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02/09/2013 at 14:24
As it says really. So far my H has come to both the mw appointments and the 12 week scan. He's quite keen to keep coming along, which is fine by me, but I'm not sure whether it's necessary. He'll defo be there for the 20 week scan though.
02/09/2013 at 14:27
He wants to come to as many as his shifts permit but he will definitely not be able to make them all. I wish he could go and it be me that skips them ; )
02/09/2013 at 14:29
Nope, not one. He looked after M so I could go to them alone second time round.
They aren't that interesting and he was at the scans.
02/09/2013 at 14:31
H hasn't been to any of my mw apps so far, but he's been to all our scans. My mw apps have all been short and sweet and I don't think he's really missing out. He is coming this week though as we are going through my birth plan and its the first app after my placenta site scan tomorrow so it seemed more important for him to come, its just lucky that he has the afternoon off, otherwise he wouldn't though. He works an hour away by train so every app would be a half day off work which he can't afford to take. Its nice your H wants to come to them all.
02/09/2013 at 14:32
lucas - he came to the scans
william - not my booking in, but came to scans and all investigations
issac - his boss was lovely and allowed him all scans (and there was a lot of scans) and mw appts off, i didnt go to the community mw i went to see the consultant for every mw appt so i was glad he was there, his boss more or less gave him what a female would get in entitlement to attending scans and appts in pregnancy
He came to my first MW appt for booking in, to all of the scans and consultant appointments at hospital, but none of the other MW appointments.
He works an hours drive away and the MW is only at my gp surgery in the middle of the day so its not like he can nip back in his lunch hour. He would love to be able to come to all of them but there is little point really as the appointments only take five mins .
02/09/2013 at 14:34
My H was at all of my appointments. I was consultant led, so there were a fair few extra appointments too.
Most of them, he didn't need to go to, he just wanted to annoy me i think...
02/09/2013 at 14:41
H has come to the scans and my consult appts with the twins (these were at the same time as my extra growth scans for them which is why he was there). MW appts are rather boring, no reason to drag H out of work for them! in fact I got bored of my MW appts by the end!!
02/09/2013 at 14:43
Nope, none except for the scans. I don't know any partners that have..
Yes, he came to all but 1 as he was away for work. He wfh normally so was easy to come along and entertain our son whilst MW attended to me
02/09/2013 at 14:46
My H has only been to the scans.
I told him he was more than welcome to come but that they basicly take my blood pressure and poke my belly!
it was a shame he wasnt at the last one (25 weeks) as i got to hear the heart beat for the first time but apart from that, he hasnt missed anything!
02/09/2013 at 14:47
Thanks ladies. I imagine they are going to get pretty routiney but it's nice that he is excited. He also works an hour away so maybe the novelty will wear off.
02/09/2013 at 14:51
I had to force my H to come to my 12 week and 22 week scans with my first 2 children, so I never bothered when I pregnant the last time. He never came to any of the MW appointments ever. He came to one scan with the beans pregnancy because I had found out the gender the scan before and he wanted to make sure it was the gender I'd told him
02/09/2013 at 14:55
With my first he came to one appt and all scans. With my second, no appts, just scans.
02/09/2013 at 15:09
Mine came to all of them, he was a bit anal about being involved with everything! wouldnt have bothered me if he hadnt come to the MW appointments, they are pretty boring!
02/09/2013 at 15:12
We've had two scans so far (8 & 12 weeks) and he came to those but he didn't come to my booking in appt or my cons appt but he was abroad for that. We have a private gender scan on 14th sept and I have mw on 17th sept so he might not come to that but he'll be there for my 20 w scan as well. Son starts school on 10th which he wants to be there for so there's quite a few demands on his time. Luckily he can work from home or go in a bit later so they might all be doable.
02/09/2013 at 15:19
Only the scans and the 1st one we heard the heartbeat (16 weeks) he come sto the antental classes too. The others I have taken my Dad or my Mum so that they get chance to hear her. OH has his own business and time is money, I also don't think it is necessary for him to be there for all of them
02/09/2013 at 15:21
He couldn't make the booking appointment but has been to all scans and mw appts since. He has made a point of coming to everything even though he usually sits in the waiting room when they are running a little late huffing and puffing haha. I wouldn't mind if he didn't come to the mw appts but think it is nice for him to be there for the scans.
02/09/2013 at 15:28
Mine came to the booking in appointment for #2 as it was a Saturday, and my pre-op appointments for #2 and #3, other than that he only came to scans.
02/09/2013 at 15:40
All my MW appointments were at home first time around so my ex-H just popped back from work (a 5 minute drive) but it meant he was cross when she was late (which was every single time, lol)
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