Some doctors suggest pelvic rest if you have bleeding in pregnancy or another known issue, but most say that sex is fine and won't cause any problems.
I've just noticed you are a Norn Iron girl, Tara. I grew up there, though now live in England. Not sure how private obstetricians organise themselves there, but do they all not see patients until 9/10 weeks? That's crazy because some issues may need to be resolved before then. I have private antenatal care in London and my obstetrician will see me as soon as I get a BFP though doesn't scan usually until around 7 weeks unless I am unsure of my dates in which case he scans immediately and then again at around 7 weeks if first one was too early to see heartbeat. Can you shop around for one with a less busy list perhaps?
Just had a bit of a google for you Tara. It seems that private antenatal scans in Northern Ireland are about 3 times as expensive as on the mainland! Some girls suggest getting a cheap flight over to London or Scotland and a private scan done here.
Ok so now that u have raised my concerns with the private, I know of another place that I will ring tomorrow to see what they provide! I was shocked to hear it was 9 weeks and that he wasn't gna see me before then! And for the price of it!! I was disappointed!! Ok so the sex thing! Emmmmm I'm still not sure, maybe if we have it gently! I know we had it the whole way through with my ds! Loz ur are like the queen of everything! U just know everything, I love it!! Lol yip emum, wee NI!! hmmmmmm, u have all gave me things to think about!! Thank u all for answering!!! Xx
I'm in nottingham and here they won't see you til 8 weeks, when asked why this is, they coldy mention that most losses occur before 8 weeks. Mine did...but I didn't get to find out til 12 weeks and I hate that so much, its like the system stole a month from me. I'm going to bring it up to my midwife at my booking, not that it will make much difference but I feel I have to let my opinion be known. Plus what on earth happens if you have an ectopic? Most of those rupture before 8 weeks albeit with very obvious signs- I just think that the place where booking appointments occur should at least be equipped with a basic sono machine purely to confirm pregnancies are where they are meant to be! You can get portable ones on ebay for less than a grand dammit! Sorry I just feel extremely strogly about this! Grr!
Emum the docs today quoted me £2,800!! For just a scan, think it may be 3d is £200 on offer at the minute!! Starting to think I might just pay for early scan then go nhs the rest of the way!! If I can't get an early one through my gp which I think is highly unlikely! Where did u grow up in emum??
I won't tell you how much my last baby cost then Tara, or you'll faint. To be fair he was a c section, but more than 4 times what you've been quoted ( though my medical insurance paid a big chunk in the end because it was a planned section for medical purposes).
I was born in Belfast but lived in banbridge between ages 3 and 18
The antenatal care and the hospital stay is eye watering yes. But the scans are not all that expensive. A 6 week scan is around £100 in most places over here I think. To be fair we probably used the most expensive maternity hospital in the country, where Posh, etc had their babies, so I'm sure private treatment in other settings is less here. But the obstetrician was recommended to us by our Fertility Specialist and that was where he had his practise and after years of fertility treatment and a loss, we were prepared to pay whatever it took to have the best care we could get.
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