36 weeks plus - how often do you see the midwife?

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  1. starlight2801

    starlight2801 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    How often do you all have midwife appointments? I'm particularly interested in you ladies who are getting towards your due dates, as I've been told that appointments are supposed to get more frequent.

    I'm 36 weeks and still only seeing the midwife every 3 weeks but people keep telling me I should be going every week now. I was surprised when she gave me my next appointment and said so but she said she had no concerns about me so didn't need to see me :shrug:

    Does this sound right to you? X
     
  2. Minnie_me

    Minnie_me Well-Known Member

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    You should see someone (consultant or community MW) once a week from 36w. My MW seems a bit crap to be honest as I last saw her at 34 w and my next appt is this Thurs when I will be almost 39 weeks, altho I did have a hospital appt last week. I get the impression she doesn't consider me a priority bc I am consultant led :shrug:
     
  3. superbecks

    superbecks Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to see the midwife every week from 36 weeks. That's how it used to be but the guidelines have changed. Where I train we see women at 36 weeks, 39 weeks and then 41 weeks x
     
  4. Minnie_me

    Minnie_me Well-Known Member

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    They really ought to update the guidelines in the notes then as I have felt pretty abandonned :shrug: Didn't help that I didn't get a call back when I rang for reassurance last week - first time I had done so. Perhaps I am just unlucky! :nope:
     
  5. comicwife

    comicwife Proud mum of 4

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    hey honey I last seen my midwife at 34weeks and dont see her again till 38weeks...
     
  6. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    I saw mine at 36 weeks last time, and then not until I was 40+ when she gave me a sweep. I'm seeing mine at 36 weeks, the consultant at 38 weeks and then I guess I'll see the midwife again at 40+ to discuss induction if bubs hasn't come out.
     
  7. Mrs Dubs

    Mrs Dubs Well-Known Member

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    From 34 weeks I see mw every other week x
     
  8. kazharry

    kazharry Well-Known Member

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    From 34 weeks every 2 weeks here x
     
  9. stary-eyed

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    Mine have been as she told me and wrote in my notes at booking in - 36, 38, 40 and then 41 if baby hasn't arrived.

    The 38 wk apt was no different to any other - just BP, urine sample and check babys position. The 40wk one is actually after my due date so she did say she would sweep if I want, but as I'm going to decline and wait until 41 wks I think that will be the same as well.
     
  10. foxyroxie

    foxyroxie Well-Known Member

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    every 2 weeks here xx
     
  11. lilfish

    lilfish two beautiful girls

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    Same here
     
  12. bethanchloe

    bethanchloe Well-Known Member

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    My appointments have been a bit weird. Saw them at 30+5 then 34+5 then 37 and now I'm not seeing anyone again til 38+5...which feels a bit like I should be seeing someone sooner but then there's nothing really for them to check...if anything 'feels weird' I can always phone them/the hospital so I'm not too concerned.
     
  13. emmamc28

    emmamc28 mum to charlotte and ben

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    from 34 - 38 weeks every 2 weeks then every weeks after that. i think it varies. with my last pregnancy ( i was at the same midwife/doctors) i saw the midwife much less frequently but with my daughter (first pregnancy) i saw loads of different people at various different times and places.


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  14. DaisyvonStarr

    DaisyvonStarr Well-Known Member

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    From 31 weeks Ive been seeing the midwife every 2 week and will continue to do so until she is here :)
     
  15. bexbexbex

    bexbexbex Well-Known Member

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    i'm meant to see mines every two weeks from 34 weeks, i had my 34week appointment and because the doc surgery is shut for 'training' i now don't see her until i'm nearly 38 weeks, i wanted to see her more to 36 cuz i need and want to know about her positions n that!
     
  16. Mrs Pto be

    Mrs Pto be Well-Known Member

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    every 2 weeks here as well x havent been impressed with midwife service ive had, she hasnt havent even mentioned birth plan, pain relief ect :(
     
  17. bethanchloe

    bethanchloe Well-Known Member

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    I've always been told if you want to see a midwife more frequently just go to the drop-in sessions at your local surestart :)
     
  18. starlight2801

    starlight2801 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies ladies, it's amazing how it's so different depending on your area.

    I have the details of a local drop in service so I can always do that if anything crops up x
     
  19. starlight2801

    starlight2801 Well-Known Member

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    Ah if it used to be that way that explains why people are telling me that I should be seen weekly.

    Mystery solved, thanks x
     

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