Question. I have our meet and greet/q&a first appointment with the midwife clinic on Tuesday. I don't think it's a medical appointment in any format.
I've been having very light tan/brown spotting on and off for 10 days now. The day after it started I had an appt with my GP and she found the heartbeat with Doppler fine so she told me not to worry, take it easy, no lifting and no sex.
Would it be inappropriate to ask the midwife if she could do a quick check for the heartbeat while we are there just for my own reassurance and piece of mind?
Should not be an issue.
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My midwife does a hb check every visit after about 18 weeks.
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I'd mention the spotting and ask.
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I don't think any midwife would mind doing a h/b check at ALL. I got a quickie h/b check on the u/s machine at my first appointment (since I was only 6w3d) since I have had two early m/cs before and just felt extra worried and cautious because of that. It wasn't routine or medically indicated to do it, but they didn't want me stressing out so they just stuck me on the machine in the back room for a minute until we saw that little flutter. I would absolutely ask (and also, hopefully it's nothing!)
I'd say that any care provider who would NOT do something so simple to address your very valid concerns about the spotting, would not be a good care provider and you should start looking for someone else if they refuse. Imagine if they brush you off about something else, later? Their job is to *care* for you, and they should show you that right from the start.
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My worry was because it wasn't a medical appointment and just an initial interview in their office. I didn't want to impose. I don't even know if the person I'm meeting with is a midwife or just someone at the clinic to give us information and answer any questions we have.