34 week mw app and health visitor app

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  1. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    had my 34 week today, went good and bad,

    She asked about my parent craft day and when i told her i found them very unhelpfull with my questions about pain relief she wasnt much better, I dont understand why none of the midwives i seen have been able to tell me what drugs i can or can not take with my codien allergy, all she did was google it and say hmmm maybe u shouldnt take diamorpheine or petadine, if they cant answer my questions can they not refer me to someon who can??? apparently not

    well other than that measurements and pee were all good but babys heart beat was 180 so she asked me to go back in after health visior app but it was still 180 so sent me up to the hospital to be put on the monitor, thankfully it came back down so all is good :) little messer giving me fright again

    On the up side was surprisingly happy with the health visitro app, not half as bad as i expected, got my red book which i was told to put straight into my hospital bag, one to add to the list i think dont remember seeing it there,

    she was alsoopen on feeding unlike the others who force BF so she was able to answer my formula questions which was great.

    And i now have the rest of the day off work to rest yaiii i defo need it :)
     
  2. Nurse 26

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    your midwife should have been able to ask a phamacist about your allergy, they would be the ones who would know what you can take.

    Glad your appointment went well :) xx
     
  3. Zoeox

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    Surely the book which they have with them regarding medicines would tell them whether you could take with your allergy!
    Glad your appt went well though xx
     
  4. Nic36

    Nic36 Well-Known Member

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    Glad your appointment went okay. If the MW can't answer your questions she should really be trying to find out from someone else. What about giving NHS direct a call? They are supposed to give advice I think. Xx
     
  5. hugsy

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    yeah i kknow i was so shocked that she didnt know, she has been helpfull up to now but feel very let dwn about it all now

    She also said if i want to do a birth plan to work away and if i want to bring it in and show her when im done??? i was lkine eh do i not do it with you and got a firm NO

    gonnna have to try find out more my self on the drugs side of things i guess
     
  6. Nurse 26

    Nurse 26 Well-Known Member

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    you could go along to boots and ask to speak to a pharmacist there hun! they are the ones the doctors ask in these situations.
     
  7. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    h thats a good idea will try that on sat :) also have a cousin whos a pharmacist but shes over in Canada at the mo but could always email and ask her :)

    guess i just expected to have some sort of discussion about the actual labour and pain relief at some point so was bit shocked that its not gonna happen and il just have to play it by ear on the day
     
  8. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    Glad it went well :) I've got my 34 week appointment soon, and been a bit apprehensive about the health visitor.
     

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