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Nope - think it's about standard. Mine just took my BP and asked me how I felt and that was it. Checked dear son out as he had an umbilical hernia (which went spontaneously when he was 6 months)but was really keen to just get me in and out the door. They get paid for doing these checks (as part of the maternity services you sign for at the beginning of pregnancy)otherwise I think they'd have dropped them long ago. Apparently there are moves afoot to try and pass these checks onto midwives which might or might not be better depending on the staffing numbers.
I think if you don't feel right you should definitely go back.
Can't remember my first, but I remember my GP at my second asking me in rather embarrassed way about contraception, which he clearly felt was not a subject one should raise with a Laydee. Given that I was 40, and was therefore quite obviously aware of the options, I felt his delicacy was a little misplaced.
havnt had much cause to say this about the health care professionals ive been in contact with before and after the birth but my GP was excellent. I played down the pain, itching etc as I wasnt really sure what was normal and the community midwives were completely un-interested. but she checked me out, prescribed anti bios, advised saltwater baths, organised a follow up visit and held the baby!
So it is possible to have supportive health care professionals there just isnt many of them
mine was like that too..just a quick in and out.
however i didnt feel there was anything that i was worried about...go back cos if you actually have something specific to point out then they will check it out im sure.
just as an aside...
my gp did ask me if i had had sex yet.
i was taken by surprise with this one ,but answered honestly,'no'.
WHAT on earth are you waiting for? was his totally innappropriate reply.
after a bit of an indignant pause i said ....'you'
i dont know if he got it,i dont know if anyone ive told gets it...
In Kate Figes' book 'Life after Birth' she suggests that if you're not 'right' after six months it's definitely time to see the doc, and that far too many women put up with things they shouldn't be. Yes, I'm now very angry with your bloody doctors - they should definitely look, and should also see if the stitches are infected and take swabs and so on. Tiredness has bugger-all to do with it. All frivolity aside, I was 'right' by then as far as my stitches (and yes, sex) were concerned. I think they are being lazy and assuming that 'oh, pregnancy does that to you'.