What to do after a big fat POSITIVE on your pee-on-a-stick
This is a conversation between Brigid and Dr Pat about what to do once you have done a home pregnancy test and it’s positive.
We talk about your first visit to your doctor and what tests are important to have at this stage of your pregnancy
This podcast talks about:
When to test for pregnancy and how to test for pregnancy
When to go to the doctor when you have a positive home pregnancy test.
What will happen at your first doctors appointment
What are estimated due dates
What is a dating scan and whether you need one and where you go to get one.
What pregnancy markers mean such as levels of beta HcG are in pregnancy
What medical history your GP is interested in.
How to look at your support mechanisms for you as you start your pregnancy
What type of blood tests you need at the start of pregnancy and why you need them.
What an ‘Unsighted” pregnancy means
What a trans-vaginal ultrasound means
What different pregnancy care options are available to you. (In Australia)
How to take full advantage of the technology available to you
Tools for you
Just pregnant? Firstly a massive congratulations! To help you we have put together a fantastic checklist for you to print out, fill in and take to your first doctor's appointment. Go to our home page and click on Just Pregnant? to get our free checklist to take to your first GP appointment.
Pregnancy Knowledge checker. This is a FREE quiz to help you identify where you knowledge gaps might be in your pregnancy. See here