I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and since the beginning of my pregnancy I’ve been seen by two community midwives, I never know which one I am going to see before the next appointment. They're both nice but I am questioning the competence of one of them.
When I was meant to have my first blood test she just couldn’t do it – she told me I had to go the hospital to have it done because she couldn’t find my veins. I thought a bit odd but didn’t think about it further. At my latest appointment with her (last week) I was due for another routine blood test: glucose and iron. I also asked her about toxoplasmosis, which she reluctantly agreed to when I explained the other midwife had agreed to it.
She then checked her calendar one more time and told me, “actually I can’t do these tests today, you are 27 weeks + 4 days today and these tests should be done when you are 27 weeks + 5 days so you have to go to the hospital tomorrow”. I was baffled but hey, I am not the one who studied midwifery so had to agree.
Next day the lady taking my blood queried why my midwife hadn’t done these tests herself! When I told her what happened she said it’s likely she made up this story because she remembered she had trouble finding my veins…
So, whatever the true reason I think it’s pretty poor that she would make up something like this.
Am I over-reacting here? Should I complain about her? I worry that if I do the other one will side with her and turn on me.
Thank you for your comments :-)
Should I ask to change my midwife?
Spoutnik · 23/02/2017 13:02
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