HELP....16 week doctors appointment

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  1. bulb

    bulb Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Silly question but what should I expect at my 16wk appointment?? Its with the GP and fortunately I managed to get in with the lady doctor.
    I know she's gonna tet my urine, but dont know what else to expect!!

    HELP!!!
     
  2. Manda&Thomas

    Manda&Thomas Well-Known Member

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    normaly they test you wee, take your blood pressure, maybe offer you blood tests if you havant already had them done, sometimes they weigh you and ask if you need to know anything :)
    oh they may try to listen to babys heartbeat some wont as it still might be too early to pick it up easily :)
    manda xx
     
  3. jendav81

    jendav81 Well-Known Member

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    Hiya I had mine not long ago.

    I had my blood taken for spina bifida, downs sybdrome and stds.
    Weight
    Blood Pressure
    Sample of urine checked
    Fundal height (where uterus has grown to)

    This is in Scotland so don't know if it's different where you are. Hope that helps xx
     
  4. Sherlock

    Sherlock Well-Known Member

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    Take your wee as they will always dip your urine.

    Blood pressure always. Maybe weight, maybe measure your fundal height, but not a given. I've not been weighed at 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks :lol:

    Other than that, not much. Bloods for testing but I had those done at 12 weeks, but each area if different. If you had them done at 12 weeks, chances are you won't have them now.

    Also if you have had bloods taken and were awaiting results, they tend to only contact you if there is a problem. So no news is good news.

    When I had bloods at 12 weeks I didn't hear anything and at my next GP and MW appointment neither of them mentioned it, so I took it to mean all was well. Didn't bother chasing it up.
     
  5. Suzie and Faith

    Suzie and Faith Well-Known Member

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    Hey, yeah they check urine sample, bp,
    at mine they listened to the babies heartbeat
    possibly measure belly (fundal height)
    possibly bloods if not previosuly taken
     
  6. kalia

    kalia Well-Known Member

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    Mine was pretty much the same as everyone elses. I had it at 18+4 because I didn't book early enough in advance to get an appointment before that.
    She took my blood pressure, offered blood tests (I took some but turned down the ones for Spina bifidia and Downs), checked urine, measured fundal height and listened to baby's heartbeat for the first time :cheer: She asked how I was doing. I think that's it :D
     
  7. Geordie&Bairn

    Geordie&Bairn Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bulb
    I oppted out of the 16week appointment as id decided i did not wont to have the down's tests as if baby dose have it i will love him just as much.

    What everyone else said is whats happens
    Id just like to say goodluck at you appointment and hearing your little ones heart beat. If you havnt already its wonderfull

    Lol Sarah
     

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