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02/09/2013 at 09:46
This may be a really stupid questions but.. I phoned my drs surgery when I thought I was 4 weeks, and asked about midwifes appointment to be told to get in contact with them between 6 and 7 weeks.. I am now 6 +3 do I go through my drs surgery or to the local hospital? My drs surgery website is confusing they have a midwife there once a week for an hour.. Which surely isn't enough time?
Sorry if its a silly question!
02/09/2013 at 09:54
Every where is different. I was referred by my GP, the MW came round to my house for my booking in appointment and then any other appointments were at the surgery. I was also given the number of the community midwife office if I needed to speak to anyone there. Can you call your GP and ask what the procedure is there and for the number to ring if you self refer? I doubt very much it will be via the hospital.
02/09/2013 at 09:58
Thanks hatrick, I will phone the GP again, just think the receptionist was having a bad day!
I didn't think it was down to the hospital but just the way she worded it like you get in contact with a midwife not call back in a few weeks and we can make an appointment confused me really!
First time mum so confused easily haha
Thanks once again
02/09/2013 at 09:59
I had to fill in a registration form and leave it with reception at my doctors. 2 days later the midwife called me and made an appointment to see me for booking-in.
The midwives don't tend to see you at the surgery which is why it's only an hour. I would ring the doctors and ask for the number for the midwifery team. You'll eventually get somewhere! They probably won't expect to see you for another 3 or 4 weeks so you've plenty of time. :)
02/09/2013 at 10:01
I was referred by my gp. Most people make a GP appointment and get referred from there. In lots of areas you dont strictlyhave to see a GP but no harm in it and gets you on the system incase you need to call them about anything pregnancy related before you see a MW. That was my thinking anyway.
02/09/2013 at 10:02
Thanks counter was going to leave it till I was 7 weeks anyways then by the time it all happens ill be 8-9 so hopefully that's okay, has just been playing on my mind a lot! Will ring the drs next week and see what they say :)
02/09/2013 at 10:03
AR I called to see the GP and was told I don't need to unless I have a problem.. So guess it's done differently down here... I assumed you had a blood test done before seeing the midwife lol
02/09/2013 at 10:12
I went to see my GP when I got my pos test. After checking my BP etc, he referred me to the MW, who is based in the surgery. I was around 6 weeks, when I had my booking in session with her. I never had any blood tests, just urine.
My Dr also wanted to make sure I was taking my folic acid, so was worth going to see him, even though I was already taking it.
02/09/2013 at 10:56
I booked to see my GP and he referred me. I got an appointment to see her when I was 10 weeks but like AK said, no blood tests, just urine. First lot of blood tests were done at the hospital at 12 weeks after my NT scan. Everywhere is different, it can be confusing - plus I've not found Dr's receptionists to be the most useful source of information but maybe that's just my surgery...!
02/09/2013 at 11:16
I saw my GP at 6 weeks, he referred me to midwife but I never heard anything. Ended up calling her to chase at 11 weeks and she has been useless ever since! I had bloods done at booking in, weight, blood pressure no urine check until 16 weeks.
02/09/2013 at 11:17
I find my GP's receptionist's normally quite lovely, but when I phoned a few weeks ago she was really unhelpful and left me with questions!
It's funny that it's different everywhere!
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