Sunday, 10 November 2013

16 Week Midwife Appointment

Thought I'd write a quick post on the 16 week appointment because I wasn't sure what to expect. No one tells you what's going to happen at each appointment!

All the appointments I've had so far have been at the hospital but the 16 week one was with a midwife at my local GPs.

I'd had a quick google to see if I could find out about other peoples experiences but there seemed to be a variance on what happens depending on where you live.

The appointment lasted about 20 mins. The midwife was really nice and said she'd be the one we saw at the GPs for the duration of my pregnancy.

She checked my urine, did my blood pressure, gave us a DVD on breast feeding and talked about that for a while, talked about antenatal classes and when to sign up for them and then listened to the baby's heartbeat and timed that.

It was lovely to hear the heartbeat out loud as we'd just heard it on our hand held Doppler thingy with headphones. She said it sounded strong and the speed was good.

Some people think that appointments like this are a bit of a waste of time but I felt it was nice to be checked up on!

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