When to see the midwife

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  1. flowers2014

    flowers2014 Active Member

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    I know people see between 8 and 10 weeks but I'm not sure if I'm leaving it too late. Basically I am away from home and won't be able to see my doctor until 7+5 weeks. I rang them and they said you see the doctor first then the midwife. So if I go at 7+5 is that leaving it too late for the doctor to arrange a appointment with the midwife? In other words I am on holiday and now working out what week I am and so on it making me think it will be late but then I guess people also don't realise they are pregnant until later too right?
     
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    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    tri hopping. no thats fine hun. youmust ensure though that if you want the non invasive nuchal fold test at the first scan your scan is between 11+2 and 13+4 weeks ideally.
     
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    I've just had my midwife booking appointment, and its just to get all your medical and family info, put your blue book together and take a whole lot of blood to screen for various things.

    They are also booking the 12 week scan. Might be worth speaking to a midwife just to let them know your situation .
     
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    Mummy2toddler Well-Known Member

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    No that's fine I think I didn't see my midwife until 11+5 this time round x
     
  5. ceriannbrown

    ceriannbrown Well-Known Member

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    i had to wait until i was 10 weeks before seeing a midwife. i was quite stressed about it as everyone on here seems to go WAYY earlier. the docs forgot to phone me you see.
    so now im awaiting a scan date. it's all very scary at this point isnt it?
    hope you get something sorted. if in doubt just phone your doctors. that's what i had to do in the end.x
     
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    i think they will fit you in in your time...i booked in with midwife last fri an i received my early bird an booking appointments today one for monday comin an one for the following monday xx
     
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    I phoned the midwife yesterday for my booking in appt because I'm going away between 7-9 weeks. I've got my booking in appt next week, I'll be 6+3. Just call them if you're concerned, I'm sure they'll work around you xx
     
  8. flowers2014

    flowers2014 Active Member

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    Thank you for your replies everyone.

    Initially I called the docs and asked them what I'm meant to do. They said to come for an appointment and then the whole midwife thing starts. So I left it at that.

    However I think I will call again and say I will probably be many weeks in by then so if I can could you set me up with a midwife too.
     
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    I saw my gp yesterday and she said I won't have anything until my 12 week scan- not even a midwife app. Does this sound right for a second pregnancy?
     

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