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First Prenatal Visit Experience

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    Mingaling is offline Registered User
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    First Prenatal Visit Experience

    Hi Everyone! I am 7-8 weeks pregnant (and new to HK) and had my first prenatal visit this morning. Prior to the visit, from all the readings, I was expecting a lengthy visit involving blood tests, discussions on family history, eating habits, etc. However, my visit was about 5 mins long! All they did was do a ultrasound, measured my blood pressure and I had a 5 min conversation with the doctor...is this standard in Hong Kong? Or should I be looking for a new doctor?

    Thanks for all your feedback!

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    Hi,

    This sounds familiar! If you are going through a public hospital I think this is the norm unless someone else has had another experience they want to share.

    I'm going public and have monthly scans which take around 15 minutes. They did do blood tests early on - I was 12 weeks when I started hospital visits so yours must be coming soon.

    You could arrange to see a private ob/gyno for additional info and questions. They may help put your mind at ease and give you some advice on vitamins, diet and so on.

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    Mingaling is offline Registered User
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    Thanks for the feedback twontheway - but my doctor is private.

    It sounds like I need to look for a new doctor. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    You can try Dr. Fong Mun Ho in St. Paul Hospital, Causeway Bay. HK private dr. will assume you do the blood test in the public so you have to let them know your thought.

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    I have my first public appointment this Thursday and they told me not to eat before I go. Any idea what happens at the first appointment? I am 10 weeks and wondered if I can expect a scan or not? Or do I go ahead and book a private scan.

    Thanks

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    hi cherrypie, have you seen this thread? it documents what my first public visit was like.

    1st trimester downs screening in public system

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    Much appreciated Sweetblueberry for the info, was a big help - hope I get offered a scan as am a first time mum and want to know that everything is as it should be.

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    Mingaling is offline Registered User
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    Thanks Moni for the recommendation

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