Still haven't been to the doctors

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Kirstin, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Kirstin

    Kirstin Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5w 5days today and I still haven't been, is this bad? with work and uni theres only a few days per week I can go BUT you can only book an appointment on the day between 8.30 and 9am but I was being sick the entire time and didn't realise what time it was:( My next attempt is Friday when I'll be 6 weeks, I'm worried its going to be so late I'm going to end up with a late midwife appointment :(
     
  2. jlon

    jlon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry - they'll always slot you in somewhere. Sure some ladies don't even find out till after 6 weeks and they get appointments :)
     
  3. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Yeah - I agree, dont panic! xxx
     
  4. bananatea

    bananatea Well-Known Member

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    hi, theres nothing to worry about. I went to the docs between 4-5 weeks preggers, and was appointed a midwife to visit me at 8 weeks, however I changed location, therefore doc surgery, so had to be referred AGAIN and so didn't receive my letter for midwife appointment and scan date untill I was 11 weeks, scan today and first midwife appointment when I will be 14 weeks. So there isn't no rush.x
     
  5. Mellage

    Mellage Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    I didnt even find out until I was 8 weeks last time, they managed to get me all in and I had my first scan when I was 12w 2d if i remember correctly, it'll all be OK
     
  6. gracegrace

    gracegrace happily pregnant with 2nd

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    Don't worry... I didn't make an appointment until 7 weeks and I've been fine. The whole system is geared up for women who have busy lives, jobs, families etc...
     
  7. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    don't worry, i didn't find out I was pregnant for a while, by the time I had a doc appointment I was 7/8 weeks gone
     
  8. MummyKaya

    MummyKaya Guest

    I was worried about this. I didn't find out til 7 weeks, saw doc at 8weeks, then moved house and had to register with a new gp. Luckily, the midwife was brilliant, got back to me straight away and fitted me in for the next day, and even spent over 2 hours with me! That was yesterday at 11 weeks she has arranged an urgent scan for next week so I won't miss that either. The only thing you need to take into consideration is any screening or diagnostic tests you may choose to have done as they need to me done in a certain timelimit, usually up to 14 - 16 weeks. So no rush Hun, the midwife normally books you in at around 8weeks.
     
  9. lorrilou

    lorrilou Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt worry about it hun. I went to the docs early on but didnt get to see the midwife till i was 9wks.
     
  10. Kirstin

    Kirstin Well-Known Member

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    That's a relief, I was beginning to think I was going to be missing things xx
     
  11. angelstardust

    angelstardust mother of 3

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    You can just ask to speak to a doctor as there is no need to actually see one. They won't do anything except refer you to a midwife and tell you to take folic acid.
     
  12. JayDee

    JayDee Sunshine and rainbow

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    I went at 5 weeks and she kept saying I was "very early pregnant" which implied to me that she thought I could have waited a bit longer before going.

    I'm sure they will be able to fit you in for a midwife appointment/scan, let's face it, nothing in medical stuff can be planned 100% anyway, they must keep time for emergencies etc.

    One of the other girls on here recently didn't even find out she was preg till 9 weeks and I think she's managed ok, just give them a ring when you can and see what they say x
     
  13. Zeri

    Zeri Well-Known Member

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    I'm 7 weeks tomorrow and haven't beeen to the doctor's yet, either. My first appointment is next week.
     
  14. andbabymakes3

    andbabymakes3 Just me and my girl

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    I went to see my doc when I was 10 weeks (didnt find out til I was 7 weeks!) and waited AGES to get a midwife ap...unfortunately we moved house around that time and I registered at a new docs as the other midwife wouldnt see me (I was no longer in her area apparently...pah! lol).

    I slipped through the net quite a few times (rang them every few days...think they are just rubbish round here) and my midwife finally came to do my booking in app on friday...when I was 20 weeks 2 days.
     
  15. Alibeebs

    Alibeebs Mother of 1

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    No your fine!!! I only found out i was pg in week 6 anyway, so you can go to Docs anytime, they will just put you on the list to see the MW.

    xxx
     
  16. Als1979

    Als1979 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you need to worry - I was about four and a half weeks when I found out, called the doc the next day and the first appt I could get was two weeks away!! He didn't really do or say much anyway, just told me to make the midwife appt on the way out, and the first one they could offer me was three weeks away (next Mon). So they don't seem in any rush!!

    Good luck with sorting out an appt!
     
  17. lewela152

    lewela152 Well-Known Member

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    I only went 2 doctors 2day and Im 6+1 wks so now I'm just waiting 4 the midwife 2 ring me and make an appointment. Can't wait, Im so excited x
     
  18. caz81

    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    i just phoned them for my midwifes appointment, did not have to go in to get it xx
     
  19. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    Don't worry - I am going to my first doc app't at 7.5 weeks and midwife at 9 weeks :)
     
  20. Duffy

    Duffy Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be to worried my first appointment won't be until 8 weeks and a few days, LOL. Don't sweat it sweetie they will get you in!
     

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