So with DD I was with the midwifery group practice at the Mater Mothers in Brisbane. I really wanted it this time around, but I was really upset to find my GP put me down for 'shared care' without consulting me, so I missed the window to get into MGP. Since that issue with the doctor, I've switched to hospital care, but I'm struggling. I had my last appointment at 18 weeks, had the morph scan, had to see GP for the last time for that, but now I don't have another appointment with the hospital until 28 weeks!
I've never had to deal with the mater like this before, and I'm finding myself with some aches and pains and general questions, that a midwife could provide some relief from my anxieties - but I don't have one to call now!
So who do you call when just going through the hospital care? I don't want to call the Mater itself because I don't want to have to go in for something minor, plus we can't afford the $16-20 parking fee everytime, and it's a 30min drive, but I would like any fears I have eased before I need to wait another 4 weeks for my appointment! I get that it's busy for them, but 10 weeks to wait between appointments and no number to call except for an emergency just seems really... lacking.