I am having my 20 week scan on Monday and just wondering what I should be asking as this is the only time I will be going there apart from the labour itself as they are choc a block with appointments so I go to Loughlinstown instead and my GP.
Can I ask about birth plans/pain killers/gas etc.
will they ahve time to take my questions?
So I ask if I can see the labour ward?
Where do I park as I know it is limited round there?
What should I be asking about?
thanks & sorry for all the qs.
There are usually spaces around the park opposite the hospital.
The scan is a lovely experience, I hope you enjoy it. Remember that they have to take a lot of data and measurements and if baby is moving it can be tricky for them to get some of them. So if the person doing the scan looks like s/he's really concentrating hard, don't jump to the conclusion that there is something terrible wrong!!
Oh and you don't need a full bladder for this scan!!!!!
I attend the SP clinic in Holles St, where I see my consultant. For the scan you are in a different part of the hospital and the person that you see is really just there to do the scan. I would imagine that questions on your birthplan, pain relief might be better directed at the person you see at Loughlinstown or your GP. Is it a midwife that you see at loughlinstown?
Under the circumstances you should ring and ask if it will be possible to visit the labour ward - I honestly don't know if they have a policy on that. Are you going to do antenatal classes at the hospital? I know a labour ward visit is included in that.
Parking probably won't be a problem to find...only to pay for