9+2 pregnant and still no sign of a midwife, anybody else???
today i am 9 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy,have known ( as have doctors etc) about the pregnancy from four weeks pg.
in my surgery/area you just leave your phone number and date of lmp in a notebook/diary and receptionist said midwife will contact you at twelve weeks. surely they should atleast PHONE you before this date to check wether there are any risk factors and if not make a booking in appointment for your 12 week mark and if there isn(like in my case) any "high risk issues" then an early.referral should be made???
i was just wondering if anybody else had this "system" in their area as it just sounds so ridiculous to me.
i had treatment from march to novembe of last year (warfarin tablets and clexane injections twice daily) for a large pulmonary embolism (blood clot on my lung) which was caused by my last pregnancy and a blood clotting disorder. (i have factor 5 leidin mutation which means my blood is too thick and clots easily, it's effects and risks are much greater in pregnancy due to thicker blood and a higher blood volume) and i am disabled (i have spinabifida, scoliosis convex to the left and a ruptured disc which compresses the lower part of my spinal cord/cauda equina and nerves) all of these problems mean, for several reasons i am very high risk when pregnant and should be monitored/medicated from basically day one of finding out I'm pregnant. doc said a referral has been made at high risk clinic (about two/three weeks ago) but I've heard nothing as of yet. I'm thinking maybe the mw needs to do booking in appointment first so that cant happen until I've atleast been acknowledged by a mw!
sorry for rambling on ladies, i would GREATLY appreciate you sharing your experiences. thanks in advance for reading this big waffle and your replies xxxxx