I was worried about this too as I remember from my first having BP (blood pressure) and urine done at 16 and 24 weeks. Thanks everyone. But definitely, any concern no matter how small you think it is, call them up, even if it’s for peace of mind. For the fastest help on, More posts in "September 2020 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "September 2020 Birth Club" group, Breastfeeding: the trick to a comfy latch. At your booking appointment (around 8 weeks) your midwife should have given you a pack of info which includes a list of the appointments you should have and when. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. I’m a bit anxious about not being checked properly. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. Last time it seemed like I was high risk and would be seen regularly, now they won't see me till 32 weeks even though I'm not well. They do normally test bloods and urine. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. I will be going in for my 32 week growth scan next week though. Wow so odd how so many of us differ in the care we are receiving! BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. Some people have their booking appointment over the phone and then bloods etc done a few days later at their GP. I called and they asked me in for an onservation and found I have a urine infection which I need antiobiotics for. I’ve not been seen since 29 weeks (currently 33w) as my daughter developed symptoms 2 weeks ago so I had to cancel the 32w appt (no phone call offer made) and then on day 8 of isolation me and oh developed symptoms and where we live (isle of Man) you have to self-isolate again for a full 14 days so I won’t be “free” until a week tomorrow.. I’m meant to get a phone call on Tuesday from the midwife but the GP receptionist said all appointments will now be phone calls. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. All she did was check my history family history medications etc. I promised to contact them if I had ANY concerns though. Booking appointment. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. I'm just a bit dubious as to what they can check over the phone eg accurate height weight and BP! Hello, I'm a ftm too and understand your worries. Just wondering what we are supposed to discuss on the phone regarding midwife appts because I was under the impression you get your bp and urine checked & they listen to the baby’s heartbeat. They don't listen to the heartbeat as standard until 24 weeks here. If I had any swelling in hands, feet or face. We listened to heartbeat, checked my urine and did BP. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. It's online here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/antenatal-appointment-schedule/ You should have an appointment at 16 weeks ie now so you should book that ASAP. Its my second pregnancy and I’m classed low risk but it’s really unnerving that I’m not getting any proper antenatal care hoping they’ll see me face to face when I’m 36 weeks or so. This is because you'll be offered some tests that should be done before 10 weeks. I went see midwife until 24 weeks now. So I asked my midwife for some advise. I had an 18 week appointment face to face and they checked heartbeat etc but the hospital / consultant seem to be cancelling everything (or at least there is a dramatic change in their demeanour towards me). Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. It seems I won't have another appt until the scan so they will probably do the further checks then. My midwife is great though she isn’t happy for me to text is I’m worried so that makes me feel more comfortable. Hi everyone, First time mum here. Hi all. Ok thanks, now I know what to expect. I'm now 19 weeks today and my 16 week appointment with midwife still went ahead, I was only allowed to go on my own. Is it normal for a booking in (initial appointment) with a midwife to be over the phone? Yet this time round it is over the phone … If I had any visual disturbances. Usually they take a blood and urine sample at the booking apt so this will be done at your first scan instead. I have a scan and obstetrician appointment the following week so hopefully they’ll do the checks then. There isn't really a need to check anything else yet. My appointment a few days ago was face to face still, my MW (midwife) said it was vital to have proper checks at this stage, apparently the only phone appointments they are doing in our area are the early ones pre-24 weeks. If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant and haven't seen a GP or midwife, contact a GP or midwife … Now I’m just waiting for my first scan appointment which should come in the next week or so. I'm ok with that but I have no concerns health wise so am not worried. Your midwife or doctor should give you information about: The only worry is that it meant I couldn’t have my usual observations like blood pressure and urine etc which as a high risk pregnancy and being type 2 diabetic are essential. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. Anyone any ideas? You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. That was explained. Has anybody else had a phone appointment? I know I should have asked her then but I didn’t think at the time. I have my 20 week scan today so that makes it easier as I know my little one is being checked. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. I had mine by phone and honestly thought it was the biggest waste of time was a different midwife to who I seen at 8 weeks and was a week later than meant to be and she just asked if I was feeling ok and if I had any questions but my mind went blank with what I should be asking then she just said I would get a letter about my 28 week appointment and that was it.