Health Visitor Questions That Confused Me

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First of all, I must put on record my massive respect for midwives and health visitors who work very hard to ensure the safety of our children’s health. I remember before Ayla’s first health visitor visits I’d change my outfit three times before they arrived in case they realised I was a schlub who was living in his pyjamas everyday at the time and deem me unfit.

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“Whose at the door?”

Needless to say our health visitors have always been lovely in performing due diligence and put our minds at rest regarding a whole host of queries we had.

This list also probably says more about me being unable to comprehend the simplest of questions. Here is a light hearted collection of some of the questioned which left me a little puzzled…

1) “Are you on drugs?” – Do I look that bad today?

2) “Is the house in a good state of repair?” – Asked while in said house.

3) “Are you and your wife related?”

“Yes, we’re married”

“No, by blood. Brother and sister? Cousins?”

4) “How is Ayla?” – asked while Ayla’s clearly sobbing after her vaccinations while I was stressing trying to get her clothing back on.

5) “May seem like a silly question but – Are you pregnant?”

OK, that last one was asked by a foot doctor, not a midwife or health visitor. It was also asked to me alone with my legs akimbo podiatrist during a consultation. I certainly felt pregnant at that moment but it did illicit a blank look around the room to see if that was a real question.

Has any questions by medical professionals left you confused? Answer in the comments below.

7 thoughts on “Health Visitor Questions That Confused Me”

  1. I always took these questions on the chin. They are being asked for very good reason, even if they seem a bit random. The one that gets me is if you evr have to take a kid to hospital: “Are you known by a social worker?”

  2. I cant recall too many odd ones thankfully but I recall when my husband took our son to the Paediatric consultant for a referral she just bambozzled him with questions and didn’t leave space for him to talk. he was shell-shocked when I got home from work! Mich x

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