Due to military relocation from Fort Bragg, NC to Fort Rucker, AL I'm having issues getting OB care and appointments set up.
Here is my timeline so far:
June 2nd - Confirmed Pregnancy with Primary Care (could not schedule with an OB until test results were in system on June 7)
June 7th - Called for OB, told I must do military intake which consists of health history and blood work with nurse before an OB could be scheduled. Was told I'd probably have to wait until 12 weeks for actual OB appointment. Rucker does not have on post OB so was told they were unsure if the paperwork would transfer to a civilian. I did not schedule the appointment and called Tricare Insurance instead hoping to just set up something at Rucker and travel down to move some items and get seen. Tricare will not give me a referral yet because I am in North region right now and they won't allow me to switch to South region until my husband's report date on the 10th of July. I must be seen by their clinic first then get an OB referral.
June 8th - Elective U/S for dating (I did not want to wait for OB appt for dating.) Seen baby and hear HR (117 bpm, which the tech said was normal at 6 weeks/6 days.)
A little background: I'm a needle phobic. Severely. I have fainted from everything involving needles, including finger pricks and TB tests since kindergarten shots. I do not want to go to a random lab and risk passing out while pregnant due to the unsympathetic response/no interventions I generally get from techs. I was hoping to see an OB who might have suggestions to prevent fainting before doing initial blood work.
I am starting to get nervous since I have not had any contact with an OB. I am 9 weeks, 5 days today. So, how unusual is it that I have still not been seen? When did everyone here have their first blood work and/or actual OB appointment?