16 week appointment

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  1. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Is it normal for it to be with a GP not a midwife? I haven't heard anyone else seeing a GP :/

    I swear i make a new post about something every week, im sprry folks sometimes google just doesn't have all the answers i need! Lol.
     
  2. tootie

    tootie Well-Known Member

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    I always thought 16 week was a midwife too x how're you feeling in yourself now sweetie? Xx
     
  3. louise2610

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    Never heard of that. Do you have any underlying health issues?
     
  4. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Nope nothing at all, I only see midwife at scans and after 36 weeks :/ kinda ragin. Noone has said anything and i live close to hosp!

    Tootie im okay, just taking every day as it comes, everything is getting to me but just trying to enjoy being pregnant. How are you keeping?
     
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    Iv always seen a mw but my mw is at my doctors. It's also a different one each time.
     
  6. Summergurl

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    Mine was with the GP. No reason other than my surgery, the docs like to see you & check you. To me it makes no sense though as they're not specialised in pregnancy & don't deal with it day in day out it seems pointless.
     
  7. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my thoughts too but glad someone else is seeing gp, i was beginning to worry! Surely tho gp would have to know fundal height and rhings, i just would feel more comfortable with a midwife who does it day in day out.
     
  8. tootie

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    You'll get there sweetie, bloody hormones raging through your body! You're a tough cookie, you're doing fab x I am good thank you, going to book a cheeky gender scan for 3 weeks time hee hee. Are you finding out gender at 20 weeks? X
     
  9. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    No, i would kinda like too but hubby is dead set against it. So hoping that i can suss it out or its a bit obvious at scan! Lol. Oh exciting, not long to wait now! :)
     
  10. Summergurl

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    The doc just asked me how I was feeling how the scans went and then tried to listen to the heartbeat. No measuring. The doc couldn't find the heartbeat so asked me to come back the next day & found it. I can't help but wonder if I had seen the midwife I wouldn't of had that worry for 24hours. I've spoken to a midwife who also doesn't really see the point in docs doing it either.
     
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    Fundal heightbisnonly checked much later on in pregnancy. I want to say 28 weeksnoneards. But that might not be right. I don't remember. Iv hardly seen the midwife this while pregnancy, never mind the GP. Only time GP has been involved is to write me a prescription for iron!
     
  12. Summergurl

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    They measure at 25 weeks now, well down here in the sw they do :)
     
  13. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Must admit i was pleasantly surprised! Gp was excellent. Talked abput diet, exercise esp pelvic floor, got to hear babies heartbeat (ahhh it was amazing!!) she even felt my abdomen. Says she could feel my uterus it was higher than she expected but not to worry. Also got my whooping cough vaccine as you can now get it earlier. Was very good have to admit.
     
  14. louise2610

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    Really pleased to hear that Maac. Is whooping cough injection recommended? Any others? Need to me. Xxx
     
  15. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, highly recommended, heres the nhs link :)

    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/whooping-cough-vaccination-pregnant.aspx

    ITs usually given at 20 week but its changed from the 1st of May and now you can have it earlier. I know people are very anti vaccines in pregnancy and i do understand the risks, I really dont mean to scare you at all but my little cousin got whooping cough about two years ago, only a few weeks old and sadly passed away. I really dont mean to scare yous at all but little babies dont have the protection against it and it really can be fatal. Please dont panic, I just feel I shuld encourage mothers, my aunt regrets it to this day.

    The only other vaccine i got was flu vaccine but its not really flu season. Only because I work in healthcare i got it early pregnancy coming out of season because our residents in the nursing home get flu at any point.
     
  16. Summergurl

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    I'm just over 27 weeks & ive not heard about the whooping cough vaccine. Nor has anybody mentioned it to me. I'm not surprised though, the 'care' I have recieved so far has been absolutely shocking. Especially for a first timer. I'll be sure to add it to my list to ask about at my next appointment. Thanks :)
     
  17. Maaaaaac

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    Oh my gosh really? I have to admit this websire and the nhs one is a godsend, I look up everything, dont be afraid to ask questions here, we'll help as best we can :)
     
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    I know I love this site!
    I wouldn't have learnt half of what I have without this & NHS website. Itll be the first thing I ask the midwife next week!
     
  19. tootie

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    Ah Maaaaac so pleased the gp visit was a good one! Sometimes not knowing what you're going into can make your anxiety shoot up xx ahhh the heartbeat! Such an amazing sound!

    To be fair I would still be happy not to know, I'm doing it as a surprise for DH. With dd hubs told me what she was and that moment and the emotion in his voice and on his face when he said we have a little girl.. Still brings tears to my eyes xx
     
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    I'm not sure about other parts of the country but in my last pregnancy the whooping cough vaccine was mentioned at my 28 week appointment so I'm guessing the midwife will mention it next week when I see her. My doctors surgery do it between 28-38 weeks xx
     

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