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When is the first antenatal appt at TCH?


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#1 purple_daisy

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Hello ladies

I put my name down on the list at TCH maternity when I was about 6 weeks pregnant. I'm now nearly 15 weeks and still haven't heard anything. I've tried several times to call the antenatal bookings line and talk to them but it either rings out or I have to leave a message.

Last time my antenatal care was with a different hospital where my appointments started at 16 weeks and were booked weeks in advance so this is all a bit confusing to me.

What was your experience at TCH? When did you get your first appointment and how far in advance was it booked? Did they give you a referral for the 20wk scan at that appointment?

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Edited by purple_daisy, 03 December 2012 - 02:17 PM.


#2 ritten

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

I am going through the birth centre at TCH so a bit different, but after initial booking in I didnt hear from them till 16 weeks, and made appointment then.

I think I had to get referral for scan through my GP though, cant remember sorry about that one.

#3 purple_daisy

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks I managed to speak to a real person there and apparently the first appointment is done closer to 20 weeks. At least I know I haven't been forgotten original.gif

#4 ritten

Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Glad you got onto someone original.gif  good luck!

#5 livvie7586

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

mine was at 17 weeks, but i spoke to someone and made an appointment when i first rang at 7 weeks

#6 Duck-o-lah

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

My first was at 16 weeks (I booked it when I was 5 weeks). I had to get the referral for the 20w scan from my GP.

My advice is book your appointments early if you have to schedule around work etc. I tried booking my 26wk appt at 16wks and they said I didn't need to book so early. So when I tried to book at 21wks I couldn't get in 'til the 28wk mark (although to be fair, this is around the Christmas/NY shut down).

Good luck original.gif At my first appt the MW was extremely thorough, I was very pleased.

#7 livvie7586

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE (duck-o-lah @ 03/12/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My first was at 16 weeks (I booked it when I was 5 weeks). I had to get the referral for the 20w scan from my GP.

My advice is book your appointments early if you have to schedule around work etc. I tried booking my 26wk appt at 16wks and they said I didn't need to book so early. So when I tried to book at 21wks I couldn't get in 'til the 28wk mark (although to be fair, this is around the Christmas/NY shut down).

Good luck original.gif At my first appt the MW was extremely thorough, I was very pleased.


are those timings in canberra?  i've managed to be seen a lot quicker (i'm only going through the antenatal clinic, and not having routine appointments with my GP), so had my first appointment at 17 weeks, then my '20' week appointment 2 weeks later, then i have my '26' week appointment next week (i'll be 25 weeks, but same as you i had to fit in around the holiday period)

#8 julies1980

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

i got a call yesterday from one of the nurse as it is different to having just the one hopstial in the area, to get the general information about what i need to do, when to do it etc. i have to book calvary now  ohmy.gif  and get my paperwork back to the like yesterday to get a spot and then they don't see me until 20 weeks for my scan at the hospital.

when i had dd there was only one hospital so it is all new to me....  ffear.gif

#9 Duck-o-lah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (livvie7586 @ 04/12/2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are those timings in canberra?  i've managed to be seen a lot quicker (i'm only going through the antenatal clinic, and not having routine appointments with my GP), so had my first appointment at 17 weeks, then my '20' week appointment 2 weeks later, then i have my '26' week appointment next week (i'll be 25 weeks, but same as you i had to fit in around the holiday period)

Yep, that's at TCH and I'm just having appts at the ANC too.




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