Anyone else got an extra OB appointment at 20 weeks?

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  1. wellsk

    wellsk Iris' Mummy!

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    I got an appointment letter through the post with my 12 week scan, telling me that I would need an Obstetrics appointment at 20 weeks. With no detail as to why... I've gone onto search about this to find that this isn't the norm? :shrug:

    I can only think of two explanations as to why they would give me an extra appointment with a specialist (a 'Mr' so he's gotta be high up :haha:), 1) I had to explain my previous history of eating disorders (although now 'recovered') and 2) I'm rhesus negative :shrug:

    Anyone else had any appointment like this and know what to expect?

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    44npregnant Well-Known Member

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    In the US it's typical to have your Ultrasound at 20 weeks. I have one scheduled. :shrug: So not sure if it would be anything to worry about.
     
  3. wellsk

    wellsk Iris' Mummy!

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    I'm from the UK, and they tend to do as little as possible! :haha: :flower:

    I'm not too concerned, I thought thought it was odd; and kindve annoying since I'm left to guess what to expect because they haven't stated anything. I'm a low risk pregnancy, although I've had several bleeds. I'm young (ish) and this baby is my first.
     
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    Popples1 Well-Known Member

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    Is it for your anomaly scan? That's standard at 20 weeks, surely? Mine is swiftly followed by a 21 week check up with the midwife. I haven't had letters through the post for any of mine though, they just tell me at the latest appointment when the next one will be.
     
  5. wellsk

    wellsk Iris' Mummy!

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    No, its not for my scan, I was told when that would be at my 12 week scan, and I have a MW appointment a couple of weeks later too. :flower:
     
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    SophieBey Well-Known Member

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    Standard aps and scans are at 12 & 20 weeks. Its absolutely normal to have one at 20
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    Ofireland Well-Known Member

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    I have a 20 week anomaly scan in addition to my 12 week scan. If you are Rh- they may start injection around that time as well.
     
  8. wellsk

    wellsk Iris' Mummy!

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    Thanks for the replies guys :flower:
    Sophie, as I said, I'm from the UK, it's not standard to have an OB appointment at 20 weeks. Although it is standard to have a scan (which I'm having today). They are normally for women with difficult pregnancies or previous problems.

    Ofire, my injections start at 28 weeks :flower:
     
  9. XxCalxX

    XxCalxX Well-Known Member

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    I have an extra appointment booked a few days before my 20week scan, but that is because of a previous mc. I guess it could be because you are rheusus negative,although i dont really know much about that. Maybe if you are concerned you could just ring up and ask them to explain the reason for it,to put your mind at ease?
     
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    wellsk Iris' Mummy!

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    Thanks Cal, I might do that :flower:
     

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