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Mid wife appointments

(7 Posts)
user1489171349 Mon 20-Mar-17 21:13:47

I'm 26 weeks, is it important to have a midwife for the last bit of my pregnancy?

Tobuyornot99 Mon 20-Mar-17 21:14:40

Why wouldn't you have a MW?

Snap8TheCat Mon 20-Mar-17 21:15:23

Erm yes that's kind of the most important bit. Are you an adult?

ColourfulOrangex Mon 20-Mar-17 21:15:59

I would say you need one, have you done your birthing plan etc? Can you choose not to have a midwife?

NauseousNancy Mon 20-Mar-17 21:16:34

Yes, if you have a straightforward pregnancy the midwife is the only person who will monitor your pregnancy. You will need your urine, blood pressure and baby's heart rate checked.

NerrSnerr Mon 20-Mar-17 21:19:35

Yes. They check position, baby's heartbeat, your BP, bump size, protein in urine and general health.

GTS Mon 20-Mar-17 21:20:55

Arguably it is more important to have a midwife in the later stages of pregnancy, as this is when some of the more serious complications can develop. Why would you consider not having a midwife?

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