I'm 6 weeks pregnant and furious.
I went to my GP on the 5th and he asked me a bunch of health questions, asked how I was, said he'd refer me to a midwife and that was it. For some reason I didn't believe that he had referred me so I rang the midwifery unit today and they hadn't received a referral so she asked me a tonne of stuff, inc my weight and then asked if I've been taking folic acid and vitamin d and if so how much? I said I didn't know how much but I've been taking prenatal supplements from the chemist so assume I'm on the right amount and she said no, because I'm overweight (obese, really) I need to be taking more and the supplements with more in are only available via prescription so my Doc should have seen that I'd need more and prescribed it. Of course he didn't so now I'm waiting for the surgery to ring me back so I can ask them to leave a prescription for me.
Why are doctors so incompetant? If my baby gets some kind of defect because I wasnt taking enough vitamins I'll hit the roof.
Can I double up my pills until I get the fatbitch doses?
Sorry for the venting.
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