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Why have I been given an Obsestrics appointment?

(12 Posts)
Snowberry86 Mon 25-Apr-16 17:44:27

I'm currently 14 weeks. Had scan last week and all looked fine. Bloods done last week too.

Today I have had a letter about an appointment at the hospital I had chosen for the birth (a different one to where I have my scans and see the midwife) giving me an appointment next Friday in Obstetrics. Wasn't expecting it and no idea what it is for.

Any ideas before I go crazy thinking there is something wrong?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 25-Apr-16 17:47:02

Can you ring up your midwife and ask?

Snowberry86 Mon 25-Apr-16 17:50:16

Phone lines all closed as I didn't get home from work until 5:30. I will ring tomorrow on my lunch break but will be panicking from now until then!

lanbro Mon 25-Apr-16 18:02:38

I had an appointment with the consultant in early pregnancy because I'd had a loop biopsy which could potentially have made me high risk. It was decided I wasn't so I went back to midwife only care. Probably something like that.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 25-Apr-16 18:12:18

You had your scan and bloods, they wooild have told you if there were any problems. Can you look up the report in your notes?
See what it says there.
They also tend to ring up if there's anything worrying,
Try not to worry, it's most likely something routine, or something in the medical history they want to double check with a consultant.

Snowberry86 Mon 25-Apr-16 18:21:47

Thank you.

I've had 2 miscarriages and was under the fertility clinic (tests only no treatment) so could be linked to that.

Will give them a ring tomorrow to see if I can find out. Need to know what to expect so I know of DH needs to take afternoon off work to come with me.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 25-Apr-16 18:23:54

Well there's your answer.

They will go through the miscarriages and see if you need more tests or anything.

Good luck!

Snowberry86 Mon 25-Apr-16 18:31:38

Just on panic mode! My other miscarriages were very early (4 and 5 weeks) so didn't think it would be linked.

SpecialStains Mon 25-Apr-16 18:32:34

I had a 16 week consultant appointment to discuss a Papp-A result. It's something they pick up as part of the bloods in combined testing (my combined score was low). On its own, it's a sketchy biomarker for possible placenta issues (very little peer reviewed evidence IMHO), but I had a chat with a consultant about it who reassured me that everything it currently normal and I get extra growth scans later on. Was annoying getting the letter on a Saturday morning so I couldn't ask why until Monday though.

I know it's impossible, but please try not to worry. It's likely nothing (I was a gibbering wreck not knowing).

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 25-Apr-16 18:33:47

It's hard, but try and relax.

SockQueen Mon 25-Apr-16 22:52:03

If it was something related to your scans, they would have contacted you directly, not just invited you to an appointment. Most likely it's fairly routine, possibly because of your age, your weight, any other medical conditions/history you might have, or perhaps the miscarriages you mentioned. Don't stress about it, but contact your midwife tomorrow and ask why she referred you (which is what I assume has happened).

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 22:53:35

Could it be standard procedure to register you at that hospital? (As it is not where you had your scans?)

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