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Timeline for first visit (both private and public)?

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    I wouldn't wait too long for the hospital to call you, it would probably be easiest just to take wife and sick bag to the maternity ward - plus they'll need to see ID cards and proof of address which obviously can't be done over the phone. They should book you in for the nt scan there and then.

    For downs, yes a 35 yr old woman has a higher risk than a 34 yr old women, who in turn has a higher risk than a 33 yr old. It's not that you suddenly become high risk overnight. For what it's worth I started at 1 in 350, and went to 1 in 38,000 after the screening so try not to stress too much.
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    i would not to the mat ward... i would go to a & e....that's how you get on their system quickly. a & e will send you to ob/gyn ward if they think it is necessary.
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    Cool cool, I'll drag her to the hospital tomorrow with paperwork etc, wish us luck!
    Last time we've been to A&E we had to wait for 3+ hours (North District Hospital), so I maybe we'll try both depts and see which has the shortest queue :-)

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    i don't think they will just accept you walking into the obstetrics dept unless she has been sent there or is in labour...

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    First time I went to UCH I went straight to the Ob&gyn dept (not the actual maternity ward) to register. I assume it's the same at POW. It was fine, i didn't need to go via A&E. I think the Drs referral letter qualifies as the 'being sent there'.

    Edit: Sorry - realise I wrote maternity ward in my previous post: don't go to maternity, go to ob&gyn :)
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    interesting...

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    Yes thanks, their website confirms!

    http://www3.ha.org.hk/pwh/content/pw...naecology.html

    Hopefully they will accept a statement sent to my name + marriage certificate as proof of address...

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    Utility bills would probably be better than a marriage certificate if you have any. Does your wife not have any in her own name?

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