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Driving test at 39 weeks?

(19 Posts)
pomegranatepie Fri 25-Jul-14 20:44:31

I have just failed my driving test. 36 weeks pregnant and really need to be able to drive, rural, no bus, no shop in walking distance and new to the area. The next available date is a week before my due date- which I have booked, am I crazy?
I am just terrified in wasting the investment in time and money I have made in driving lessons this year, and taking my test with a tiny breastfeeding baby seems really unlikely...

Lozmatoz Fri 25-Jul-14 21:01:12

Not mad! Get it done! Is it your first baby? It may well be late. It'll be much easier now than after s/he arrives. Good luck!

NatashaBee Fri 25-Jul-14 21:18:33

What's the cancellation/rescheduling period? If you are in labour the morning of the test, would it be too late to call and cancel without losing money? I agree though, it will be much easier if you can get it done before the baby arrives.

LBNM19 Fri 25-Jul-14 21:52:57

Just do it, I failed mine (in jan) and took it 3 weeks later went so much better. I got 2 majors and 10 minors first time. 3 weeks later got 1 minor. Good luck xx

BoldBlackCherry Fri 25-Jul-14 21:54:29

I passed mine at 38 weeks. Go for it smile

ToniWol Fri 25-Jul-14 22:02:13

I have a friend who passed hers on her due date - she did say the Examiner didn't give her as long a test as usual...

pomegranatepie Fri 25-Jul-14 22:08:36

I can cancel or postpone up to 3 days in advance, and if I do go into labour I can get a refund as it's cancellation due to medical reasons... Really good to hear some success stories thank you! I failed on seven minor faults, unfortunately two of them being identical (hesitancy on roundabout) so the meanie decided to fail me, I tried so hard! Right, positive thinking and crossing of legs... smile

pomegranatepie Wed 13-Aug-14 19:46:04

Well I only went and bloody did it! Passed at 39 weeks pregnant, very proud of myself indeed smile

Showy Wed 13-Aug-14 19:48:46

You. Are. Awesome.

Jolly well done.

MummyPigsBigTummy Wed 13-Aug-14 19:49:33

My sister did it and passed smile

MummyPigsBigTummy Wed 13-Aug-14 19:50:00

Just read update, congratulations! Well done!

Well done smile great news

Bunbaker Wed 13-Aug-14 19:57:18

Congratulations. The feeling of independence is awesome.

fukkigucci Wed 13-Aug-14 19:58:52

Congratulations!! I recently passed my test at age 30, and with 2 kids. The freedom is amazing!!

zinher Wed 13-Aug-14 20:04:02

Congratulations!!! I passed mine at 37 weeks

LBNM19 Wed 13-Aug-14 20:46:59

Yay well done smile

Honeybear30 Wed 13-Aug-14 20:58:35

Oh wow well done!

Lozmatoz Wed 13-Aug-14 21:16:59

Brilliant! Well done mummy!

parallax80 Thu 14-Aug-14 12:53:05

Well done! And think how much easier parallel parking will be without the bump!

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