I'm new and possibly pregnant. According to the pregnancy planner (and my missed cycle) I should be due at the end of the year. My question...most doctors don't want to see you until you're eight weeks, correct? Or should I set up an appointment anyways.
Side note: I already take B12, folic, and multivitamins. I'm also vegetarian. Any help or advice would be awesome.
Congrats! Maybe? If you think you are preg. go ahead and make a dr appt. They give you a preg test there anyway. Ummm.....I think they can tell you for sure a week after you miss your AF. They will also want a u/s to see how many weeks you are. I found out I was preg with my son this time last year! He was born January 4th. One week late! Good luck!
Last edited by dubnchix; 04-29-2008 at 02:57 PM.
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Yeah, you can call as early as you want, but they still won't schedule you until after your 8th week. Definitely be taking a prenatal vitamin. And since you're not eating any meat, your doctor may want you to be taking an iron supplement (Ferresequel was gentle enough for my stomach).
Congrats Leah! I too just found out I'm pregnant, and probably at the end of week 3. I called the doctor to set up an appt and was told I didn't need to come in til I was 6-8 weeks along. I guess we just have to wait to get it confirmed?! But I am already having symptoms, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal!
I also wanted to mention that I am vegetarian as well, so I am looking for advice too! How long have you been veggie? It's been 8 months now for me. Everyone's telling me to give it up, but eating meat is a big turn off for me, especially now!
Anyways, congrats again!
We need to keep in touch!
My doctor took me in when I was about 7 weeks, so it really depends on the doctor.
I would go get a prenatal vitamin (quit taking all of the other ones, because the prenatal vitamin will have all of that in it) and start taking those, but only get a little bit, because most doctors will prescribe you some the day you call in. They will usually even call in the prescription for you. :-)
I went for my annual yesterday and discovered I was pregnant.....not sure if I'm 4 weeks or 8 weeks...they are testing....make your appointment asap. The sooner you see them the sooner you can confirm, and get the correct advice for you regarding supplements...there is no-one answer for everyone!