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    Hi ladies,

    I'm 20 weeks and I have my booking appointment on Thursday at Royal Brisbane and women's hospital. I was wondering how long the appointment will be. The letter I was sent said to allow 2 hours but that seems excessive. I stupidly didn't read the letter properly and booked an important work meeting for 11am (my appointment is at 9.15). It'll only take 10 minutes to get from the hospital to work. Does anyone have any experience of how long it will take? I'm just freaking out here as I didn't read the letter properly until now....

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    The US shouldn't take more than 30 mins. But I have no idea how long the wait will be.

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    my ultrasound took 1.5 hours because bubba was being very uncooperative

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    Thanks for your reply. Just to clarify, it's just the booking appointment - I had my morphology scan last week. I thought the booking appointment was just talking through my options for birth and doing health checks... But I (clearly) have no idea...

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    I had my booking appointment last week and it took about 1 hour 15 mins. They have to ask all the medical history questions which takes most of the time. Depends how many questions you ask as well. I'm having twins so had a few questions. Your appointment is probably the first for the day so you shouldn't have to wait long.

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    Thank you! That was really helpful! So, I'll try and relax a bit about it. Congrats on the twins!

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    It all depends on your wait really. Honestly I'd turn up by 9am and so in case they can take you in early you'll get in early. BUT, a 2 hour wait in a maternity clinic is pretty standard I'm afraid. Even when I went to my private Ob I was usually waiting an hour to see him (or more).

    If it were me I'd try & move the meeting if you can, because you can't readily come back later in the day or in a few days to finish up your appointment.

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    The booking in appointment takes a very long time. There are pages and pages of questions they ask. On top of the actual appointment time there can also be a substantial wait. I would change your 11am appointment to later in the day


 

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