"Early pregnancy unit"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
After being referred for a ultra sound scan after heavy bleeding I was anxious, nervous and emotional. My first meeting with a member of staff involved me being told that I needed to provide a vaginal swab for two sexually transmitted diseases. Having been with my husband several years and had two previous pregnancies to him (which are on record at the RVI) I felt this was unnecessary at this time. I understand that this may be trust policy but I do feel some discretion should be shown it added to the stress and made me feel even more uncomfortable. As did the statement "you know it's a vaginal scan -Don't you!" I may add that the nurse was sensitive and caring in fact the complete opposite to the health care assistant. I really feel that women in the position of having a miscarriage deserve a little more understanding.