first midwife appointment over the phone

I won’t go into the details but was referred to the perinatal team who have also (in my opinion) turned their back back on me - GP is in agreement and referring me to another team...So I really did have a lot to discuss which can be difficult over the telephone, also have 2 consultant letters to show her which I now won’t be able to do - it does concern me about things being missed but I do understand the need for phone consults at the moment.It will also be the first time ‘meeting’ the midwife but I’ll be sure to raise my concerns and hopefully they’ll call me/send me somewhere for tests If they feel I need them.It’s quite a sad time to be pregnant. Most of it could probably be done over the phone, though there are a lot of quite sensitive questions about family history, miscarriage, mental illness etc that the midwife may well get better answers to if the meeting is face to face. I had bloods and urine at my booking in appt for my second, but for the first I had to go to phlebotomy at the hospital separately, because the midwife couldn't get blood out of me, so you may find yourself sent there for blood tests. And it’s the same hospital I went to with my first child who is 2 next month and the letter I received was exactly the same. I was looking forward to meet in person and I’m not sure how effective the appointment will be over the phone? I was on anti-depressants which I came off when I found out I was pregnant, my GP has suggested I try a different one (that is more compatible with pregnancy) so this is an option, although I’m just awaiting my referral to another peri natal team so that I can explore my options. I was a bit hesitant (first time mum not really knowing what I am doing) but the midwife was lovely. Hi everyone, First time mum here. IfYou are very worried you can also get a home blood pressure monitor relatively easily. FGM can cause problems during labour and birth. Hi all, I had my first midwife appointment today, over the phone due to the covid. If you have questions about the birth/breastfeeding etc they address much later in pregnancy and will likely encourage you to go to the birthing classes to gain the most information. The next one at 22 weeks will be in office, I had mine over the phone and they also said the second one if over the phone aswell, I’m in nsw though. My first midwife appointment is over the phone. If you get symptoms of coronavirus, or you're unwell with something other than coronavirus, speak to your midwife or maternity team. Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters. Melbourne here and going through the women’s at Sandringham. She arranged NT scan referral, blood tests and 18-20 week scan for me. Close menu. You will also be asked personal questions about your relationship with the father so it's best to be alone. I had mine on the phone but then they told me I still have to come in for bloods so it's a stupid system! I then had a separate face to face appointment to do my bloods, weight etc and collect my notes from the midwife. Is it just me, or are these appointments a little disappointing? I had my telephone appointment yesterday which took about an hour then I am booked to go and have bloods etc done this coming Thursday and told my appointment would be about half an hour. They also have useful phone numbers, for example your maternity unit or midwife team. My appointments are over the phone now where possible and I'm higher risk. They'll work out your chance by asking some questions. These are difficult times and to be honest I would rather not be in close proximity to a hcp if I don't need to be. 1997-2020 All rights reserved. Neighbour told my DS that Father Christmas isn't real. I am not pregnant, but I have been suffering badly since this is my 4th week home and I have no idea when I get to leave my house for more than an hour. I have my first midwife appointment on Wednesday but it’s over the phone? Hi, I had my first appointment a few weeks ago and it was over the phone, but they didn't advise that so when I did go to the clinic the midwife saw me anyway and took down all my family history etc, they also give you a mum to be pack which has all the info on screening and advice etc. Some appointments may be conducted over the telephone or using videoconferencing, provided there is a reasonable expectation that maternal observations or tests are not required. In regards to your comment about getting a bigger property ... normally they require the matb1 form which you won't get until you're 20+ weeks.

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