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  1. #1
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    Jul 2014

    Default Pregnant and Overseas! HELP!

    Hi Ladies

    I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm currently in London. My Husband and I are 3 months in to 12 months of travel, so it's a bit of a surprise.

    I think I'm about 8 weeks along but haven't been able to get to a doctor here to confirm. We're trying to work out when we should come home but I'm a bit confused by all the tests etc.

    We're keen to have the screening to check for any abnormalities - what week is this normally done?

    Do I need to have an ultrasound to find out how many weeks I am or can that be done with a blood test?

    Is there anything else that I need to be aware of? I've been googling all morning but all the information is a little overwhelming.

    Your advice and knowledge is HUGELY appreciated!!

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    Did you want to come home to have bub or are you going to have the baby in the UK? DH and I were in the uk (12 month working visa) when we had our daughter. The NHS is awesome if you are planning on having bubs over there. We then just had to apply for bubs visa and passport before we travelled home. The antenatal care is all done through a midwife system. I saw a midwife at the GPs office and occasionally they would come to my home. They would arrange all scans and tests. The major scans are the nuchal scan at 12 weeks and the 20 week anatomy scan. Good luck with your pregnancy!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Hi Shebes

    Thanks for your reply! We were actually supposed to travel through the rest of Europe and finish up our trip in Japan in March so we will defiantly be heading home to have the baby. Unfortunately we're too old for the working visa hehehe.

    We're staying with friends at the moment so was going to call their local GP tomorrow and see if they can help. I went to a walk-in clinic a couple of days ago but they didn't offer family planning services so that was a bit of a brick wall.

    Thanks again for your help


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