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what's the 6-8 week check for?

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Jimjams Wed 23-Mar-05 16:09:15

ds3 is 11 weeks- I thought the 6-8 week check was for jabs so I haven\t bothered doing it, but the surgery rang and want me to go tomorrow. What on earth are they checking them for at that age? Apparently has to be with a dr as well. And my lovely GP is off so I'll probably have to have a jabs row with a locum. grrr.

motherinferior Wed 23-Mar-05 16:10:05

General prodding around IRCC, plus an embarrassed question to you about contraception.

bundle Wed 23-Mar-05 16:10:15

don't they do all that clicking hips stuff? and reflexes ? i remember one of mine weed on the dr, you could always hope...

Newbarnsleygirl Wed 23-Mar-05 16:12:08

Mine was to let DD have her jabs and a check over by nurse and Dr and for me to have an internal and a prodding of my stomach!

jackeroo Wed 23-Mar-05 16:16:54

think it's for you as well as DS. can't remember exactly but they did a bit of prodding DS around the groin area, and checked his reflexes. think they talked to me about my own bits and how they were feeling and had a prod to see that the uterus had contracted (or something)...

WigWamBam Wed 23-Mar-05 16:22:53

When my dd had her 8 week check, the GP checked her fontanelle, palate, spine and listened to her heart, looked at her eye movements, did a basic check of her hearing, looked at her muscle tone and head control, checked her hips and whether she had a squint, and asked me about her feeding and sleeping. With a boy they will check that the testes have decended as well.

Jimjams Wed 23-Mar-05 16:38:48

thought it was for the hip stuff and reflexes but the HV did that when he was 5 weeks old. very strange. really hope I don't get some vaccination crusader really do not want to get into a row. Wish my normal doc was doing it as he'd just make some sarcastic comment and move on.

KathH Wed 23-Mar-05 16:49:49

ds2 pooped when the dr took his nappy off to check his bits (obviously ds's not the dr's)

Prufrock Wed 23-Mar-05 17:40:14

JimjamsI hope you do get a vacc. crusdaer - becasue I'm sure you will be able to persuade them to see the sense of your arguments.

As well as the hips/squint/balls for ds, I was prodded and asked if I had PND. Like I'd admit it if I had

LeahE Wed 23-Mar-05 17:45:20

The doctor checked his startle reflex, prodded his groin, checked his testicles had descended, checked the hip click thing, looked in his ears, eyes and mouth, checked his fontanelle and listened to various bits of his chest, back and abdomen with a stethoscope. They also asked about whether he was smiling, how he responded to light (whether he showed an interest in windows, for example), whether he responded to noises and whether he made eye contact. Plus the health visitor checked his weight, height and head circumference.

If you've got one of the personal child health records (red book) you can see what they do on the "review at 8 weeks" section under "Health and Development Reviews".

We didn't actually discuss jabs with the doctor -- that was a separate appointment with the nurse.

kama Wed 23-Mar-05 17:46:34

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