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29/05/2013 at 11:06
We have our first midwife appointment today...
I have had my bloods done previously and confirmation of pregnancy and a scan to predict EDD..
What do I expect to happen now?
29/05/2013 at 11:20
She'll ask you questions on previous family history (if there is any history of diabetes, miscarriage, birth defects etc) for both you and your partner's families.
She'll ask you for a wee sample and test it for any infection.
She will probably also give you a load of information on what tests they do when (so what tests they carry out at your 12 week scan etc). She will also fill out a form ready to book your 12 week scan (some also do this over the phone at your appointment, mine didn't, I had the scan appointment in the post a few weeks later).
Depending on what bloods you had done before, she may also do bloods as they test whether you are Rhesus neg/pos and also for sickle cell at your booking in appointment.
She'll also give you your free bounty pack and your maternity notes, as well as going through what you can expect when (your appointments and your scans etc).
Hope that helps!
..... you'll get used to blood tests.. eurgh!
29/05/2013 at 11:27
I have already had a load of blood tests for a variety of different things as I've had 3 previous miscarriages. Plus with me and getting blood they normally need an anethenetist as I generally have bad veins they collapse a lot and when they find the blood I generally collapse... So they try to do my bloods at hospitals. xxx
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