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09/07/2013 at 20:09
Hi ladies, I had my 16 week appointment today and feel so let down, my partner took half a day off work to come along and basically went so she could stick bits of paper in my notes, dipped my wee and checked my blood pressure then sent us on our way and said we won't get another appointment untill im 28 weeks for bloods, thats 12weeks away! We didn't even get the chance to hear baby's heartbeat which is what we thought the highlight of the appointment would be. Majorly gutted! What are your experiences? Am I being silly or am I right in thinking it should have been about abit more than paperwork? Xx
09/07/2013 at 20:16
Nope! Mine was exactly the same! when I had my daughter they didn't check for heartbeat at that appointment either. Apparently it can still be difficult to detect and causes more stress for mothers if they can't find it so many don't try till later on. X
10/07/2013 at 13:04
They should have listened to your babys heartbeat...x
11/07/2013 at 21:33
I asked as soon as I went in if they could listen to heartbeat as saw somewhere that it could be requested but not normally carried out. Glad I did and had my 2 children with me to hear it too just to make it more real for them. But I can understand how let down you felt. It feels such a long time between 16 and 28 weeks although you get your 20week scan in the middle. Hope the time flies for you! I'm trying to slow down time and enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy!
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