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No gp appointment 2nd pregnancy round

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Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 10:48:37

I am just 5 weeks pregnant. I went to the gp but they just gave me a referral to the nearest hospital and told me to wait and I do not need to see a gp because this is my second pregnancy. Is this true?

Thanks xx

toohardtothinkofaname Sat 12-Dec-15 10:56:30

We don't see GPs at all regardless of if first or subsequent pregnancy. Just see midwife around 8/9 weeks who books you in & arranges 12 week scan

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 10:58:51

Oh ok. I remember with my first I had app nearly every week lol. So I guess I will just wait for the hospital to call me.

scaevola Sat 12-Dec-15 10:59:46

Our GPs didn't see you (sent straight to MWs) unless you knew you were likely to need a referral for consultant care from the outset.

That was in late 90s/early00s btw.

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:02:28

Well the receptionist just said u don't need to see a gp with you second if you keeping it (kinda rude) and gave me a paper refer all to antenatal clinic in north mid hospital. That's all

Minibelle Sat 12-Dec-15 11:06:23

I just self referred to the midwife. What do you feel you're missing out on by not seeing the gp?

TudorTrace Sat 12-Dec-15 11:07:20

You don't need to see a GP with a second if you're keeping it

How blood rude and profoundly unprofessional shock

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:15:05

Minibelle no nothing just didn't know that how it is the second time round ;)

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:15:47

TudorTrace tell me about it the worst reception stuff ever.

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:16:26

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seven201 Sat 12-Dec-15 11:20:44

I'm having my first and was told by go receptionist to just call the midwife. Different rules depending on your local authority I think.

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:22:04

Hmmm yeah true. It looks like is going to be easy 2nd time around lol

wonkylegs Sat 12-Dec-15 11:24:45

It depends on your health trusts policy and they change all the time. This time last year I was pregnant with no.2 which I sadly lost but I was told I didn't need to see GP just got a straight referral to MW service. Fast forward to this year and they have changed policy and I had to see Gp and be referred.
Made absolutely no difference the GP just checked I was on folic acid and vitD which the MW double checked when she phoned me with my appointment.

SpanglesGalloway Sat 12-Dec-15 11:26:10

I'm 35w and have never seen my GP or surgery midwife. I self referred to the hospital I wanted to go to. I did call the surgery but they said 'if your not worried about anything then you don't need to see gp' congratulations flowers

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:34:01

Thanks girls. I self referred myself on the hospital website. I guess now I just need to wait for the call from them

Minibelle Sat 12-Dec-15 11:35:08

It was first time for me and a twin pregnancy. Nightmare around here to get a gp appointment so you can just arrange the booking appointment yourself.

Kiciaaaa Sat 12-Dec-15 11:35:33

Sorry to hear this. Yeah I think this depends on where you live. My Wood Green GP is the worst I had in years. So maybe better I go to the midwife straigh xx

kd83 Mon 14-Dec-15 16:29:38

I did a self referral to the mw this time, as first time round I went the the GP with my husband as we were so excited, and she just asked me if I had done a preg test and then said fine and referred me to the mw. Total waste of time.

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