High risk pregnancy

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steph181
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:46 pm 
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im asking this for my sister, she is about 7-8 weeks pregnant and due to diabetes is high risk.

she has notified the diabetic team at the hospital as she was under them whilst TTC and they have said they need a mw referal.

she has seen the mw today and has a scan date for 11th jan, which would put her around 13 weeks.

i would have thought they would have had her in sooner due to being high risk? so far it just seems that no one is putting her down as high risk?

im just worrying as its my little sister and i want to make sure she is looked after properly.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:23 pm 
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I'm high risk as well and my first scan was 12 weeks as its harder to date before this. But mine is different from diabetes xx
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:12 pm 
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I'm not a 'high' risk as such but because of my past loss & my platelet problem i was seen as a concern but still only scanned at 13 weeks !
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:05 pm 
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yep I'm the same I'm high risk as well and wasn't scanned until 14 weeks, once they see you at the hosp at your scan they seem to take notice of high risk then.

Does it say high risk in her notes or did the mw just verbally tell her? My mw gave me a score (apparantly everyone has one but most mw's don't tell you what it is).
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Tracey - im not sure, as she was already under a team at the hospital whilst TTC as they needed to keep a better track of her sugars, and they told her she needed to get a mw referral to the consultant.

her doctors are a bit useless tbh as she phoned to see what she had to do and they asked her to take a pee sample in, and when she phoned for the results they had only checked it for infections, not pregnancy!
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:58 am 
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I was considered high risk with this pregnancy but only until they could confirm the baby was in the right place. The mw was useless but my GP was fantastic - I'd suggest going through a different doctor instead of the mw.
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:57 am 
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My sister in law is diabetic and was only seen for her usual 12 week scan this time. Xx
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:31 am 
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I think it's later on in the pregnancy that you get extra monitoring/scans.
I was high risk, I did get an early scan but my consultant said it was only for my own reassurance, not for any medical reason as there's nothing they can do so early on. I only started getting consultant appoinments from 16 wks & more scans from 20 weeks where I was scanned every 4 weeks until 36 weeks, this was due to a placental abruption in my previous pregnancy so they wanted to keep monitoring the function on the placenta & baby's growth.
Although my consultant is fab, she wouldn't see me until 16 wks and I got the idea that that's pretty standard with high risk care?
I hope everything goes well for her xx
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:14 pm 
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my extra appointments only started last week so maybe 16 weeks is the standard week for the extra care to start xx
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I think its later on in the pregnancy that they'd monitor it more, and especially near the end..extra growth scans etc
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:01 am 
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Yes they deffo get extra scans etc towards the birth. I'm consultant led this time round and my appointment isn't until around 15 weeks xx
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