I recently moved back to the Cleveland area and also recently found out I am expecting. I want to deliver at Fairview - I have heard good things about it, and it is also less than a mile from my house
There seems to be quite a difference as to when OBs in the area see expectant mothers for their first appointments. Some friends of mine have went in as early as six weeks, while others have waited until more like 10 weeks. I am at six weeks now, and would really like to get in for my first appointment sooner rather than later.
I am currently set to see Dr. Kappus at Fairview, but the soonest she can see me is 11/29 (when I will be 9.5 weeks along), and my understanding is that an ultrasound won't be done for at least two more weeks after that. I have heard good things about Dr. Kappus, but I don't want to wait four more weeks to see her, and I have heard that getting appointments with her is tricky.
Today, I called Dr. Eckman's office in Lakewood, as I used to see her for regular OBGYN appts when I lived here before. She could get me in a week and a half earlier. Although I loved seeing Dr. Eckman, I have read some iffy reviews about her from a labor and delivery perspective online today.
I guess my questions are, is it unusual to have to wait until 9.5 weeks for the first OB appointment? Are you aware of any other OBs who deliver at Fairview who are very good and may be easier to get appointments with? And is it worth canceling my first appt with a very good OB just so I can get in with an OB who can see me sooner and is easier to schedule with?
Decisions, decisions. In reality, I am just too darn impatient!! TIA!