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Update on my 1st midwife appointment 🤗🤗

Butterfly93 profile image

Hey ladies ! Just wanted to update you all on how it went .

First and foremost my midwife is heaven sent ! Thank god .Second of the practice was almost empty literally about 3 people there and far away from each other more than 2 meters away in fact the place was very clean.

My midwife has no concerns and was quite pleased with the way I’ve been looking after myself mentally and physically. My weight was normal not alarming even though I was worried she reassured me that I look complete healthy and would be happy to be continue having me within her care instead of consultant lead.

Furthermore, she mentioned the hospital has a midwife that specialise in mental health, If I wanted that extra support but I told her I’m happy with the perinatal team who in fact I have an appointment with next week on Wednesday.

My midwife was very optimistic and calm and did not judge me what’s so ever if you know what I mean. She took my bloods, checked height and weight and asked me loads of questions . That’s about it really she issued me my maternity exempt certificate as informed me that I’ll have my first scan soon **exciting times ahead** 🤗🤗💛💛

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Jenny_at_APPAdministrator

Hi Butterfly93

That all sounds really positive, so glad it went well.

Take care :)

Jenny x

Hey Jenny !

Thanks hun

It went really well, over the moon ! Xx

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LilybethVolunteer in reply to Butterfly93

Hi Butterfly93

So happy that your midwife is heaven sent and you are over the moon! Well done for looking after yourself both mentally and physically .... what a star you are :) As you say, exciting times ahead, to look forward to. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care.

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Awwww thanks Lilybeth! I appreciate that literally just taking each day as it comes 🤗 thinking positive is what keeps me motivated! Xx

Take care stay safe

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Teresa_K_SVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93.

Thanks for sharing. It makes such a difference that you are happy with the people caring for you. I'm glad everything is falling into place

Take Care

T x

Hey T, it really does make a difference ! Thanks hun x

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PikoruaVolunteer

Hello Butterfly93,

it is always fab to hear that mums receive appropriate care. I am so grateful that I was allocated to a marvellous health visitor at the time. Because of my traumatising experience in hospital and ill-treatment I have had the privilege of having that lady for 2 years. In addition I have had a lovely care-coordinator, with whom I am still in touch with.

I was lucky with my GP, too.

Allow yourself time to heal and talk to health professionals, who usually can direct you to therapy and/or therapeutic avenues.

x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Pikorua

Hey Pikorua, it’s great isn’t it ! Glad to hear that you had a positive experience hun.

In terms of healing I think I have healed and moved forward hun x

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LilybethVolunteer

Hello Butterfly93

How are you in this sunny weather?

I hope you are resting as much as you can and your appointment with the perinatal team went well yesterday. Take care. x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey @Lilybeth,

I’m great thanks hun just finished cooking dinner ready for the evening.

I am definitely resting I literally have a nap everyday for about an 1 or 2 hehe .

Unfortunately my perinatal appointment got cancelled as my nurse had to take emergency leave, however they said they will keep in touch with me soon xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93

Good to hear you're feeling great!

I think in the heat it can be very tiring so it's good you are managing little power naps :)

I'm sorry your perinatal appointment was cancelled but hope it won't be too long before you hear from your nurse. Take care. x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth

Thanks hun !

Tell me about it it’s so hot right now just trying to keep cool 😎

Hopefully I’ll hear from them soon xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93

A bit cooler now ...... keep hydrated and rest. My second son was a summer baby and I remember how hot some days were before he arrived!

Exciting times for you :)

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth 😊

Will do hun ! Wow OMG must have been quite hot 🥵 for you hun .

Exciting times ahead indeed luckily this baby will be a winter baby x

Glad to hear that, I'm feeling more positive now after speaking to the midwife, do you have a scan date yet? Mine is the 26th June. I hope by then partners can attend x

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Butterfly93 in reply to linzi686

That’s good news hun ! Not yet still waiting on my letter to arrive in the post x

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LilybethVolunteer in reply to linzi686

Hello linzi686

I noticed in Butterfly93's thread that you mentioned your scan date .... which is tomorrow :) Just wanted to wish you all the best at a very exciting time and hope by now partners can attend. Take care. x

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LilybethVolunteer

Hello Butterfly93

I hope you are coping in this unusually hot Bank Holiday weather.

Just wondering if you have heard anything from your nurse about your perinatal appointment being re-arranged? Keep cool and hydrated ...... :) x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth

I’m great thanks ! Currently in my linen dungarees about to go for a drive with the family💛🙋🏾‍♀️

Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything yet however I’ll chase them up it’s gets to a week and I haven’t heard anything xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93

I hope you had a good time out with the family .... it's good to hear you're great!

I hope you hear about another appointment with your nurse soon.

Much cooler now :) .... take care. xx

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Sure did hun ! Aww thanks 😊

Indeed xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93

I hope you are well and wonder if you have heard about another appointment with your nurse yet? Have a good rest and take care. :)

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Morning Lilybeth 😃

I am great thanks ! Yes I did have an appointment with my perinatal nurse , she’s lovely ! It’s actually someone I know that used to work in the MBU which is great 👍🏾 xx

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LilybethVolunteer in reply to Butterfly93

Morning Butterfly93 :)

Good to hear you had an appointment with your perinatal nurse. What a great connection that she is someone you actually know ..... hope you have a relaxing weekend. xx

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth

I know right ! Tell me about it I am so happy, yes this weekend I plan to just chill, hope you have a wonderful weekend too hun xx

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LilybethVolunteer in reply to Butterfly93

Hi Butterfly93

Just chilling sounds good ... taking each day as it comes

Exciting times with your scan next week :) xx

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth

Ohh yes !

Tell me about it I can’t wait to see xx

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Teresa_K_SVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93,

Thanks for the update. It is wonderful that you are feeling so positive. Im glad your midwife is nice and easy to talk to. Its really important you feel listened to and don't feel silly airing any worries. I hope your perinatal team appointment goes well on Wednesday. Dont forget to write any questions down. My mind always goes blank in appointments if I don't have my backup list of questions in my back pocket!

I hope the slightly cooler weather is suiting you. Im a sun worshipper but if you have a busy day then wall to wall sun can be a bit draining, especially when pregnant and your body is already using all its energy reserves!

Take Care. Look forward to your next update

T x

Hey T 😊

Awww thanks hun !

The perinatal appointment went well I have been allocated with a lovely mental health nurse who I know , as she used to work in the MBU where I was admitted after my first.

I have been resting plenty ! Just taking each day as it comes, in fact I have a scan next week can’t wait xx

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PikoruaVolunteer

Hello Butterfly93,

so happy for you that you receive appropriate support and you've been allocated a lovely mental health nurse.

Yes, I find it so much easier to take it in stepping stones and go with the flow.

Take good care,

x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Pikorua

Hey Pikorua,

Awww thanks hun ! I appreciate that xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Hi Butterfly93

I'm not sure which day your scan is this week but I'm sure you will be super excited :) I imagine it will be quite a different experience with distancing restrictions at the moment? Thinking of you. Take care.xx

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth 😃

Awwww thanks hun !

It’s actually tomorrow

I am so excited 😆 positive vibes no matter what xx

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LilybethVolunteer

Wow Butterfly93 ..... so exciting for tomorrow :) positive vibes all the way. xx

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Thanks hun ! @Lilybeth

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LilybethVolunteer

Hello Butterfly93

Thinking of you and hope you are having a relaxing weekend. x

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Butterfly93 in reply to Lilybeth

Hey Lilybeth

Thanks hun

I spent the Saturday with some family xx

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