I am 31yr old, and have never seen a doctor for female related stuff. I think that is embarrassing because I wouldn't know what to do or what to say.
Last month, ( I don't remember when exactly), we thought we want to try for a kid and for the past 2 weeks, I have been having serious bloating, which happens normally few days before my period but this time seems longer and my breasts are sore breast too. Used a Crystal Clear home pregnancy test and the result came out with a very BLUE " + ". I think I might be pregnant.
Problem is I don't know what to do now.
Booked an appointment with a GP near home this week but he is a male! Will he refer me to a female Obst & Gynae specialist? or ultrasound to confirm the results of my pregnancy or what?
How do I know which hospital to go or what to do? Are there regular checkup or scans to make sure the baby is ok?
One of my friends had a stillborn in the last minute even though she had her checkup 2 days before and the baby was fine (as told by her doctor). Somehow, her placenta was detached from the baby and dropped out of her and the baby suffered brain damage because of lack of oxygen. It was terrible!
The baby was resusitated with electric shock although dead for 5 minutes in her. Almost full term at 35 weeks when that happened. Baby survived but some of the muscles are dead and unable to feed normally, so has a feeding tube attached for pumping milk through her nose.
Can someone please reassure me that these things don't happen always in Queensland?
I am terrified of the healthcare system because I am just unsure of what to expect.