Your GP will check your overall health and ask you about your medical history. They will want to know about any health issues that could affect you or your baby. They will probably offer you the first of many routine tests done in pregnancy. Some of these might be covered, or partially covered, by Medicare.
What happens at your first GP appointment when pregnant?
Your midwife or GP will offer you a blood test at this appointment. Your blood will be tested to see if you have any conditions that might affect your baby. All women are offered this test. If you are worried about having your blood taken, tell your midwife and discuss it with them.
How does a GP confirm pregnancy?
Your GP can also do or organise the following tests: Urine test – to check for infection. Cervical Screening Test – if you are due, this can be done safely in pregnancy. Ultrasound – which can look for a number of problems in your baby like spina bifida, heart and limb defects and to check your due date.
What do the doctors do when you say your pregnant?
When you are pregnant, your doctor will be able to tell that your cervix has changed colour and is softer. Your uterus is already getting bigger in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Most doctors will still do a blood or urine test to confirm your pregnancy.
When should I go to the GP if Im pregnant?
See a midwife or GP as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. This is so they can book your pregnancy (antenatal) care and make sure you get all the information and support you need to have a healthy pregnancy. Your first appointment with a midwife should happen before you’re 10 weeks pregnant.
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.
How would I know if Im pregnant without taking a test?
The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:
- Missed period. If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. …
- Tender, swollen breasts. …
- Nausea with or without vomiting. …
- Increased urination. …
Do I call my GP if Im pregnant?
3. Contact your GP. This will be the first appointment that kicks off your pregnancy care (antenatal care). Your GP will let the midwifery team know you are pregnant and they will give you a date for your booking appointment, which usually happens around week 8 to 10 of your pregnancy.
What should I do if I get pregnant by mistake?
While you are making your decision, be sure to take good care of yourself.
- Don’t drink alcohol.
- Don’t smoke.
- Don’t do drugs.
- Eat healthy.
- Don’t take any medicines without first talking to your doctor.
- Get plenty of rest.
What is finger test in pregnancy?
It’s possible to check the position and firmness of your cervix at home. You can do this by inserting a finger into your vagina to feel for the cervix. Your middle finger may be the most effective finger to use because it’s the longest, but use whichever finger is easiest for you.
Can a doctor feel if your pregnant?
In the early stages of pregnancy a doctor cannot tell whether you are pregnant by examining you. In the first few weeks after conception doctors rely on today’s highly efficient pregnancy tests.