"20 Week Scan"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton BL4 0JR
Posted by Chris
I would like to thank the unfriendly staff member who scanned my unborn child today. Sadly due to work commitments, being overseas, I could not attend. How is it not allowed to have more than one adult in the room for a scan? my partners mum and sister (24 yrs old) traveled from Cumbria to support her and one of them had to sit in the waiting room, even though there was a spare seat in the scan room.
On a separate booking appointment (2 weeks before this scan) we asked the midwife is it possible to use a mobile at the scan, so Skype could be used whilst i was away and i could watch, listen to the joyous news of how my child is and what the sex would be the answer was 'shouldn't be a problem ask the sonographer' Brilliant!
My partner asked the sonographer, the answer of 'if you get your phone out i will terminate the exam' was a bit harsh, this obviously upset my partner as she knew i was sat waiting for the call! Due to her being upset the NHS professional wanted to reschedule the appointment again! My partners mum was rubbing her hands together as it was cold and the sonographer asked whether she was agitated and should she stop the scan and reschedule. Due to the appointment being 30 minutes late it seemed rescheduling was a priority.
I do hope you use this comment to cheer the sonographer up for their next days at work when they will be involved in such a momentous time for parents to be and not to worry i spent an hour cheering up my hormonal fiance on Skype after her joyous appointment!