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Long wait for midwife

(17 Posts)
Cnmorgan13 Mon 06-Jul-15 12:26:20

This is my first pregnancy. I've finally managed to book my first appointment at the midwife for 7 August. I'll be about 9 weeks then. Is that not a bit long having never see a doctor/midwife?

Betsyblue Mon 06-Jul-15 12:27:43

That's normal, although it can seem a long time. There is nothing much they can do before then.

With both my pregnancies I have not seen anyone before 8/9 weeks.

FernGullysWoollyPully Mon 06-Jul-15 12:28:35

No booking appointments are usually carried out around 8-10 weeks depending on which area you live in.

Wonkyparsnip Mon 06-Jul-15 12:30:17

I thought you couldn't see your midwife till 8 weeks plus.

Cnmorgan13 Mon 06-Jul-15 12:30:46

Lol! Thanks! I imagine this will be the first of many stupid questions. confused

Pootles2010 Mon 06-Jul-15 12:33:52

Thats quite quick, sorry! It's difficult isn't it - all you can think of is that you're going to have a baby, but the reality is life carries on pretty much as normal for 9 months!

You can can more info off mumsnet than from your midwife anyway.

Mamabear14 Mon 06-Jul-15 12:35:02

I had my booking at 10 weeks, I think that's pretty normal. I remember it does feel like ages though!

tinyme135 Mon 06-Jul-15 13:14:22

I think I was quite lucky. Cause I didn't know when my last period was (was roughly around end of march) I phoned them on the Thursday and come the Tuesday I was in my booking appointment and booking my 16 week appointment. Found out I was already 2 months gone and didn't know haha.

I found the wait for the dating scan seemed to take ages but it's probably cause I'm too impatient and wanted to see my little one.

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Mon 06-Jul-15 13:46:22

Thats a ver short wait, rather early if anything. There is nothing much a midwife can do for you at that point anyway.

EdgarAllenPoe Mon 06-Jul-15 15:57:45

Had mine at what I thought was 10 and a half weeks (turns out it was 11 as dates were slightly out). I only got that because despite my GP supposedly referring me, having heard nothing by 10 weeks I rang the maternity ward of my local hospital (only number I could find - my GP won't give out the midwife's number!) to say I'm sure I should at least have an appointment booked if not have had one by now. They had no record of me! 9 weeks is just fine! It does feel like a long time though.

If you have anything in particular that is worrying you such as bleeding/cramping, you can always get an appointment with any GP (not mine hopefully) who can refer you to the EPAU (early pregnancy assessment unit). I think dialing 111 can also get you referred if you need it. Otherwise, you just have to sit it out.

MrsSnow Mon 06-Jul-15 17:47:11

I was 12/13 weeks before I saw mine. 9 weeks sounds good to me.

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Mon 06-Jul-15 18:33:51

I saw midwife at 7 weeks for booking appointment after seeing GP at 5 weeks - but I needed bloods done asap & medication adjusted due to a longstanding health condition.

soloula Mon 06-Jul-15 19:08:41

Congratulations OP. smile Like others have said 9-10 weeks seems about standard. I was 11 weeks with DD1 and 9 weeks with this pregnancy. Just to warn you that it may well drag until your booking appointment. Same for the 8 weeks from your 12 week scan until your 20 week scan. But after 20 weeks it seems to fly in! Like others have said, any worries don't hesitate to phone GP or NHS 111.

IrisBlue15 Mon 06-Jul-15 19:10:09

Was it just the earliest appointment they could give you? I'm a bit anxious that I need to wait for more proof of address to arrive in the post before I can even register with my new GP and I only just have a month left in my first trimester!

MissMartin10 Mon 06-Jul-15 19:12:32

Morgan im 12 on sunday and I've not got mine until friday when im 11w5d.. despite telling them when i was 5 weeks hmm ...don't worry grin x

Cnmorgan13 Mon 06-Jul-15 22:43:50

Thanks again. Probably just being paranoid grin(who me?!) I guess it's cause I don't feel pregnant. I'm lucky as sin that I've never had any morning sickness so far knock on wood or any other symptoms. I guess I'm anxious for "proof" other than a lack of period and a pee stick. I want someone in a white coat to tell me lmao!

Cnmorgan13 Thu 06-Aug-15 22:03:56

slow face palm stupid girl. The morning sickness came... And didn't leave

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