Really fed up (long rant)(4 Posts)
This is more of a rant to get it off my chest so feel free to ignore!
I'm 33 weeks on Friday with DC2. I was booked in to have a homebirth and so was receiving midwife led care. At my last check (28 weeks) they detected an irregular heart beat. The MW sent me to a specialist but told me not to worry and that I should have my 32 week appointment at home with a MW.
The consultant cardiologist says there is no problem but they wouldn't recommend a home birth because the paediatricians would want to check the baby over once born. I am having a scan every 10 days to keep and eye on growth etc. and everybody says it will all sort itself out probably antenatally.
My MW sais that I probably wouldn't have homebirth but to keep to this appointment and then we'd have a long chat about my options.
Anyway, someone I've never spoken to before just cancelled my appointment and I can't get another at the clinic for 2 weeks or with my GP until next week. I don't really want to see my GP because I don't get on with him. Also, I wanted to talk through my birth options (both consultants I have seen have hinted that I need to prepare myself for an emergency CS if the doctors feel they can't tell the difference between teh benign irrgular heartbeat and a problem) I know I have ages and two weeks isn't that long. I also know that no-one can say anything with any cetainty at thsu stage.
I suppose I just needed some one with knowledge to talk to. I had lots of bleeding at the beginning of this pregnancy and then this so I feel emotionally drained and like I have only been secure for about 2 weeks.
ANyway, rant over
I don't know what to say.
Sounds like it's been really rough, but you also sound like you and the baby are getting great care, and hopefully this will resolve itself in-utero.
Call and complain about not getting your appointment when you needed it. Perhaps they will put you back in.
I hope everything works out for you.
hi, Just wanted to say i am so sorry you are having a hard time.
I know you wanted a home birth but maybe for the sake of the baby its better you are under medical supervision?
I hope it all works out for you.
Best of luck
Join the discussion
Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.Register now »
Already registered? Log in with:
Please login first.