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Midwife!

I've not been having the greatest day, the car was playing up this morning, traffic was crazy getting into work, assorted office technology was refusing to play nicely, and I had a phone call with my boss which wound me up too....

So I was somewhat glad to pop out for a bit this afternoon to see the midwife.

Shame really, because it wasn't the best appointment I've ever had. Baby looks to be measuring "big" already (although the chart is similar to my prev pregs so I'm not worried) and I need to check out the result of my growth scan in two weeks time. Baby's heart rate was well up and had to be checked again after 5 mins or so when it had calmed down. It's likely due to the massive kicking fit baby had just put me through moments before hand. And it looks like I have another water infection.... I'll hear about the results for that next week.

She told me I would need to book an appointment for my 28 week bloods that would HAVE TO BE at 28 weeks. So in 3 weeks time. Normally fine, but this time it's a pain! The midwife clinic at my docs runs on a Mon & Wed afternoons. The Monday that week is a bank holiday so they are closed. The Wednesday I have ALL THREE KIDS and there is NO WAY I am dragging them all to the MW Clinic with me in the middle of the holidays. My blood pressure will be sky high for a start! So I called the GPs and asked for advice, they gave me the community midwife number so I could call up and see where the other drop in sessions are around me.

I called the number and spoke to a non-midwife. First off she started talking over me about how naughty it was of my midwife not to have booked me an appointment when I saw her - I had to explain that I needed to check my diary first so she couldn't. Then she told me that if it was a 28 week blood test then it MUST be a blood glucose test.... It isn't. I told her I was already under the GD Clinic, it was the routine 28 week bloods. She then told me to call my GP! I explained it was THEM that had given me THIS number!

Finally she shut up and let me finish explaining why I had called. That I couldn't attend the MW Clinic at my GP at 28 weeks because of the bank holiday on the 26th, and having no one to mind my kids on Wed. She said "oh you could come here tomorrow". I sighed deeply to keep calm and reiterated the 28 weeks bloods needed to be at 28 weeks, the week starting 26th May. I am only 25 weeks right now.

"Oh... well you could go to the drop in at the Uni on the Friday."

Grrrrr...... I'll be calling in advance, just in case they are closed for the holidays.

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