Re: First Appointment
I saw a nurse practitioner on my first appointment and it is perfectly normal. I wouldn't expect to have an ultrasound on your first appointment. This is not normally done until later, but I am from the US and don't know where you are from. It could be different in other countries.
The nurse asked me a ton of questions about my health history, etc. Be sure to know your boyfriend's blood type b/c I was asked this and wasn't 100% sure when she asked. She also went over healthy eating and what to expect in the future with my pregnancy. They will most likely also want some blood and urine samples from you. I also had a pap done since it had been over a year. You will defintely have this done and believe me, you will be fine. These ladies do this all the time and are quick and usually really good. The whole appointment took a good two hours and was pretty easy.
My hubby didn't go with me to my first appointment and I didn't feel like he needed to be there. It was really all about me - and I am sure your boyfriend doesn't care to see your feet in stirrups if you have the pap exam! LOL! However, it is totally up to you if you want him to be there.
I didn't hear the heartbeat until I was about 10 weeks so you probably won't get to hear it at your first appointment, unless ofcourse, you are already at that stage in your pregnancy.
Good luck and enjoy every minute of it! Let us know how it goes.
Last edited by KeltoKel; 06-12-2006 at 04:51 PM.