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How long til I see midwife for first time?

(15 Posts)
ThePartyArtist Wed 13-Jul-16 14:52:29

My GP has sent off my form to the midwife by email, and said the midwife will contact me to make the first appointment. They couldn't give any indication of time - out of interest, how long did others wait?

Mummyme87 Wed 13-Jul-16 14:53:19

Usually between 8- 13weeks trust dependant

HelloSunshine11 Wed 13-Jul-16 14:59:28

At my surgery you can self refer to the midwife - I called this morning and got an appointment for next week when I'll be 6.5 weeks! Much earlier than I expected. I was about 8 weeks on my first two pregnancies.

Ilovetea82 Wed 13-Jul-16 15:03:10

I will see one at 8 weeks this time, first time around it wasn't until 11 weeks.

DoubleCarrick Wed 13-Jul-16 15:04:26

I saw a midwife at 12 weeks..next appointment is booked for when I'm 16 weeks. Seems as though they largely leave you alone

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 13-Jul-16 15:05:12

Yes first time it was around 10-11 weeks and 2nd time (at different surgery) it was around 8

ThePartyArtist Wed 13-Jul-16 15:09:42

Thank you. I really meant how long was it between your form being sent to them and them actually ringing you to make the appointment?

MidMay Wed 13-Jul-16 15:10:09

You should expect to receive a booking appointment around 9-12 weeks depending on where in the country you are. Any problems in the meantime, see your GP.

MidMay Wed 13-Jul-16 15:12:02

Cross post with your update. It is based on number of weeks pregnant rather than time from referral. If you've heard by 8-9 weeks give them a call.

MidMay Wed 13-Jul-16 15:12:58

Not heard rather. How many weeks are you OP?

bittapitta Wed 13-Jul-16 15:18:10

It'll be a letter sent by second class post not a phone call, if our trust is anything to go by. Infuriatingly.

MidMay Thu 14-Jul-16 08:11:38

We usually telephone women to arrange their booking appointment so letter not always the case.

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 14-Jul-16 08:44:15

Different system where I am - the GP surgery makes the appointment once pregnancy is confirmed here - but the first midwife appointment was when I was about 8 weeks pregnant. If you've not heard anything by then I'd chase it up.

iwillbemrsminty Thu 14-Jul-16 09:42:18

I saw my midwife for the first time last week for the 'booking in' appointment, I was 8 + 3. The appointment was just over one and a half hours. The reception at the surgery booked me in for it. I'm now waiting for the letter with my scan appointment!

Emilyyyy Thu 14-Jul-16 15:30:20

I'm 13 weeks Saturday and havent even got an appointment- something to do with she wouldn't see me until scan and my scan is tomorrow but then I go away for a week.

I was trying to see her a few weeks ago but she wouldn't

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