What does a gynecologist do on your first visit for pregnancy?

Do you have an ultrasound at your first prenatal visit?

Most practitioners do a prenatal ultrasound during the first visit, which is the most accurate way of dating a pregnancy.

When should you see a gynecologist for the first time when pregnant?

Most often, you’ll be seen for your first appointment between 6-12 weeks. Yes, this seems like a really long time to wait, especially when you have so many questions!

What happens at your first gynecological appointment?

We’ll give you a general physical exam. This means we’ll check your blood pressure, your heart rate, your weight and we may need to take some blood for a blood test. This will help us see if you have diseases such as prediabetes. If you are having sex, we may give you a test for sexually transmitted infections.

What happens at pregnancy confirmation appointment?

Your doctor or midwife will check your blood pressure, weight and height. You will also be offered a blood test to check your blood group and whether you have anaemia, any infectious diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as checking whether you have rubella immunity.

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What blood tests are done at first prenatal visit?

Lab Tests

  • A complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood typing (including Rh screen)
  • Rubella viral antigen screen (this shows how immune you are to the disease Rubella)
  • Hepatitis panel (this shows if you are positive for hepatitis A, B, or C)
  • Syphilis test.

When do I tell my doctor I’m pregnant?

Telling people that you’re pregnant

Or you may want to wait until you have had your first ultrasound scan, when you’re around 12 weeks pregnant, before you tell people. Some of your family or friends may have mixed feelings or react in unexpected ways to your news. You may wish to discuss this with a midwife.

When do you start showing?

Between 16-20 weeks, your body will start showing your baby’s growth. For some women, their bump may not be noticeable until the end of the second trimester and even into the third trimester. The second trimester starts in the fourth month.

Does your gynecologist care if you shave?

It’s not necessary to shave or wax around the vagina before your first visit to a gynecologist. You will want to be clean though, so be sure to shower that day, using a gentle soap to maintain proper vaginal hygiene.

Do doctors get turned on by patients?

Yes and no. Maybe so. There is no doubt that doctors notice attractive patients just as much as you couldn’t help but notice someone too tall, too short, coughing uncontrollably, lisping, shuffling along, or too ugly.

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