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scan waiting times?

i have been put o high risk pregnancy due to previous missed mc and chemical pregnancys and also still borns in family. i was just wondering how long after your midwife or doc requested scan you recieved letter or call with date as im very worried due to missed mc 5 yr ago at 7 weeks but pregnancy carried on till first scan at 12 weeks to which i had to have an abortion to make body let go of baby =(

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Hi, I went for my first midwife appt on 21st November (I was 8 weeks) and received the letter from the scanning dept on 28th November, so mine was quite quick.

I think it can depend on where you are and how busy they are and of course your history will come into it, hope you dont wait too long, good luck x


Thanks hun im in sunderland first app was with her on 29th nov so hopefully this week what date do u have to go if u dont mind me asking im 7 weeks exactly today sick with worry all the time xx


Waiting times vary depending on the NHS (postcode lottery I'm afraid). You shouldn't wait longer than a week without hearing from someone (either letter or phone call) to arrange appointments. If you want extra scans or just dont want to wait you can have a scan done at a private hospital and just pay for the single appointment. It's not as expensive as I thought. I have had to go to private clinics to help me plan to conceive (I have a medical condition).

The NHS said they would put me on a list and it would be about 2 years wait. Phoned BUPA - went 3 days later! And it's not to do with IVF.

NHS are just useless. Check out 'spire' 'bupa' or 'portland' if you want to arrange your own extra scans.


Hi hun thanks for the reply apparently the midwife didnt take any notice of my doctors concearns and its taken me 2 days of ringing the hospital in pain and a possible open cervix to be taken seriously i am being taken in friday for an emergency scan at 7 weeks 4 days xx


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