I mean, is she approachable, can you ask her things?
My midwife? Yeah, she's very nice and approachable, but I just find it, because it's my first I don't know kind of what to expect. I only get, know what to expect if someone maybe asks me, “Well, have you done this?” and I'm like - or “Well, has your midwife asked you this?” - and I'm like, “Well, she hasn't to be honest”.
So now when I see my midwife I go and ask her, “Well has such-and-such happened, and how do I do such-and-such at certain times?” Because when I normally see my midwife I get checked for the normal checks like a urine, my blood pressure and the position of the baby, but she doesn't ask me any other questions apart from that, to be honest, which I find hard.
Why do you think that is? Is that because she thinks you're young or what?
I don't know, I really don't know. Because it's my first time and I don't know what to expect and I don't know really know how it works.
And you don't know what you don't know?
No exactly. So I'm glad that I've got [partner's] mum because she's a midwife. Any questions I do have, I've been asking her, which has been very helpful to me as well anyway. So I don't know.
It's not ideal, is it?
So what information were you given about screening tests, and I'm thinking about blood tests as well as the scans?
I wasn't given, I think I was given, I was given a leaflet. I read that.
And that was at what stage?
That was, I think that came as part of my pregnancy pack when I went to the hospital, and I saw a doctor and they took my blood and urine, and that day I was given a pregnancy pack and that came as part of it. Scans, she didn't, she, yeah she told me a little bit about scans and how they work, yeah, and we didn't talk, we didn't talk much about screening at all.
So nobody kind of said, “Do you want screening?”
No, and like I said, because I don't know what to ask for and what to think, I wasn't, I didn't really ask for a screening.