Hi there! I am due with my first baby November 29 and am currently 6wks pregnant. I'm really really really confused about what I should expect??
I am considered high risk because of a history of DVT and am currently taking Aspirin daily until I start Clexane at 8 wks. I guess I expected ACTUAL maternity care and I'm just so confused.
I originally asked for a referral to Royal Women's but I JUST got my letter from them after 3 weeks and I still don't have an appointment. I don't think they'll even see me until 18 to 20 weeks.
I'm hoping for Monash Clayton to accept me, but my doctor just sent a referral on Friday to them for me.
Is it unrealistic to expect an early ultrasound?? I would just like to see my baby and know it's healthy. My hematologist was under the impression that I would quickly be seen by someone and that my clotting disorder would be managed within the hospital, but as the weeks pass by I really don't know if that's going to happen.
Am I going to need to pay for a private obgyn or something in order to ACTUALLY get someone to actually see me?? I thought since I was high-risk it would be irrelevant and I would at least get seen before 12 weeks.