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Community Midwife

Slightly fed up! This post will probably get deleted when I’ve calmed down but what’s the point of community midwives? I’ve had three appointments with them now, all with different midwives that are covering. I’ve asked about classes multiple times and they said ‘I don’t know, ask next time you come’, I’ve asked abo...

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Consultant Appointment

I have a consultant appointment today I’m 35 weeks pregnant with my first, I’m low risk and due to give birth in a midwife lead birth centre. I wasn’t told anything by my midwife last time I saw her that I have to see a consultant is this standard practice at 35 weeks? What are your thoughts?

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Elective

Hi :) I’m a nurse so have some insight into NICE guidelines, royal college of obstetrics etc and have settled on the fact I want an elective. I’m 34 weeks Sunday my my midwife appointment is Thursday.. I already have a consultant appointment next week due to growth but not about a section. I’m really anxious to ment...

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Midwife

Do any of you have a way to communicate with your midwife? I keep getting told “just ask your midwife” “tell your midwife” but I don’t have her number or ANY way to communicate with her besides our once a month appointment.

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Consultant appointment 35 weeks

I have a consultant appointment this week (35weeks) does anyone know what gets discussed? Thank you!! X

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Metaformin

So diabetic nurse was having none of it today when I asked to continue controlling my bloods via diet and she has now prescribed me metaformin. What are your experiences of taking this medication? What should I prepare for? I have a busy toddler and no family support so absolutely terrified that I won't be abl...

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Large Baby

Been measuring on the 97th centile since I’ve been having measurements. I have had one growth scan at 32 weeks and baby was measuring 4 pounds 11oz. I have another growth scan booked for 19th March I’ll be 38 weeks they said I’ll possibly be induced at 39 weeks. I’ve had glucose intolerance test which came bac...

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Still haven’t gotten child benefit?

Currently on the phone waiting to speak with hmrc. I applied for child benefit a few weeks after giving birth and only saw a “your claim has been submitted” page come up after applying. No reference number or anything… Is anyone else still waiting for their claim to go through?

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Digital week predictor

I’m 3 weeks 4 days since predicted conception, however clear blue week predictor is still saying 2-3 weeks. I know it’s not 100% accurate however has anyone else experienced this?

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Week 29

Good God, 3rd trimester is not for the weak! Back pain, constantly needing to pee and now lighting crotch! 😫 I'm due May 14th, so I have potentially 11 weeks left to go. I've had an extremely easy pregnancy up until now. I'm scared out of my mind to push him out of me as this is my first pregnancy. But at the same…

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Community midwives (pinderfields)

Has anyone ever called community midwives at Pinderfields? I wanted to speak to someone about some things im experiencing in the 2nd trimester (1st time mum, unsure if its normal) but my own GP surgery doesnt have a set midwife for me at the minute so the only place I can think to call would be the community ones at...

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Social media expectations of pregnancy

I learned being pregnant that social media was inaccurate for me personally. Everyone’s pregnancy is not going to be the same and some it’s like a breeze for them while others it’s a living hell. I always wonder how moms on social media have the time to post little bits about their pregnancy journey. I feel like I a...

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Interview and asssesment

I have a interview coming up which includes a half an hour assessment at the start. Can I contact the organisation to ask what the assessment is about? Just to get an idea

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Green notes

Hey do we not get green notes anymore I have my first midwife appointment coming up but haven’t received my notes yet? Not sure what they’re doing apparently it’s all on an app now but I’ve seen loads of people with a green book still?

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Am I being stupid or how many weeks until you can ring triage. My second baby,

I don’t have a midwife appointment from 16 to 28 weeks but I can’t remember if there’s any issues when to town to triage

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Line eyes

Think I see a line but think it’s just the lighting, opinions please?

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Taking insulin when out??

Hi all! It’s my sisters hen do at the weekend and when I went to get my insulin from the diabetes nurse she said I should be taking it at the same time every night which has been between 9-9:30. Now I know I’m not drinking but I know I’ll be out with them later than that, so I’m wondering … do yous think I should ...

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I'm due to start my treatment next week but my period has decided to come early ( today). Has this happened to anyone and did the hospital start your treatment straight away or push it back?

I've tried contacting the ACU via email ( their preferred way to get in contact) but it always takes a couple of days to respond. Tried phoning and I'm just left on hold. Feel a bit helpless at the moment and can't really do anything until I hear back from the ACU which I'm worried will be too late for my treatment ...

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After going DF when does the blood stop

Looking for some help as the GP/ HV aren’t helping and my anxiety is just getting worse. I think my 10 week old has CMPA so Ive cut out dairy and soy for about a week now but am still seeing blood in his nappies. When did people stop seeing blood in the nappy ? This is his only CMPA symptom so hard to know if the ...

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Insulin.....

This is my 4th gd pregnancy I got diagnosed at 16 weeks and given insulin straight away as my fasting levels are always high I started off at 4 units and have been upping as I go, so far I'm on 12 units before bed and it's yet to make a difference to my fasting levels I've never had this before *I can't tolerate m...

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