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    Default Doing shared pregnancy care with a gp..

    What happens at shared care with a gp appointments? do they just take your blood pressure? or do they listen for the baby's heartbeat as well.?

    I had an appt to see my gp, and rang up today to move it earlier only to be told he has gone on holidays until the end of july! so im going to see someone else tomorrow, but do they all do the same thing generally?

    only asking as last time i saw the gp they didn't listen for the heart beat..

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    I was given a sheet of Paper that told me where my appointments were either at the hospital or with my GP and what was expected to b done at that visit. How far r u?

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    i am 17 weeks at the moment.. i have a booklet that i have to bring between the hospital and the gp.

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    the gp should check your blood pressure, your fundal height, feel around to see where the cervix is, and listen to babies heart beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry swing View Post
    the gp should check your blood pressure, your fundal height, feel around to see where the cervix is, and listen to babies heart beat
    Yep, plus check urine. At least that's what mine did every time.

    Though I didn't have any internals last time. And with DS, I only had an internal at 39 weeks I think.

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    I did shared care for the most part of my pregnancy (got accepted late into the midwifery group practice), and at each appointment my GP just checked blood pressure, fundal height and if the doppler was available would listen to bubs heartbeat.

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    I did shared care with DD and am doing the same with this bubs and I usually just have my weight, blood pressure and fundal height checked. Last time I went in the listened to the heart beat as well, but that isn't standard practice.

    I've since had my first midwife appt, and have my first hospital appt next week so I'll prob only now see the doctor if I'm worried about something or just want a check up.

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    So listening for a heartbeat isn't standard practice? I thought they we're supposed to..?.

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    it is mentioned on my form that at every visit they will listen with a doppler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    So listening for a heartbeat isn't standard practice? I thought they we're supposed to..?.
    your gp should listen at every visit, my dr used his stethoscope the further along I got.

    I had my last shared care visit yesterday and if bubs doesn't arrive after her due date all appointments are at the hospital. my gp has never performed an internal on me.

    your hospital/and gp should know when you should be seeing them. I had to see my gp monthly until 4 weeks before my due date when it became weekly. I've only been into hospital 3 times the entire pregnancy excluding antenatal classes.


 

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