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First midwife appointment at 10 and a half weeks?

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fish88 Wed 03-Feb-16 17:11:50

Hi, I've just found out I pregnant with my 2nd child and rung to arrange my midwife appointments. She said they usually do the first appointment between 8 and 9 weeks. She took all my details, worked out my due date and then gave me an appointment. Aftwrwards I've checked and I will be 10 and a half weeks pregnant at that time. I'm just a bit worried that it's leaving it too late to get booked in for my 12 week scan.

Has anyone else had such a late first appointment? Should I ring back and check it's okay or just leave it be?

Thanks for any advice.

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 03-Feb-16 17:15:48

I had my first appointment for my second DC at 10 weeks. My scan was booked in on time at had it at 12+5. If you've got a number for the community midwives there's no harm in giving them a call for your peace of mind.

cheekstime Wed 03-Feb-16 18:00:23

I'd call for peace of mind too. Their day office number they've given you. All best

Pippa12 Wed 03-Feb-16 21:00:28

Mine was 10 weeks. I had my scan at 12+6. It's normal where I am.

CityMole Wed 03-Feb-16 21:19:33

my first appointment was ten weeks and scan at 12+5.

QforCucumber Wed 03-Feb-16 21:24:08

'12 week scan' can be done at up to 14 weeks for nuchal checks, my appt was at 9+4 - scan at 13+2.

ohidoliketobe Wed 03-Feb-16 21:28:32

If having nuchal afold test 12 week scan can be done from 11 to 13+6. I had my booking appointment today at 10 weeks and was told my scan would be in about 14-16 days, and to expect the letter within a week.

Fourormore Wed 03-Feb-16 21:33:05

My booking appointment was at 12w. The midwife rang the hospital to get my scan appointment while I was sat there with her.

I got my scan letter before my booking apt because she'd organised it after arranging my appointment.

frikadela01 Wed 03-Feb-16 23:06:01

I had my booking in at 10 weeks and scan at 12+3 but was actually 13 weeks.

From what I can gather on here the booking in at 10 weeks is getting more and more the norm. No real reason I can see to book in too early.

fish88 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:34:05

Thanks everyone. I rang them up today and they said it would be better to go in at 9 weeks so have given me an earlier date.

As a bonus the new date falls on my non contact day so I've no longer got to make up an excuse about why I've got an appointment in work time!

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