first doctors appointment- what happens there?

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  1. lillou

    lillou Well-Known Member

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    As this is my first baby ( :cheer: ) i am just wondering what happens at the first doctors appointment?

    I live in Scotland so not sure if its different from England or not?

    Any help will be much appreciated though!
     
  2. Fingers crossed

    Fingers crossed Well-Known Member

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    Mine just said congratulations and make an appointment to see the midwife on your way out :lol: . But she did go through the foods I should avoid before she sent me on my way and make a note of it on the computer.
    you could always phone up the surgery and ask the receptionist what their procedure is :hug:
     
  3. trixiehunnybun

    trixiehunnybun Well-Known Member

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    Mine said Congrats, prescribed me folic acid, asked where i wanted the bay, explain things to avoid, worked out due date and said midwife would be in touch. Think thats all, I went yesterday to see mine(second baby) and he said nothing have changed in care for pregnant wpmen in the last year, did i have any questions. Good Luck and congrats x
     
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    Redshoes Well-Known Member

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    Ours said congratulations and that she'd make us an appointment to see the MW as now all my pregnancy care was with her and not the GP :) but different surgeries have different practise, but it's very very exciting making it all 'official' at the Doc's as it were :D :hug:
     
  5. lillou

    lillou Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone, im trying to make one for next week :cheer:
     
  6. handbagqueen

    handbagqueen Well-Known Member

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    My doctors wouldn't see me until I was 8 weeks which put me out a bit as I wanted to be told by someone official that I wasn't making it up!- 3 tests didn't convince me!
    Then I just got weighed and blood pressure taken.
     
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    Sherlock Well-Known Member

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    A lot of GP's and MW's don't see you until at least 8 weeks as there is nothing to be done as such. At 8 weeks its paperwork, weight, BP and a few other bits maybe but nothing else.

    And they use the same tests as we buy over the counter so its all good :) A lot of GP's just take you at your word and don't worry about doing another test anyways, so chances are seeing your GP earlier would not have made a jot of difference.
     
  8. lillou

    lillou Well-Known Member

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    i called the receptionist at my doctors and she said to make an appoitnment asap as the procedure is usually see the doctor and take it from there so i have one on Monday :cheer:
     

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