I'm 10+4 with dc2. I've not had my appointment through yet for my 12 week scan, I spoke to the midwife last week who assured me that I am in the system and I will get my appointment soon, but it seems like very short notice given that I might have to sort out time off from work. I don't remember waiting this long with dc1 but maybe I did? How much notice have other people had?
I got the date shortly after my booking in appointment, which was at 10+4 or 10+5 IIRC. The midwife got me in the system there and then, and I got the letter through a couple of days later. So I would have got the letter through at 11 weeks, and the scan was at 13 weeks.
Thanks, I think it feels worse because I actually had a really early booking in appointment. I knew i was pregnant before my period was late, and it was coming up to Christmas and then we were going away, so I got booked in at 5 weeks. It seems ages ago now!!
Round here they won't do booking appointments til 10 weeks now (it's changed since I had my DS three years ago) so it does feel like things are moving more quickly from there on. Can understand why it seems like a huge wait, when you got booked in so early!
I had to call.the hospital for mine so maybe it's done differently in different areas, but could you maybe try calling the hospital direct anyway as it may be a case you are just waiting for the post to catch up and they already have an appointment for you?
It seems to vary. I self referred to the midwife service as soon as I found out I was pregnant (so was about 3-4 weeks!) and I was given a booking appointment and a 12 week scan appointment then, so I knew when it was going to be well in advance. In a lot of places though it seems like nothing happens about a scan appointment until after the booking appointment.
On the other hand, I now have to go for weekly scans at the hospital to monitor my cervical length: even though I've been told that I will have to go every week for about another 10 weeks, they won't give me the appointments more than one week at a time. I know they are going to be on Thursdays, but not what time, and I've been told I will be informed by letter every week! I still don't know what time my appointment is for this week. It makes things awkward for work and could not be any more inefficient!