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Midwives/antenatal care

(13 Posts)
Paigeg123 Thu 24-Nov-16 22:28:44

Hi, so I'm 24 weeks pregnant and only found out I was pregnant around 2 weeks ago because I've had my periods and no pregnancy symptoms, it was only until I felt my baby move that I done a test and it came back positive.
I've been to one midwife appointment and alls she done was took my contact details and weight and height, no blood tests/measure my bump or anything.
She was useless after explaining to her that I'm around 5/6 months pregnant she didn't book me in for a scan or anything so I managed to sort a scan date at the Maternity Assessment Unit.

My scan is on Monday and I need my green notes.. Only problem is, I don't have any because I've had no antenatal care whatsoever. I'm really stressed and feel like I'm getting no where with any help, any advice on how to go about it?

Cheers sad

SockQueen Thu 24-Nov-16 22:40:49

So it doesn't sound like you've had a proper booking appointment. This is all very odd. Do you have/can you find the phone number for the local community midwives office or failing that the supervisor of midwives (just google "hospital name supervisor of midwives" and you should be able to find a number)? Get in touch tomorrow and discuss your situation, that you haven't been properly booked in and don't have your handheld notes, hopefully they can sort you out!

TwinkleStars15 Fri 25-Nov-16 12:30:35

Can I also ask a question please?

I'm currently 9 weeks and just had a call from the midwife to say that she can't fit me in for my booking appointment until 12th December, by which time I'll be 11+3. And they can't do the paperwork for my 12 week scan until this appointment. Is this okay?

HopeAndJoy16 Fri 25-Nov-16 12:46:18

TwinkleStars, I think that sounds ok. I didn't have my booking appointment until 11 weeks. You won't necessarily have the scan dead on 12 weeks, there is leeway to have it a bit later. Where I am, the scan is never arranged until the booking appointment.

OP, I don't think the midwife realised you weren't booked. Although the fact that you didn't have your notes should have twigged something?! How do you refer for booking where you are, is it via your GP or do you refer directly? If you refer directly I would call that number and explain the situation. Hope it gets sorted soon xx

GreenGoblin0 Fri 25-Nov-16 12:53:38

Hi OP when your next appt with midwife? how do you know you are 24 weeks?

Paigeg123 Fri 25-Nov-16 13:55:25

Hi everyone, I've managed to sort it now I can get my green notes when I get my scan and they've arranged for a new midwife so everything's sorted smile and I know I'm 24 weeks because aswell as doing a pregnancy test I done a urine sample at the doctors smile thanks everyone X

birdling Sat 26-Nov-16 07:47:46

How does the blood test tell you that you are 24 weeks? Was that the only time you could have fallen pregnant? Genuinely interested smile

YoHoHoandabottleofTequila Sat 26-Nov-16 09:05:20

A urine test won't tell you how far along you are,only a scan will. Why do you think you're 24 weeks?

Paigeg123 Sat 26-Nov-16 12:02:52

I never said the blood test said I'm 24 weeks I said I done a urine sample and the doctors told me I'm 24 weeks.

SolomanDaisy Sat 26-Nov-16 12:05:04

A urine test won't have told the dr that, bit presumably the dr felt your stomach and estimated from the size of your uterus?

GreenGoblin0 Sat 26-Nov-16 21:40:38

sorry don't get it either. I don't think they can tell how many weeks you are by checking your urine.

NerrSnerr Sat 26-Nov-16 21:44:21

There is no way of them knowing how far gone you are until the scan. They may be able to estimate if they felt your stomach but they won't know for sure so you may find you're earlier or later at the scan.

ChocolateForAll Sat 26-Nov-16 21:52:01

Is this your first baby, OP? To second what the others have said, a urine test cannot establish how far along you are so do expect dates to change after your scan.

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