I am 8 weeks pregnant and my doctor doesn`t see patients until between 10-12 weeks. I had to pull strings to get the appointment scheduled for just past 11 weeks, since the doc has a vacation…so that I could get in before my spring break trip. We are not making out announcement until after we have an appointment to confirm the pregnancy as viable (heartbeat, etc). Anyway, it is driving me crazy to wait. My only m/c was when I went in at 11 wks to be told `sorry, no heartbeat and baby only measures 6 wks.` My in-laws live in Florida and we plan to take a 22 hr roadtrip there and go to DisneyWorld, etc. Well, yesterday, it dawned on me that if I wait another 3 weeks for this appointment, thinking all is well, then go in and get bad news again…I will be in no mood to take off on vacation! Especially if I have to get another D&C! So, after posting the concern in week 8, a gal suggested I just call and demand to be seen due to worry. It didn`t work! I expecting a nurse to call me back though. I don`t know whether to stick with my story that I am just worried and want to be seen, or to embellish a bit and say the cramps I am having are concerning. (I have had cramps, but I think just gas.) Why is it that others seem to get U/s and I can`t even get seen. Very frustrating! Any advice?
just tell them youve had some slight spotting and cramping.
Agreed! Say you have cramping and no longer “feel pregnant.” Praying everything is good for you!
I had an appointment with my GP when I found out I was pregnant (you need to make an initial appointment for a referral to the hospital) then an appointment at 6 weeks with my midwife but no U/S. At 7 weeks I had bleeding so raced to emergency and they did an ultrasound, but it’s not standard procedure. My first regular ultrasound was at 12 weeks. I would bypass your Dr and go to your local hospital, see if they can do an ultrasound if you’re having concerns…
Tell them you are having cramps and go get seen, you won’t rest until you do.
Can you contact another OBGYN in the area? This is your 7th child, did you have to stay with the same Dr. throughout?
you need to lie! sorry, i know its bad but thats the only way they are gonna take you seriously. Say you are getting bleeding and pains. You cant go all that time worried something is wrong!
Thanks for all of your advice. I hope to hear back from the nurse soon. I will let you know how it turns out.
I say tell them whats really going on and beg for an apt sooner. The truth will set you free Good Luck
Okay, I was able to get in for an u/s this morning. I thought my journey was ending, but I have a glimmer of hope. Instead of being 8 weeks 4 days (according to last period), I am 6 weeks. New due date is 11-1-13. The heartbeat was 84, which doc said it starts out low and by next week it should be over 100. I go in next week Friday for an u/s, which I expect to hear either good or bad news then. Doc said that ovulation could have been late, which is common in older women. Let’s hope & pray that is the case.