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Pol96 Mon 14-Sep-20 09:00:13

So I'm midwife led with a consultant opinion due to one of my nieces having microthalmia (one underdeveloped eye) and another having marfans syndrome (both nieces are from my half siblings - different parents for each child) oh and because my ohs mother and sister have elhers danlos..

I have my consultant appointment today, the midwife realised I hadn't been given one at my anomaly scan last week, so booked me in for one. My scan was all fine, no concerns, all midwife checks were good too.

Does anyone know what the consultant will do at this appointment if anything? Is it just going to be a case of look at my notes/scans and tell me whether I can stay midwife led or have to change to consultant led?

I was given no letter or anything, she just wrote it on the back of my notes so no idea what's supposed to happen at this appointment.

Thanks for any help anyone can give me x

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1990shopefulftm Mon 14-Sep-20 11:06:25

@Pol96 My dad had marfans syndrome and as i've been tested for and it came back that i've no markers i've been midwife led for my pregnancy . If only your niece has it in the family, it seems she was in the unfortunate position of getting from a mutation happening randomly rather than her parents passing the dominant defective gene on so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

I would think the consultant would just want to discuss your family history with you as it's not directly your siblings or relatives.

Pol96 Mon 14-Sep-20 11:32:11

Thanks for your reply @1990shopefulftm that makes me feel better about it!

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scotgal99 Mon 14-Sep-20 19:50:05

I’m consultant led for different reasons. Instead of going to the community midwife I attend all of my midwife appointments at the hospital. The consultant comes in after my midwife appointments & generally just asks me how I am & if I have any problems. They’ve never done or said anything more than that! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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