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How much notice for 12 week scan

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HappyIdiot Mon 25-Jan-16 10:31:16

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?

Runningupthathill82 Mon 25-Jan-16 11:00:35

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.

Mslg Mon 25-Jan-16 11:07:47

I was 10 +5 and scan at 12 +2. I feel the same as you but I bet yours will come any day now

HappyIdiot Mon 25-Jan-16 11:15:49

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!!

Runningupthathill82 Mon 25-Jan-16 11:26:55

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!

Jenjen86 Mon 25-Jan-16 11:56:27

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?

mrsmugoo Mon 25-Jan-16 12:47:55

I phoned the midwives to self refer when I was 7 weeks, couldn't get booking in appt until 11 weeks.

They told me to chase hospital for scan appt if it hadn't come through by 12 weeks. Appt arrived in post 12+1 for when I was 13+1

Gunting Mon 25-Jan-16 13:03:47

I had 7 days notice I think

Pinklily1 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:02:18

My scan is in late February, and I've had six weeks notice. I did get a very early booking in appointment though which I think got the ball rolling more quickly.

YouAndMeAreGoingToFallOut Mon 25-Jan-16 17:33:05

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!

mrsmugoo Mon 25-Jan-16 17:59:23

At mine you aren't even on the system until you're booked in so they physically can't request a scan for you until that appointment.

zannyminxoxox Tue 26-Jan-16 08:31:24

I was 14 weeks when finally had my scan

unimaginativename13 Tue 26-Jan-16 08:44:08

A dating scan is from 10-14 weeks anyway so you still have some time.

If it doesn't suit you workwise you can always ring and change it. I did and got my day off of the same week so I didn't have to answer any questions at work.

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