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Is it ok not to see the doc for 8 weeks during my second trimester

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Ash80 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:53:15

I live in Dubai,
And we have very limited finaces at the moment.And healthcare is expensive here. I was just wondering if it would be ok not to see a health profesional for 8 weeks, follwoing my 20 week scan.
I have rhesus negative blood, and would require anti D around then. It is advised to see a doc/midwife every month. I am unsure what to do?

twinklytoes Mon 28-Jul-08 20:02:42

in uk it seems normal practice to see mw at 24wks (1st baby only) and 28wks for all.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 28-Jul-08 20:05:39

I didn't see a doc from 20 weeks till week 34 - I saw a midwife I think once at 32 weeks but not before. There's not much to go wrong once you are past 20 weeks - providing your anomaly scan is okay. Tis worth investing a few quid in a blood pressure monitor though just in case, just keep an eye on it. If it goes over 90 diastolic (the low number) you need advice.

Ash80 Tue 29-Jul-08 08:03:54

Thanks for your replies .

belgo Tue 29-Jul-08 08:15:38

This is my third pregnancy and after a check up at 20 weeks, I didn't see the midwife until last night at 30 weeks. But I do have a blood pressure monitor to monitor my own blood pressure, and having had two problem free pregnancies, I was confident everything was fine.

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