Pregnant – When to Schedule First Doctor’s Appointment

1099840_newborn_in_a_basketCongratulations if you just found out you’re pregnant!  It’s funny, women half the time don’t even know they’re pregnant until they miss their period or start to get pregnancy symptoms.  Although once you miss your period and have taken a few pregnancy tests that have tested positive, it’s pretty set that you’re pregnant.

Once we get to this stage, we kind of panic, yet we’re excited.  We can’t believe we’re pregnant, and we’re eager to learn about the next steps to come.  One of the first things that comes to mind is a doctor’s appointment to confirm and to make sure everything’s ok.  So, when should you schedule this appointment?  It is best to call right now actually!

It is best to get an appointment in right away that way you can begin to learn about what you can/can’t/should/and shouldn’t do.  A lot happens in the first few weeks of your pregnancy.  It goes from a blastocyst to an embryo, and to a fetus before you know it!  Not to mention, all the things that change in the little one are drastic.  Your baby is forming at an incredible rate!  You baby’s heart may be even beating without you even knowing!  Therefore it is important to really take care of yourself, drop your bad habits, and to get some advice from your doctor.

If you don’t have a OB/GYN already, you should look at reviews online and see which doctors are good for you in your area.  You can simply look on websites that rate doctors, find out information on them, see what other’s think of them, and which ones are recommended for situations like yours!

Congratulations on this exciting time, take care of yourself, and be sure to listen to what advice the doctor gives you.  You want a strong and healthy baby more than anything!

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