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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 14:54 PM   11
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Thanks for all your comments. I'll give them a call in a week or so, and ask to be referred. I'm only 4 weeks along, so that should give me enough time to get an appropriate appointment.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 15:09 PM   12
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In my area we don't even need to go the GP to confirm pregnancy (or I least I never ) I just called into the surgery and the receptionist gave me a card to phone my local maternity unit .

not sure how many weeks pregnant I was with DD2 as I had a few early scans due to possible eptopic pregnancy before I got an appointment to see my midwife .

I would just try and book your own midwife appointment I wouldn't want to wait until they refer you !! I've never heard of this !
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 15:12 PM   13
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Where I am from you had to fill in a form and a midwife rang you.



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 10:36 AM   14
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Here you had to make an appointment with the midwife when you were 8 weeks based on LMP they wouldn't see you before through the GP surgery but never saw the Dr - although with my 2nd I saw my Dr at 5 weeks as I was so sick I needed medication



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 11:34 AM   15
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I called mine today and they are going to set me up with an appointment before I'm 10 weeks.
They invited me to a group pre-booking appointment though but I declined as it sounded very basic, the fo's and don'ts of pregnancy basically.



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 14:52 PM   16
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I called mine today and they are going to set me up with an appointment before I'm 10 weeks.
They invited me to a group pre-booking appointment though but I declined as it sounded very basic, the fo's and don'ts of pregnancy basically.
Yeah, I went to one of those in my first pregnancy. It wasn't worth going to and was pretty much what you say!



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 17:07 PM   17
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They set my first appointment for next Tuesday... I'll be 14 weeks!



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 18:05 PM   18
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They set my first appointment for next Tuesday... I'll be 14 weeks!
That's crazy, are you in the UK? They can only test for sickle cell and thalassaemia before (I think) 10 weeks, which is why the booking in appt is usually before then. But yeah mine wasn't till 11 weeks because I knew I wasn't at risk for those. But I've never heard of anyone not seeing a midwife until after their 12 week scan!



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 05:16 AM   19
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They set my first appointment for next Tuesday... I'll be 14 weeks!
14 weeks! I thought they wanted to see people around 8-10.

Well, I spoke to the receptionist a little while back. You have to have 2 missed periods to book an appointment.
There are no forms, etc. The midwives hold a clinic every Thursday at the GP surgery, so if I call them when I've missed my second period, they'll book me in.



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 05:50 AM   20
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Well I still think that's a load of, you know. It sounds so old fashioned. They should just say "8 weeks since your last period" if they insist on making you wait that long.



 
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