Bad midwife appt :-((

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  1. noobie

    noobie Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted a quick rant! Had my 28 wk appt today so far everything has been fine BP normal etc. So i was kept waiting as the normal midwife was off sick so i was gonna be late for work then this other midwife shows up eventually get in to see her....she measured me said was OK listened to HB fine then i had my blood pressure taken and she asked if it was my 1st baby, didnt offer any explanation so i said why she said oh yr BP is slightly raised 145/88 my normal is 120/80, i said well prob cos im now running late for work and also i was worried about my GTT test result. I hadnt heard anything so she just said oh dont worry it'll be fine, i said im sorry i wanna hear that frm the hosp. so she was faffing around saying she doesnt normally work in a clinic and didnt know where my midwife kept all her results so i asked her to call hosp. she tried 2 times said its engaged i said can i call she said no yr not allowed! I said well can u keep on trying she then got thru and comfirmed that it was OK (thank god) she then took BP again and was the same so said can i come back in on Fri i said no going away for the weekend only to my parents in Cornwall she said well u wont be going anywhere if theres something wrong, which got me even more worried. Was prob being a little sensitive but shes really spooked me with the raised BP hopefully tmrw itll be back down im sure it was only cos 1. i was running late 2. she wasnt my normal MW and not v good at that and 3. i was worried about my GTT and having to have a blood test as well. Oh and also i havent had any headaches or floaters (lol) or any swelling..

    Sorry its quite long......rant over! :) If i sound irrational sorry im 7 mnths pregnant lol
     
  2. Fabby

    Fabby mummy to my amazing boy x

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    My BP was raised when we went to the growth scan on Monday and i put it down to been so bloody anxious about the results. I tested yesterday and it was fine. You are probably right and it was cos you were feeling really anxious about your appointment. I thought exactly the same when she told me it was raised. Have you got some where you can nip to tomorrow to just check it? I went to my doctors surgery yesterday and just got it checked, they have a BP machine in the reception and it does a print out for you x
     
  3. noobie

    noobie Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah sry forgot to say will be seeing the nurse tmrw to chk again x
     
  4. Fabby

    Fabby mummy to my amazing boy x

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    I wouldnt worry. Like i said, it was probably because you were feeling anxious x
     
  5. foxyroxie

    foxyroxie Well-Known Member

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    i can see where your coming from but can see where shes coming from to at my doctors whatever tests we have we dont really get the results we just get a phone call if there is something wrong. Maybe the midwife you seen today does it different at her clinic dont get worked up about it hun xx
     
  6. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    Don't worry - try to relax before your appointment and don't talk while they're taking your blood pressure as it will make it higher.
     
  7. jollymum

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    I had my 28 week appointment last week and exactly the same thing happened. My BP was 131/88 which is quite a lot higher than normal. The mw took BP before I had my bloods done and before I had my Anti-D injection so it was no wonder it was raised! I have to have mine checked more regularly now too - but now I'm worried that everytime I have it taken I will get myself worked up and it will seem higher than it is!

    Hope everything works out OK hun, I know its pointless to say try to relax and not worry as we worry about everything at this stage don't we! Xx
     
  8. noobie

    noobie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah exactly! Im gonna relax today as much as i can and not worry about it as im sure tmrw it'll be back down to normal :) tnx guys i think alot of it was seeing a diff MW too as i like my normal one :thumbup:
     

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