Congratulations to manda2007, who wins the July diary of the month!
I went for the midwife appt today. It hadn’t originally been organised but I heard everyone on the forum saying they had a 16 week appt and felt a bit not looked after not having my urine or blood pressure taken between 12 and 20 weeks, and saw on my schedule that I should have a 16 week check, so I rang up and they booked me in.
I waited 40 mins at the hospital clinic and the receptionist said I was seeing a doctor? Eventually a harsh midwife in charge comes over all accusatory saying you shouldn’t being seeing a consultant today, why are you here? I explain about the 16 week check on the schedule. I said the midwife on the phone had said I’d have my urine, blood pressure checked and listen to the heartbeats. She wasn’t impressed with the last bit…well ‘it’s a nightmare for midwives to find both twin heartbeats’… I pedal backwards fast..I didn’t ask for it…just urine and blood pressure?
I’m given to a trainee midwife, which turns out to be a blessing because she was lovely and everything I ever expected of a midwife. She asked me how I was, spoke to me like a real human being, asked if I had questions, even about future birth ideas. Said I had a trace of protein in my urine but nothing to worry about. I told her I had the odd headache and was sensitive to light, She said, look out incase there are white spots in front of me. But there aren’t and I think it’s fine.
She took the notes out to be signed off by another senior midwife, who started the whole ‘what is she here for’ thing again. Argggh so so sorry to bother anyone! Just going for the check up that EVERYONE who isn’t high risk has, but clearly high risk means, you’re high risk because nobody looks after you and you have to fend for yourself and keep a close eye on what is supposed to happen next or before you know it you’ll be giving birth and they’ll complain ‘why haven’t you seen us since 12 weeks!
Strangely I’m not looking forward to giving birth here :O(
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