Establishing care

Azul • Nursing student. Mom of 2, expecting #3(A Girl!) “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

I just started the nursing program and I need to have a physical done. But I had to establish care first. I had a new patient appointment today with the doctor of my choice and she was great but I find it very odd that they didn’t really go into any reproductive questions.

I am of childbearing years, and the only thing the doctor asked was if I was on birth control. I told her that I wasn’t and that the only thing we used was condoms.

I was never asked LMP, or if I could be pregnant or anything like that. I would assume this is all stuff you would want to know of a new patient but since I’m mainly doing this for school, I didn’t volunteer the info.

I am in fact 7w2d pregnant and will disclose my state to my instructors when we start clinicals or at when I feel it’s appropriate. I just don’t think it’s necessary while we are only doing class work.

I’m just wondering if it’s normal for primary doctors to not care whether a woman is pregnant or not since they aren’t OBs?