Hi guys. I'm confused about the form Mat B1 and Mat Ex form. I'm 12 weeks and whenever I pick up a prescription (I usually pay) I say I'm pregnant but don't have the form. The pharmacy tick the box anyway even though I can't prove it. From my understanding you can't get the form until much later but next week I have a dental appointment which being pregnant can do for free but how do I prove I'm pregnant? I could ring my dental practice (midwife is on holiday) but thought I'd ask the valuable wealth of knowledge that are Mumsnetters. Thanks xxx
Mat b1 you don't get until after 20-24 weeks or something. Your midwife should hzve ordered (sorry not tight expression) you'd exemption at you'd booking and you get like a credit card which is you certificate that you can show when needed
You can have a matb1 from 20 weeks of pregnancy, the nhs exemption form is what you need for free prescription / dental / eye tests. We give them out here at booking appts, so you could call your midwife.
Funnily enough I had a dentist appointment this morning, my midwife gave me my exemption at booking in appointment but I forgot it this morning, I just told them I was pregnant and had an exemption but had forgotten it, they just asked me to sign a form and I got it for free.
I would say, try that plus ask your midwife for exemption card.