Hi all, This is my first posting so please forgive if this ground has already been covered... I am slightly concerned about the Midwife which is dealing with my Wife and I. My wife is in her second trimester and we have recently completed a fetal heartbeat monitor. When we got to our doctors surgeory I have the general feeling we were rushed in and rushed out as there were a family who saw the midwife at the timeslot which we had been booked in for, when we did get to see the midwife after waiting 10-15 minutes or so the same family was waiting to see the midwife after our heartbeat monitor was done. The actual heartbeat was found pretty instantly which we were pleased about....we got to listen to it for no longer than 10 seconds and were just about able to ask a few questions which we had but we felt as if we were overstaying our welcome as the midwife seemed to be in a hurry, in total the actual appointment probably lasted around 10 minutes max. At the heartbeat monitor the midwife asked if my wife had bought a urine sample (which she hadnt), the midwife said this wasnt a problem and that we could deliver the sample the next time we were to see her (in 6 weeks time). Since the monitor, we have tried several times to contact the midwife with regards to arranging an ultrasound, all we got from the birthcentre which she is based at is that 'she's off today'...great apparently we cant talk to anyone else. When the midwife did finally call back (2 days ago) she was extremely abrupt and just said that the hospital would be in touch tomorrow (actually yesterday)....no call from hospital. My wife called the birthing centre at which the midwife is based and she mentioned that she still hadnt submitted her urine sample and that she was told this was 'not a problem'....this came as a shock to the people at the birthcentre. As it turns out the midwife is off next week as of today and the Hospital which is supposed to be giving us a 17 week ultrasound ( its week 15 now) has not even heard of us/has no record of us...when the midwife returns from her holiday...she is working for three days then goes to have surgory and is off work for another 6 weeks in which time we were told we will get a temporary midwife. I am thrilled at the thought of being a dad and would like for this time to be a happy one for us both but the way in which our pregnancy is being dealt with can be quite worrying.....im getting to the stage where i want to change the midwife. On the other hand perhaps this is just how it is and i shouldnt expect any special treatment. Any replies/views good or bad would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Mark.