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    Default Second time in group practice?

    I went through my local hospital midwifery group practice for my first bub and loved it. On my last appointment with the midwife she said next time I could call the centre and book straight in with them as I have already been through them before, and I could also request to go with her again. I just called the hospital and obstetrics won't see me until 14 weeks this time (last time was 10 weeks) and will not refer me to the group practice until I see them (you have to have the first appointment with the women's practice at this hospital).

    Not sure what to do - I don't want to call the birth centre to then be told to just wait until my booking in appointment, but I'm worried about not getting in at all (it's always booked up early on and people often miss out). I have no idea why the hospital now wont see women until 12-14 weeks (14 weeks in my case, it used to be 10-12 weeks) - it seems like forever away! Might be anxious for nothing but i really don't want to go through the normal labour ward and would be devastated if I didn't make it back into the group practice because its full

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    I'd call the birth centre directly. Better to be safe than sorry.

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    I would call the birth centre. The worst you can be told is to wait. Other option would be to text the midwife you had last time and let her know you're pregnant and looking to go through the MGP with her again. Explain you've phoned the hospital but they won't refer you until after your initial appointment and that you're worried you'll miss out on the excellent care you received last time. As far as I know, many of our MGP midwives have their repeat customers contact them directly first so they can be put in the books while waiting for the official referral to come through. Visits and appointments may not happen any earlier, but at least you could have piece of mind knowing if you're in or out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    !!!! Did I miss your bfp?!? Congrats!!!
    Thanks! Yes due early May at this point but thinking it will probably be an April baby.

    Thanks to the other responses, I don't have the midwife's number but I have a scan over the weekend, once I see everything is on track I will call the birth centre and see what they say, hopefully they'll put me down on her list!

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