Pregnancy test was positive...now what???

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  1. teachin4ever

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    Hey everyone,

    So I'm thinking I may be pregnant! I took three home pregnancy tests (two yesterday, one today) and they were all positive.

    My question is, do I make an appointment to see my regular doctor, or do I have to make an appointment with an OBGYN? I don't have an OBGYN yet, but my regular doctor gave me some names of good ones last time I was in for a visit.

    I feel like this is a really silly question, and normally I'd ask my mom or my bff, but my husband and I don't want to tell anyone yet since it's SUPER early and we're not 100% certain yet.

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. bonneb

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    Call your doctor. Your doctor will order a lab test for you. And make that OB appointment! Meanwhile, start eating lots of protein and greens!

    Fun times!!
     
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    Tests rarely are falsely positive. Especially three! Call your OB. My OB doesn't make the first appointment until 12 weeks, but if you ask for a test they will schedule it for you.

    Congratulations!
     
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    Oh, and this is about the time I got pregnant with my son. He was born May 20, if you're interested in a due date.

    Here's a due date calculator, but it might change after you see your doctor...
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    Whether you head straight to the OB may depend on how your health insurance works: in many cases, one needs to go through one's PCP (primary care physician) in order to get the referral to the OB or any other specialist. Your health insurance paperwork, or your insurer's Web site, might be able to clear this up for you.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  8. Tasha

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    3 tests are probably right, they are pretty much the same as most doctors do in the office before they do the blood test (if they do one at). Congratulations! I would go ahead and call some ob/gyns to find one taking new patients and find out when they want to start seeing you, they cary a lot. Start taking prenatal vitamins ASAP, you can buy them over the counter for now and then the doctor may prescribe some too.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies! My husband and I found a good OBGYN that is covered under my insurance. I'm going to make an appointment to see her and if I like her, we'll go from there!

    Thanks again!!
     
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    Congrats! Call your OB and set up an appointment. Most won't see you until 8-12 weeks, so you may be waiting a while. Some want you to come in for a blood test, but many don't do a confirmation test (mine didn't). Call them and see.
     
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    Very exciting!
     
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    Congrats! My ob had me come in and did a pregnancy test there and confirmed I was pregnant, then they did blood work and made an appt for an internal ultrasound at 8 weeks, next ultrasound was at 12 and then 20 weeks.
    Def start taking prenatal vitamins!!!
     
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    Congratulations! See if you can find anything out about your OB's team as well. You will have to visit them all at least once just in case your OB isn't available and they call the "on call" one for delivery. (Or at least that's how it is at my OB's office)
     
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    DW avoided telling anyone for the first 3 months because of the potential risk of early miscarriage (most are early in pregnancy), so you might want to consider that in timing your announcement.
     
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    I never had a blood test for any of my three. Congrats!!

    I always told but if I ever had a miscarriage, I would probably be hesitant to tell. I just never thought that way. I also didn't work for a school at the times.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    I agree that 3 positives are probably right! Congrats!!
     

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