Q: I’m pregnant, when should I see the Doctor?
Once you have a positive pregnancy test you can ring to make an appointment, you do not need a referral from your GP as we will liaise and contact them following your initial visit; there is no need to have any bloods or scans done prior to seeing us. It is best to ring early and book an appointment time as we do get booked out. We like to see you and confirm your pregnancy and due date with a dating scan between 8-10 weeks as before this gestation your pregnancy is too small to measure accurately. If is too early, we simply arrange to scan you again.
If you are experiencing any increasing abdominal pain or bleeding prior to 8 weeks you will need to be seen earlier to ensure the pregnancy is not ectopic (inside the fallopian tube).