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doctor won't do any tests for a month...

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3 years ago
My first hcg tests didn't seem right to me, but everthing else seems normal. I haven't even seen my doctor yet, and won't be seeing her until December, because she is going on holidays. I wanted atleast an ultrasound or second set of hcg tests done, but they won't do anything until she gets back. I'm in Canada, so I can't just switch doctors. My only other option is getting a midwife, which my hubby doesn't like. Any ideas? The doctor thinks I'm about 2 months (from nothing but a single set of hcg tests, that she thought were "high"), I think I'm pushing 14-16 weeks....I'm getting slightly ticked off that I don't have a due date!

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3 years ago
what do you mean you're in Canada and you can't switch doctors?I live in British Columbia Canada, and I didnt like my first baby doctor,so I switched...It is VERRRYYY important that you are comfortable with your doctor who is delivering the baby because you need to feel safe with that person in order to not get stressed during labor,and well,because theyre going to be one of the first people to handle your baby! 
3 years ago
Having a midwife is not a big deal. A lot of the time you will find that they are better at listening to you about your concerns and being on the same page with you about your wants. I use a mid wife and I love her! Being comfortable with your dr is very important. Now on to the issue of your hcg test... with my first pregnancy I wound up in the e.r. with bleeding very soon after I found out I was pregnant and they told me that I was about 3 or 4 months going by my high levels and it turned out I was carrying twins. I would definitely find someone who will listen to you and take you seriously if you are worried. That is a very big part of your care during your pregnancy. Good luck! :)
3 years ago
I'm in Ontario, and we can't switch because of the doctor shortage. You can be referred to an OBGYN, which I was with my first, but my dr won't even do that... I'm giving her one last chance, then switching to a midwife. So frustrating!
3 years ago
Oh dont feel to bad sweetie..I didnt get an appointment until I was in my 2nd month. So I had to get evrything done in one week, the preg test , the blood test, and 3 days after that I got a ultrasound done.But I was taking prenatals so everything was fine..But its is crazy how they schecdule women for appointments. I jsut cant believe it took thm 2 months to see me. And I am a first time mom to be.Even I tried to reschedule with another doctor and the wait was even longer.
3 years ago
Oh dont feel to bad sweetie..I didnt get an appointment until I was in my 2nd month. So I had to get evrything done in one week, the preg test , the blood test, and 3 days after that I got a ultrasound done.But I was taking prenatals so everything was fine..But its is crazy how they schecdule women for appointments. I jsut cant believe it took thm 2 months to see me. And I am a first time mom to be.Even I tried to reschedule with another doctor and the wait was even longer.
3 years ago
I finally switched to a midwife, and I am beyound thankful that I did. Turns out I'm 31 weeks with a baby girl! If I would have waited for my doctor, I may have had a baby before I had any more tests done, because that would have been right around Christmas!

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