Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:49 am
I think it's your maternity notes, that's what I have to take to mine. Unlike Karen, I've been told nothing about a blood test or urine sample though, although the midwife I've seen so far was a fill-in one and was useless so it could be quite possible that I should have one!!! When is your scan? Mine is 6th december, it's so exciting isn't it?
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:23 am
Before you go for your scan you need to have your booking bloods taken by your midwife. This is where they take several sample and test for things like blood, anemia, HIV etc. Your midwife will also check your blood pressure and urine, which they will do every time you go for an antenatal appointment. The blood samples will be sent to the hospital and checked there.
When you go for your scan you need to take your preganacy/maternity notes including your card for your triple test at 15 weeks as they will fill in important information on this card. They will keep your pregnancy notes and fill in details on your blood tests in there, then send it back to your GP practice. They will give you back your triple test blood card as you probably won't get your notes back for a while.
As your pregnancy notes tend to have all the useful conatct information on them it is a good idea to copy this or write it down and keep it safe should you need to contact your midwife etc.
Good luck with the scan, it is a great experience.
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:14 pm
Thats how they done things years ago...Everything has changed now.Ifound it strange this time round...Now you see your midwife who will take urine sample & blood pressure..They dont take blood from you untill roughly 30 weeks..The first lot of bloods taken is the day you have your first scan...Also the hospital don't keep hold of you pregnancy notes as you need to keep them with you...I am 34 weeks & have only had TWO lots of bloods taken....9 years ago when i had my first child you see the midwife every two weeks & had blood taken nearly every time...You do have to take a urine sample every time you see your midwife....
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:01 pm
I am really confused at what I should of had. When I saw the midwife for my booking in appointment, it was a fill-in one who really didn't seem to know what she was doing. She took my blood pressure but nothing else, no urine or blood samples. She gave me the number of the hospital, who I had to ring to book the scan a week later. She had actually sent my details to them, but other than that don't think she has done anything. Am waiting for a call from the proper midwife in the next week, when hopefully I'll find out what I should have had. If she doesn't call, I'm going to call her. I am in South Cambridgshire, and my sister, who has had one son in the same area 2 years ago seemed to think I'd had all I needed at this stage, I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Hope I have, but will be checking with my midwife when I eventually get to speak to her!
Would be nice to have a bit of reassurance, especially with my first pregnancy!