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14/06/2013 at 04:55
Yesterday I had my booking appointment and when she said what my bmi was I commented I thought that was a bit high. She agreed I'd lost weight since February which was when I was weighted for my smear but I couldnt work out how my bmi was so high.
Anyway she only took my weight and copied my height from a previous measurement in my notes somewhere. She's recorded it as 1.54m. I know from being measured for a health check not long ago it's actually 1.57m so I assume there is a typo somewhere on my notes, either in the past or where she has copied my height over.
Now my issue with this is I'm not the lightest person in the world and with my height at 1.54, my bmi is over 31, with it at 1.57, my bmi is 29.9 putting me in a different weight category.
So my question is wsid? Am I ok to just ring them and say I think there's a mistake on my notes? I have my 12 week scan in a week so should I wait and mention it then?
I've been referred to triage for consultant care due to an existing medical condition. Now I know that the condition is actually low risk and they should put me down as such and send me back to midwife care but with this putting me in the obese category they are less likely to do that and as that's what I want to happen I could really do without my notes showing up non-existent risk factors... And yes, I've been up for the last hour with this running through my head!
14/06/2013 at 05:09
I would probably just give your midwife a call and see what she says. If they do mention it ar your consultant appt, just say that you think its wrong and they'll maybe change it, but if you're on the border of the weight catagories then it might make no (or little) ddifference to them.
I'm not entirely sure that makes any sense, but it is 5am after all
14/06/2013 at 08:11
I wouldn't make a special phone cal but just mention iat the next visit (be that midwife or consultant). If it does cause any issues they can easily measure you to double check.
14/06/2013 at 08:37
I would tell your midwife Jem.
They weighed me / measured height after the 12week scan and the midwife/nurse/ (whatever she was) made a right drama out of it because she was quite short and I am quite tall (6ft1). I was annoyed because as a teenager i used to get teased a lot (beanpole/lanky etc) I'm not bothered anymore but she doesnt know that! And then when she calculated BMI and it came in just under 25 and she was like "ooo your perfect arent you" Permission to punch her?
So Jem, i'd get it changed on your notes. 3cm is 3cm
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