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Lolabee Tue 25-Apr-17 21:35:35

Hi all. Complete newbie to the forum but am so very confused although I'm sure I'm just being daft.

Also apologies if this is not in the right area of the forum.

Anyhoo......used a cb digital all singing and dancing test last Thursday and to my surprise it came up with 3+ weeks. Yay!
Phoned gp and receptionist gave me the phone number for the local maternity unit, Dr doesn't need to see me apparently. Phone number gave an email address that I used to self refer...... had a phone call Saturday from mw but can't remember what she said except for need to go for a scan and a letter will come through the mail.

I had my daughter 9 and a bit years ago and it was all so very different then. Gp had to confirm, bloods required and an appointment with the mw going over the ins and outs of family history etc.

What happens next?
How on earth do I work out how far pg we are, stopped pill mid January, had a 48 day cycle and 1st day of last period was 9th March. I only tested because my boobs have been so sore and bfp was on day 35.
OH is excited as it is his first (previous marriage was a nightmare in the end) and I'm sitting here feeling so far out of touch with what happens and physically sick. I swear I don't remember being so tired with sore boobs and feeling nauseous all day this early with my daughter.

Any advice or help???........please!!

MrsChopper Tue 25-Apr-17 21:38:52

You should have a booking appointment with your midwife where they take all your details.

In my experience they don't do blood tests etc anymore at the GP because pregnancy tests are so advanced. They just take your word for it.

The midwife will be taking blood and pee samples at your first appointment.

MrsChopper Tue 25-Apr-17 21:40:38

Oh and you should have your booking appointment before you go for a scan. I had mine at around 9 weeks pregnant, first scan at around 13 weeks.

Lolabee Tue 25-Apr-17 21:49:55

Thanks MrsChopper.

I wish I had written it down but didn't think about it at the time. I'm fairly sure she said I needed a date scan to know where we are.
I talked to my friend as I was a bit confused about having to email the maternity unit (seems so impersonal!) And she checked with another friend of hers that is pg who said that she had a scan and then the midwife had her first appointment at her house instead of a clinic or hospital.

It's all changed, so very much. Is it the same everywhere or just my local area?

arbrighton Tue 25-Apr-17 22:31:42

I saw midwife at children's centre

the 12 week (ish) scan is also referred to as the dating scan when they measure everything and estimate due date from that. They can also do the nuchal measurement and bloods for combined testing at that point.

But it seems to vary so much area by area

Lolabee Wed 26-Apr-17 08:18:48

Thanks for replying.

I guess I'm just desperate to know how far along we are. Last time when I had my daughter we knew really quickly x

arbrighton Wed 26-Apr-17 08:48:42

Well the other option is to pay for a private scan at mothercare or similar

haveacupoftea Wed 26-Apr-17 09:05:00

Date from 9th March as the first day of your last period which would make you 6+6. This ties in with a 3+ CB a week ago too. I'd just go with a 28 day cycle when calculating your own dates as they hadn't really settled down yet and you can't be sure when you ovulated. They'll adjust your dates at the 12 week scan if needs be.

Lolabee Wed 26-Apr-17 09:19:47

Mothercare do scans now?! Shows how out of touch I really am!
Thanks haveacupoftea, I was going somewhere between 4 and 5 for now but I kinda like the idea of 6smile

arbrighton Wed 26-Apr-17 11:12:26

The bigger ones do scans, yes.

And until the scan says otherwise, you date from 9th March as havea says

Lolabee Wed 26-Apr-17 13:22:14

Aww pants, got my letter today, got a blood test on 14th may and scan on 1st June. Until then there's nothing to do but wait......

Jessiecat27 Wed 26-Apr-17 13:31:04

Congratulations! Its frustrating waiting for a scan but worth it! I've got my first NHS scan next week (after paying for a private one)

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