FIRST HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT - don't know what to expect

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  1. hayley

    hayley Well-Known Member

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    I'm booked in for my first antenatal appointment Jan 26th - don't know what to expect. The nurse told me my first hospital visit will take bewteen 2 and 3 hours.... I know i'm booked in for a scan but what else will they do?

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  2. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    hi hun, is it ya first appointment to see midewife?
    or u not seen her yet and are going straight to hospital and having scan?
     
  3. hayley

    hayley Well-Known Member

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    My first apointment is with the hospital. They've told me i'll be having a 12 week scan. I'm not sure if the appointment will be with a nurse or a midwife. I liverpool we have a womens hospital which caters for all womens bits and bobs..... so maybe i'll see a midwife as well as a nurse.

    It's all new to me

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  4. Bagpuss17

    Bagpuss17 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hayley,

    My first appointment was with my midwife at my local surgery so it's a bit different to your situation.

    The appointment took about an hour. First of all they went through my medical history, they have to fill in lots of paperwork, take copies out to be sent to the hospital of your choice. Not far for your copies to go if the appointment is at the hospital.

    She measured my height, weighed me, took my blood pressure, asked me to pee on a stick (showed protein in my urine - bit of a worry), took a huge blood sample. The biggest that you'll have to do is at this appointment. I hate needles.

    She gave me loads of leaflets and a book and that was about it. Got my next appointment mid Jan.

    You will have all that and your scan in one then - very convenient.
     

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