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30/01/2014 at 13:17
I had an appt booked yesterday for Obstetics, my Midwife never referred me, i just got a letter in October saying to go on the 29th Jan. I went yesterday, pee'd in a pot, blood pressure taken, sat and waited an hour to be told by the consultant "you're here for your fibroids, but as no ones mentioned anything about them in the scan I guess they're not an issue" and that was it. i was dismissed. As i was leaving she said to me "you'll get a letter in the post for your next appt"
why do i need to go? She's done the same thing as my midwife who i see regularly...
I dont like the Hospital local to my work, so as I lived in between two I picked the other, so I go to one thats 45 minutes away from work and its a faff to constantly be out of work for GTT's, Scans, Dietician, Midwife, Anastetic Specialist, etc. Whilst my work are all smiles and saying its fine, I'm not ok with myself constantly being out of the office, it takes the pee a bit, if i now add Obstetrics to the list its a bit ridiculous. I'm an accountant so its a "work till the works done" kinda job, so all it means, whilst its not forced, i end up working 12 hour days after days with appts to try and get back a float and I'm exhausted.
Just wondered if i could cancel the next one or if that'll be a massive red flag against me if I do...
30/01/2014 at 13:46
'Obstetrics' is just the name for the branch of medicine covering pregnancy, so you were just sent for an appointment with your Consultant and as he/she was not concerned about your fibroids, they probably meant you will be getting a letter for your next appointment generally, as in not necessarily to go back and see them iyswim?
If a midwife is concerned about anything to do with your pregnancy or may affect you or the baby or the management of your pregnancy, you will be referred to see your Consultant. If they then find nothing to worry about, you won't have to see them again x
30/01/2014 at 13:47
Just to add I would ask your midwife next time you see her why you were referred and what will happen next, as you should always be informed when you are referred somewhe and what for x
30/01/2014 at 14:21
It should say in your notes why you were referred, well it does in mine anyway. I was told if they have no concerns I wouldn't need another appointment, I'd just be MW-led.
30/01/2014 at 14:37
If you do get another apt for the hospital, ask them if you need to stay under them. I have had to be under them since 12 weeks and attend at least every 4 weeks and go to the MW inbetween as well. However in my case I know why I'm going there and know I need to be there. They both do all the basic tests BP, urine etc.. everytime but that's just the routine, it the appt and extra scans that are the reason I'm there. Some of the appts have been a waste but 9 out of 10 have been been required.
Being MW led is fine if they expect no complications but if there's something that's making them think your higher risk you will need to stay under the hospital until they're happy or the baby arrives.
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