34

Defo go sooner rather than later, some areas have quite a long wait for scans so the sooner u get on the system the better.

sammysam Sat 24-Jan-09 12:37:04

I'm ringing up on monday-got the result i was hoping for on the extra test I did this morning grin Thanks!

cazzybabs Sat 24-Jan-09 12:42:35

mine won't see you until you have missed the 2nd period

Minshu Sat 24-Jan-09 15:19:23

Congrats! I got my BFP on Monday (and again on Tuesday, just in case) and saw my GP yesterday. She was really pleased, as we'd just started on fertility investigations, and was happy to give me some general nutrition advice, etc. Anyway, I'm also just over 5 weeks and GP just told me to talk to the receptionist about contacting the mid-wife - no suggestion that I was coming in too early.

I too am terrified about something going wrong, and would rather be in the system sooner than later.

This is my first time, so I have no idea about what's what - whether anything I'm feeling is normal.

sammysam Sat 24-Jan-09 16:43:01

Congratulations Minshu! I had just started having fertility investigations too! I'm terrified-even though I already have dd.
Fingers crossed we both have happy healthy pregnacies and babies grin

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