I thought the GP had to confirm the pregnancy?

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  1. Beaney192

    Beaney192 Mummy of 2

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    Before they put you intouch with the midwife? But I just contacted the receptionist and she said as long as i am feeling well then at 6 weeks i need to pop down to the surgey and fill out a form for the midwife to book me in with her? I thought gps had to test first?

    Thanks xxx
     
  2. bump0911

    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    I thought this too but apparently not... home testing kits are so reliable now that if it says positive then you are pregnant!
     
  3. 05mummy07

    05mummy07 Well-Known Member

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    My surgery is the same, I rang up for a GP and she said oh no we pass you straight to the midwife now.

    Apparently it just takes up time. Silly I know x
     
  4. magicbubble

    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    no, mine did no tests at all. just took my word for it that i had had a positive test on a stick. i took the sticks with me incase i had to show them but they never even asked for them
     
  5. Kittifer

    Kittifer Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on where you live. I had full bloodwork done to check for everything under the sun at around 6/7 weeks, things like toxoplasmosis and STDs as well as iron, folic acid ad a million other things.
     
  6. magicbubble

    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    i had all that a couple of weeks ago, but that was cos it was my first midwide appointment. but when i first went to see the doctor he just gave me advise and filled in my booking form - that was a few days after i got my bpf
     
  7. Kittifer

    Kittifer Well-Known Member

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    I think the reason my doctor did it instead of my gynecologist was because I didn't know my blood type. I know they like to be extremely hands on here, it's all a bit confusing for me because I'm from the UK and have only just moved to Belgium.
     
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    kimbotrav Well-Known Member

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    hi in the docs in the uk are not as on the ball as germeny ext lol they do just take ure word for it i thoght u would have to confirm it but they told me no 2 xxxxx
     
  9. amyclaw84

    amyclaw84 Mommy 2 ella & Bump

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    got mine on thurs :/ i hate bloods lol

    but least it will get the ball rolling ill be 7 weeks then x
     
  10. sarah83

    sarah83 Well-Known Member

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    I got my BFP on Friday and called the docs.
    Receptionist confirmed if everything is ok they don't need to see me until 8 weeks and my appointment will be with a midwife.
    Keeping my fingers crossed everything will be ok! My appointment's on 10th Feb and seems like a lifetime away!
     
  11. bump0911

    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    My 8 week appointment is on 1st February and that also seems yonks away!!
     
  12. amyclaw84

    amyclaw84 Mommy 2 ella & Bump

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    i was just 4 weeks hun when found out and felt like months away and its this thurs just keep busy x
     
  13. Vicki_g

    Vicki_g Well-Known Member

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    I was quite surprised that the doctor just believed me when I told him but given that false positives on pregnancy tests are so rare, I guess I can understand why they don't bother doing another one. I suppose if you were in doubt they could get you to do one there but I did two digital ones three or four days apart to confirm before I went. All the way until my scan I was then convinced that I was just mad and the midwife would ask me what the hell I was doing there when patently I just had wind or something..!
     
  14. crazylilth1ng

    crazylilth1ng Well-Known Member

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    Well, I had to drop a pot of wee off at my doctors, they like to test everyone themselves before transferring to the midwife. Guess they are not very trusting LOL...
     
  15. Nanaki

    Nanaki Mummy 2 two boys, an angel and a girl!

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    Same here, i phoned the surgery at 4 weeks, to let them know that I'm pregnant and asked if they wanted to test. The receptionist said no they dont do that anymore and book me in to see a midwife next week at 7 weeks. Yay!
     
  16. sleonie

    sleonie Well-Known Member

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    The same for me... although i saw the doctor, and he just asked me how many positive tests I had got, and then said 'do you have any symptoms?' and then he said, well you are pregnant then!

    I've got my MW appointment at about 8 and a half weeks, im 5.4 at the moment... Roll on the days....
     

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