Thank you. I'm only 12 weeks but hubby works away. Was looking at doing overtime but he'd miss app. Don't think he'll be too bothered if it's just bloods and water sample etc but know he'd want to be there for heartbeat. I'll tell him they won't and if they do its a bonus (for me) xxx
I'm in central Scotland at my 16 week appointment I got bp & urine check then she felt my tummy. No bloods or heart beat. I've just had my 24 week and same checks no bloods but she listened to heartbeat I will have bloods at 28 week
I've googled it and does seem like here they don't listen to heartbeat. Blood pressure, water sample and bloods if needed. Shouldn't be in there long and hubby won't be missing much if he works that weekend xx
If your husband doesn't go with you and it turns out that you get a MW who does listen to the heartbeat, you could record it on your phone to show him (if your phone has the capability to record)
When I was pregnant, I needed to see a MW in between normal appointments so went to a MW drop in clinic. She offered to check the heartbeat, and when I said how disappointed DH would be to have missed it, she came up with the above suggestion. It's nice because I still have it saved
Hi Swanny, I had my 16 week appointment today. Midwife offered to listen in with a big warning that she might not find it for a while...we could hear it as soon as she made contact with my tummy! I recorded it on iPhone for DH too and I came out really clearly.
You could always call your midwife and ask, then you can plan for DP to come along.
It was lovely. I've found this time after 12 week scan to be quite hard. No bump, no kicks, no proof that there's anything in there! But last night my bump appeared (literally overnight) and today I heard the heartbeat. Fingers crossed they listen for you too x
That's amazing, I'm only 12 weeks and have a bump but worrying myself crazy as things seem too good. My morning sickness has gone, boobs stopped hurting and I'm beginning to feel human again so I fully understand the feeling of hearing it. Will be a relief for me too. So happy for you x