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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 06:43 AM   1
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Worried/concerned


Sorry for the long post which probably doesn't make any sense, just all flustered

So on tuesday I had my 28 week midwife appointment, had a completely new midwife I had never seen before. Anyway the appointment lasted a full hour because so much was missing!

Apparently I had to have an anti-d jab at my 20 week appointment with the consultant after my scan through the nhs. 8 weeks later I am getting told! So I had to have bloods done on tuesday (cant remember what they needed to find out before I have my anti-d this friday). I also had to have bloods took at asda this monday because of a heavy nose bleed I had last week with loads of clots. So I rang the doctors after I had the nose bleed and they told me they wanted to check my iron levels (because at my GGT they found out I was borderline anaemic, which I had done 26th Sept).

Also this midwife told me that I have had antenatal classes booked in....great right? No. They had been booked in for January and my due date is 31st of Dec?

Half of my notes weren't filled in which included my blood results from I'm guessing my first bloods they ever took??? Which were lost from my booking appointment so I had to have them done again at 16 weeks? I think. So for HIV and 2 others (cant remember off the top of my head) she couldn't find them so the student midwife who took my bloods held this needle hanging out of my vein which the actual midwife rang up the hospital and figured out if I ever had them checked. They were all negative, thank god! So she finally could take the needle out of my arm - leaving me with a hugeee bruise.

The midwife also was adamant this was my 3rd pregnancy, because I had a miscarriage before in 2013... so that 1 plus this 1 = 2? Apparently not and I had to explain to her for about 2 minutes before she finally took my word!

I feel like I am not in safe hands at all and no-one knows what is going on with me and I'm just scared there is still stuff missing which I don't know about. This is my first baby so I'm even more worried as I have no idea what is supposed to happen. I am already worried about giving birth but with the amount of stuff that has gone wrong so far with them missing so much stuff, I am sh****** it!

Sorry for the rant, just needed to get it off my chest as I am so wound up.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 08:14 AM   2
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Oh no poor you. Is there any way you can change gp surgery to see a different midwifery team? I'm lucky as I see the same midwife each time. Also don't worry about anti d injection. That is normally only given at 28 weeks unless you have a knock to your bump.
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 11:08 AM   3
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I'd definitely be taking your care else where . Also reporting the negligence you've suffered so far . It's not like there's been one maybe even two issues . They've made a lot of mistakes and forgotten a lot of stuff !! The first midwife I had here Was flipping useless. I switched to a different area and now have a great midwife that really listens to me and always makes time for me xxxx



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 12:20 PM   4
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Thank you both! I am going to look into switching my GP surgery. Iv had my anti-d injection today so that's one less thing to worry about.

Nordicpixie I'm glad you got your care switched to a good team. It is so frustrating and nerve wrecking that they can make so many errors and we wouldn't even know, especially for the first pregnancy x



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 14:01 PM   5
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You are well within your rights to ask to be seen by someone else or change your care provider chick. I'm so sorry you've had such a rough time. It may be worth asking to speak to your supervisor of midwives who should be able to help and allow you to voice your concerns.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 09:16 AM   6
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Thank you both! I am going to look into switching my GP surgery. Iv had my anti-d injection today so that's one less thing to worry about.

Nordicpixie I'm glad you got your care switched to a good team. It is so frustrating and nerve wrecking that they can make so many errors and we wouldn't even know, especially for the first pregnancy x
The original midwife didn't even bother booking me in or doing bloods etc .It wasn't until I switched to new midwife that she sort it and I was almost 15weeks before I was on the system . I hope you get sorted out with a better team soon



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 11:22 AM   7
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The original midwife didn't even bother booking me in or doing bloods etc .It wasn't until I switched to new midwife that she sort it and I was almost 15weeks before I was on the system . I hope you get sorted out with a better team soon
That is shocking! I know midwifes can work differently but surely they should all still come out with the same/correct results in the end, it really doesn't put any faith into health care for me. I am just praying that when I come to give birth that whoever looks after me knows what their doing and do things properly



 
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