Originally Posted by elaney
Ah Emma try not to worry. Easier said than done. I cannot believe they would make you wait that long for an appointment, the health service in this country is a joke!
Thanks so much everyone for their thoughts. My family have been really good and were ringing everyone who had half an idea about babies which was lovely. My sister-in-law rang her friend who is a midwife and she was able to give me loads of information so I was able to go to my appointment with a bit of information so it wouldn't be a complete waste of time.
To be honest, though, my questions did no good. She answered them, so I am informed but at this time I couldn't do anything for the baby. Bed-rest at this time is old fashioned so they dont do that any more. Maybe when I get to 27 weeks, then they will think of it. I cant take any steroids to help the baby develop its lungs until 26 weeks and they dont test for gestational diabetes until 28 weeks.
They did reassure me that I would be monitored every 2 weeks but that is it for now. I just feel so helpless.
I can feel baby kick today but if he is not constantly kicking, I start to panic. Still, now its friday evening... woohoo, nearly monday! I never EVER EVER thought I would ever look forward to monday so much!!!