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16 week mw appt

(10 Posts)
lmb21010 Tue 06-Jan-15 17:46:00

Can anyone tell me what happens at the 16 week appt. Wondering if it's worth hubby coming. He would have to book the day off on 0 pay

leanne963 Tue 06-Jan-15 17:48:15

Oh not much happens, blood pressure taken and she will have a listen on the doppler! Will last 10 mins at most! smile

Jodie1982 Tue 06-Jan-15 17:50:07

Not much Hun. Blood pressure, Urine check. Midwives do not always listen for a heart beat at this stage, as baby is still really tiny and at times hard to find, it can upset the parents. Pretty boring really Hun.

skyra13 Tue 06-Jan-15 17:58:54

I never bothered taking hubby after first one they are pretty boring, paper work appointments booked, maybe get to hear heart beat blood pressure and don't forget to take urine sample. My midwife gives me mine back to do fresh one each time I go!!

lmb21010 Tue 06-Jan-15 17:59:01

Thank you, won't bother taking him then! Lol. I've had 4 scans and he has been to 3 of them so I'm sure he won't mind.

PregnantAndEngaged Tue 06-Jan-15 20:59:46

This is a good page on the NHS website as it tells you about all the different antenatal appointments you will have and what they will cover: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/antenatal-appointment-schedule.aspx

GlitzAndGigglesx Tue 06-Jan-15 21:06:12

Did anyone not attend all their antenatal sessions? I've only had one so far. Attended all with my first pregnancy so still remember a lot and have the books still

PregnantAndEngaged Tue 06-Jan-15 21:17:53

Depending how far gone you are I'd advised not to miss too many just because you will start measuring you and they can check how baby is growing, plus they can regularly test for urine infections as well.

PregnantAndEngaged Tue 06-Jan-15 21:18:07

*they will start measuring you

sleepybee Tue 06-Jan-15 21:24:28

I didn't take my husband to my 16 week midwife check got my 24 week this week & he's not going to that either. He came to booking appointment, 12 week & 20 week scan. Don't think he will be at any other appointment now until close to due date.

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