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MW appointments for second timer

(8 Posts)
GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 06-Sep-11 16:07:50

Not that I'm complaining but...

I had mw at 16 weeks and, according to the guideline sheet in my notes, my next mw appointment is 28 weeks. Is that everyone else's experience?

I don't mind, I'm quite happy not to have to schlep up there as often smile

thisisyesterday Tue 06-Sep-11 16:09:04

yeah, i think you should have a minimum of 4. but it's usually more than that as they'll see you every week/fortnight still in the last few weeks...

but yes, that's the same as my experience. i then did 32, 36 and 38 i think?

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 06-Sep-11 16:11:49

Fair enough! 12 weeks seems like a long gap but I guess the anomaly scan was in the middle. Goodo. I shall make the most of it until they speed up in the last stages!

goodnightmoon Tue 06-Sep-11 16:19:28

i missed the 16 week one because i saw the consultant the same day but did have one at 20 weeks even though I'd just had my scan. I then saw my GP at 25 weeks (was on the schedule in my notes), though found out after that was only meant to be for first-timers, and my next midwife appointment is 28 weeks.
it does seem you have a long gap.

nunnie Tue 06-Sep-11 16:19:51

Mine so far have been.

8 week booking in,
12 weeks scan,
16wk consultant,
20 scan
25 CMW
28 consultant
32 CMW
34 scan
37 consultant,
38 midwife,
39 bloods for section.

Mine is slightly different due to consultant led care.

booking 8
scan 11-13
CMW 16
scan 20
CMW 28
CMW 34
CMW 36
CMW 38
CMW 41
CMW 42

In my notes it has the standard for for 2nd I think

CBear6 Tue 06-Sep-11 16:34:43

For a 2nd pregnancy, provided you're low risk, "they" have decided you only need seven appointments with the MW. I'm 39w and my appointments were:

10w booking in and bloods
16w check
28w check and bloods
32w check
36w check
38w check
40w check and sweep offered (my appointment next week!)

I also had the usual 12w and 20w scans.

It's not too bad a schedule for second pregnancy (or third, fourth, etc) but I do think that 16w to 28w is a long time and they should have an appointment around about 22/24w for reassurance.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 06-Sep-11 16:36:43

Mine is supposed to be consultant led, strangely not for my high BMI but because of previous PND. Haven't heard a peep from any consultant. Was also supposed to be booked into a weight management clinic for an appt at 16 weeks. Not a peep from them either! Told mw at my 16 week appt that I hadn't heard anything from them and she was very surprised and said she'd chase them. Still nothing!

Beginning to wonder if the GTT or the anaesthetist appts I have booked for later on will ever materialise grin The mws and scan people seem to know I exist though. Very odd.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 06-Sep-11 16:38:05

x-post.

That's the funny thing. Due to BMI, PND and suspected GD last time (I disputed it) I should be as high risk as they come. They know all this and stil nada.

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