With one thing and another ive yet to drop my urine sample into the docs - they do a really odd system at my surgery: Pick up sample pot Return sample pot Ring two days later to have results Then get an appt with doc who will then make a referral Then the MW comes out and does booking in Then you get a scan date.
The last time I had a baby I told the docs I was pg over the phone and they referred me for a bookig in apt and that was that. I didnt factor in the time for all these new pointless imo steps inbetween.
I feel like ive left it so late that my scan date amd booking in will be delayed.
How very, very odd. But I wasn't 'in the system' until around 9 weeks with my second two pregnancies. They got me scans easily at 12 weeks. I guess that there is probably just a bit less scope of re-arrange if you can't make the initial date.
Its ridiculous. When I initially called, I said "im pregnant,could I please be referred to the MW?" (only have one MW attached to the surgery), then they explained this whole rigmarole. Tbh I do not know what the point of the gp appt is, especially for a second etc pg.
With my last four they took my word for it with the positive test but this time I had the pointless wait. Made even longer as when I phoned for the result (which I already knew was positive) the doctor hadn't given me a password so they couldn't tell me the result over the phone I had to book a appointment with the doc just for him to say yes your pregnant you can book in. Our Docs fax the forms straight to the hospital once you fill it in so I still got my scan at the correct time, hopefully you will to.
I had the same apart from the sample - GP appointment (completely pointless - he filled out an onscreen form with me repeating each bit of info several times as he couldn't seem to retain it, and couldn't grasp that as I had IVF the fertilisation date might be a more accurate date of conception than guessing that I had ovulated 14 days after my period started) and then mw appt.
It must be different in Scotland. I toddled off to GP expecting to need to pee in a pot. Didn't happen. She took my blood pressure and gave me the number to book in with the midwife myself. Got my appointments for my midwife and scan over the phone. I suppose it does give you the option to keep the GP out of the system.
Monkey - Not necessarily a Scottish thing. I don't go via the GP either. Procedure in my area is to call the GP surgery and ask for the phone number of the midwives, call them and take it from there. In my old area you had to see the GP first (though just for pointless form filling, not pot peeing).
I had to see the GP in order to get referred for a booking appointment with the MW too. He didn't want a sample, didn't do blood pressure - nothing. He just filled in a form (which he couldn't find and had to call the receptionist to find for him).
I saw the form - it had my name and address on it and his signature. That's it.