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08/04/2013 at 12:37
Is it just a general appointment. I am expecting her to take my bp, test my wee and weigh me.
Will she listen for a HB?
08/04/2013 at 12:39
Mine did and found it easily but not all do as it is still quite early.
08/04/2013 at 12:41
Yes, they will probably have a good feel of your tummy and listen to bubs HB. I have my 16wk appt this week too!
08/04/2013 at 12:46
I had mine last week, I had to have more bloods taken, blood pressure checked, urine checked and she listened for the HB. Was so happy to hear it. Have been feeling a bit of movement this week too, so hope you have too now or if not very shortly.
I think it differs from area to area, but I saw the Healthcare Assistant first, who took a wee sample, weighed me and took my BP. Then I went into the midwife and she just had a general chat about things, then took my blood sample for the Down's test and then listened to the heartbeat.
08/04/2013 at 13:06
Mine was just a urine check, bp and chat. I asked her to listen to hb but apparently NICE guidelines say they shouldn't at 16 weeks. I got upset and she did listen but wasn't happy about it...then again my mw is horrid so hopefully yours is nicer!
08/04/2013 at 13:17
I have mine next week and when I had my booking in app (at 12 weeks) she told me she would try and listen for it at 16 weeks. Other than that, I'm expecting a wee sample but not sure what else. Glad you asked this question as I was debating posting about it myself! Hope it goes ok x
08/04/2013 at 13:32
I had wee sample, BP, listen to heartbeat and measure of my tummy, no weighing in my area. Mine was with GP as they share care around here! Got my 25 week appointment with actual MW on thursday and I'm expecting pretty much the same!
08/04/2013 at 13:42
Mine copied details from my 12 week blood tests into my maternity notes, had a chat and answered any questions, took my bp and listened to the baby's heartbeat. No weighing or measuring for me.
08/04/2013 at 14:16
Thanks girls. I thought it was just standard stuff they did. Its shocking how little i remember from last time! I really hope she listens to the HB. I have been feeling movements but not as frequently as i would like and not as much as when i was pregnant with L so i would like some reassurance.
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