Hi! At my booking in appt I was asked to book an appt with a GP for a heart and lung check which needed to be done before 16 weeks.
I didn't seem to be able to find much online about it so just wondered if anyone could enlighten me. I booked it with a male GP who I've never met but took the appt as just getting an appt is miracle at our surgery. Reading online it looks as though this could include a breast check... does anyone know if this happens also? Might think about requesting a female Dr if so.
Hi. I'm in the U.K. With no health problems. I had a miscarriage at the beginning of last year and was not told about it at that booking in appt so presumed it was a new thing. She mentioned it is to assess whether I can have gas and air in labour but I don't know anything other than that and didn't think to ask.
I had my son 3 and a half weeks ago, didn't have gas and air for more than 10 minutes (dried my mouth out and I hate that feeling so I stopped using it) but I did have the gas and air all be it for ten minutes and I have a heart murmur and asthma, I was never checked and I'd never heard of this but there's no harm in them checking you x
Well I got to the bottom of it, it's something which our area brought in a year ago. Ended up with female GP who happened to be pregnant and said she didn't think it was necessary. Said she'd been doing it for a year and never noticed any issues with anyone saying generally a heart if lung problem would've been picked up before now.