I'm 9 weeks pregnant and had my 2nd doc appointment yesterday with my gp, I am going public. I go to Wentworth practise in Kingston, and she is bl00dy usless. can anyone recommend a new surgery in south of Canberra with a good pregnancy doctor?
She hasn’t been very helpful at all in regards to information. I am originally from England and everything is so different here. I have researched loads of pregnancy stuff myself but if I didn’t ask her stuff then it seems like she wouldn’t have voluntarily told me some of the info that i have already researched so if i hadn’t of looked around beforehand, i would been none the wiser.
Anyway, she gave me the number for Calvary hospital (she said they don’t charge for scans) so that i can book my first scan next month. When i spoke to them i was told that they don’t do the 12 week scan (DS screening). So i called back the surgery asking for more numbers of places that do the scans and was told someone would call me back. Half a day later, I called them back as no one called me and explained again what happened and she gave me a number. I called the number and it rang and rang... So i researched some scan places myself and it seems you cant get the 12 week scan free in Canberra - is that correct??
I called the doctor back and asked for more numbers that actually work and was given 2 numbers which are for the Canberra Imaging company which i had found myself so I have booked myself in at the Deakin centre.
Its going to cost $359.50 (with the bloods extra I think?)
Is this normal? Have you had a free scan in Canberra?
Or do you have to pay this much money? I will get $59.50 back apparently.
I look forward to your responses, my doctor is stressing me out with her uselessness and this is supposed to be a happy time!