When to see a doctor?

I am only 4 weeks and haven't seen a doctor or had any tests done yet. I called and the soonest they could take me for the "confirmation" appointment with a nurse is April 15. I made sure to let them know I have a medical condition which might make me high risk (epilepsy, but no seizures for almost 3 years). I know the norm is to wait until 8 weeks for the first appointment and ultrasound with an ob/gyn, that is scheduled for May 1st. But should I call back and request something earlier?
Posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:19 am
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DansMrs
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I'm not much help on the high risk part but I was 4 weeks when we got our BFP and I called to make the initial appt. My Dr didn't have a rule of waiting for 8 weeks but it just happened that way with her appt openings and my work schedule. April 15th doesn't seem that far off even though I know it feels like forever for that first appt! GL!

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:35 am
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a lot of doctors wait until 8 weeks for your first appt since the risk of miscarriage is so high between that time.  i got in with a nurse practictioner at 5 weeks to confirm, and really all they did was have me test on a stick and schedule an appt for 9 weeks.  from my experience, doctors appts are very hands off until the very end!

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:39 am
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I called my primary care physician and got an appointment to confirm & answer any basic questions I had. Then my OBGYN wouldnt take me until 8 weeks which felt like a lifetime wait!


If you are high risk & have concerns with your meds or any other concerns, I would insist on an appointment for your own peace of mind.   

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:58 am
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I've never been high risk but my doctor's office set up an appointment with me at a little less than 7 weeks and I got an ultrasound and bloodwork to confirm. I guess every medical office is different! But if getting an earlier appointment will put your mind more at ease, then I'd say to go for that.

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 6:38 am
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I'm in the same boat. I'm about 5 weeks now and my first "confirmation" appointment is April 17... I'm getting so impatient! THEN, the longer appointment to do everything else (testing, etc.) isn't until May 9. Like the other ladies said, I guess all doc offices do things a little differently. 

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

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