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09/06/2015 at 10:47
I wonder if any of you ladies could help me out here please,
I received my hospital appointment for my 1st trimester downs screening test and noticed that my appointment is with an obstetrician. It did sort of sit in my mind as to why as when I had my little boy it was just a normal sonographer appointment, I called the department yesterday and she asked if my pregnancy was considered 'High Risk' which my reply was "not that I'm aware of" we then went on to have a conversation about the reasons I could possibly be seeing an obstetrician. It then developed that it could be due to the fact I had some treatment (2 x cone biopsies) on my cervix due to pre cancerous cells I had a few years back - she then went on to mention that it could be that an appointment has been with the obstetrician as I will need to have a scan on my cervix to measure the length and could possibly need monitoring throughout the pregnancy due to increased risk of pre term labour and possibly needing a cervical stitch.
Now I just wondered if anyone could shed any light on whether they think this the most likely answer for this or is it usual practice to see an obstetrician for your initial scan??
If you have any stories you would share with me if you've had similar experiences I would be most grateful.
Thank You Ladies xxx
09/06/2015 at 11:57
With both my pregnancies it was just a normal sonographer. Sorry I can't be of more help. would your midwife have any information as she would have done the initial referral??
09/06/2015 at 12:31
Thanks for your reply Mrs Hunt - I tried contacting the midwife yesterday but was told it could be up to a week before she contacts me back *I was shocked at how long it takes for a call back - although I understand they are very busy*
I think I pretty much understand that its more than likely due to problems I had with my cervix as I know when I had my son it was just a normal sonographer I saw. It looks like I'll just have to sit tight and wait to see what the appointment brings.
Thanks for taking the time to reply x
09/06/2015 at 14:00
I think that sounds pretty standard... My sister had a similar situation. She had had treatment for pre-cancerous cells several years ago & then when she became pregnant in 2013 she was put under consultant led care the whole time & was told this was because she was at a slightky hugher risk of having a weak cervix be ause of the treatment. All was fine though... She did not need a stitch or anything, they just did extra monitoring.
09/06/2015 at 14:13
Thanks for your reply - I thought as much... I was just confused as at my booking appointment the midwife had a look through and made notes of the previous treatments and operations I've had due to similar to what your sister had but she never mentioned anything else about it so was a tad confused when the appointment came through and it was with the obstetrician.
Thank You for your reply I feel more understanding of why now lol x
09/06/2015 at 18:50
Possibly might be the case as the biopsies take out a little part of your cervix so it could be weakened depended where it was removed. You may find after the scan all us fine. Just think it means your getting the best of care to ensure bubs is okay x
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