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So frustrated with hospital consultants!

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THirdEeye Tue 10-Oct-17 11:16:33

I'm currently 36 wks pregnant and have a few complications so I am consultant led (I'm 40, have GD/fibroids/have had several bleeds).

For the past few weeks, every time I've had an appointment with a consultant (who is different each time) I'm being told something different.

For instance, I was initially told I would have to have an ELCS, then it was better to have a VBAC.

Because of my GD diagnosis, I was then told I would be induced at 40 weeks and last week, l was informed that I would be induced at 38 wks because I'm now on medication for the GD.

I'm getting both frustrated and anxious, because no one seems to be able to give me a definitive answer. I just get told plans for the birth etc, would be discussed by senior consultants.....but then I'm not being informed of the outcome.

Who do I call to find this out? GD midwife? Midwife?

Or do l continue to sit around waiting for a letter?

Arrghhhhhhhhhhh 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Tue 10-Oct-17 11:27:24

That sounds really frustrating op! I would try and speak to someone and maybe put something in writing. Do you know what you want to happen? Do you have a preference re CS, VBAC, induction etc?

I am consultant led too and have my first meeting this week btw so will be watching this thread with interest!

TakeMe2Insanity Tue 10-Oct-17 11:38:25

The best thing to do is have an appointment to see the consultant, then when you get there ask specifically to see the consultant as opposed to the registrar/side kick. Then work on a plan.

THirdEeye Tue 10-Oct-17 11:39:24

I've said that I would prefer an ELCS over an induction due to the fibroids I have. So far they keep saying I would be fine with a VBAC....but are ignoring the fact that l have one near to my cervix hmm.

I'm really frustrated by the fact that no one will tell me anything.....and l am now not scheduled to see a consultant until I'm admitted to hospital.

I'd really appreciate some advice as I'm finding it hard to sleep now.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Tue 10-Oct-17 11:48:33

I would find a way to get back in touch with them urgently, explain the problems you have been having and state again that you want a CS.

Ask if they follow the NICE guidelines on maternal requests for ELCS. I think under those they should either agree to CS or refer you to someone else, (I'm not a hcp though and not an expert).

What you have described sounds so confusing! I would definitely be kicking up a (small and rational - not weeping, wailing, shouting etc) fuss.

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