So I've just got back from my first appointment with the doctor at the antenatal clinic and I'm after some thoughts on this one:
9 years ago, I have DVT. I had a battery of blood tests and saw a specialist and they were unable to work out why it happened (I hadn't had surgery, flown etc).
When I had DD 5 yrs ago, they gave me blood thinning injections for the 4 days I was in hospital and that was the end of that. When DS was born, nothing was done.
Fast forward to this morning. I get to the appointment, do all the usual baby checks, everythings fine. Then she starts banging on about "why did I get DVT, what was the specialists name and was anything done differently when I had the children?" She ended up ringing the specialists office who said they didn't have the records as it was 9 YEARS AGO!! So she's sent me off to have all the blood tests again. I asked her why we were bothering when I've already had all this done years ago and nothing came of it and I've never had any issues since. Her answer was "Just to be sure". Also, shes talking about getting me back on blood thinning meds now and 6 weeks of Clexane injections after the birth.
I'm really annoyed and I would like opinions. It was 9 years ago...I don't see the need for all this!! I'd really like to move on from that chapter of my life. So, am I being a hormonal pregnant woman or does it seem completely over the top to you too??
Thanks for reading if you got this far.