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Baby six week check up at nine weeks?

(6 Posts)
Babybluegiraffe Mon 04-Mar-13 17:01:26

When I called my GP to book DS's six week check up, I was told it was done at the same time as his immunisations, which is eight weeks. In fact, DS will be nearly nine weeks when he is seen. Is this right/does it matter? When I mentioned the six week appointment they made me feel like I'd made it up and it should be at eight weeks confused. Any thoughts?

TheTiger Mon 04-Mar-13 17:03:03

I think it's you who has the 6 week check up, and baby's is 8 weeks!

Babybluegiraffe Mon 04-Mar-13 17:05:43

Thanks, feel better now!

Eskino Mon 04-Mar-13 17:06:05

I think its up to the practice. I have my 6 wk post natal check, including cervical screening this week. Baby as her check at 8 weeks along with her immunisations.

My friend at a different practice tells me they don't even do a 6 week postnatal check for mums at all.

Sirzy Mon 04-Mar-13 18:11:05

Ds was 14 weeks before he had a 6 week check!

Babybluegiraffe Mon 04-Mar-13 21:27:55

Thanks everyone, just wanted to make sure we weren't missing some developmental milestone which occurs at exactly six weeks grin

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