Hmm, I'd have thought you'd have been in telephone contact at least by now. Round here you get given their number and told to get in touch. Does your surgery have a website where you can find out who the midwife will be and just get hold of her? Or ask the receptionist for the antenatal clinic's number?
i would call your gp and if they cannot help ask if you can contact the hospital direct. you should see a mw by 10 weeks as you need bloods taken and you should be booked in for a scan at 12 weeks too. welcome. your baby must be due at back end of jan, there is a thread for ladies due as i am on it too.
You see the midwife in hosp for your booking in apt at 12 weeks, followed immediately by your scan. Then you get a 16 week blood apt to check downs risk etc. Then you're abandoned till 28 weeks
Very different from when I had DS1 2.5 yrs ago, back then I saw a midwife every 4 weeks from 12 weeks.
However I would ring your community midwifery team and check, as I would've thought you'd at least had your scan date through by now. Congratulations btw ! and well done for not being heavily pregnant in this hot weather, you've timed it perfectly
I went to see my GP at 7 weeks and I heard nothing until about 12 weeks!
I phoned the antenatal clinic at the hospital almost daily (after a week of the GP sending off the stuff) to see whether my referal had arrvied and even booked in for a private scan elsewhere. They called me a couple of days before my provate 12 week scan and gave me all the details of scan and I got the midwife booking about a week later.
Like you I saw my GP at approx 5 weeks, but I only received my letter for appointment with midwife when I should have been 11 weeks (I had a MMC and the letter arrived the day after my surgical procedure even though ti should have been cancelled (apparently)! ). The appointment would have been when I was about 13 weeks.
It bothered me a lot that people on MN seemed to be able to call their midwives with questions in early pregnancy when they were worried ... but that I never even met mine!
With this hindsight experience Skedaddle, I plan to DEMAND a faster appointment should I ever get pregnant again. I think BlueChampagne's advice is good and in your shoes I would try get hold of her direct. Good luck!
I rang the hospital who said they hadn't received any referral, then rang my GP who said they had sent it. So I asked them to send it again, but ended up nearly in tears as I'm worried I won't get my 12 week scan. I had a m/c last time and don't think I can hold out any longer to make sure everything is ok.
So, just waiting for my scan date now - fingers crossed it's soon!