samples for midwife

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  1. heles7

    heles7 Well-Known Member

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    I know at the hospital there are signs everywhere saying you must bring a urine sample to each visit and there is a big tub on the front desk where you help yourself to a container but what about for the midwife at the GP's surgery?

    Last time I went I didn't take one but she expected me to have one but I never even thought to ask for a container when I left. Whats the drill ladies?
     
  2. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I have to bring a sample with me each time I see the midwife. She gave me a pot which she gives back to me to reuse. (Really stingy I think, my old midwife down south used to give me a new one each time).
    You can buy the pots in most chemists if you don't have one, or a lot of doctors will keep them at reception for you to collect (though my gp surgery makes people buy them at the chemist)
     
  3. heles7

    heles7 Well-Known Member

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    thats so stingy!

    think if they tell me to go and pay in the chemist, they'll be getting it in a jam jar from home :lol:
     
  4. Manda&Thomas

    Manda&Thomas Well-Known Member

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    i was given one hun
    maybe ask your doctor if they have one you can have :)
    manda xx
     
  5. Llys

    Llys Well-Known Member

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    Can I just recommend though that you don't drink lots of apple juice before you pee for the sample :D


    Yep, guess who did ! When I gave her the sample my pee looked more like apple juice than pee - and it showed up some glucose too! :roll: :wall: :rotfl:

    So next time, I'm on water only for the day before and the day of the appointment to ensure that it's not glucose and just overdosing on apple juice!! :dance:
     
  6. Geordie&Bairn

    Geordie&Bairn Well-Known Member

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    Each time ive been to have a scan they gave me a cradboard dimond shapes cups to pee in for a sample with my name wrote on the lip. At the midwife appointment i was given a cup to use. No one has ever saked me to bring one to them. Thank god id hate to have to carry it around yuck!. :oops: It diffrent everwhere by the sounds of it NHS is not consistent in anything it does. I can tbelive you had to provide your own container that NHS financial cut backs going a bit far. :?
     
  7. GBLiz

    GBLiz Well-Known Member

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    at my surgery they send you over the road to buy a post from the chemist!!
     
  8. *Cupcake*

    *Cupcake* Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was only my midwife who gave you the pot back to be re-used. I still bin it, theres no way Im storing a used urine sample pot lol. I buy them from boots.
     
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    My midwife gives me a bottle each time or I can grab one from the GP's reception.
     
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    Bee Well-Known Member

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    I got a load of pots at my booking appointment and I have to take a sample in at every appointment
     
  11. Moofa

    Moofa Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    My colleague's husband works for a medicine firm and she has given me about 50 specimen bottles, so if anyone wants some PM me and i'll post you a few.

    Oh my 1st midwife appointment is on Wed and she is coming to my house should I have wee sample ready?

    Mx
     
  12. GBLiz

    GBLiz Well-Known Member

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    mine never even told me i would need to bring a sample, it was only from reading it on here, and luckily i already knew you have to buy your own at my surgery
     

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