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How often should I be seeing a consultant?

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Readallaboutit1 Thu 01-Aug-13 09:08:44

I am consultant led due to a high BMI.

I have seen a consultant throughout my pregnancy and the midwife in between, I had a scan at 36 weeks and I haven't seen a consultant since just my community midwife (I am now 39+4).

They seemed to make such a big deal about my weight that I am high risk etc so I find it strange that I have not heard anything about seeing a consultant again.

Can anyone tell me if this is normal?

thecakeisalie Thu 01-Aug-13 09:53:20

Sounds fairly normal to me. If you've had a straight forward pregnancy and they predict no issues during labour then you should be treated as normal. I've been consultant led both times for the same reason and only really seen the consultant before 30 weeks. With my ds2 they discharged me back to midwife led care at my 20wk scan.

High bmi might mean slightly higher risk but in my experience I've had 2 straight forward pregnancies and labours so it may not have any bearing on your labour whatsoever.

I personally think consultant led care just because of high bmi is a bit of a waste of time, it certainly was for me I just ended up waiting around after scans for a pointless appt with a consultant to tell me everything was fine.

Good luck with your labour

FoofFighter Thu 01-Aug-13 09:56:59

I was consultant referred for BMI as well, saw him once at 14w and once at 34w.

Waste of time tbh. His and mine.

Readallaboutit1 Thu 01-Aug-13 11:49:31

Thank you for the replies smile

I feel much more relaxed now!

curlywurlyllass Thu 01-Aug-13 13:19:27

Im consultant led, have had 3 sheduled appointments to see a consultant (a different one each time) but have never actually met one yet! Im 16weeks

badguider Thu 01-Aug-13 13:26:39

with a high bmi i think they're looking at your BP and your blood glucose levels and likelyhood of gestational diabetes... maybe circulatory and mobility issues if your bmi is very high.

by now, if none of those have shown up, you're probably considered lower risk, much closer to somebody with a 'normal' bmi. well done!

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