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