How long to get a 12 week scan date through? Is it essential to be done before 13 weeks?
I'm a bit of a numpty as I got my dates confused last week & thought I was meeting my gp to book in my pregnancy last Fri & it turned out that it was Thurs. The next available appointment is next Wed when I'll be 9+4. After that I'll need to wait for the midwife to arrange my booking in appointment & after that my scan date can be arranged. I'm getting a bit panicked that I'm gonna run out of time. I thought they had to be done by 13 weeks? The thing is the week I'm 12 weeks is the week leading up to Easter with a bank holiday on the Friday & 1 on the following Monday which limits spaces even more. I desperately want to get the scan before Easter as I don't think I can hide it much longer & will definitely want to tell after the 2 week Easter break but don't want to tell until I know everything is ok. Please tell me that scan dates come through quickly!! Luckily the nice receptionist I spoke to today has booked me an appointment to see the midwife just after seeing my gp on Wed but said they're not supposed to book people into those so I may not get to meet the midwife then (especially as I imagine it's usual appointment slot & I'll need a long 1 to book in).
Sorry for the waffle x