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youcancallmepunk
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My sister is pregnant, and hasn't been to see the doctor yet, she just found a week or so ago. Well, everyone is telling her she doesn't need to go to the doctor until she is 3 months along. I was just curious, shouldn't she go to the doctor just make sure everything is in working order and to get pre-natal vitamins?
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Heather
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Yes, she should. As soon as she can, because really, it's always the sooner the better.

Good for you for looking out for her!


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Can I add a resounding "DEFINITELY". It is essential for a doctor to determine the state of mother and child, and devise a "plan" for the pregnancy. Also, if there is a problem, it is important it is detected, and if possible, treated, as early as possible. For example, ectopic pregnancies (implantation outside the uterus) is a highly dangerous condition occuring in about 2% of pregnancies. It is vital the doctor detect this before the 3-month mark, when the life of the mother will be in danger.

I am not saying this to scare you, but to emphasise how vital health care is to an expectant mother.


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youcancallmepunk
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I tried, but apparently because I'm not a mother or never have been pregnant, I don't know what I'm talking about. I'll keep trying though, maybe if she hears it enough she will go.

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KittenGoddess
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Why not point her toward Scarleteen or someplace like GirlMom for some advice then?

It's cool that you're trying to help your sister out. She really does need to be seeing the doctor ASAP.

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youcancallmepunk
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She isn't a teenager though, so girlmom.com isn't exactly the place for her. Any other sites? I would point her this way but then she would read post I had written and well...


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Heather
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Hipmama.com is a very good place to start.

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Well, I told her about hipmama.com, apparently she has no time for it. But non-the-less, being the smart cookie that I am , I bought "Breeder" which is by the makers of HipMama, and highlighted the website and put a little note in it.

Hopefully after I give the book to her she will go there and realize that she does need to see the doctor.

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