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    Default Third Trimester Midwife Visits

    Hi,

    I am 37 weeks pregnant and this is is my first pregnancy. I am just wondering what the normal midwife appointment schedule is through the public system In South Australia. I have been told I should be having weekly visits at this stage but I am still only seeing a midwife fortnightly. Thanks :-)

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    I'm in WA but thought the same as you, I was told in the beginning that once you got to 36 weeks you'd go weekly but when it came time they said they only needed to see me fortnightly because I was low risk with no concerns. Hope that helps.

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    yep for all my babies it's been fortnightly up until 39 weeks then 40,41,42 was planned

    only in my last pregnancy I went in at 38 to be induced at 39

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    I'm in qld and I was told it's fortnightly until 38wks then weekly from there but it varies depending on risk factor

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    I just checked my SA pregnancy folder and it says checkups at 36, 38, 40. When I had DS 2 years ago I swear it was weekly from around 38 weeks. A fortnight is a long time when you're heavily pregnant and a lot can change in that time. I personally wouldn't be comfortable with fortnightly visits and would ask for weekly visits.

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    @LB23 I dug out my old sa pregnancy folder and the visits were weekly from 36 weeks. I have no idea why it's different in my current sa pregnancy folder.

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    qld public is 30 weeks, 33 weeks, 36 weeks, 38 weeks, 40 weeks, 41 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taiyed View Post
    I just checked my SA pregnancy folder and it says checkups at 36, 38, 40. When I had DS 2 years ago I swear it was weekly from around 38 weeks. A fortnight is a long time when you're heavily pregnant and a lot can change in that time. I personally wouldn't be comfortable with fortnightly visits and would ask for weekly visits.
    Thanks everyone!I just feel uneasy not having a check up for 2 weeks but not sure of the normal process. My blood pressure has been all over the place and was high at my last visit so I thought they might want to see me sooner.


 

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