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Group booking appointment?

(5 Posts)
PseudoBadger Tue 30-Oct-12 09:36:54

Just got a call from the hospital to say that I've been invited to the first midwife appointment and that it is the group booking in session.
With DS (different hospital) all appointments were one-on-one, has anyone had a group appointment?
What happens? I have visions of talking about medical history in front of a load of strangers....

madamecake Tue 30-Oct-12 09:52:57

I just had one of these on Saturday. We didn't discuss anything personal, as group, the midwife just talked about the scans and screening tests available, ran through what we could fill in on our notes and discussed healthy eating.
We were then taken off individually to be weighed and book our first scan. I have an appointment next week that is my "proper" booking in, but this will be a lit shorter than normal.

OoooOoooOoood Tue 30-Oct-12 09:53:03

Someone posted on this the other week do you aren't the only one!
I think it's awful and I would hate it though.

PseudoBadger Tue 30-Oct-12 09:58:24

Oh no it sounds awful. Is it worth taking DP along (he came to my first appointment for DS to answer any relevant questions) do you think?

milkyjo Tue 30-Oct-12 14:40:24

I think its awful and really a breech of confidentiality - not the information giving but what if you saw somebody you knew there and you weren't ready to start telling people etc. and this person wasn't known for keeping their mouth shut! I'm sure it is a money saving thing as then the appointments don't have to be as long next time. I am sure you are within right to ask for a one to one appointment with a midwife. I love the way it says 'invited' on appointment letters - like you are privileged!

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