When do u first go see a GP

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  1. Katleigh1983

    Katleigh1983 Well-Known Member

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    Hello girls,Im currently in the uk from australia and have tried to get in to see a local gp.I have been told that they dont see u until you are atleast 12 weeks along,I am currently around 5 weeks.Im sure that this isnt the case in australia,and thought it would be the same here in the uk.

    thanks for reading :)
     
  2. mom and ttc

    mom and ttc Well-Known Member

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    I sawmy gp with my daughter at 7 weeks and now at 6 weeks, but blood work at 4 weeks both times
     
  3. Sunshine12

    Sunshine12 New Mummy

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    Im in UK. You dont need to see a doctor. I went and it was a waste of time as all they did was tell me to contact a midwife (some of them will do it for you). You should see a midwife between 8-10 weeks and get a scan between 11-13 weeks. If you phone NHS direct/24 they will give you a number to ring so you can make a midwife appointment even though you are not yet registered with a doctor (you will have to register at some point though.) x
     
  4. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    I only saw my GP because I was having severe pain. Other than that they just make sure you are far enough past your LMP to get a reliable positive and then refer you to a Midwife for everything baby related. MW's in my area don't see you before 8wks.
     
  5. broodyb

    broodyb Well-Known Member

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    Being diabetic i went straight away at approx 4 weeks. He told.me to book a midwife app for 6 weeks and refered me straight to antinatal at hospital where specialists could help me
     
  6. Katleigh1983

    Katleigh1983 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,thanks for all of the replies with regards to LMP how many days past do u have to be to get a postive.When I tested I was nearlly 2 weeks overdue for my period,and still dont have my period to this day.
     
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    broodyb Well-Known Member

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    I tested about 3 days before my period was due and got a clear positive
     
  8. chell5544

    chell5544 mum of 2

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    Hi i think it all depends on the surgery i was with a different surgery with my 1st and i had to take a urine sample in for them to confirm my pregnancy before i could see midwife but the surgery im with now i dont have to confirm it with the dr but midwife wont see me till im 10wks pg so gotta wait till mid december.

    Oh and i didnt get my positive till i was 12 days late

    If your not reg with a dr are there any drop in clinics or fpc near you they will be able to advise you what to do next

    best of luck
     
  9. tmr1234

    tmr1234 Guest

    I am in the UK and here you see your GP so they can get you booked in to see the midwife at 7ish weeks they don't do much at the GP just ask when your LMP was and mine do a preg test. I am going in tomoz.
     
  10. cupcakey

    cupcakey WTT after 2 MCs

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    I think it depends on the surgery. My surgery wouldn't put me in contact with the midwife until I'd seen the Dr to have it 'confirmed'. All he did was ask me how I knew I was pregnant, checked my dates and chatted about how I was feeling about the pregnancy. Now I'm just waiting for the Midwife to get in contact with me. I don't think it necessarily matters how far along you are when you go in to see them, as they don't really do much unless you have bleeding/cramps etc.
     
  11. Hellodoris

    Hellodoris Mum to one & one cooking.

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    I called my surgery and asked the receptionist, I didn't have to make a drs appointment just went in and filled a form out. The midwife team contacted me via phone and booked me in. You should be seeing a midwife at about 8 weeks... Id have a look at your trusts website and see if there is a number for the antenatal midwife team and give them a call.x
     
  12. kat2504

    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    At my surgery you just go to the receptionist and tell them you need to see the midwife. You give them the date of your last period and then the midwife gives you a call in the next day or two to arrange.

    Generally, people have their first midwife appointment at around 8 or 9 weeks and then they have their scan at 12 weeks.

    Best thing to do is to pop into your GP surgery and ask at the reception. They should be able to sort you out with the right appointments. It is better to do this as soon as you can because the midwives are often busy so appointments get booked up.
     
  13. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    That's fine. It's is just cos some of the ultra sensitive tests like clear blue can be used before your period is due. They often detect very tiny amounts of pregnancy hormones and can therefore show a positive that turns out to be a chemical pregnancy (ie the embryo doesn't implant). If you waited 2weeks to test then your result was as reliable as any test they do at the doctors as embryo implantation would have taken place.
     

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