First midwife appointment

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  1. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    Bit scared really, don't know what to expect.

    Had an early scan at 8 weeks +1 day and really hope they dont decide that I shouldn't get another like I have heard other people say!!

    Do I need to take anything with me? What will happen? Is it just a talk?

    Any advice welcome!!

    Amy xx
     
  2. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Dont be scared - the midwife is there to answer all your questions and reassure you!

    At this first appointment she probably will -

    Give you lots of info and leaflets

    Take your blood pressure

    Measure your weight and height and calculate your BMI

    Calculate your due date

    Discuss your health and general wellbeing

    Hope this helpx......xxx
     
  3. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    And you should still get a 12 week scan xxx
     
  4. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that - it's just my OH work are being funny about him having time off and so he can't come to this one, didn't want him to miss out on anything really

    Thanks and good luck xx
     
  5. tashyluv

    tashyluv Well-Known Member

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    thanks for this also, it will be my first midwife appointment and I dont know what to expect either, so dont worry your not alone! xxxx
     
  6. babystar

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    When I had my 1st midwife appointment on wed she took my height, my weight, took urine sample, bloods, went over my medical history and my OH medical history etc. I never got a 12 wk scan booked as I had my dating scan at 9 wks. So she just booked my 20 wk scan over the phone witth the hosp for the 4th of june. She arranged for me to come back in May for blood tests to check for downs etc

    and that was about it :)

    hope yours goes well :)

    :hugs:
     
  7. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Dont worry about your OH not being able to come - you wont be hearing any heartbeats or anything and it gives you the chance to discuss all the lovely, nitty gritty TMI stuff if you need too without having to worry about Oh falling off his chair xxx
     
  8. sherryberry79

    sherryberry79 Mummy to Amelia

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    Hello, saw you were in Stockport and had to reply.....are you under Stepping Hill? I have my first mid-wife appointment tomorrow, she is coming to the house at 1pm, it is a bit scary not knowing what to exect. My boyfriend seems to think it's some sort of test, I think he might turn up in a dinner suit and dickie bow, haha! Hope it goes well for you.
     
  9. jennie_78

    jennie_78 Mum to Caitlin, and TTC

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    When i had my 1st midwife appointment it was just a brief chat. She worked out my due date, explained lots of things to me. She gave me loads of forms to take away and fill in.
    I have my booking in appointment next week, which is when i think she will go over mine and oh medical history, do my weight and height etc. My booking in appointment is for an hour.
     
  10. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sherryberry

    Yeah I'm under Stepping Hill, but midwife appointment on wed is in Poynton at the doctors. I'm in Hazel Grove!!

    Have been for 3 scans now at SH in the EPU and they've been great, had to have so many because I have a history of Eptopic!!

    Good Luck xx
     
  11. Mumof42009

    Mumof42009 Mum Of 4 Preemie's

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    Hi had my scan few weeks ago and told i wouldnt get another scan until im 20wks, but im going to fight for another one as i have loads problems. Dont worry bout your midwife appointment mine was mainly filling in my notes xx
     
  12. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I really hope I can have one as I've convinced myself now that something is wrong, even though nothing has changed!!!! I know it's ridiculous!

    Good Luck with getting an earlier one than that!

    xx
     

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