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Excited first BFP - what next?

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Sunflower86 Thu 10-Sep-15 18:57:25

I just got my BFP and Im 12dpo of my very first pregnancy. My DH and I have been very lucky and got this on cycle#2, but now Im anxious, inexperienced and feel like I shoukd be doing something.

Called the GP and they just said to phone my local maternity hospital directly and refer myself directly. All I got was an answerphone message and a web link with a form to complete. However when I went to do that it said to wait until after week 6, and even then they will only see me at week 11! I thought someone would see me and offer some advice or something sooner.

Has anyone experienced the same? Should I just sot back and wait or have I been misinformed? Looks like the lovely ladies of Mumsnet are my doctor for now!

sepa Thu 10-Sep-15 19:45:37

Congratulations ??

GPs generally won't see you and if they do they won't offer most advice. Make sure your taking folic acid and vitamin D. You will need to have a booking appointment with your midwife who will take bloods and go through family history. I'm surprised that they would wait till 11 weeks but I would say book in and then see if you can get a cancellation.

sepa Thu 10-Sep-15 19:46:09

The ?? Was supposed to be a smiley face. I wonder why it didn't work!

TenForward82 Thu 10-Sep-15 20:08:13

I had a webform too, but was seen at 8 weeks. Must differ in different areas. They'll just go through your medical history and take bloods, so boring that couldn't wait till 11 weeks, really.

Sunflower86 Thu 10-Sep-15 22:12:57

Thanks for the advice smile I will try my best not to panic. Once Im able to submit my form I'll feel better, which is only about a fortnight away. Its my own fault for being impatient in the first place and finding out too early!

Brightsideisbetter Thu 10-Sep-15 22:23:00

Hello - congrats!
I am a few weeks on for you and had exactly same questions myself. I have now heard back from the hospital and not getting my midwife appointment until 12 weeks and scan at 13.5. I was hoping for something sooner but seems that's the what it is here (I'm in London)

Silverglitter Fri 11-Sep-15 07:05:50

Congratulations smile
How strange that you can't even book your appointments until you are 6 weeks, I booked mine with the midwife as soon as I found out and the appointment was on the day I turned 6 weeks. My scan is booked for the day I turn 12 weeks so I must be really lucky with the care I am getting in my area.
Don't get too excited about your first appointment it's just a lot of questions and form filling really, I am just waiting with baited breath for my scan!

docmcstuffins1 Fri 11-Sep-15 07:18:51

The initial booking appointment is generally between 8 - 11 weeks depending on where you are. As Separate said, take folic acid and Vitamin D.
All the information you need is available on the Internet - the NHS Choices Pregnancy guide is really good. You can also get good apps for smart phones that let you know what is happening day by day, I use one called pregnancy +. You may also find reading a book like 'what to expect when you're expecting' or 'expecting better' useful. When I went to see my MW, she didn't tell me anything I didn't already know!
The main thing is relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Congratulations flowers

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