"Lack of support through pregnancy."
Posted by Linzaayere (as ),
This is my 1st pregnancy. I was previously told due to medical conditions that I may struggle to conceive in the future.
I feel that I am being severely let down by both my GP and NHS hospital, (well in my opinion).
The issue is that I am registered at a GP in one district area but live in another.I have also chosen to give birth in the hospital in the area in which my GP is.I have no community midwife.I feel I have had no-one to offer support - GP tell me to ring hospital and hospital tell me to call GP.I am now nearly 27 weeks pregnant and have not once been measured, weighed or had routine check ups. I have not yet even discussed a birth plan - and doubt I'll even get to discuss one.Because of my laid back nature, I try to contact the GP and Hospital - but when having to make 100+ calls to even get through, I refuse to carry on.I dont even know what to do when I go into labour?! Who do i call? According to a nurse I recently saw at the hospital for Glucose Test, they stated I should have an appointment with midwife at 28 weeks and further scan at 30-32 weeks. Not one of these I have received appointment letters for.
After paying taxes and national insurance from the age of 16 and being in Full- time work since then, I feel I deserve better treatment and surely deserve to get some kind of support from the services I help pay for. ..but until one of them pull their fingers out and help, I'll just sit back and await this babys sweet arrival!
Calling for help