'One in five new mums claim they have received conflicting advice from their GP and midwife about what to expect in their 6-week postnatal check, with nearly half saying the check overall was not thorough enough.'
Below are some examples of conflicting advice I have found online:
'I am getting totally different advice and suggestions from GP and midwives. Midwife says my baby graining too much weight and i have to cut back some feeds. GP says feed whatever baby wants. I have no idea what to do.'
'I just don't know what to think, my OBGYN doesn't want me to gain weight and thinks my daughter measuring 2-3 weeks ahead is normal, and a good sign, but that GD [Gestational Diabetes] might be the only thing I have to worry about. My GP thinks that I should gain weight and that my baby measuring a few weeks ahead is a bad thing.'
'It was nearly 10 years ago when I had my first child, put her to the breast and discovered it wasn't going to be as easy as I thought. I asked 12 midwives for advice. They all gave me wildly conflicting suggestions.'
Have you received some conflicting advice during pregnancy? How did this make you feel?