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Midwife appointment

Hi everyone. Is it normal to get your first midwife appointment before your week six? I thought it is too early. When is the normal time for a midwife appointment? And does one need the midwife appointment to book week 12 scan? What are midwife appointments for, especially ones as early as before week 6. Sorry for all the questions, just general curiousity xxxx

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I think at the midwife appointment they fill in the notes, take height weight blood pressure and they refer you for a scan too. That's what I have read. Have you been discharged from the fertility clinic now? I have a phone appointment with my GP booked and a midwife appointment. Xx

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I had my ivf abroad so I am sort of discharged because I am home in England now. Although I am still in contact with my doctors if I need some question answering- sometimes I feel I ask too much (because I worry quite a lot sometimes- lol). Good thing I have this group to ask my many questions.

I had a phone appointment with my GP but missed it due to poor network- I requested the phone appointment when I was terrified about getting a chemical pregnancy and needed reassurance. I went to early pregnancy unit and I was told I did not have to worry about chemical pregnancy after 5 weeks- which was a good relief.

I also had my cervix checked and doctor at early pregnancy unit informed me that it is properly closed and no risk of immenient miscarriage- made me feel significantly better. I still have no morning sickness at all- and I feel worried about it, but doctor says it is normal for some women.

How come you have a gp appointment, did you request it?

For those who had ivf in the uk when is the usual time for a discharge?

I do not know what I would do without you ladies. So many questions and worries but this platform helps so much.

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Well I went for my first scan at the clinic I was 7 weeks and they basically sent me on my way and told me to contact my GP surgery to make an appointment. As I haven't been pregnant before I didn't really know what Appointment I needed to book but receptionist knew what she was doing. Lol

I know I love this forum! Lots of advice and support given xx

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I didn't know they do them as early as six weeks but I suppose it depends where you are may be. I've got my first tomorrow and I'll be 9+6 weeks x

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I had mine last week at 9 weeks, it's just a booking in appointment lots of form filing, height, weight, blood pressure, blood tests and urine sample etc, they give you loads of info and book your 12 week scan xx

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I had mine last year at 6 weeks, they just took all our info and history of what we've been through. She also booked our 12 week scan x

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I seen my midwife at 7 weeks and had my scan at 7 weeks 2 days she went through lots of questions checked my weight height and blood pressure, and sorted my 12 week scan also had some blood and urine forms which she sent me away with to get done xx

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I saw mine for a booking appointment at 9 weeks (guidelines say this should be done before 10 weeks). They go over your medical history, blood and urine tests and then give you a big book explaining the midwife appointments and when you should be having them.

They book the 12 week scan.

I had to book the midwife through my GP surgery but areas differ. The GP receptionist should be able to tell you what the procedure is for your area.

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I will have at week 9 Hun

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