"Antenatal care in Exmouth"
About: Exmouth Health Service Exmouth Health Service Exmouth 6707
Posted by Red (as ),
Firstly it seemed the doctor who did my 7 week 'dating' scan didn't know how the use the ultrasound machine, so although he found the heartbeat he couldn't give us an accurate due date so I spent the rest of the pregnancy having to try to remember my last period!
The midwife doing the monthly checks seemed lazy. It seemed to me that she didn't measure the belly size or heart rate accurately (done too quickly) and then sent me home. She didn't divulge any information unless I asked for it. I'm just glad it was my second pregnancy because I would have been underprepared and anxious.
For the fasting diabetes test I had to line up with all other pathology patients (I was at the hospital when it opened) so that my first reading was 40 minutes after it was meant to be, making the test last much longer- pretty difficult to be fasting and pregnant and to make it go longer!
And to have to leave town a month before the baby is due, alone, is very difficult.