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I recently tested positive for pregnancy. When is the appropriate time to schedule a visit to the doctor for check-ups and prenatal care? Is it necessary to see a doctor immediately after receiving a positive result?
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Congratulations on your positive pregnancy test! It is recommended to schedule a visit with your healthcare provider as soon as possible after receiving a positive result. Early prenatal care is crucial for both you and your baby's health. During this initial appointment, your doctor will confirm the pregnancy, estimate your due date, and discuss important information regarding nutrition, lifestyle changes, and prenatal vitamins. They may also perform some initial tests or screenings. Regular check-ups throughout your pregnancy are essential to monitor the progress of your baby's growth and development, detect any potential complications early on, and ensure that you receive proper care and support during this special time. Your healthcare provider will guide you on how often you should have these appointments based on your specific needs and medical history. Remember to communicate openly with your doctor about any concerns or questions you may have during each visit.

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They say about 12 weeks
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You can visit a doctor at 8weeks for recommendations for early ultrasound. At 8weeks your yolk sac and fetal pole should be present. If you did a HPT (urine test) you should do a confirmatory blood test for concentration of beta HCG at a clinic as soon as possible. 

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