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Consultant notes - How would you interpret this??

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CherriesInTheSnow Tue 31-Oct-17 21:48:35

A quick tl;dr to cut through my rambling - what would you think if your consultant wrote "due at term if not delivered already" in your notes?

So I have had a few concerns this pregnancy, with baby measuring large despite no GD, also some polyhydramnios and reduced foetal movement.

After going in for reduced FM, I had an urgent scan booked for the next day, as well as a consultant appt. Had consultant appt before scan due to them having to slot me in, and he talked about possible induction/c section based on the results of the scan, but that it would be based on the results of the scan which he of course hadn't seen yet.

I expressed concerns about going beyond 40 weeks, he seemed understanding and had written in my notes "due at term if not already delivered".

I went for the scan and in a nutshell all is fine. Excess waters gone, baby measuring still large but not ridiculously so, and when the results were reviewed by ADAU they had no concerns.

I'm now confused about what I should make of the notes he has put. I have no MW appt until nearly 40 weeks and no consultant appt until after that. I thought it meant they would want me induced around my due date if I had not gone into labour by then, but my mum thinks it means that basically they won't be doing anything. But then why write "Due at term if not delivered" if that was the case? She thinks it's because he didn't know what the scan results would say, but then still surely it would be superfluous to write that if it meant no action was planned?

Sorry this was so long, just wanted to get it all in there as I'm obviously fixating on the idea of possibly being induced since my DD is now only 10 days away!

hereagain99 Thu 02-Nov-17 06:10:08

Not an expert here but I would understand that as he saw you before the scan, he had to write notes about the conversation you both had and it was mentioned an induction depending on scan results. As scan result were all fine I wouldn't think an induction is necessary. You can always call your midwife and have a chat with her.

Hope you are ok and getting ready. The big day is close smile

CherriesInTheSnow Thu 02-Nov-17 08:53:36

Thank you halo

Yes I think I am being a bit overly anxious, am just very impatient now with (hopefully) one week to go!

Bue Fri 03-Nov-17 03:41:23

Midwife here. The comment actually makes no sense- everyone is due at term! confused My first thought is that he meant to write IOL (induction of labour) at term but wasn't thinking. However as no induction plan has been made it can't be that. No idea OP!

CherriesInTheSnow Fri 03-Nov-17 10:25:13

Bue that's exactly what I thought! It makes no sense but I feel like it should have meant something... Only thing I can do is phone and ask maybe, but it's a large uni teaching hospital and I doubt he will remember me confused

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