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No mw appointment from 38wks until 41wks. Normal?

(9 Posts)
BoysBoysBoysAndMe Wed 31-Oct-12 12:17:06

Is it normal?

I'm sure I saw the mw every week from 38 weeks previously.

Ds2 was kicking off at my last mw appointment in a tired rage (15 months, appointments late, he was hungry etc) and it wasn't my usual mw.

So just took the appointment she gave me and made a swift exit.

I feel well etc-just curious

MB34 Wed 31-Oct-12 14:22:15

My mw said I'd be seen every week from 37/38 weeks. Although she's on holiday this week, she has booked me in with someone else.

I'm 38+1 and feeling ok (apart from the itching) but I suppose anything could happen between now and giving birth.

Can you phone your usual mw and ask if she wants to see you before then?

Chunkychicken Wed 31-Oct-12 18:11:31

I'm on DC2 and think I should be seeing a MW every wk between 38 and 41. They need to monitor you at this stage to ensure growth etc continues correctly and you don't need early induction.

I would def phone and get another appointment before 41wks.

flossy101 Wed 31-Oct-12 18:13:36

I would phone and make an additional appointment. My area you ate seen weekly from 36 weeks.

RarelyUnreasonable Wed 31-Oct-12 18:23:17

In my area, you see the MW at 36, 38 and 41 weeks with DC2+. With DC1, there's an additional appt at 40 weeks.

Ihatepeas Wed 31-Oct-12 18:50:07

I saw midwife at 36, Gp at 38 and will see mw at 40.

dizzy77 Wed 31-Oct-12 18:52:42

I just had my group booking for DC2. In out area it's only 38 and 41 wks for a subsequent child, NICE guidelines apparently. They invite you for more appts if they think you need them.

AbbyRue Wed 31-Oct-12 19:01:45

Saw mine at 36,38 and 40 (although the 40 appt was actually on 40+ 4)

Am seeing her again tomorrow for 41 - a home appointment.

This is Dc3 and I think you get weekly ones from 38 if its DC1

Bue Wed 31-Oct-12 19:09:27

NICE guidelines:
First baby - 38, 40 and 41 weeks
Subsequent baby - 38 and 41 weeks

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